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MANILA – The BI reported on Friday that a 50-year-old Japanese national wanted by authorities in his country for involvement in illegal recruitment and falsifying official documents was arrested in Manila. In a statement, Commissioner Norman Tansingco said operatives from the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) have arrested Amano Mototaka was a...

February 5, 2023
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The Hong Kong Government has lifted the requirement for non-Hong Kong residents from overseas places  coming to Hong Kong to be fully-vaccinated , starting tomorrow, February 6. However, the pre-departure testing requirement for inbound persons from overseas places or Taiwan will be maintained for the time being. In a statement published on Fe...

February 5, 2023
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MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the Philippine government is providing legal representation to bring home the eight Filipinos currently detained in Myanmar as soon as possible. DFA spokesperson Ma. Teresita Daza said in a statment that the department is continuing to assist them, including tourist 25-year-old Kiela Samson ...

February 4, 2023
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Manila, Philippines – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), along with the Department of Foreign Affairs, has began the process of transferring the Assistance to Nationals (ATN) function from the latter to the newly created department. This is part of the DMW's mandate to protect and promote the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). ...

February 3, 2023
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Hong Kong residents wanting to apply for their smart identity are advised to make an appointment before coming to the Registration of Persons Offices (ROP), starting Feb. 1 The appointment booking period for the identity card is 24 working days. For any changes to their appointment, the earliest time is the following working day (Monday-Saturda...

February 3, 2023
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The Hospital Authority (HA) announced today (January 29) that in order to align with the government's cancellation of issuing isolation orders from tomorrow (January 30), all General Out-patient Clinics (GOPCs) will implement special measures to reserve sufficient quotas to support COVID-19 patients. The HA spokesman said, "The HA has strengthen...

January 29, 2023
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A new legislative control of cannabidiol (CBD) will take into effect starting Feb. 1. The Hong Kong Government will put CBD under the same strict control as other dangerous drugs under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (DDO) from Feb. 1 and onwards. The Hong Kong Customs will make sure to fiercely combat the related drug trafficking activities. ...

January 29, 2023
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A reminder was made to the public by the Hong Kong government regarding the cancellation of issuing isolation orders starting from Jan. 30 and onwards.  Last Jan. 27, the Government announced the continued gradual resumption to normalcy of society, the managemen, and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. S...

January 28, 2023
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A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW), named in court as Balay Ya Nelsa K., was sentenced to 13-months imprisonment by Acting Principal Magistrate Mr. Colin Wong Sze-Cheung. The case was heard last Thursday, 26 January, at Fanling Magistrate Courts. The former OFW was presented at the court’s dock when her case was called by the staff of the...

January 27, 2023