Filipino domestic worker fired over cancer diagnosis awarded HK$30k at tribunal hearing

A domestic worker sacked after a cancer diagnosis was awarded damages by a Hong Kong court Monday, in a case that highlighted exploitation of foreign women toiling as maids in the wealthy financial hub. Baby Jane Allas of the Philippines was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer in January and fired the following month by ...

Health

Light Meal, Heavy Metal: Spot checks find high levels of mercury in half of raw tuna samples

Light Meal, Heavy Metal: Spot checks find high levels of mercury in half of raw tuna samples

A recent round of spot checks by Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog found illegal levels of mercury in more than half of the raw tuna samples tested, and two samples — one tuna,...

Stressed out and run down: Hong Kong near back of pack in new well-being survey

Stressed out and run down: Hong Kong near back of pack in new well-being survey

Hong Kong was the fifth-most stressed out place, and fourth-worst off in terms of overall health and well-being in a new survey of 23 markets of varying levels of development...

Mainland Follies: Loki is here to cure your vitamin/intimacy deficiency in new Centrum ad

Mainland Follies: Loki is here to cure your vitamin/intimacy deficiency in new Centrum ad

Oh Tom, you know just how a girl likes her vitamins. Renowned Avenger frenemy and posh hottie Tom Hiddleston has joined the ranks of Western celebrities flogging products for...

If you’re happy and you know it … meh, whatever. Hong Kong 76th in World Happiness Report

If you’re happy and you know it … meh, whatever. Hong Kong 76th in World Happiness Report

Hong Kong was ranked 76th out of 156 states in the annual World Happiness Report, indicating that overall life satisfaction in the SAR is — well, it is what it is. Hong Kong’s...

Hassle-Free Healthcare: Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital launches transparent, all-inclusive medical packages

Hassle-Free Healthcare: Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital launches transparent, all-inclusive medical packages

| Coconuts HK x Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital | The world of healthcare can be a confusing place, and Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital gets that.

Domestic worker fighting cancer ‘overwhelmed’ as crowdfunding page blows past goal

Domestic worker fighting cancer ‘overwhelmed’ as crowdfunding page blows past goal

A crowdfunding campaign for a Filipino domestic worker fired over a diagnosis of advanced cervical cancer surpassed its goal of HK$650,000 over the weekend, with the woman’s...

Filipino domestic worker in fight for life after being fired over cancer diagnosis

Filipino domestic worker in fight for life after being fired over cancer diagnosis

Hundreds of thousands of dollars have so far been donated to the cause of a Filipino domestic worker in Hong Kong who recently found both her life and livelihood in jeopardy after...

Going Down the Drain: Party releases list of Hong Kong’s worst public toilets

Going Down the Drain: Party releases list of Hong Kong’s worst public toilets

If you live in either Tsuen Wan, Happy Valley, Aberdeen, or Sham Shui Po, then there’s a good chance that the public toilet in your area has gone to shit — quite...

Something Fishy Going On: HK gov’t investigating cases of puffer fish poisoning

Something Fishy Going On: HK gov’t investigating cases of puffer fish poisoning

So, you know how puffer fish is poisonous? Well, apparently several people didn’t, according to a government press release that reported that the Centre for Health Protection is...


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