Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Seven Pinoys per day need legal assistance in Macau –consulate

An average of seven Filipinos are in need of legal assistance daily in Macau, according to the Philippine Consulate General there.

The Consulate bared this in a seminar informing Filipinos there of their rights, a report on Macau Daily Times said.

Lawyer Joseph Inocencio, a guest at the seminar, explained on online news site TDM Canal Macau that most of the cases were related to violence against women.

“Earlier today we had, I think, more or less 20 guests who had legal problems and then most of them [were] concerned with our laws regarding the abuse of women. [These covered] all forms of harassment such as physical, psychological, emotional – even economic abuses,” Innocenio told TDM.
Consul General Lilybeth Deapera told Macau Daily Times that the seminar was held to provide legal assistance to Filipinos in issues such as physical and mental abuse, family relations and property, and the prevention of illegal trafficking.
It also featured guests with keynote speeches aimed at helping Filipinos adjust to living in Macau. A similar seminar will take place at the Consulate on November 25.

According to Macau government's 2011 census, 2.7 percent of Macau's population is of Filipino descent. Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News 

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