The Philippine government is looking for more information regarding the rising number of Filipinos who got refused to enter Hong Kong.
Vice-Consul Robert Quintin said that the consulate has noted a spike in the number of Filipinos being refused an entry to Hong Kong.
“It’s their prerogative, but we want to know the reason so we could make the necessary advisory,” says Quintin
The said issue was first found out by the Philippine Consulate General last Oct 25, in a Technical Working Group Meeting together with Hong Kong authorities.
However, the Labor Department and Hong Kong Immigration Department officials refused to discuss the issue as they have no authority to do so.
According to them, their concern is only for Filipino domestic helpers working in Hong Kong.
“Post (PCG) informed that the notifications received from HKID did not contain complete information, i.e. reason for refusal of entry [to Hong Kong ports such as the HK international airport, and Macau Ferry Terminal]. Post requested the HKID’s representative to convey to its (relevant) unit [its request] to provide complete information [about the incidents],” as stated by the report submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs from PCG.
Moreover, the PCG is also addressing the issue of Filipinos facing deportation in HK.
“Post also asked HKID to relay its request [for information] with regard to deportation procedures. Post said some Filipino nationals who are subject to deportation back to the Philippines need to wait more than one to two months in Hon Kong,” the PCG said.