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‘I don’t feel like an OFW, just a girl with a camera’ shooting HK’s street life

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BACANI A man prepares to open his stall for the night market on Temple Street in Mongkok District in Hong Kong. Her stunning B&W photos have brought acclaim to the Filipino domestic worker.   XYZA CRUZ BACANI

On weekdays, domestic worker Xyza Cruz Bacani uses a sturdy, white mop to clean her elderly employer’s flat, if she’s not taking care of the latter’s seven grandchildren who visit every day.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money

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A year later, Buddhist monk leads the rites to mark the first anniversary of 2010's botched bus hostage drama at the Rizal Park in Manila. They are from right front row, Tse Chi Hang, Lee Mei Chun, Lin Siu Ching, Tse Chi Kin, all relatives of Masa Tse, the tour guide who was the first to be killed by the hostage-taker. AP FILE PHOTO

Money raised by Chinese-Filipino businessmen and businessmen in Hong Kong who have interests in the Philippines was used in the compensation package for the victims of the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy, a Manila councilman said on Thursday.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday. Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations. AP

After nearly seven months of negotiations, the Philippines and Hong Kong on Wednesday announced a “win-win” solution to provide closure to the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy that claimed the lives of eight people and injured seven others from this Chinese special administrative region.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

HK judge throws book at 2 Filipino pickpockets


In this age of budget airlines, even pickpockets can be jet-setters.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Awaiting justice, massacre widow endures hard life in HK


To get to their flat, one has to climb several floors on a grimy staircase.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »