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7 Advantages of Working As Domestic Helper in Hong Kong vs Other Countries

Are you considering a career as a domestic helper? Whether you're seeking new opportunities or a change of scenery, it's essential to weigh your options and choose the right location that offers the best career growth and well-being advantages....

Fighting Filipinas: 6 Reasons Why Public Brawls Not Uncommon Among Hong Kong Helpers

Public fights among Filipino domestic workers spending their days off in Hong Kong have been featured in the news recently. One might wonder what might have emboldened some Filipino domestic workers to engage their foes beyond war of words...

5 Challenges Filipino Domestic Workers Face Amid Hong Kong Chaos

Hong Kong is one of the most popular destinations for Filipino domestic workers. With its close proximity to the Philippines, relatively higher wages for domestic workers over other countries employing maids and is home to a large Filipino community. However,...

Beware of ‘Friends’ Who Value You Because of Money

Life abroad can be hard. But overseas Filipino workers can experience additional misery when they meet 'fair-weather friends' who ruin their plans and even get them in trouble. Take Christine, a domestic worker in Hong Kong, for example. She regrets...

How to Go to POLO Hong Kong

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Hong Kong is located at 29/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, HK POLO Hotline: 55291880 POLO Email Address: polo.hongkong@yahoo.com Previously POLO-OWWA office was located at 16th & 18th Floors Mass Mutual Tower, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai in...

When OFWs Stay Longer Abroad Past Their Retirement Age

Even as the retirement age of 60 promises well-deserved rest and benefits offered by the government so they can go home, there are Filipinos abroad who prefer to remain as OFWs to continue to provide for their families. Prescilla Nefalar,...

Why Hong Kong Typhoon Is Bad News for Domestic Helpers

Domestic workers in Hong Kong are typically responsible for home duties, childcare, and elderly care. Domestic helpers frequently live with the families for which they work, and their jobs include cleaning, cooking, laundry, and providing support in daily tasks,...

“It’s Time to Go Home, Ma!”

This was the heartwarming message of the son of a Filipina domestic worker who has spent the past 20 years in Hong Kong as he picked her up and joined him on an ASEAN jet-setting trip. Referring to the event...

14 Domestic Helper Rights Every HK Worker Should Know

The Standard Employment Contract provides foreign domestic helper rights in Hong Kong. This is guaranteed with protection under the law. So before signing the contract and starting employment in Hong Kong as a foreign domestic worker, these are the...

Long Service Computation: How Much Can HK Domestic Helper Get?

Long service computation is a topic that interests primarily domestic workers who have served their employers for no less than five years. As of October 1, 2023, newly hired foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong are entitled to a minimum...
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