A mobile payment company popular among foreign workers for remittances said this week it would give HK$1,000 (US$127) to stranded Filipinos affected by the recent air-tickets fiasco who are members of their service.
TNG Wallet, a Hong Kong-based e-wallet company, announced the move on its Facebook page on Wednesday after hearing about the plight of the stranded Filipinos who planned to celebrate Christmas at home with their families.
The company pledged an emergency fund of up to HK$500,000 to help the affected workers get new air tickets.
But applicants must be VIP or Super VIP members who registered with the company before 18 December.
The affected people must show an original receipt of the air-ticket they bought, showing a departure from Hong Kong to the Philippines from 18-31 December 2017, and flight booking details from Peya Travel.
The company will arrange staff at Peya Travel on Thursday to Sunday to help with the processing.
For those who pass eligibility, HK$1,000 will be transferred to their TNG Wallet.
Alex Kong, founder and chief executive of TNG, said the company always supports the domestic workers in Hong Kong so they set up the fund to help the affected people get away, Ming Pao Daily reported.