Barrio Pinoy

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Don’t gamble away your savings. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong not to get addicted to gambling, particularly the card game known as “tong-its”. Bello said in a dialogue with OFWs at the Hong Kong University during his recent visit that it was better to save than gamble away one’...

October 28, 2016
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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) is looking for an institute that could teach German to Filipino nurses who work as domestic helpers here in Hong Kong, Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre said. Dela Torre said members of the Philippine Association of Service Exporters (PASEI) told the nursing jobs forum at the Bayanihan Centre on Octo...

October 17, 2016

EQUIPPED with the knowledge and skills they gained from the one-day Entrepreneurship Seminar Workshop held on September 18 at the Bayanihan Centre, OFWs here in Hong Kong became part of CARD history. There were almost a hundred participants, a record number, and they became more inspired and determined to accomplish their planned busines...

October 12, 2016
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A new kabayan has landed in Hong Kong that Overseas Filipinos can trust and rely on. BM Express is a Filipno door-to-door delivery company that promises to bridge the distance between Filipinos and their relatives back home in the Philippines. It was founded in 1990 by an Overseas Filipino family in Australia and has been active in provid...

September 13, 2016
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A majority of the Filipino community in Hong Kong wants to end the practice of holding numerous beauty contests in the territory, Labor Attaché Jalilo dela Torre said. Dela Torre said many beauty contests not only put Filipino women in a bad light as “objects of sexual exploitation” but they also leave domestic workers mired in debt. “...

July 20, 2016
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THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) plans to hold another board exam for aspiring teachers in Hong Kong this September, Labor Attaché Jalilo dela Torre said. Dela Torre said that, if the plan pushes through, the board exams would be held on September 25 for those who intend to pursue a teaching career in the Philippines. “It has...

June 22, 2016
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has reminded members of the public, particularly those undertaking outdoor activities, to take heed of necessary measures against heat stroke and sunburn in view of the very hot weather. "The public should carry and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration while engaging...

June 20, 2016
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HE never knew her. An exhibit last month in Quarry Bay featured a Filipino artist whose mother worked in Hong Kong as a domestic helper for 11 years but died before he could know her personally. Para Site gallery held a group exhibition, dubbed Afterwork, which explored issues of class, race, labor and migration in Hong Kong. It ran from Ma...

June 10, 2016

TO facilitate the social security transactions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Social Security System (SSS) is offering them free personalized luggage tags that can be claimed at SSS foreign representative offices (FRO). Judy Frances A. See, SSS Senior Vice President and Head of the International Operations Division, said these “SS# T...

May 11, 2016
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