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HK raises P66M for ‘ultrapoor’ Filipinos

The 10th International Care Ministries Hong Kong banquet had raised HK$11.5 million (P66.4 million) that will go to ICM programs for the estimated seven million “ultrapoor” Filipinos who live on less than P22 a day.  JOAN BONDOC

This banquet raised millions of pesos for Filipinos who can’t even afford a plate.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace not worried about Akbayan solon’s visit to HK


Malacañang on Monday said a lawmaker’s visit to Hong Kong to support the pro-democracy protests would not jeopardize the country’s relationship with China.

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

PH lawmaker to protesters: Be strong, Hong Kong

Despite a night of clashes with riot police, student protesters continue to occupy the streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. AP

Insisting that he came as an “ordinary citizen,” Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello spoke to thousands of protesters gathered at the government center here on Saturday, saying the Philippines supported their efforts to attain democracy.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos going to HK advised to be careful

An aerial view shows a thinned crowd of pro-democracy student protesters continuing to occupy the streets around the government complex in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday. AP

Malacañang on Saturday advised Filipinos traveling to Hong Kong to be vigilant following a clash between pro-democracy protesters and anti-protester groups.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

It’s business as usual for Filipinos on their day off

GUY FAWKES MASK  A prodemocracy protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sits near barricades blocking a road in the central district of Hong Kong, where Filipino domestic workers congregate on their days off.  AFP

Unperturbed by the prodemocracy protesters, Filipino domestic workers spent their day off Thursday in Hong Kong’s central business district, their usual weekend Shangri-La.

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