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Hong Kong acts to stem abuse of maids

A 44-year-old woman, surnamed Law, with covered head, is escorted by police officers for an investigation at her home in Hong Kong, on Jan. 21, 2014, for alleged maid abuse. Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.  AP

Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Myanmar maids arrive in Hong Kong as welfare fears grow

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Hong Kong on Monday received its first official group of maids from Myanmar since the former junta-ruled nation allowed its citizens to work abroad as domestic helpers, as the city tries to plug a shortage.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

HK insists on PH apology, warns of more sanctions

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong warned the Philippines that it will implement further sanctions unless the demand for an apology over the failed rescue operation during the 2010 Manila hostage crisis is met.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace spurns anew Hong Kong chief’s call to apologize

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Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying is asking the government to apologize for its mistakes during the infamous Manila hostage taking incident that killed eight people in 2010.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Behave, OFWs in HK told

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. FILE PHOTO

Amid the diplomatic spat with Hong Kong, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has advised Filipinos living and working in the Chinese territory to do their jobs well and behave.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOLE to OFWs in HK amid diplomatic spat: Work well, behave

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Amid the diplomatic spat with Hong Kong, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has advised Filipinos living and working in the Chinese territory to do their jobs well and behave.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH should apologize to HK for sake of 180,000 OFWs – lawmaker

OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A partylist lawmaker said the Philippines should apologize to Hong Kong for the sake of some 180,000 Filipinos working there.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Manila mission to appease HK

In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

Manila Councilor Bernie Ang on Wednesday said he would make arrangements for a trip to Hong Kong for talks with representatives of the slain hostages’ relatives.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 senators urge gov’t to apologize to HK

Senators Vicente Sotto III (left) and Ferdinand Marcos Jr.: Apologize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senators Vicente Sotto III and Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday urged the government to apologize over the bungling of a hostage rescue that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead in Manila more than three years ago as Hong Kong began enforcing Wednesday a ban on 14-day-visa-free visits by Filipino officials.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 senators support Aquino’s refusal to apologize to Hong Kong

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

At least three senators, including an opposition member, are behind President Benigno Aquino’s decision not to apologize for the 2010 hostage-taking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong nationals dead with one legislator saying the government should not “succumb to threats.”

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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