DFA confirms second Filipino COVID-19 patient in Hong Kong

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it has confirmed reports that a second Filipino woman in Hong Kong has tested positive for the COVID-19. According to DFA, the information from the…

Ban on travel to HK, Macau lifted for Pinoy migrant workers

Dona Pazzibugan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino migrant workers can now return to their jobs in Hong Kong and Macau after the government eased the ban on travel to and from the two Chinese administrative regions that it imposed 17…

79 OFWs in Bicol get P10,000 aid

Mar S. Arguelles 02/12/2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– At least 79 Bicolano Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who were affected by the travel ban in China, Hong Kong, and Macau because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), would receive P10,000 financial assistance from the…

2nd OFW in HK quarantined after employer tests positive for nCoV

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 02/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Hong Kong had been quarantined after her employer tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV). “The Philippine Consulate General…

25,000 HK maids in danger of losing jobs

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning, Jovic Yee 02/05/2020

MANILA, Philipppines — More than 15,000 newly hired domestic helpers and another 10,000 vacationing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are stranded in the country after the government imposed a ban on travel to and from China, Hong Kong…

Hong Kong reports 1st nCoV death

02/04/2020

BEIJING – Hong Kong on Tuesday reported its first death due to the 2019 novel coronavirus after-  a man who had traveled from the mainland city of Wuhan that has been the epicenter of the outbreak. The…

Hong Kong Disneyland temporarily closed following virus outbreak

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 01/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Hong Kong Disneyland announced Sunday that it will temporarily be closed following precautions against the spread of coronavirus across China. In a statement, the popular theme park said the move was to protect the…

BI intercepts 3 women in Naia bound for HK to work as bar girls

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 01/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines—Operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) have foiled another human trafficking attempt after they intercepted three women who were allegedly recruited to work as bar girls in Hong…

Onederful Year of Delivery

PR 12/10/2019

CEBU – Lalamove, Asia’s leading same day delivery app, now celebrates its first year anniversary in the Queen of the South, continuously supporting its clients’ day-to-day operations through its efficient delivery service. Lalamove made it their personal…

Xi meets Lam in ‘vote of confidence’ over Hong Kong protests

11/05/2019

HONG KONG – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s surprise meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was a “vote of confidence” in her government’s ability to tackle five months of anti-government protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese…

Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

10/25/2019

HOUSTON — A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets’ season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night (Friday morning, October 25, 2019, Philippine…

Hong Kong government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

10/23/2019

HONG KONG  – Hong Kong authorities are set to formally withdraw an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The security chief is due on Wednesday to announce the bill’s…

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