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Congressional hearing on HK OFW issues a success – Rep. Bello

Congressional hearing on HK OFW issues a success – Rep. Bello

  The Congressional Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs (COWA) hearing on OFW issues in Hong Kong was a success according to Rep. Walden Bello who chairs the committee. He specifically cited the cooperation of the Consulate, the Filipino OFW community and the Hong Kong Authorities contributed valuable materials for the committee to improve its oversight [...]

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OFWs react to long queues to get OEC

OFWs react to long queues to get OEC

  OFWs endure the long queue to get their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hong Kong. Editor’s note: additional video footages by Genie Sacla

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Philippine lawmaker reports on the campaign against the 550 terminal fee

Philippine lawmaker reports on the campaign against the 550 terminal fee

The Committee on Overseas Worker Affairs vice-chairperson Rep. Wes Gatchalian gave an update to the Filipino migrant workers community here in Hong Kong regarding the congressional investigation and campaign against the 550 terminal fee. The Philippine House of Representatives Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs (COWA) held a forum with representatives of the Filipino migrant workers [...]

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Announcements

International Women’s Day greetings from Consul General Catalla

International Women’s Day greetings from Consul General Catalla

  On the occasion of the worldwide celebration of International Women’s Day, Consul General Bernardita L. Catalla extended her greetings to all her compatriot women domestic workers in Hong Kong for their significant contribution to our community and to our country. She invited everyone to attend the Awareness on Breast Cancer seminar which is co-organized [...]

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Personal Finance Literacy Training held at the PCG

Personal Finance Literacy Training held at the PCG

  Highlights from the Financial Literacy Training 3 seminar conducted by Mr. Randell Tiongson at the Public Reception Area of the Philippine Consulate General Hong Kong SAR. More more information: The Philippine Consulate General Hong Kong S.A.R. www.hongkongpcg.dfa.gov.ph 14/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty Telephone: +852 2823 8506/2823 8512 Email: atn2.hongkongpcg@dfa.gov.ph/atn3.hongkongpcg@dfa.gov.ph

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2015 Lunar New Year greetings from HKPinoyTV

2015 Lunar New Year greetings from HKPinoyTV

  Wishing everyone a Lunar New Year of peace and prosperity.

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Arts and Culture

8th Mountain Province “Lang-Ay” Festival celebrated in Hong Kong

8th Mountain Province “Lang-Ay” Festival celebrated in Hong Kong

  Around 500 migrant workers from Mountain Province staged the 8th LANG-AY FESTIVAL on March 8, 2015 in City hall, Edinburgh Place, Central. A culture-rich celebration was participated by 9 Municipalities: Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sadanga, Sagada and Tadian. The Mountain Province Philippines Association-Macau (MPPAM), Cordillera Alliance, Onjon Ni Ibadoy, Abra Tinguin Ilocano [...]

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Pinoy artworks draw huge crowd at Art|Basel Hong Kong 2015

Pinoy artworks draw huge crowd at Art|Basel Hong Kong 2015

  Filipino artistic talent was on display again at the 3rd Art|Basel Hong Kong. The art event was open to the public from March 15-17. During the duration of the show, the installation work entitled faulty landscape by Nilo Ilarde of ArtInformal was a certified crowd drawer. Also, first time exhibitor Filipino gallery 1335Mabini brought [...]

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MassKara Festival at the Chinese New Year celebration in Hong Kong

MassKara Festival at the Chinese New Year celebration in Hong Kong

  DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr talks about the MassKara Festival origin and the significance of it’s participation in the Chinese New Year celebration in Hong Kong.

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News

Asian women migrants hold protest march on Women’s Day in Hong Kong

Asian women migrants hold protest march on Women’s Day in Hong Kong

  On the occasion of the International Working Women’s Day Filipino women migrant workers under the banner of GABRIELA Hong Kong held a protest march from Central to the Philippine Consulate General office in United Centre, Admiralty. They were later joined by other Asian migrants under the Asian Migrant Coordinating Body (AMCB) in a joint [...]

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HK legislators air support for protection of migrant domestic workers

HK legislators air support for protection of migrant domestic workers

  [The video shows Hong Kong legislators Lee Cheuk Yan and Emily Lau speaking about their understanding and support for the protection of migrant domestic workers rights and welfare as well as their mutual desire for the abolition of the conditions that perpetrates modern day slavery in Hong Kong.] Various migrant worker leaders from unions [...]

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Hong Kong Foreign Domestic Worker dares UN on Development Justice

Hong Kong Foreign Domestic Worker dares UN on Development Justice

Include develop justice into this declaration – if not, please tell me where I should go to achieve it. This was the challenge posed by Eni Lestari, chairperson of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA) and member of the migrants constituency of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM), to Member States of the United [...]

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Sports and Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Essentials in Hong Kong

Breast Cancer Awareness Essentials in Hong Kong

In a city where most Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong are women, many have found themselves catching their breaths when they hear of their diagnosis. By Jefferson Mendoza A fun-filled and emotionally-charged event  at the 2nd Health & Nutritional Talk last March 15 at the University of Hong Kong where it focused on [...]

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Pagtatanim ng mga halamang gamot (medicinal plants)

Pagtatanim ng mga halamang gamot (medicinal plants)

Sa panahon ngayon, dumarami na ang gumagamit ng halamang gamot.  Malaking tulong ito para maiwasan ang pagbili ng mga medisina na mataas ang presyo,  kaya ang ilan ay nagtatanim na ng mga halamang ito sa kanilang bakuran. Meron din naman na ang iba ay ginagawang negosyo na ang pagbebenta ng halamang gamot sa iba’t ibang [...]

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Hong Kong OFWs, HKU-CEDARS hold workshop to better manage stress

Hong Kong OFWs, HKU-CEDARS hold workshop to better manage stress

Hong Kong University-CEDARS, in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate General, provided tools for better management of stress to a group of 100 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) last Feb. 15, 2015. Under the HKU Pinoy Project: Health & Nutrition Talk, the “Relax & Unwind: Stress Management” was the second workshop of a six-part series to empower [...]

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People

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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An interview with Monique Wilson

An interview with Monique Wilson

  Celebrity Filipina artist and global activist Monique Wilson speaks on Erwiana Sulistyaningsih’s struggle for justice, the importance of solidarity and the One Billion Rising Revolution campaign.

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A conversation with Erwiana

A conversation with Erwiana

Just a few minutes past five o’clock, a short giggle is heard before setting foot inside the office of Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM). The door opens and Erwiana Sulistyaningsih lays her eyes on me – another interview with a journalist, another chance to speak about her experience. Wearing a pair of red pants [...]

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Congressional hearing on HK OFW issues a success – Rep. Bello

Congressional hearing on HK OFW issues a success – Rep. Bello

| March 24, 2015

  The Congressional Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs (COWA) hearing on OFW issues in Hong Kong was a success according to Rep. Walden Bello who chairs the committee. He specifically cited the cooperation of the Consulate, the Filipino OFW community and the Hong Kong Authorities contributed valuable materials for the committee to improve its oversight [...]

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OFWs react to long queues to get OEC

OFWs react to long queues to get OEC

| March 24, 2015

  OFWs endure the long queue to get their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hong Kong. Editor’s note: additional video footages by Genie Sacla

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Breast Cancer Awareness Essentials in Hong Kong

Breast Cancer Awareness Essentials in Hong Kong

| March 22, 2015

In a city where most Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong are women, many have found themselves catching their breaths when they hear of their diagnosis. By Jefferson Mendoza A fun-filled and emotionally-charged event  at the 2nd Health & Nutritional Talk last March 15 at the University of Hong Kong where it focused on [...]

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