Barrio Pinoy

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

THE Social Security System (SSS) office in Hong Kong received more than 800 loan applications from January until September. SSS data sent to Hong Kong News showed that, for the year’s first three quarters, 822 members sought salary loans, or around 70 percent of the total 1,026 applicants last year. No application for housing loan was rece...

December 4, 2015
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WITH less than a month more to go before the closing of the Overseas Voting Registration (OVR), more Filipinos here in the territory are rushing to register. Vice Consul Alex Vallespin said that from the 80 to 90 average of new registrants every week that the Philippine Consul General previously processed, the number of average new regist...

October 13, 2015
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MAY 159 overseas Filipino workers ang dumalo sa dalawang session ng kauna-unahang actual livelihood skills’ training na ginanap noong ika-20 ng Septyembre sa Bayanihan Centre. Bilang tugon sa hiling ng karamihan, bukod sa Financial Literacy at Entrepreneurship seminar na dating ibinibigay ng grupo, sinimulan na din ang pagbibigay ng ac...

September 29, 2015
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THE Philippine Association of Hong Kong (PAHK) is offering college scholarship grants to qualified beneficiaries/ dependents of Hong Kong-based Filipino domestic workers as homage to their hard work and sacrifices. The financial assistance will be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and other related expenses for the current school ...

September 17, 2015
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