Posts by ccanete@hkpub.com

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aaaIn celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Region (HK-SAR), the Leisure & Cultural Services Department (LCSD) launched the Blossom Around Town (BAT) event from June to October. In this project, landscaping will be rolled out in three phases for public appreciation at different selected parks and locations across Hong Kong. June 19, 2022

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aaaThe Consul General in Hong Kong was happy to announce that about 60,200 cast their votes in Hong Kong or 64% of the total registered voters of 92,600. The one-month period of overseas voting in Hong Kong which started on April 10, ended at 7:00 pm yesterday, May 9. It was held at the Bayanihan Center in Kennedy Town. A total of 1700 votes were recorded on the last day of a month-long period to choose the next President, and Vise President for the next six years. Voters also cast their votes for 12 senators and one partylist. For the firs...

May 11, 2022
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aaaThe coming day off and the statutory holiday would be much more enjoyable and fun for the beachgoers, hikers, and diners as the Hong Kong Government announced yesterday, May 3, the early relaxation measures that will start on Thursday, May 5. Starting from May 5, to enjoy dining with friends, relatives, and co-workers the HK raised the current maximum number of persons per table in catering premises from four to eight. Not wearing a summer swimsuit for months? Then, starting on May 5, the HK Gov, said that swimming pools to re-open on the...

May 4, 2022
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aaaThere were 61 Hong Kong non-resident inbound travelers who arrived at the international airport on May 1, the first day of lifting the ban on non-residents entering Hong Kong, with total arrival of 1,906 including the HK residents. The nine HK non-resident passengers came from Mainland China, while the 52 travelers came from different countries, the Immigration Department reported over a phone interview with the ImmD on duty today, May 3. On May 2, HK non-residents 13 from Mainland China, and 47 from different countries, arrived at the Inter...

May 3, 2022
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aaaThe next seven days will be the last chance for the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to choose the next top leaders in the Philippines. The good news, 50% of Filipino registered voters in Hong Kong, as of today, cast their votes one week before the end of the overseas voting. Consul General Raly Tejada said that about 48,300 voters cast their votes from the start of the overseas voting on April 10 until today, May 2. According to Commission on Elections (Comelec) data, there are 93,626 registered Filipino overseas voters in ...

May 2, 2022
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aaaThere are still two weeks for the registered voters to cast their votes before the end of the overseas voting. Starting on April 10, the first day of overseas voting until yesterday, April 24, there were an estimated 36,000 registered voters cast their votes, Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong said. Listed Filipino registered overseas voters for a national election in Hong Kong are 93,626. Yesterday, the third Sunday of the period of overseas voting, the estimated number of voters was 4,600. The past two Sundays (April 10 and17), 3,285 and...

May 2, 2022
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aaaA total of nine suspected illegal workers, five suspected employers, and two persons suspected of using and in possession of a Hong Kong ID of another person were all arrested during the joint operation of the Immigration Department (ImmD) and the Police Department. The series of territory-wide anti-illegal operations of ImmD codenamed “Twilight” and “Lightshadow”, and the Hong Kong Police Force codenamed “Champion” were conducted for four consecutive days from April 25 to April 28. The ImmiD Task Force officers arrested eig...

April 30, 2022
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aaaThe Shatin Magistrate’s Courts, sentenced a domestic worker to four months of imprisonment today, April 28, Hong Kong Government reported. The Filipino domestic worker was charged of one count of making a false instrument, one count of using a copy of a false instrument, and one count of making false representation to an Immigration Department (ImmD) staff member. The 27-year-old Filipino defendant submitted a Foreign Domestic Helper visa application to the ImmD in March 2022 and attached a copy of the Notification of Termination of an...

April 28, 2022
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aaaOverseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong aired their reactions to the mandatory Pag-IBIG contribution before getting their OEC. Bayan Muna party-list, on their statement categorically opposes the PAG-IBIG scheme for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) due to its mandatory nature, it's being a requirement for OFWs before getting their overseas employment certificate (OEC), and it's being another form of state exaction. The group said “The mandatory nature of PAG-IBIG means it is an additional burden to us migrant Filipino workers. With the pan...

April 28, 2022
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aaa87-year-old award-winning actor Kenneth Tsang, the recipient of the best supporting actor award for the movie “Overheard 3”, was found dead today, Wednesday, as reported by the Police. The police reported that today, at 12:14 pm, they received a call from the staff of a Quarantine hotel along Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, who suspected that a  man collapsed inside the room. The hotel staff called the police, and when the police arrived at the scene, after the examination by the paramedics, the man was certified dead at the scene. The po...

April 27, 2022