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Persons arrested in Hong Kong have nine basic rights that they can avail of while they are in police custody. According to the police's "Notice to Persons in Police Custody or Involved in Police Enquiries," these rights include the right to seek legal assistance, to tell someone that you are in a police station, to communicate with a relative or...

May 16, 2018
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    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...

March 7, 2018
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13 December 2017 Mahal kong kababayan, ​It is Christmas once more, that special occasion when we Filipinos gather with friends and family to reflect on the year that is about to end while looking ahead to a new year that is yet to come. ​This year started well for our community after the Hong Kong government agreed to mandate a safety ...

December 30, 2017
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HUSBAND and wife Jason Siao and JL Timbreza-Siao are the featured artists of Brick Lane Gallery in Tsim Sha Tsui. The Siaos, both Fine Arts graduates of the University of the Philippines, said the 12 paintings included in the collection showcase their "work and love for art". JL, who works as a part-time entrepreneur/baker, and freelance web ...

November 3, 2017
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LEADING finance company PrimeCredit launched two new exciting projects on August 20. One is a credit card especially for migrant workers, and the second is a mobile app. “This Visa credit card from Prime Credit is the first credit card issued exclusively for FDWs in Hong Kong. Basically, with a Prime Visa Credit Card, the card holder can make ...

September 5, 2017
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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a common disease in children caused by enteroviruses such as coxackieviruses and enterovirus 71 (EV71). The EV71 infection is of particular concern as it more likely associates with severe outcomes and even death. The disease is mostly self-limiting and resolves in 7 – 10 days. It usually begins with feve...

September 4, 2017
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UPAAHK has invited Filipino-Canadian YouTube sensation, Mikey Bustos*, to perform and bring fun and entertainment to our kababayans on May 28 (Sunday), 3:00 -5:00pm. The venue will be at the Duke of Windsor Auditorium, 1/F Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai. Tickets will be sold at $250 each.

May 15, 2017
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For those wanting to cook meat with vegetable on the side, the Glazed Pork Chops with Asparagus could just be the dish you’re looking for.   Ingredients 2 Thick boneless pork chop 1/8 bar butter 1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar 1 Tsp. Cayenne Powder Salt & pepper to taste 4 spears of asparagus, blanched...

March 29, 2017
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GET to know your partner and be observant! This was the advice given by Officials of an NGO to Hong Kong-based Filipino workers before committing in a serious relationship. In the workshop “Love and Relationships” held at the Philippine Consulate General on Feb. 5, PathFinders officials said Filipinos should be prudent before getti...

March 28, 2017
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SIXTY kilos of Everlasting flowers (Xerochrystum bracteatum) were flown in from Baguio to serve as the centerpiece of the Philippine Consulate General’s booth at the 2017 Hong Kong Flower Show. Consul-General Bernardita Catalla said PCG officials worked for four days to sort the flowers, put up the jeepney, and paint the booth. “Th...

March 20, 2017
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