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THE Philippine Association of Hong Kong (PAHK) is offering college scholarship grants to qualified beneficiaries/ dependents of Hong Kong-based Filipino domestic workers as homage to their hard work and sacrifices. The financial assistance will be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and other related expenses for the current school ...

September 17, 2015

UNLIKE their Indonesian peers, Filipino domestic workers here in the territory are more likely to support a bigger number of family members, highlighting the need to educate them about prudent financial management. Lenlen Mesina, executive director at Enrich, told Hong Kong News that, based on the organization’s survey of 100 Filipino respond...

September 15, 2015
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Look after yourself first. Consul General Bernardita Catalla issued this call to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the graduation rites of CARD MRI OFW Foundation (Hong Kong) on August 24. Catalla told the 131 new graduates of the foundation’s financial literacy program that OFWs should not just send money whenever their relatives bac...

September 10, 2015
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The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will hold a board exam for teachers here in Hong Kong in September, Labor Attache Nenita Garcia said. Garcia said those who are interested in taking the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) for overseas Filipino workers on September 27 should apply through online application a...

June 26, 2015
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The New Beginnings Christian Fellowship (NBCF HK) under the leadership of Pastor Dan Borlado held its Financial Management Session last May 31 with invited guest presentor, Mr. Rolly Cruz, formerly of PNB HK.  The attendees raised their cards as a symbol of green bucks or money to show their commitment to save by December 2015.

June 15, 2015
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NEARLY 200 students of the Culinary Arts Centre (CAC) went up the stage at the Regal Hong Kong Hotel on May 24 to get their medals and certificates as the school marked its 20th graduation ceremony. Jimmy L. Dator, Culinary Arts Centre administrator, urged the graduates to blaze new paths to a better future with the newly-acquired skills ...

June 1, 2015
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MY name is Remedios Vinluan Bato, a former OFW here in Hong Kong. I worked here for almost 22 years, from March 1991 to November 2012. I have worked with five different families and I could say I am fortunate because they were all good employers to me. My stay with the last family that I worked with lasted for 12 years. The whole family cared...

May 1, 2015
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WHILE many left Hong Kong during the Easter holidays for vacations abroad, some Catholic Filipinos who stayed in the city marked Holy Week with two traditional Christian devotions: the Way of the Cross on Good Friday and a Salubong on Easter Sunday. Some Catholics held the annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross as they trekked to the Our Lady ...

April 15, 2015