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OFWs protest against taxation and stricter rules on Balikbayan boxes

OFWs protest against taxation and stricter rules on Balikbayan boxes

  HKPinoyTV interviewed Eman Villanueva, Chairperson of BAYAN Hong Kong and Macau, regarding the taxation and stricter rules on Balikbayan boxes during the protest at the Philippine Consulate General office in Admiralty, 26 August 2015. For additional reference see below Press Release from MIGRANTE Hong Kong and Macau OFWs, not off the hook on taxation [...]

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AMCB: No salary increase yet for FDH in Hong Kong

AMCB: No salary increase yet for FDH in Hong Kong

  Hindi totoo ang nababalitang tumaas na ang sweldo ng Foreign Domestic Helper (FDH) dito sa Hong Kong ayon kay Eman Villanueva, Spokesperson ng Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB). Atin pong panoorin ang paliwanag ni Villanueva.

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MIGRANTE Partylist – HK holds assembly, gears for 2016 election bid

MIGRANTE Partylist – HK holds assembly, gears for 2016 election bid

  To win seats in the Congress, make the party top the polls in Hong Kong, and support the senatorial bid of Bayan Muna’s Neri Colmenares were the resolutions arrived at by members of Migrante Partylist – Hong Kong in its third General Assembly last Sunday, August 9. More than 130 members from its various [...]

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Announcements

Singing sensation Leegie Agpalo album launched in Hong Kong

Singing sensation Leegie Agpalo album launched in Hong Kong

  Hong Kong’s singing sensation Leegie Love Agpalo launches her first self-titled album last 23 August 2015 at the Eaton Hotel. Organized by PrimeCredit and Prime Gold, Leegie was crown as the 2014 Superstar Search winner last January 2015. The contest is held every two years, and all OFWs in Hong Kong can audition. Avid [...]

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PCG hotline for OFWs in distress

PCG hotline for OFWs in distress

  A hotline (9155 4023) is now available for any Overseas Filipino Workers who might be experiencing personal distress or work-related issues, says Philippine Consulate General of Hong Kong (PCG-HK). Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Vice Consul Fatima Guzman encourages OFWs to visit PCG or call their hotline when all else fails. News of a Filipino [...]

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Pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika 2015

Pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika 2015

  Tayo’y Magkaisa sa Pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika. Tampok ang pagsasadula ng unang bahagi ng “Jose Rizal – The Musical” Linggo, Ika-30 ng Agosto, 2015, 5:30 N.H. – 7:00 N.G. Pampublikong Lugar ng Konsulado Panlahat ng Pilipinas Para sa mga karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag po sa Cultural Section sa numerong 2823-8504 o mag-email sa cultural_hk@yahoo.com

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Arts and Culture

Superstar Search: Studio session with Leegie Love Agpalo

Superstar Search: Studio session with Leegie Love Agpalo

  HKPinoyTV caught up with Leegie Love Agpalo, Superstar Search 2014 Grand Winner,  in Mongkok during a studio session with the Prime Credit staff. Leegie’s first recording album is coming out soon. The album will feature three songs composed by musical director Nobel Gabasan including the Nagmamadali song in the video, The Superstar Search 2014 was [...]

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Pinay comedienne and actress K Brosas brings laughter and joy to HK OFWs

Pinay comedienne and actress K Brosas brings laughter and joy to HK OFWs

  Filipino celebrity K Brosas brought her A-game at AFREIGHT’s 30th anniversary as part of the 117th Philippine Independence celebration. K Brosas was one of the celebrities sponsored by Door-to-Door Service AFreight. She made thousands of OFWs laugh during her performance last 14 June 2015 on Chater Road in Central. She also sang two popular [...]

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Cardinal Tong officiates mass for 117th Philippine Independence Day celebration

Cardinal Tong officiates mass for 117th Philippine Independence Day celebration

  Hong Kong Bishop John Cardinal Tong officiated mass for the 117th Philippine Independence Day celebration in Chater Road on June 14. The event was part of the annual Kapangyawan Friendship Festival orgamized by the Philippine Consulate General and the Filipino community in Hong Kong.

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News

OFWs protest march to PHL Consulate General against freight box taxation

OFWs protest march to PHL Consulate General against freight box taxation

  HKPinoyTV’s coverage of the huge protest march of Hong Kong OFWs against the freight box taxation implemented by the Aquino government last Sunday, August 30, 2015. Following the successful “Zero Remittance Day” last Friday to protest government directive to randomly open and tax Filipino migrants’ “Balikbayan” boxes, hundreds of Filipino migrants braved the rain [...]

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OFW from Sha Tin jumps to her death

OFW from Sha Tin jumps to her death

  Mula sa pakikipag-usap ng HKPinoyTV sa pulis ng Hong Kong sa telepono, napag-alaman na isang 47 anyos na OFW ang tumalon kahapon (19 August) mula sa tinitirhang building ng kanyang employer.  Ang OFW ay kinilala sa apelyidong Remando. Ayon pa sa Pulis, eksakto alas 10:10 ng umaga ng matanggap nila ang tawag ng 43-anyos [...]

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PH-HK Labor Officials Meeting a ‘Breakthrough’ Over Concerns for OFWs

PH-HK Labor Officials Meeting a ‘Breakthrough’ Over Concerns for OFWs

  A breakthrough meeting was held between Philippine-Hong Kong officials last 7-8 August 2015 to assess the current situations that Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) face while living in Hong Kong. Philippine Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Baldoz met up with Hong Kong Secretary of Labor and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung at the Hong Kong [...]

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Sports and Health

Better Body, Mind and Soul: Yoga for OFWs

Better Body, Mind and Soul: Yoga for OFWs

  On any given Sunday morning, about 100 migrant workers lay their yoga mats at Central’s Pier 10 where their body, mind and soul go hand-in-hand while overlooking at the Tsim Sha Tsui skyline. By 8:30 in the morning, the sweltering heat, waves pounding the pier and onlookers become part of the one hour, free [...]

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Mindful Living and Movie Screening: Stress Management for OFWs

Mindful Living and Movie Screening: Stress Management for OFWs

  It was a stress-free environment for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) after attending a mini-workshop on stress management and watching a film based on the lives of youngsters in Hong Kong last Sunday 5 July 2015 at Hong Kong University (HKU). As part of the Project 100: Empowering Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong, Dr. Michael [...]

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Best Practices Against Arthritis & Gout: Service 100 – Domestic Workers Project

Best Practices Against Arthritis & Gout: Service 100 – Domestic Workers Project

  Bringing out the best from Hong Kong’s Overseas Filipino Domestic community, over 200 OFWs attended the 5th health and nutritional talk at the University of Hong Kong last Sunday, June 7. Entitled “Feeling the Heat – Why do Gout and Arthritis happen?,” the talk is part of the Service 100: Domestic Workers Project led [...]

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People

Through the lens of hopeful eyes

Through the lens of hopeful eyes

  When the land that you call home could be repossessed to make way for commercial use, what do you do? Document it. This is what a team of young avid experimental film-makers are doing to capture the lives beyond the glitz and glamor of city life and where hopefulness shines despite the grim reality [...]

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K Brosas invites OFWs to watch concert at Chater Road

K Brosas invites OFWs to watch concert at Chater Road

  Filipina actress, singer, comedienne and tv host K Brosas invites OFW to watch her concert with Tom Rodriguez at Chater Road during the whole day celebration of the Philippine Independence Day on the 14th of June.

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Making Music Memorable: Meet Nobel Gabasan

Making Music Memorable: Meet Nobel Gabasan

  In a world filled with musical titans both in the Philippines and overseas, Nobel Gabasan is undeterred by what others say, but rather, he has found his own rhythm of self-discovery despite Hong Kong’s fast pace lifestyle. “I live for today,” says Gabasan, nibbling on some hors d’oeuvres at a posh five star hotel [...]

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OFWs protest march to PHL Consulate General against freight box taxation

OFWs protest march to PHL Consulate General against freight box taxation

| September 4, 2015

  HKPinoyTV’s coverage of the huge protest march of Hong Kong OFWs against the freight box taxation implemented by the Aquino government last Sunday, August 30, 2015. Following the successful “Zero Remittance Day” last Friday to protest government directive to randomly open and tax Filipino migrants’ “Balikbayan” boxes, hundreds of Filipino migrants braved the rain [...]

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Through the lens of hopeful eyes

Through the lens of hopeful eyes

| September 2, 2015

  When the land that you call home could be repossessed to make way for commercial use, what do you do? Document it. This is what a team of young avid experimental film-makers are doing to capture the lives beyond the glitz and glamor of city life and where hopefulness shines despite the grim reality [...]

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Singing sensation Leegie Agpalo album launched in Hong Kong

Singing sensation Leegie Agpalo album launched in Hong Kong

| August 30, 2015

  Hong Kong’s singing sensation Leegie Love Agpalo launches her first self-titled album last 23 August 2015 at the Eaton Hotel. Organized by PrimeCredit and Prime Gold, Leegie was crown as the 2014 Superstar Search winner last January 2015. The contest is held every two years, and all OFWs in Hong Kong can audition. Avid [...]

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