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Manila, Philippines - The Philippines' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 7.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022, resulting to a 7.6 percent full-year growth in 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority said. The country's performance for the final three months of 2022 outpaced the median analyst forecast of 6.8 while the full-year growth e...

January 26, 2023
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The Hong Kong Government reported over telephone interview that the 43-year old Filipino man who was wounded after being shot by responding police officers was in critical condition as of this afternoon, 25 January. The Filipino man sustained shot wounds to his hand and abdomen, and was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by helicop...

January 25, 2023
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The Hong Kong Customs urged members of the public to stop using two types of whitening cream products containing excessive mercury announced on 20 January.

This was after the Customs conducted an enforcement operation and seized 81 boxes of the two whitening cream products from a retailer in Central. A 52-year-...

January 24, 2023
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The Immigration Department (ImmD, the Hong Kong Police Force, and the Labour Department raided more than 50 target locations during a series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations to combat illegal employment activities at Lunar New Year fairs for four consecutive days from January 16 to January 19. A total of six suspected illegal w...

January 23, 2023
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The Hong Kong Government announced yesterday (20 January), that from January 26, there will be changes in some premises to mask-wearing after taking into consideration the operational needs of these premises.

In a statement the government said that Mask-wearing would be exempted under the following scenarios after ...

January 21, 2023
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Manila, Philippines Two employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) were relieved from their posts following reports of their alleged involvement in illegal activities, the bureau said Wednesday. In an order signed by Commissioner Norman Tansingco on Jan. 17, the said immigration officers were relieved pending investigation on allegati...

January 21, 2023
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Manila, Philippines - The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) reported Thursday that the number of deaths from the effects of bad weather due to a low pressure area, shear line and the northeast monsoon since Jan. 2 has increased to 33.

In its latest bulletin quoted by the Philippine News Agency, the OCD ...

January 21, 2023