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aaa​Hong Kong Customs on February 10 has detected a suspected mobile phone smuggling case at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point and seized 40 mobile phones with an estimated market value of about $35,000. Customs officers conducted customs clearance on a 39-year-old outgoing male passenger heading to the Mainland at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point. The batch of mobile phones was found strapped under his armpits and around his waist. He was subsequently arrested. An investigation is ongoing. Under the Telecommunications Ordinance, any person who...

February 13, 2023
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 The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on December 1 that in view of a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Békés County in Hungary, and a notification from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in Tottori Prefecture in Japan, th...

December 3, 2022

aaa[video width="640" height="360" mp4=""][/video] The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 5,563 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 2,167 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 3,396 via verified rapid antigen tests. Separately, 194 imported cases were reported and four more patients passed away. Imported cases were confirmed by PCR, 173 and by RAT, 21. At a press briefing this afternoon, the center's ...

August 17, 2022
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aaaA health insurance policy that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) must have while working abroad has been temporarily suspended. In a statement issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and posted on POLO-HK’s Facebook page, it said the implementation of the expanded compulsory insurance coverage needs to be revisited. This rule “shall be temporarily suspended pending the consultations and dialogue among the recruitment industry stakeholders, and submission of an offer from the insurance providers, for the impro...

August 10, 2022
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aaaHong Kong domestic worker activists call on the government to raise Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) wages, to regulate their unlimited working hours, and provide proper accommodation since they were once again denied by the government to receive the next e-vouchers to be given in August 2022. On June 16, the Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB), a member of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA), submitted their letter in front of the Central Government Office stating their demands for better working and living conditions for MDWs. ...

June 17, 2022
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aaa[video width="1280" height="720" mp4=""][/video] To maintain the overall framework of stringent inbound prevention and control measures to guard against the importation of cases, a post-arrival PCR test on the 9th day was required starting June 1, Hong Kong Government announced. In accordance with the Government's latest requirements announced on Sunday (May 29), travelers arriving in Hong Kong on or after May 24 (June 1, as the 9th day), a...

May 31, 2022
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aaaJob Description   Job duties:  

  • Responsible to write articles, rewrites press releases, conducts interviews,researches for stories and conducting live and recorded video streaming specifically for Philippine News and Entertainment sections
  • Attend press conferences and events, interview guests and take photos
  • Write news of relevance and importance to readers and the Filipino community
  • Build a network of sources and contacts in Hong Kong and in the Philippines<...

    August 31, 2021
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aaaWhen David Chen, founder and chief executive officer of Owtel, envisaged a company that would become a household name, he knew that the company would have to expand its reach across the globe. Next month, Chen and Owtel will take another step in realizing that vision when Owtel opens its first store in Taiwan. "With our expansion in Taiwan, we will bring the same high-quality products and service that Owtel is known for," Chen said. "The Owtel team is ready to serve Taiwan, and we have lined up exciting promotions for our Taipei customers...

February 25, 2019