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Filipina accused of stealing from employer said to have taken $1.1M in total

Posted on 18 October 2019 No comments
The amount stolen by the maid is now said to be $1.1million


 By Vir B. Lumicao


A Filipina maid earlier charged in Eastern Court with the theft of two gold watches from her employer worth $200,000 has also been accused of stealing other valuables, bringing the total value of her alleged loot to $1.1 million.

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Five other stolen items were found by police in the records of a pawnshop where 45-year-old defendant Carmelita Nones had hocked the two Piaget watches, the prosecutor told Magistrate Bina Chainrai.

The prosecutor said four other items were found in the handbag of Nones when she was arrested in the Deepwater Bay residence of her employers, David Liang and his wife, on Sept 4.
The couple subsequently confirmed their ownership of the 11 stolen items, which they claimed were worth more than $1.1 million in total.

Nones was originally charged with having stolen the two watches between Jul 27 and Aug 11 this year.

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Chainrai adjourned the case until Nov 29 for legal advice and ordered the defendant remanded in custody.
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Pinay accused of seeking loan using invalid contract

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A Filipina domestic helper has been charged with fraud for allegedly using her already invalid work contract to obtain a loan.

Analee S. Semilla, 40, appeared before Eastern Magistrate Bina Chainrai on Thursday, Oct 17, but was not asked to make a plea.

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According to the prosecution, Semilla went to the Prime Credit Limited office in Euro Trade Centre in Central on July 17, 2017 and applied for an unspecified amount of  loan.

Semilla allegedly falsely represented to the staff of Prime Credit that her work contract was valid when she applied for the loan.
The prosecutor did not say when or how the helper was arrested,

Semilla's bail was extended for further inquiries until the next hearing on Nov 28.
Chainrai told Semilla to stay in the address she gave to police and added to her bail conditions a prohibition against leaving Hong Kong, including going to China or Macau.-- Vir B. Lumicao 
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Unifil hits Duterte over 50% hike in mandatory Philhealth premium

Posted on 17 October 2019 No comments
OFWs will pay Php3,600 in annua Philhealth contributions from next year

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Overseas Filipino workers will see their annual contribution to Philhealth rising by 50% by next year under the new law known as the Universal Health Care Act. From the current annual rate of Php2,400 OFWs will pay Php3,600 in 2020, and up to Php6,000 by 2024.

In addition, OFWs will be required to pay their Philhealth dues before they can obtain an overseas employment certificate, or OEC.

Militant Filipino workers in Hong Kong blasted the new imposition, saying it indicates anew that President Rodrigo Duterte is anti OFW.

Under the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act No. 11223, the  Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is mandated to ensure new hires or returning land-based OFWs pay PhilHealth premiums before they are given OEC.
“This is utterly outrageous! The compulsory SSS contribution is already a prerequisite to obtaining the OEC; why should the PhilHealth contribution be an additional step? This is the height of greed,”  Dolores Balladares Pelaez, chairperson of United Filipinos in Hong Kong (Unifil-Migrante HK), said in a press release on Oct 17.

“Duterte’s state exactions never end. Weighed down by the current crisis in Hong Kong, OFWs' woes are aggravated by the looming PhilHealth mandatory extortion,” she said.

She said that instead of providing health care protection to OFWs who are suffering from severe afflictions due to their slave-like working conditions, insufficient food, and other stressful factors, the Duterte government is imposing more mandatory monetary burden.

Dolo Balladares Pelaez: "Enough is enough!"

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Apart from the yearly increase in premiums, Philhealth will also raise the income cap of contributors.
By 2024, the income ceiling would be Php100,000 a month. Anyone earning that much would need to shell out an annual premium of Php60,000.

Balladares Pelaez said once again, Duterte shows how anti-OFWs he is. “He doesn’t care where we get the money to pay for these exorbitant fees; what matters to him is the big collections that his department can get,” she said. 

The Unifil leader said that instead of squeezing OFWs, the government should have its Universal Health Care program subsidized by the  Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.’s remittances, and shares from sin tax revenues.

“OFWs have long been victimized by government agencies’ money-making schemes and false promises of health care benefits,” Balladares Pelaez said.

“Enough is enough! We shall struggle against Duterte’s PhilHealth and other mandatory state exactions and all other forms of abuses and exploitation,” she concluded.




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Filipina locked up 8 months for stealing employer’s $138k jewelry

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By Vir B. Lumicao

None of the $138,100 worth of stolen jewelry was recovered.


A Filipina helper who stole her employer’s Hermes watch and jewelry worth an estimated $138,100, has been sentenced to eight months in jail by an Eastern Court magistrate.

Jenny Lou Nualan, 33 and single, was sentenced by Magistrate Bina Chainrai on Oct 17 after she pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.

Nualan was originally charged on Oct 3 with theft of a Hermes watch, a bracelet, a pair of diamond earrings and a necklace belonging to her employer Wu Ping-yi between Apr 8, 2018 and Jan 31 this year.
But the prosecution split the charge into two, one stating the first offense took place between May 2017 and Sept 14, 2019 and the second between June 2016 and Sept 14.

The first charge covered Nualan's theft of a black Hermes watch valued at $74,500 and a gold Hermes bracelet worth $51,600. The second pertained to her stealing a pair of diamond earrings valued at $4,000 and a platinum necklace valued at $8,000.

The uninsured watch and jewelry were never recovered as their pawn tickets had either expired or been lost, the prosecution said.

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Nualan started working at Wu's house at Tropicana Court in South Bay  in June 2016.

On Sept 14, Wu discovered that her Hermes watch and Hermes bracelet were missing from an unlocked drawer in her bedroom, along with a pair of diamond earrings and the platinum necklace she kept in an unlocked drawer in her toilet. 

Wu asked the maid about the missing items and Nualan admitted she had pawned them. The helper produced the pawn tickets for the watch, earrings and necklace. She said she had hocked the bracelet at Cheuk Fung Pawnshop but lost the pawn ticket.
The employer reported the theft to police on Sept 26. Nualan was arrested and she admitted stealing the four missing items out of greed, a prosecution report said.

The owner of Shing Fung Pawnshop told investigators that Nualan had pawned a necklace and a pendant on Apr 8 last year for $500, but neither the brand nor the serial number was found in the company's records. 

Police also went to Cheuk Fung Pawnshop and discovered that Nualan had pawned one 18-karat gold necklace, a pair of earrings and a diamond pendant for $1,000 on Jan 31 this year. But no records of the brand and serial numbers and no photographs of the items were taken.

As the pawn tickets had expired, the police were not able to recover them.

The bracelet was pawned on May 29 but Nualan said she had lost the pawn ticket.

The defense lawyer said his client admitted she had pawned the missing items for a total of $4,000 and sent $2,000 to her mother in the Philippines who had a heart ailment.


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