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POLO-HK Mandatory Health Check Requirement cancelled

POLO-HK Mandatory Health Check Requirement cancelled

Kanselado ang Advisory na inilabas ng opisina ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) para sa mga recruitment agencies na dapat umano ang mga OFW ay magkaroon ng pagsusuri-pangkalusugan at may health certificate na “fit to work” bago iproseso ang kontrata. Sa konsultasyon noong Linggo (20 January) nagpahayag ang ilang lider ng OFW sa kanilang opinion [...]

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Mandatory medical check-up punishes, not helps, HK-based FDWs

Mandatory medical check-up punishes, not helps, HK-based FDWs

  We in the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante-Hong Kong) express our strong opposition to the proposed mandatory medical check-up for all Filipino domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong. On January 8, the Office of Labour Attaché of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong issued a memorandum requiring all accredited recruitment agencies to [...]

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Pinoy overseas absentee voters now at 1.7-M

Pinoy overseas absentee voters now at 1.7-M

The country has now over 1.7 million overseas absentee voters (OAVs) representing 86 posts, the Commission on Elections said. This is 77.78 percent higher than the 1.06 million in 2016. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said of the additional 783,076 new voters, a total of 437,779 came from the Middle East and Africa with 20 posts. [...]

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Announcements

Hong Kong breaks record with more than 65 million visitors in 2018

Hong Kong breaks record with more than 65 million visitors in 2018

The Director of Immigration, Mr. Tsang Kwok-wai, delivered a year-end review of the Immigration Department’s work in 2018 and its future outlook on February 1. In the report, the Hong Kong Immigration Department Director said that over 314 million passengers passed through Hong Kong’s control points in 2018, representing an increase of 5.1 percent over 2017. The total [...]

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Funding the Build Build Build Program

Funding the Build Build Build Program

The Official Development Assistance (ODA), as defined in Republic Act 8182 – ODA Act of 1996, is a loan or a grant administered with the objective of promoting sustainable social and economic development and welfare of the Philippines. ODA resources must be contracted with governments of foreign countries with whom the Philippines has diplomatic, trade [...]

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No need for birth certificate to renew passport: Locsin

No need for birth certificate to renew passport: Locsin

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday signed a department order (DO) removing birth certificate as a requirement in renewing passports. Locsin, in his Twitter account posted a copy of the order, which according to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato, was signed around 5:30 p.m. With the department order, holders of old passports [...]

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Arts and Culture

Kidlat Tahimik Awarded the 2018 Prince Claus Laurate in Amsterdam

Kidlat Tahimik Awarded the 2018 Prince Claus Laurate in Amsterdam

  THE HAGUE 09 January 2019 — Filipino filmmaker and recently-inducted National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Kidlat Tahimik (Eric de Guia) was among the seven laureates who received the Prince Claus Award for culture and development at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on 06 December 2018. In the presence of [...]

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Former President. Arroyo led 10 Young Filipinos in Youth Summit in Hong Kong

Former President. Arroyo led 10 Young Filipinos in Youth Summit in Hong Kong

HONG KONG 29 November 2018 – The Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, led 10 youth from various regions of the Philippines to participate in the 7th Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Youth Summit in Hong Kong on 08 November 2018. Speaker Arroyo, who is one of the forum’s board [...]

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The historic ‘Bells of Balangiga’ will be returned to the Philippines after 117 years.

The historic ‘Bells of Balangiga’ will be returned to the Philippines after 117 years.

The decision to return the “Bells of Balangiga” to the Philippines ends a decades-long quest by Manila, including by President Rodrigo Duterte. As one may recall from historical accounts, the three church bells were taken away by the American colonial forces as spoils of war after they massacred the towns people of Balangiga, Samar in [...]

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News

Duterte officially endorses 11 senatorial candidates for May 2019

Duterte officially endorses 11 senatorial candidates for May 2019

At least 50,000 Bulakenyos witnessed the proclamation and kick-off rally of the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan’s (PDP-Laban) senatorial candidates headed by its chairman, President Rodrigo Duterte, at the City Sports Center in Barangay Minuyan Proper here late Thursday afternoon. Proclaimed were five senatorial candidates belonging to the ruling party, the so-called “MA [...]

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Court convicts mastermind of syndicate arranging fake marriages

Court convicts mastermind of syndicate arranging fake marriages

The Immigration Department (ImmD) neutralised a crime syndicate arranging bogus marriages in a series of operations codenamed “Tracker” conducted since March 2017. A total of 37 Hong Kong and Mainland residents and foreign domestic helpers were arrested, including the mastermind of the syndicate who was a Hong Kong permanent resident aged 55. The mastermind was [...]

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Election 2019 campaign period kicks off for national candidates

Election 2019 campaign period kicks off for national candidates

MANILA — The 90-day campaign period for senators and party-list representatives will officially start today, February 12. With this, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded candidates and their supporters to observe the rules in campaigning as provided by law. Campaign materials Considered as lawful campaign materials are pamphlets, leaflets, stickers or other printed materials not [...]

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Sports and Health

Manny Pacquaio is back, knocks out Matthyse on the 7th

Manny Pacquaio is back, knocks out Matthyse on the 7th

It’s Pac’s first KO since 2009. That’s a long time ago. And Pacquiao actually said he wasn’t necessarily expecting to knock down Matthysse. “I’m surprised,” he said in the ring after the fight. “Matthysse is a very tough opponent. I knocked him down, and that’s a bonus for being patient in the fight and working [...]

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398 Seasonal Flu-related Outbreaks in Hong Kong

398 Seasonal Flu-related Outbreaks in Hong Kong

Ang Center for Health Protection (CHP) at ang Hospital Authority (HA) ng Hong Kong ay nagmo-monitor ukol sa sakit kaugnay sa influenza sa nagdaan mga araw simula ng panahon ng taglamig. Sa kanilang ulat mula 7 January hanggang 11 February o lagpas isang buwan umabot na 398 ang nagkasakit ng influenza at mula sa daming [...]

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Update on Dengvaxia Part 3 : Comprehensive Dengue Vaccination Program of DOH

Update on Dengvaxia Part 3 : Comprehensive Dengue Vaccination Program of DOH

DOH ‘s 4S: Comprehensive Vaccination Program of DOH Hindi maiiwasan ang pangamba ng sinuman sa nangyari sa kaso ng Dengvaxia vaccine lalu na sa mga magulang na ang kanilang mga anak ay nabakunahan ng nasabing medisina na hindi pa nagkakaroon ng dengue bago ito mabakunahan. Pinaalalahanan ni Secretary Duque na maging mapagmatyag ang lahat, ganun [...]

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Livelihood

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 1

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 1

Part 1 of Investment Forum For OFWs Department of Agriculture Best Western Plus Hotel 308 Des Vous Road, West Hong Kong July 23, 2017 More than hundred OFW’s attended the Pinoy Wise Market Place Event last 23 July 2017 at Best Western Plus Hotel, HK despite of typhoon 8 hoisted. The theme was “Investment, Agri-Negosyo [...]

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DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 2

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 2

Part 2 of Investment Forum For OFWs Department of Agriculture Best Western Plus Hotel 308 Des Vous Road, West Hong Kong July 23, 2017   More than hundred OFW’s attended the Pinoy Wise Market Place Event last 23 July 2017 at Best Western Plus Hotel, HK despite of typhoon 8 hoisted. The theme was “Investment, [...]

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DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 3

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 3

Part 3 of Investment Forum For OFWs Department of Agriculture Best Western Plus Hotel 308 Des Vous Road, West Hong Kong July 23, 2017 More than hundred OFW’s attended the Pinoy Wise Market Place Event last 23 July 2017 at Best Western Plus Hotel, HK despite of typhoon 8 hoisted. The theme was “Investment, Agri-Negosyo [...]

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