Gold luck! BOC stunned to find gold jewels worth P80M on plane toilet

Jean Mangaluz 11/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Call it a case of “gold luck.” On Thursday night, during a routine check, agents from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) were stumped to find a hoard of gold jewelry worth an estimated P80…

Hong Kong to ease tour group restrictions

China Daily/Asia News Network 11/09/2022

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Monday said it will launch specific arrangements for inbound tour group travelers this month that would allow them to visit tourist sites and dine in restaurants.…

Passenger of Manila-HK PAL flight tests positive for monkeypox

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A passenger of a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight bound for Hong Kong on Sept. 5 tested positive for monkeypox, the air-carrier’s spokesperson, Ciello Villaluna, said in a statement issued on Wednesday night. The passenger…

No Hong Kong travel ban yet amid COVID-19 Omicron variant threat — NTF

Daniza Fernandez 11/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 on Sunday clarified that inbound Hong Kong flights are still allowed since it is not yet included in the travel ban list amid the threat of the COVID-19…

Philippine Malditas book ticket to AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India with win over Hong Kong in Uzbekistan

Glendale G. Rosal 09/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Malditas or the Philippine Women’s National Football Team will make their second appearance in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup after dominating Group F in the qualifiers.  The Malditas…

PH Malditas need a draw against Hong Kong to barge into Women’s Asian Cup in India

Glendale G. Rosal 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Malditas or the Philippine Women’s National Football Team only needs a draw against Hong Kong tomorrow to book a ticket to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in India…

Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo rules Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 09/03/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s very own Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo dominated four age groups in the Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup 2021 which ran from August 26 to 29. The major virtual rhythmic gymnastics tournament…

Hong Kong detects new coronavirus variant in passenger from PH

Daphne Galvez 01/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Hong Kong has detected the presence of the new COVID-19 variant, believed to be more infectious, in a passenger who returned from the Philippines on Dec. 22. Hong Kong health officials said Tuesday that…

Hong Kong to impose new virus restrictions to battle fourth wave

12/08/2020

Hong Kong, China—Hong Kong will ban evening dining at restaurants and close fitness centres, the city’s leader said Tuesday, December 8, 2020, as part of new measures aimed at stemming a fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Chief…

Hong Kong pink dolphins enjoy comeback as pandemic slows marine traffic

AFP 10/17/2020

Rare pink dolphins are returning to the waters between Hong Kong and Macau after the coronavirus pandemic halted ferries, but scientists remain deeply concerned about their long-term survival in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes. The…

Anger as Hong Kong court keeps ‘discriminatory’ live-in rule for migrant maids

Reuters 09/23/2020

A Hong Kong court’s decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labor rights advocates, who said it exposed foreign maids to conditions akin to…

Hong Kong reports world’s first case of COVID-19 reinfection

China Daily/Asia News Network 08/25/2020

BEIJING — A man living in Hong Kong has been infected by the novel coronavirus for the second time, according to a research by the University of Hong Kong. The man, 33, was first confirmed to be…

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