Pinay domestic helper falls to death in Hong Kong

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 11 2016 12:32 PM

Authorities are investigating the death of a Filipino domestic worker who fell from the 56th floor of a building in New Territories, Hong Kong on Tuesday.

A report from Coconuts Hong Kong said the 35-year-old Filipina was cleaning windows at a high-rise building in Tseung Kwan O bay when she fell.

In a DZMM interview Thursday, Philippine Consul General to Hong Kong Bernardita Catalla said the fall was likely an accident, according to initial reports.

But investigators, she said, are not ruling out foul play in their ongoing probe.

Catalla said three relatives of the victim positively identified her as Renalyn Doloog at a morgue in Hong Kong. A vice consul and welfare officer accompanied Doloog's kin.

The official urged Filipino helpers to be cautious in doing their tasks, especially at high-rise buildings.

Catalla also mentioned that Tuesday's bail hearing for a Filipina drug suspect was postponed to October 24 because of a delay in the release of necessary laboratory tests.

The Consul General said suspect Anne Ryan Cruz is facing criminal charges after a packet of cocaine was discovered inside her luggage at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Cruz has identified her African-American boyfriend who allegedly instructed her to carry the drug-loaded luggage.