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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

FILIPINOS working in Hong Kong have been reminded to share the burden of expenses of their family to their siblings instead of being the sole source of cash especially during emergency situations. This was the message of Lenlen Mesina, Enrich executive director, at the first ever session of the Financial Education Series held at the Philippine ...

March 22, 2016
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A VISITING Filipino doctor warned overseas Filipino workers here to be conscious of their health and lose weight to avoid diseases such as “diabetes” and “hypertension”. In the “Magtanong kay Dok” forum held on February 21 at the Philippine Consulate General, Romeo Orteza, neuro-trauma surgeon and also a practitioner of complementar...

March 24, 2016

A Filipino dance group was set to join the Chinese New Year parade in Tsim Sha Tsui on February 8, the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) said. The PCG said the Tribu Salognon of the Jaro National High School, which won in the Dinagyang Festival 2016, was scheduled to perform at the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade. ...

February 24, 2016
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THE Philippine Consulate General is revitalizing its bid to promote the Philippines to the Hong Kong business community as a prime investment hub by pushing for the revival of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce in the city. Consul General Bernardita Catalla said the ultimate goal of the effort to revive the Chamber in the territory is to attrac...

February 5, 2016
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EVEN before Philippine bet and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach uttered the hashtag-worthy “confidently beautiful with a heart” answer that she gave in the final interview of the pageant, candidates at the Culinary Arts Centre’s (CAC) 10th Christmas Festival Competition showed how to be one. CAC held its annual search for Ms. Popularity a...

January 13, 2016
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THE Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is holding an exhibit featuring the story behind the Philippine flag and historical maps that tell the story of the Philippines’ early interaction with the world. The exhibit will run from December 8, 2015 to January 31, 2016 at the CUHK Library Extension and serves as an introduction to the CUHK’s...

December 18, 2015
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