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Filipina DH hangs self in employer’s Tseung Kwan O flat

28 September 2021

By Vir B. Lumicao 

The Filipina was found hanging inside her room in this TKO residential block 

A 36-year-old Filipina domestic helper was found dead yesterday, Sept. 27, in an apparent suicide by hanging, in her employer’s flat at a residential block in Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, police said.

Her townmates said the victim had been depressed after a friend took out a loan with her as guarantor, then disappeared.

Her death was reported around 2:30 pm to the Tseung Kwan O Police District by the victim’s 40-year-old male employer, a police spokeswoman said.

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The Filipina lived with the employer and his elderly mother in a unit at Ocean Wings, a posh development at No. 28 Tong Chun St.

Police said the employer’s elderly mother reported seeing the helper go to her bedroom around 12 noon, apparently for a nap. When the victim did not come out for lunch, the witness checked and found the Filipina hanging from the ceiling with a nylon rope tied around her neck.

Police investigators who rushed to the scene said the victim was already dead when they arrived. They found no suicide note so they certified the case as “death by hanging.”


The employer and his mother had reported noticing that the helper had looked depressed for the past several days.

This was confirmed by her fellow domestic workers and townmates, who said in a Facebook post that the victim became despondent after her lesbian friend for whom she had guaranteed a loan at a lending company, suddenly became out of reach.


They said the the victim was from Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, married, and had two children.

Another Filipina hanged herself in her room at this Stubb's Road block just over a month ago
This is the second case of suicide by hanging involving a Filipina DH in just over a month. On Aug 19, a 41-year-old Filipina also hanged herself in her employer’s house in Wanchai after reportedly being victimized in an ATM scam.

The Consulate’s assistance to nationals section said it had already contacted the family of the deceased worker after the employer reported the incident to them as well as to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration after lunch today.

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An ATN officer said he would issue a reminder to workers on the Consulate’s Facebook page to seek advice from the PCG if they had any problems that need assistance.

Depressed persons are advised to contact The Samaritans Hong Kong on its multilingual 24-hour hotline service, 2896 0000. The charitable group listens to any nationality.

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