HK court rejects Pinoy DH's residency appeal

Posted at Mar 25 2013 06:14 PM | Updated as of Mar 26 2013 02:14 AM

Hong Kong's highest court rules against two Filipino domestic helpers seeking permanent residency.

In a unanimous 5-0 zero ruling, the Court of Final Appeal sided with government's position that domestic helpers don't have the same status as other foreign residents.

Lawyers for Evangeline Vallejos and Daniel Domingo had argued excluding domestic helpers is unconstitutional and amounts to discrimination.

Vallejos has worked in Hong Kong since 1986 and Domingo since 1985.

ANC The Bureau, March 25, 2013