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Punish corrupt officials and illegal recruiters, not the OFWs

Punish corrupt officials and illegal recruiters, not the OFWs

Hong Kong migrants protest DOLE’s anti-OFW “deployment suspension”; Call to immediately abolish the OEC “Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III’s suspension of deployment of applicants for overseas work is not going to solve widespread and systemic illegal recruitment and will only deprive income and livelihood the more than 75,000 would-be overseas Filipino workers. It is [...]

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HK OFWs launched Coalition to Defend Land, Life, and Resources on Tribal Filipino Sunday

HK OFWs launched Coalition to Defend Land, Life, and Resources on Tribal Filipino Sunday

Filipino migrants from indigenous peoples’ groups marked a historic celebration of Tribal Filipino Sunday (TFS) on the 29th of October this year at the Edinburgh Place in Central with the launching of “Defend Land, Life, and Resources” (DLLR) Coalition Hong Kong, initiated by Abra Tinguian Ilocano Society (ATIS-HK), Cordillera Alliance (CORALL-HK) and United Filipinos in [...]

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Labatt Dela Torre: No working visa for domestic helper in Russia.

Labatt Dela Torre: No working visa for domestic helper in Russia.

Walang legal na trabaho para sa mga domestic helpers sa Russia.  Walang working visa para sa mga domestic workers sa Russia. Ito ang paulit-ulit na binigay na paalala sa ating mga kababayan dito sa Hong Kong ng ating Labor Attache na si Labatt Jalilo Dela Torre mula sa opisina ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). [...]

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Announcements

Public hearing on the proposed Divorced Law

Public hearing on the proposed Divorced Law

The Philippine Consulate General would like to invite the Filipino Community to a public hearing to be conducted by the Congress of the Philippines on the proposed Divorce Law to be held on 1 October 2017 (Sunday), 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the PCG’s Public Area. For further details, kindly refer to the attached [...]

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Labatt Dela Torre on Agency’s Certificate of Accreditation

Labatt Dela Torre on Agency’s Certificate of Accreditation

Para sa seguridad ng ating mga OFW dito sa Hong Kong, simula noong 18 September ng taong ito, naglabas ng bagong panukala ang opisina ng ating POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) dito sa Hong Kong. Binigyan ng Certificate of Accreditation ang mga agencies na kinikilala ng POLO office na opisyal na nagpo-proseso ng kontrata para [...]

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DFA Makes Passport Application And Renewal Easier

DFA Makes Passport Application And Renewal Easier

14 September 2017 – After releasing thousands of appointment slots to the public, the Department of Foreign Affairs is making it easier for passport applicants with further improvements in the appointment system. Among these new reforms is a redesign of the appointment system that now allows applicants to see, at first glance, which dates have [...]

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Arts and Culture

Celebrations to mark 68th National Day

Celebrations to mark 68th National Day

A series of celebration activities will be held in Hong Kong on October 1 (Sunday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.      Major activities will include a flag-raising ceremony and a National Day reception in the morning, and a variety show and a fireworks display in [...]

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True Colours, a fashion show by secondary school youths

True Colours, a fashion show by secondary school youths

KELY Support Group would love for you to come and experience True Colours, a fashion show. KELY Support Group has been working with 2 secondary schools in Hong Kong over the last year to develop their skills through life skills sessions, as well as fashion design and event management. Over the course of the year, [...]

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Cordilleran migrants commemorate their people’s struggle for self-determination

Cordilleran migrants commemorate their people’s struggle for self-determination

Today, we migrant workers from the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province, declare our unity to honor our ancestors who fought for the defense of our land, resources and ancestral domain and assert our right to self-determination. Thousands of Cordillerans in Hong Kong are living testimonies of forced migration resulting from lack [...]

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News

Former OFW in Macau gets 15 years in Prison for drug trafficking in Hong Kong

Former OFW in Macau gets 15 years in Prison for drug trafficking in Hong Kong

Guilty! Ito ang pag-amin ng dating OFW mula sa Macau sa salang drug trafficking sa dininig na kaso sa High Court noong 8 November. Sa korte, inamin ni Imelda Gimena Penascosa, 45 anyos, kay Deputy Judge Lugar Mawson na siya ay nagdala sa Hong Kong ng halos 4 na kilong solid container na naglalaman na [...]

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10-year passport validity law to take effect January 2018: DFA

10-year passport validity law to take effect January 2018: DFA

MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10928 which extends the validity of the Philippine passport to 10 years. The official disclosed that the IRR would take effect on January 1, 2018. “Bakit di effective right away? Kasi yung passport po may [...]

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Overseas Filipino Bank to open in January 2018

Overseas Filipino Bank to open in January 2018

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday, October 12, announced that overseas Filipinos would be able to make use of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) effective January next year. “The intention here is to cover not only the overseas Filipino workers but also the overseas Filipinos. Because just like our OFWs, our overseas [...]

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Sports and Health

Philippine Volcanoes wins Asian Rugby Sevens trophy in Qatar

Philippine Volcanoes wins Asian Rugby Sevens trophy in Qatar

The Philippine National Men’s Rugby Sevens Team, proudly sponsored by Globe Telecom, bested ten other countries to win the top prize in the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy competition in Doha, Qatar. Coming out of the first day on top of their pool with dominant wins versus Nepal and Qatar, the Volcanoes started day two of [...]

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Magic Essence product debut at the 14th Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Mega Showcase

Magic Essence product debut at the 14th Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Mega Showcase

There were thousands of new products that were on sale to the public during the HKCEC Mega Showcase Exhibition from 24 to 27th December this year. There were products that meet all needs, including D.I.Y. stuff, Beauty and Health Care, Trendy Fashion Accessories, Babies and Kids products and many others. One such product that belongs [...]

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The Thirteen Pinoy Olympians at the Rio 2016 Games

The Thirteen Pinoy Olympians at the Rio 2016 Games

Know who are the Pinoy super athletes who made it to the 2016 Olympic Games being held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 1. Jasmine Alkhaldi – Swimming Jasmine Alkhaldi is a Filipino swimmer who represented the Philippines in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She holds the Philippine women’s record in the 200, 100, 50-meter freestyle and [...]

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Livelihood

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 1

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 1

Part 1 of Investment Forum For OFWs Department of Agriculture Best Western Plus Hotel 308 Des Vous Road, West Hong Kong July 23, 2017 More than hundred OFW’s attended the Pinoy Wise Market Place Event last 23 July 2017 at Best Western Plus Hotel, HK despite of typhoon 8 hoisted. The theme was “Investment, Agri-Negosyo [...]

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DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 2

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 2

Part 2 of Investment Forum For OFWs Department of Agriculture Best Western Plus Hotel 308 Des Vous Road, West Hong Kong July 23, 2017   More than hundred OFW’s attended the Pinoy Wise Market Place Event last 23 July 2017 at Best Western Plus Hotel, HK despite of typhoon 8 hoisted. The theme was “Investment, [...]

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DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 3

DA holds Investment Forum For OFWs Part 3

Part 3 of Investment Forum For OFWs Department of Agriculture Best Western Plus Hotel 308 Des Vous Road, West Hong Kong July 23, 2017 More than hundred OFW’s attended the Pinoy Wise Market Place Event last 23 July 2017 at Best Western Plus Hotel, HK despite of typhoon 8 hoisted. The theme was “Investment, Agri-Negosyo [...]

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