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6 weeks’s jail for DH caught selling liquor without license

07 June 2024


Li Yuen Street West, known to Filipinas as 'alley-alley' (Google Maps photo)

A Filipina will spend a total of six weeks in jail for possessing and selling liquor, and doing that while holding a domestic helper’s visa.

Joyce Agcanas, 30 years old, pleaded guilty today at the Eastern Court to three charges, for which Principal Magistrate Ivy Chui meted her the following penalties: 

·       For selling liquor without a license, which is contrary to the Dutiable Conmodities Ordinance, Agcanas was sentenced to two days’ imprisonment.


·       * For possession of liquor without a license, which is also contrary to the Dutiable Conmodities Ordinance, she was sentenced to four weeks imprisonment.

·      For breach of conditionn of stay, for selling liquor while employed as a domestic helper, Agcanas was sentenced to six weeks in jail.

Magistrate Chui ordered the sentences to run at the same time, so the total sentence is six weeks in jail.


Agcanas was arrested selling liquor on Oct. 21 last year on the third floor of 15 Li Yuen Street West in Central, known to Filipinos as "alley-alley."

During investigation at the police station, officers discovered that she was a domestic helper, whose condition of stay as approved by the Immigration Department, prohibits her from doing any other work. 

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