Pia Wurtzbach gets own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/24/2018

HERE’s another milestone for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach: She is the first-ever Filipino to have her own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong broke the news on its Instagram page yesterday.…

Hong Kong starts massive cleanup after typhoon chaos

AFP 09/18/2018

Hong Kong began a massive cleanup Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.…

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong

AFP 09/16/2018

Typhoon Mangkhut rocked Hong Kong en route to mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing at least 30 people in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction through its agricultural heartland.…

Can’t get enough of Hong Kong

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/27/2018

LAST June, I chaperoned my cousins Mary Bridgette Mahusay and Kristine Mae Grantoza on their first ovearseas trip, to Macau and Hong Kong. My previous article was a budget travel guide in Macau; this time I’ll give…

Macau in my mind

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/13/2018

I LOVE to travel and explore new places. Whether it’s a simple road trip or a visit to a foreign country, I would welcome it. This time my restless feet took me to Hong Kong and Macau—by…

Chinese National survives fall from Osmeña Peak

Doris Mae Mondragon 04/14/2018

A Chinese National survived a 20-foot fall from Osmeña Peak in Badian town, Cebu Saturday noon. The 35-year-old tourist identified as Lau Tin Yan sustained minor injuries at the right side of her stomach due to the…

WWII bomb defused in Hong Kong after thousands evacuated

AFP 02/01/2018

A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a…

Foreign runners abound in Cebu Marathon 2018

Glendale G. Rosal 12/26/2017

  THE UPCOMING Cebu Marathon 2018 will be well represented by runners from different countries around the world. The race, which starts and finishes at the Cebu Business Park on January 14, 2018, has attracted 4,997 runners…

2nd storm in a week batters southern China

AP 08/27/2017

Hong Kong — A second tropical storm in days swept into southern China on Sunday, lashing Hong Kong and Macau with heavy rain and strong wind as the region reels from the strongest typhoon in decades that…

Taiwan bans consumption, sale of dog and cat meat

04/12/2017

BEIJING — Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The…

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