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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 »

DFA offers more financial help to Hong Kong hostage victims

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) appealed to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government for sobriety as it offered more financial assistance for the victims of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis and their families.

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

For the nth time, Aquino won’t apologize to Hong Kong

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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

President Benigno Aquino III will not apologize over the hostage-taking incident in Manila that left eight Hong Kong nationals dead because China never apologized for similar incidents.

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

Hong Kong visa sanction on PH starts; Manila still defiant

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Chief Executive CY Leung. Screengrab from http://www.news.gov.hk

Diplomatic passport holders and Philippine government officials will no longer be able to go to Hong Kong without a visa beginning today, February 5, after the Hong Kong government announced the “first phase” of sanctions against the Philippines.

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

Albay lawmaker warns gov’t of worse sanctions from HK

Albay Representative Al Francis Bichara. Facebook photo

A lawmaker believes the government should have apologized earlier to Hong Kong over the botched hostage-taking crisis three years ago.

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

Palace deplores HK decision on visa sanction

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Two days before Hong Kong is set to end visa-free visits by holders of official Philippine government passports, Malacañang on Monday expressed regret on the sanction, describing it a path away from common understanding.

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

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