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Don’t bring guns to HK, Filipinos told

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Leave your weapons and stun guns at home. Echoing advisories of the Departments of Foreign Affairs, and Labor and Employment, the Manila International Airport Authority on Tuesday reminded Hong Kong-bound travelers not to bring any weapons or arms paraphernalia into the Chinese territory.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA mum on taking action vs racist Hong Kong textbook

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is mum on taking action against the reported school textbook in Hong Kong that depicts Filipinos as domestic helpers.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong textbook depicts Filipinos as ‘domestic helpers’

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A textbook in Hong Kong purportedly depicted Filipinos as domestic helpers, an activist blogger said, possibly changing the educational landscape of the city-state which does not stereotype ethnicity more than a decade ago.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino glad flap with HK over hostage fiasco is over

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Hounded by diplomatic tension with Hong Kong for over two years, President Benigno Aquino III was relieved to put the August 2010 Manila hostage drama that caused the problem finally behind him, Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras said.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Tortured’ Indonesian maid listed on Time’s top 100

Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (C), 23, is assisted out of the hospital in Sragen district in central Java island February 5, 2014. Sulistyaningsih, 23, who was allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer left hospital on February 5 after a month, tearfully expressing the hope that her case would prevent future abuse of "small people like us". AFP

Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world’s 100 most influential people, shining a spotlight on the city’s treatment of its migrant workers.

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