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aaaTwo Philippine beaches have made it to the top 50 best in the world but none of them are in Boracay. Both are in Palawan, known as the country's last frontier. White Beach in Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan was chosen by the booking website as the best beach in the world, beating each of the 49 others, including that of Secret Lagoon in El Nido, Palawan, which landed on the 30th spot. Meanwhile, ranked as the second-best beach in the world is Cabo San Juan Beach in Colombia, followed by Jalousie Beach in St. Lucia, Ke...

August 6, 2023

aaa[video width="848" height="480" mp4=""][/video] A terrifying moment for a residential home was captured on camera when lighting struck it due to the impact of Typhoon Mawar. Chris Mak Yun-pui, a Sha Tin district councilor, posted a video on social media where it shows a lighting had struck a resident’s home in Tuen Mun. According to Mak, he described it as “truly terrifying and really scary.” The video was given by a resident to him. The incident h...

June 1, 2023
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aaaIn tandem with the Happy Hong Kong campaign, the Labour Department (LD) will launch a Thankful Week for Families with Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) on May 15 to promote mutual respect and harmonious relationships between FDHs and their employers.

 A spokesman for the LD said: "FDHs have made significant contributions to Hong Kong families and our economic development by taking care of household chores as well as the elderly and children of local families. FDHs and employers live under the same roof...

May 13, 2023
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 In two separate cases heard yesterday, 5 May, Mr. CHENG Lim-chi, Acting Principal Magistrate at Sha Tin Magistrates’ Courts, has sentenced a 34-year-old Filipino woman and a 38-year-old Filipino man, of 7 weeks of imprisonment for breach of condition of stay in Hong Kong.

May 6, 2023

aaaManila, Philippines – Around 48 percent of adult Filipinos believe that the country's economy will improve over the next 12 months, a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations revelead. Conducted from December 10 to 14, 2022, the survey also showed that 33 percent of Filipinos said the economy will stay the same, while only 9 percent said it will worsen over the same period. The December 2022 survey yielded an “excellent” Net Economic Optimism score of +40. This was 1 point below the excellent +41 in October 2022. Meanwhile, t...

March 11, 2023

aaaHong Kong reported a drop in the number of drug abusers, according to its latest data. In a meeting held on Dec. 16, the Action Committee Against Narcotics (ACAN) revealed the numbers declined in the first three quarters of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.   The findings came from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse (CRDA).   But ACAN was ...

December 19, 2022


 The Immigration Department (ImmD) mounted a series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations codenamed "Lightshadow" and "Twilight", and joint operations with the Hong Kong Police Force codenamed "Champion" and "Powerplayer" for four consecutive days from December 5 to December 8.
A total of 10 suspected illegal workers, two suspected employers, three overstayers, one illegal immigrant and one suspected aider and abettor were arrested.
December 12, 2022

aaaAn appeal was made by the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) to the public due to low blood inventories on Dec. 2. According to the spokesperson of the BTS, blood inventories are depleted at low levels, with only three to four days’ stock remaining. Daily blood collection has been difficult due to the on-going epidemic and the abrupt weather changes, resulting in not being able to meet the targets within the past two weeks. Moreover, there was a rise in demand for blood during this winter season. Donated blood is ...

December 5, 2022