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Filipina who fell to death was a new FDH, Consulate says

03 December 2021

 By Daisy CL Mandap 

The worker's body was found on the platform of a second-floor flat at 26 Possession Street

The 27-year-old Filipina who fell to her death from a hotel rooftop in Sheung Wan on Wednesday, Dec 1, was a foreign domestic helper who had been in Hong Kong for just four months.

This was according to Welfare Officer Virsie Tamayao of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, who declined to give any more details, saying the family of the deceased wanted to keep the matter private.


There has been no intervention from an employer, indicating the worker may have been terminated before she met her tragic death.

Consul Paul Saret, head of the assistance to nationals section, confirmed receiving a report from the police about the death Wednesday afternoon. That was when they confirmed that the deceased was a FDH.


ATN is working with the family in repatriating the remains, while OWWA has briefed them on benefits that are due them as the deceased was still an active member.

Apart from burial and funeral assistance of Php120,000 the family could also look forward to receiving benefits from her mandatory assistance, which should be in force for her first two years of employment.

The young helper was said to have checked in as a guest at the 20-storey hotel in Sheung Wan the night before she fell.

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Police told The SUN they received a report at about 1am on Dec 1 (They just clarified the date, saying the Nov 28 they gave earlier was a “typo error”) from residents in the area about a woman having fallen from the hotel rooftop.


Her body was reportedly found lying next to the platform on the second floor of an apartment building at 26 Possession Street. She was certified dead at the scene and her remains were taken to a mortuary.

No suicide note was found, so police have classified her death as “falling from height” and are conducting further investigation. They took away some of her personal belongings from the hotel to look for clues.

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Anyone who feels depressed may visit OWWA's office on 29/F of United Centre Building, Admiralty, or the ATN section of the Consulate on 14/F of the same tower.

They may also call the hotline of ATN, 91554023 or OWWA, 6345 9324. 

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Those with suicidal tendencies can also call The Samaritans’ 24-hour hotline, 2896 0000, for free counseling.


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