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THE Philippines has invited Hong Kong to put up a trade office in Manila following the signing of the HK-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Free Trade Agreement in November. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told reporters on Dec. 3 that more business and trade potential would be available if a Hong Kong trade office in M...

January 3, 2018
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  "YOU made a difference when you decided to join the Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Seminar and spent your precious day-off learning worthwhile things as a preparation for a brighter future” , these were the inspiring words of Vice Consul Robert Quintin in his key...

January 2, 2018
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DIGITAL money transfer service WorldRemit has secured another funding for its expansion as it plans to invest in new regional center in the Philippines, The $40-million funding will be used to expand WorldRemit's mobile-first digital service into new markets as well as invest in its biggest receive market, the Philippines. "World Remit was fo...

December 29, 2017

HONG KONG :  The City's flagship airline, Cathay Pacific Airways, on Tuesday announced on social media "we stand ready to help" overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong left stranded after their travel plans for Christmas in Philippines was thrown in disarray when tickets bought through Peya Travel could not be confirmed, as reported by South China ...

December 23, 2017

MANILA : Cebu Pacific is giving free flights to OFWs affected by the Peya Travel fiasco and has found 50 seats on a flight schedule on Christmas day that would allow them to spend the festive ocassion with loved ones. "Cebu Pacific stands behind our migrant Filipinos who encountered problems with Peya Travel and will provide assistance so that our ...

December 22, 2017
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PHILIPPINE labor officials are seeking a partnership with a charity organization in Hong Kong to educate Filipino household service workers about child care and child discipline. Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre told Hong Kong News they were discussing with the Child Development Centre to hold a regular seminar for Filipino domestic helpers about...

December 21, 2017
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AN official of the Philippine Consulate has appealed to other travel agencies run by Filipino nationals to give concessionary rates to domestic workers who bought tickets from Peya Travel. Vice Consul Robert Quintin told Hong Kong News on Wednesday that the act of helping distressed domestic workers whose plane tickets to the Philippines were un...

December 20, 2017
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ROSELLE Azucena Morado, 35, from San Juan Manila,  who has been working as an OFW in Hong Kong  for seven years now, has received an award as “Most Promising Filipina Photographer in HK 2017” at the the 16th Annual Gawad Amerika held at the Celebrity Centre Hollywood, Nov. 18. The Gawad Amerika started in 1996 and was founded by...

December 19, 2017
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ABOUT half of Filipinos working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong have been to China. It was, however, unknown whether they were taken there for work or recreation by their employers. This information was relayed by the Philippine Consulate to the Labour Department and the Hong Kong Immigration Department during the latest Technical Working Gr...

December 18, 2017
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TIME to bring out your thick jackets. The Observatory has forecast colder weather in the next few days. "The intense winter monsoon asssociated with a cold front will affect the coastal areas of Guangdong today. It will become significantly cooler over the region," the Obervatory said. Temperatures will range from a low of 11 degrees Celsi...

December 16, 2017
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