4 Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong were rescued by the Philippine Consulate and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. These workers were employed by a socialite employer and lives in a posh residential area around Stanley.
Four other workers who worked in the same employer resigned previously because they claimed that they are overworked. Their employer Chua Eh Fong, paid three of them but was soon abandoned after Chua left her Regalia Bay residence.
Fearing being accused of doing something wrong, the workers requested help from the Consulate.
The evacuation of the workers was immediately made with the help of the Stanley Police and OWWA.
“The Police cooperated and supported the decision to get the workers out from their workplace on the basis of our consultation with the officer of the Hong Kong Labour Department who’s been likewise monitoring the case,” says OWWA welfare officer Virsie Tamayao.
Recently, Chua also appeared on the news after she claimed that her Filipina domestic helper stole a ring worth $100,000. However, the Eastern Court dismissed the case because of a lack of evidence.
The Filipina who was accused of theft was identified as Liverty Narcelles. She was imprisoned for four months. She is fighting for a labor claim against CHUA through the help of the Mission for Migrant Workers. Liverty accused Chua of not paying her salary for one month.