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aaa  The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued a “cold weather warning” this morning as the weather is expected to remain cold in the next few days. The HKO said that the temperature will range from a minimum of 12 degrees Celsius to a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius. The mercury dipped to 14.4 degrees Celsius. “The cold weather warning is now in effect. The Observatory predicts that it will be cold in the next couple of days,” the HKO said in an advisory. “Citizens should keep warm, wear warm clothing, and maintain indoor ai...

December 5, 2019
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aaaTemperatures in Hong Kong are expected to go down further to 12 °C on Sunday (Dec. 8), according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said that it will be fine and dry on Sunday with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 18°C. Temperatures today (Dec. 4) will range from 14°C to 21°C. Tomorrow, it will be from 12°C to 17°C. “There will be a few rain patches tomorrow and temperatures will fall significantly. It will be rather cool tomorrow night,” the Observatory said. “The weather will become cold gradually and windy ove...

December 4, 2019
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aaaOperations at all Ninoy Aquino International Airports (NAIA) terminals will be suspended from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm today (Dec. 3) due to the expected onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy. In an advisory, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said flight suspension was deemed prudent and necessary due to the expected strong winds as the typhoon nears Manila. "Note that according to existing regulation, once the surface wind strength reached 65 knots as indicated in the anemometer, airport operations are automatically suspended," the DOTr said. ...

December 2, 2019
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aaaWinter is coming early. Temperatures in Hong Kong are expected to go down to 13 degrees Celsius on Tuesday next week, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said that it will be fine and dry next Tuesday (Dec. 3) with temperatures ranging from 13 degrees to 19 degrees Celcius. Temperatures this week will range from 17 degrees to 26 degrees. “The northeast monsoon will bring cooler weather to the south China coastal areas in the next couple of days,” the Observatory said. “Under the influence of the replenishment...

November 25, 2019
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aaaWinter is coming. Temperatures in Hong Kong are expected to go down to 18 degrees Celsius next week, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). The HKO said that the weather will be cloudy beginning next Tuesday (Nov. 19) with temperatures ranging from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. Another strong northeast monsoon is expected to affect southern China early next week. Temperatures will fall significantly over the region, the Observatory said. It said a cold front will reach southern China tomorrow (Nov. 13) night and the associated no...

November 12, 2019
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aaa  Philippine Consul General Raly L. Tejada has called for an end to the campaign encouraging Filipino domestic workers to rat on Hong Kong employers who join anti-government protests. Speaking at a Filipino community leaders’ meeting on Sunday (Nov. 3), Tejada said he would raise the issue with HK police commissioner Stephen Lo or even with Chief Executive Carrie Lam when he meets her next month as it endangers the jobs of Filipino helpers. Former HK Chief Executive CY Leung had voiced his support for the leaflet campaign, which...

November 5, 2019
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aaa  The grand prize in the next Mark Six Lottery draw is expected to reach $140 million (around P900 million) after no one won the jackpot on Saturday (Nov. 2). The six winning numbers on Saturday’s draw were 13, 15, 25, 30, 40, 46 and the extra number was 26 but the top winners got only the second prize or five winning numbers. They each got $841,640 (P5.4 million). The next scheduled draw will be on Thursday (Nov. 7).  Those asking where they can place a bet can visit the Hong Kong Jockey Club website (https://special.hkjc.com/...

November 4, 2019
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aaa  Hong Kong residents, including foreign domestic helpers, born in 1957, 1958, or 1959 should have their HK identity cards (HKIC) replaced starting later this month until mid-February, the Immigration Department (ImmD) said. The ImmD said those born during these years can have their HKICs replaced at the different Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres (SIDCC) starting on November 16 until February 17 next year. “Eligible applicants can now make appointment for replacement of smart identity cards,” the ImmD said. The membe...

October 30, 2019
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aaa  A Hong Kong employer who allegedly sacked a Filipino domestic worker who had cancer and sent her out in the streets after midnight was accused of disability discrimination at the District Court. Rita Choy Chiu Yee was sued by Ma. Clara Temporosa, who filed the claim on Oct. 4 on behalf of her late friend, helper Joan Sarmiento Guting, who died of cervical cancer in August 2018, according to a statement from Vidler & Co. Solicitors, the claimant’s lawyers. Temporosa alleged that Choy discriminated against Guting on the basi...

October 24, 2019
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aaaPictures of a Filipino domestic worker who was allegedly locked out by her employer of their flat here in Hong Kong have gone viral. The worker, identified as Lorna E. C., in her mid-50s and from Capiz, was allegedly made to sleep in the hallway outside of her employer's flat, according to a source at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG). A PCG officer was able to talk to Lorna after the employer allegedly locked her out again after she threw out the trash on Friday. "She said whenever she makes mistakes, the employer would make her...

October 20, 2019