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Volume 3 Issue 4 February 2009
HK Police to probe rape
Make it a habit
to look gorgeous,
smell great and
claim against top officer
feel beautiful
Authorities vow thorough investigation after formal request from consulate
Jose Marcelo in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Police have assured
the consulate of “a thorough investi-
gation” into a rape complaint filed by
a Filipina domestic helper against a
high-ranking officer.
“Basically they acknowledged that a
rape complaint has been filed against
one of their senior officers and they as-
sured that a thorough investigation is
being made relative to the complaint,”
vice consul Val Roque said.
The letter, which reached the con-
sulate on February 12, was in response
to an appeal made by former consul
general Al Vicente in a letter to Com-
missioner of Police Tang King-shing
on January 19.
“We let them know that we are very
much concerned about this case,”
Roque said. “In effect, the Hong Kong
police are investigating one of their
own and we’ve asked that a thorough
investigation be made.”
The result of the investigation will
carry a lot of weight when the Justice
Department decides whether charges
should be filed against the officer,
who has the rank of chief inspector
and is assigned to the police college,
according to Chinese newspapers.
The 30-year-old helper claimed in a
complaint filed at the Waterfront sta-
tion on January 8 that she was raped
five times by the police officer in the
four months that she had been under
More than 800 workers lost their jobs after US express giant FedEx closed its operations in the
his family’s employ.
Philippines, adding to a deepening unemployment problem. The company will operate from its new
The mother of one said the sexual
base in Guangdong. Inset: Filipino staff send off the last FedEx flight from Subic.
abuses happened at the family’s luxu-
ry flat in Tai Lam.
The police officer has given his own
statement to investigators.
Investigators from the Hong Kong Manila boosts OFW aid fund to P1b
Island Crime Squad have conducted
four statement-taking sessions with The government has increased a government banks. “Our efforts stakeholders to be vigilant against
the Filipina in the presence of a social support fund for displaced workers include setting up retraining potential misuse of the fund.
worker since the complaint was filed, to P1 billion to make them better programs for call center agents, “The funds must be open and
which Roque sees as a good sign. able deal with the global crisis. welders, bakers, and chefs,” must be in direct support to OFWs
“I hope that is an indication that The fund is part of a P30 billion Arroyo said. laid off from jobs, to be facilitated
they are bent on digging deep into this economic stimulus package. She instructed Labor Secretary by OWWA, subject to audit by the
A Main 1 Convergence 10
case,” he said. President Arroyo said the first Marianito Roque to draw up Commission on Audit,” advocacy
B The City 2-8 Easymaid 27
C National 9-12 Duty Free 7,17
However, police sources quoted by part of the support fund will be guidelines for the implementation group Migrante said. D World 13-16 GenEx Cargo 9
Chinese newspapers have pointed to backed by the Overseas Workers of the fund.
E Focus 19-22
HBC 5,12
Welfare Administration and Migrant groups urged all Other reports: Page 10
F Life 23-39
HK Jumbo Tours 14
G Back Page 40
iTwins 10
LBC 15
Classifieds 34-35
Mahmood Trans 10
Inquiries 2918 8248
New Mile Travel 16
Fax 2982 0384
Prime Gold 3
Public Finance 40
Editorial Unbreakable spirit in these hard times Page 20
AFreight 32 Wow Philippines 33
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