Posts by jomendoza

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aaaA “closed-door journey” is being considered for incoming overseas travelers, which also includes a shortened hotel quarantine time to five days or less. This announcement came from incoming Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau on June 23. Overseas travelers will only be allowed to go to places that are scheduled in their itineraries as part of their “closed-door journey.” In many parts of the world, countries have already lifted their quarantine period. The seven-day quarantine remains to be an obstacle for many incoming travelers. In...

June 24, 2022
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aaaWhat would you do if you win HK$80 million? Hong Kongers can now buy a Mark Six Lottery ticket starting Tuesday night (June 21) at 9:15 pm. The Mark Six Hong Kong Reunification Snowball draw will be held next Monday, June 27. According to the Hong Kong Jockey Club, it will carry a snowball of HK$60 million while the First Division Prize Fund could reach up to HK$80 million. In order for more customers to buy their snowball draw tickets, the lottery will not be held this Friday, June 24. On a Facebook post inquiring about what they w...

June 21, 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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aaaA growing number of beauty queen title holders have been mixed-blood with Miss World Philippines,  Gwendolyne Fourniol as the latest to join the beauty queen royalties in the Philippines. Fourniol is a Filipino-French beauty from Negros Oriental who bested 35 other candidates on Sunday, June 5, 2022. This is her second time competing in Miss World Philippines. [caption id="attachment_39533" align="aligncenter" width="523"] June 7, 2022

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aaaThe Hong Kong government announced on May 29, 2022, their latest rules and regulations for persons arriving in the city. These will take effect on June 1. The adjustments are made so as to reduce the impact on the journeys of persons coming to Hong Kong while continuing to firmly guard against the importation of cases. Step 1: Before boarding  If you are boarding from overseas places or from Taiwan, you are only required to present a negative result of your PCR-based nucleic acid, which was conducted 48 hours before you...

May 30, 2022
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aaaHong Kong continues to loosen its Covid-19 rules as the second phase takes into effect on May 19 since there’s no spike in case numbers. On Wednesday, May 18, Hong Kong logged in 329 new Covid-19 cases. Bars and clubs are some of the venues that people can now go to. This is great news for Ronel Torio, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) whose been living in Hong Kong for 16 years. As a frequent visitor to bars and karaoke venues, he and his friends can spend more time together and longer. “When you are at a karaoke place with oth...

May 19, 2022
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aaaFilipinos in Hong Kong expressed mixed reactions to the unofficial tally win of the presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos., Jr. According to the latest partial, unofficial results aggregated from Comelec as of May 13, 2022, at 14:47 and from 98.35% of Election Returns, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. garnered 31, 104, 175 votes while her running mate, Sara Duterte, received 31, 561, 948 votes. For Hong Kong-based vlogger and Chairman of BBM-SARA UNITEAM HK, Bryan Calagui, says he’s so happy with the Marcos.Jr’s win. [caption id="attachment_...

May 15, 2022
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aaaWith Hong Kong easing its social distancing rules, lockdowns, border closers, and other remaining sectors that have yet to be reopened, Omicron variant BA.2.12 has been detected in at least 13 other countries, including Hong Kong, with the United States having the highest cases so far. It also appears to be outcompeting other strains. Hong Kong authorities confirm the sub-variant has already been detected among imported cases. According to the Center for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) in a press conference on ...

May 9, 2022
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aaaA Filipina domestic helper won a landmark case in the High Court after she was displeased with the police force and the department of justice for classifying her sexual assault by her former employer as indecent assault. On April 22, High Court Judge Russell Coleman ruled in favor of “CB,” the applicant, against her employer, Brian Apthorp, a British permanent resident. Coleman said authorities had “prematurely curtailed” their investigations into her case as indecent assault and had dismissed the possibility of forced labor. CB w...

April 29, 2022