Responsive Ad Slot




Buhay Pinay



Philippine News

Join us at Facebook!

UPDATE: Police says woman who jumped to death in Mid-Levels not a Filipina

13 December 2019

By The SUN
Image may contain: tree and outdoor
Robinson Place where the victim fell to her death

Yes, she appears to have jumped to her death, but no, she was not a Filipina domestic worker.

This was what the police told The SUN this evening, hours after being asked for confirmation of reports that a Filipina domestic worker said to have worked in Hong Kong for just 11 days had jumped to her death.

According to a police spokeswoman, the victim was a 66-year-old local woman who appears to have jumped from a high floor of Robinson Place at 70 Robinson Road, at around 1:30pm today, Dec. 13.
Various Facebook posts and messages posted in online chats had earlier indicated erroneously that the woman was a Filipina who had worked for an Indian employer in Tower 2 of the building.

The information reportedly came from other Filipinas who worked in the same luxurious residential block.

 Some had quoted other sources as supposedly saying that the victim was cleaning windows when she fell to her death.
However, Welfare Officer Marivic Clarin of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said at about the same time that they had yet to receive information on the woman’s identity, and whether she was indeed a Filipina.

But she admitted having seen the various posts that had wrongly identified the fatality as a Filipina domestic worker.

Earlier reports said the unidentified woman fell into the patio on the third floor of the Robinson Place which has a rough surface.
It took rescuers some time to retrieve the body so some tenants managed to take pictures they posted online which showed the woman wearing what looked like a denim jacket and pants lying on her side in a pool of blood.  

Tenants on the 11th floor of the building had reportedly informed the police about the apparent suicide.

Paramedics who rushed to the scene pronounced the woman dead. Police then covered the body with a tent proceeded to gather more information from residents.

Pictures showed a crowd gathering outside the building while the police were doing their investigation.

The incident sparked alarm in the community in the wake of a rash of suspected suicides involving Filipinos in Hong Kong. The latest happened only on Dec 8, when a 24-year-old male student reportedly jumped off an industrial building in Kennedy Town.

Those who are feeling depressed are advised to seek professional help immediately, either through the Philippine Consulate or NGOs like the Mission for Migrant Workers. They can also call the 24-hour multi-lingual hotline of the Samaritans at 28960000. 
I-try mo ito, Kabayan: Kung interesado kang ma-contact ang mga advertiser namin dito, pindutin lang ang kanilang ad, at lalabas ang auto-dialer. Pindutin ulit upang tumawag. Hindi na kailangang pindutin ang mga numero.

Call us now!
Call us!
Call us!
Call now!
Don't Miss