By Susan K
Victoria Lorzano, who has worked in Hong Kong for 10 years, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer by her doctor there. When the doctor recommended surgery, Lorzano decided to come home because she did not want to have the procedure there where nobody would take care of her.
The prosecution on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to reject former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo’s request to travel to Japan and Hong Kong on Feb. 3-10, saying he was a flight risk.
By Tina G. Santos
Hong Kong authorities have abolished the levy paid by employers of foreign domestic workers, a move welcomed by the Philippine government.
Former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, who is facing graft cases in the Sandiganbayan, on Tuesday asked the court to allow him to travel to Japan and Hong Kong on Feb. 3-10.
By Tina G. Santos
Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong are getting a salary raise and other additional benefits, according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
By Isabel Escoda
Hong Kong may be a well-developed metropolis which touts itself as “Asia’s World City,” but it’s quite backward in one major way.
The families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in the Rizal park hostage crisis on Thursday renewed their demand for an apology from the Philippine government as they marked the tragedy’s second anniversary.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Department of Tourism has observed a slight increase in the number of Hong Kong tourists visiting the Philippines despite a “black travel” advisory issued against the country two years ago.
Five businessmen and two licensed customs brokers were charged Thursday in the Department of Justice with smuggling P18-million worth of onions and Peking ducks.
Scores of endangered reptiles, including turtles and a python, that were smuggled into Hong Kong will be returned to their native Philippines on Wednesday, officials said.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Miguel Lorenzo Ildesa, a Grade 6 student of the PAREF-Westbridge School in Iloilo City, got a perfect score and won the Philippines’ lone gold medal in the just-concluded 15th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest in Hong Kong.
By Melvin Gascon
Fishermen in Aparri, Cagayan, have sought the lifting of a government directive banning the catching of young eels (Anguilla marmorata) from the Babuyan Channel, saying this has deprived them of their only source of livelihood.