Posts by Albert Hernandez

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aaaA total of 5,537 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have either tested positive for the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or have full-blown AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), a lawmaker said in Manila. ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz III and the infected OFWs now comprise 11 percent of the 52,280 cases listed in the Philippine Department of Health's National HIV/AIDS Registry as of February 28. The lawmaker did not identify the country or territory where the OFWs were deployed. "This is very unfortunate, because if we look ...

April 19, 2018
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aaaPresident Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening, April 10, after his successful trip to Hainan province in China. President Duterte proceeded to Hong Kong after his participation at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan. The President’s chartered aircraft touched down at 11:34 p.m. at the Hong Kong International Airport. The Chief Executive was received by Philippine Consul General in Hong Kong Antonio Morales and Deputy Cons...

April 10, 2018
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aaaBeijing and Manila are expected to sign a deal allowing the hiring of more Filipino English teachers for China when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hainan tomorrow, Philippine Ambassador to Beijing Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said this morning. In a briefing in Hainan, Sta. Romana said next on Manila's agenda was sealing a deal for the deployment of Filipino domestic workers in the mainland. "There are some minor details still being ironed out, but if everything works, the agreement to open, to hire more...

April 9, 2018
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aaaHong Kong has issued an advisory for the public to avoid consuming two batches of a famous beer brand from Belgium as they might contain glass shards. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said businesses should immediately stop using or selling the affected batches of Stella Artois beer if they have them. "The CFS, through its routine Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice of the Canadian authorities concerned that several batches of the product concerned are under recall as they may...

April 4, 2018

aaa[video width="848" height="480" mp4="http://hongkongnews.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/VID-20180404-WA0000.mp4"][/video] A car nearly ran over a family of three outside St. Joseph's Church, which is popular with Filipinos, in Central on Easter Sunday (April 1). A video footage of the incident showed that it happened at 5:38 p.m. on the northeast-bound lane of Garden Road. The family of three was crossing the street, going to the direction of the church, as the car approached. The driver tried to swerve to the right to avoid them bu...

April 4, 2018
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aaaTHE Department of Health on March 7 urged the public not to buy or consume a virility product called "Papapa" after it was found to contain undeclared and controlled substances. Following a public complaint, the department collected samples of the above product for analysis. Results from the Government Laboratory confirmed that the samples contained tadalafil, which is a Part 1 poison under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (PPO) (Cap 138), as well as hydroxyhomosildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil. Tadalafil is used for erectile dys...

March 23, 2018
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aaaSpring is in the air. The Hong Kong Flower Show 2018 in Victoria Park has opened and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of horticulture lovers not just from HK but also from around the world. The event, organized by the Leisure and Cultural Department Services Department, opened on March 16 and will last until March 25 at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. The entrance fee is $14. "Dahlia, a striking blossom that comes in a bold palette and varied forms, will grace this year's Hong Kong Flower Show as its theme flower," the LCS...

March 20, 2018
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aaa    STARTING this month until December, the Philippine Overseas Labor office (POLO) will conduct training seminars on child care for Filipino domestic helpers (FDHs). Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre said the POLO was going to conduct the seminar every second Sunday of the month until December so that FDHs would know what to avoid in taking care and disciplining their wards. "We are doing this to address many cases of our domestic helpers getting themselves into sticky situations. They think they're caring for the child and...

March 7, 2018
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aaaPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte talked with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in Vietnam on how to improve the welfare of overseas Filipino workers in the former Crown colony, Malacanang said. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President and the head of the Hong Kong Administrative Region (HKSAR) had a brief “pull aside” meeting on Nov. 10 at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. “They discussed the welfare of OFWs in Hong Kong and the the 20th anniversary of HKSAR,” R...

December 4, 2017
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aaaThe Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will undergo a major revamp due to persistent reports of illegal recruitment and other anomalies involving officials and personnel of the agency, a Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) official said. Undersecretary Dominador Say said on Nov. 24 that they were investigating reports of illegal recruitment by unscrupulous individuals victimizing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including direct hire workers. “Last January, nagkaroon ng reshuffle sa mga senior officials sa POEA....

November 28, 2017
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