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FROM concerns about clerical errors in their birth certificate to grounds to have their marriages invalidated, Filipinos in Hong Kong were eager to get answers about civil registration during a forum with Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) officials at the consulate. Example of a question: “In 2013, I was scheduled [sa] civil marriage...

September 8, 2015
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WITH new vessels expected to join its fleet, Genting Hong Kong is seeking to expand its market to the "premium lifestyle segment" by unveiling its BEATSHIP event, a "one of a kind party and DJ event experience taking place aboard Super Star Virgo." Andrew Li, Vice President, Lifestyle and F&B concepts of Genting Hong Kong, said BEATSHIP will...

August 26, 2015
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WITH his boyish looks and easy smile, it would be easy to profile 21-year-old Earl Ng as your typical young adult. And he is. If you forget the fact that he had just been named the class valedictorian at the Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, you will find that he is just like any young male adult in your neighborhood. ...

August 4, 2015
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DEPUTY Consul General Christian de Jesus was part of the “Voltes 5” generation, those kids who had the misfortune of experiencing Martial Law by having their favorite anime show banned by then President Marcos. The fascination with the animation series and, subsequently, the Japanese language and culture led him to leave his well-paying job ...

July 16, 2015
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TAGBILARAN City---“Would you like to go to a fiesta? I know a friend who lives here.” We were driving to the tarsier sanctuary when our guide suddenly popped the question as we passed by Loay town in Bohol, with some its townsfolk roasting pigs by the roadside. The banderitas were up and I could also see people walking from one house t...

June 15, 2015
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HOW do I love Palawan? Let me count the ways. First, Palawan is a gem of an island for all its pristine beaches that are scattered in different parts of the island and for its long-winding lagoons which stretche for miles leaving one overwhelmed with wonder. Located in the northernmost part of Palawan is Busuanga Island. It is the lar...

June 1, 2015
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NAGOYA has played second fiddle to more popular Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka or Kobe for the longest time. Bu thanks to amateur tourist videos on YouTube and countless travel blogs, more and more people are finding out that there’s more to Nagoya than meets the untrained eyes. This writer can attest to that. We arrived at Nagoya from...

April 15, 2015
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“Ang mahal naman! Pamasahe pa lang, mamumulubi na kami niyan. Bakit niyo naman naisipan sa Batanes ikasal? Ayaw niyo yatang magpapunta.” That was the most frequently asked question to my sister and her groom before they even gave out invites; it’s also a good one: Why get married in Batanes? Why not? Located on the northern tip of the ...

April 1, 2015
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ONCE in a while, we find surprising things in our own backyards. Digging up a bit around my own — the Philippines — I stumbled upon some superb finds that made me want to dig into my own wallet and hand over money to these people, who not only make great products but do good things for other people. Check them out. 1) The Tann...

March 15, 2015
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SINGER and actor Gian Magdangal was climbing the ladder of fame in showbiz when the spotlight suddenly turned away. Gian, once described as the next Christian Bautista and a runner-up in Philippine Idol, built up his showbiz career for eight years, performing in popular Sunday TV variety shows and starring in avidly-watched teleseryes back h...

March 1, 2015
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