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Hong Kong migrant workers fight against racism and social discrimination

Hong Kong migrant workers fight against racism and social discrimination

  A group of foreign domestic worker organizations held a rally last April 26 to send a message to executive councilor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and to the rest of Hong Kong that they do not tolerate abuse and discrimination towards migrant workers. In an article published on the Chinese newspaper Ming Pao on April [...]

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Interfaith prayer vigil held for Mary Jane Veloso

Interfaith prayer vigil held for Mary Jane Veloso

  An interfaith candle light prayer vigil, the culmination of almost a month long campaign to save Mary Jane Veloso from from being executed by the Indonesian government, was held by various local and international migrant worker groups on April 26 in Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong. Editor’s note: additional video footages by Genie Sacla

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OFWs react to Regina Ip comments

OFWs react to Regina Ip comments

  OFWs react to the recent comments by Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip on the sexual relationship of Filipina domestic workers with their male employers.

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Announcements

Dingdong Avanzado & Jessa Zaragoza in Hong Kong

Dingdong Avanzado & Jessa Zaragoza in Hong Kong

Dingdong & Jessa join Bellavita in Hong Kong Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 9AM to 6PM World Wide House (Lobby) No. 19 Des Vouex Road, Cantral

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Ayala Land helps overseas Pinoys plan for a bright financial future

Ayala Land helps overseas Pinoys plan for a bright financial future

It is a story often heard from Filipinos working abroad—that of achieving financial success relatively early and easily, and yet not being able to enjoy the long-term benefits of financial freedom when they come back home to the Philippines. “It is not a fate that overseas Filipinos need to contend with. They can definitely shape [...]

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Dr. Michael Manio explains about the Service 100 health seminars for OFWs

Dr. Michael Manio explains about the Service 100 health seminars for OFWs

  In this video Dr. Michael Manio explains about the Hong Kong University Service 100 project for OFWs and updates the schedule for the seminar series on health and nutrition. The Series 100 project, spearheaded by Dr. Michael M. Manio of the Center of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) of the Hong Kong University [...]

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Arts and Culture

Filipino Artists Bloom at Asia Contemporary Art Show: Spring Edition

Filipino Artists Bloom at Asia Contemporary Art Show: Spring Edition

  An explosion of ideas, colors schemes and techniques at the 6th Asia contemporary art show where Filipino artists both in Hong Kong and from the Philippines reveal their latest works along with 18 other galleries and over 60 international artists present – all under roof high above the city center. A first for Manila-based [...]

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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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Migrant groups join march for Hong Kong’s labor day celebration

Migrant groups join march for Hong Kong’s labor day celebration

  More than 1,000 migrant workers from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal joined the International Labor Day celebration in Hong Kong. The migrant groups marched from Victoria Park, through Causeway Bay and Wanchai and then to the Central Government Offices (CGO) in Admiralty.

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Oxfam starts delivering relief aid to at least 350,000 victims of Nepal earthquake

Oxfam starts delivering relief aid to at least 350,000 victims of Nepal earthquake

                                                                                                              Oxfam has begun delivering aid to those affected by the earthquake by providing clean water, toilets and shelter, and aims to help an initial 350,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of people have suddenly been left without adequate food, water, shelter and medical care. They are understandably desperate and so we need to act [...]

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Filipino migrants welcome Ip’s apology, call for better treatment

Filipino migrants welcome Ip’s apology, call for better treatment

  HONG KONG — Filipino migrant workers organizations accepted the apology of Hong Kong’s legislative council member Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee for her “discriminatory and sexist” comments made on Filipino domestic workers and they want better working conditions and treatments for all migrant workers. GABRIELA Hong Kong, United Filipinos in Hong Kong and BAYAN [...]

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Sports and Health

Health seminar on menopause and osteoporosis held at HKU

Health seminar on menopause and osteoporosis held at HKU

  More than 200 OFWs attended the recent medical seminar on menopause and osteoporosis held at Library extension 1 Theater of the Hong Kong University (HKU). The event, which involves both faculty members and volunteer students of the Hong Kong University (HKU) is part of a joint project between Dr. Michael Manio of the Center of [...]

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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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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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Dingdong Avanzado & Jessa Zaragoza in Hong Kong

Dingdong Avanzado & Jessa Zaragoza in Hong Kong

| May 2, 2015

Dingdong & Jessa join Bellavita in Hong Kong Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 9AM to 6PM World Wide House (Lobby) No. 19 Des Vouex Road, Cantral

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Migrant groups join march for Hong Kong’s labor day celebration

Migrant groups join march for Hong Kong’s labor day celebration

| May 2, 2015

  More than 1,000 migrant workers from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal joined the International Labor Day celebration in Hong Kong. The migrant groups marched from Victoria Park, through Causeway Bay and Wanchai and then to the Central Government Offices (CGO) in Admiralty.

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Hong Kong migrant workers fight against racism and social discrimination

Hong Kong migrant workers fight against racism and social discrimination

| May 1, 2015

  A group of foreign domestic worker organizations held a rally last April 26 to send a message to executive councilor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and to the rest of Hong Kong that they do not tolerate abuse and discrimination towards migrant workers. In an article published on the Chinese newspaper Ming Pao on April [...]

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