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HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?

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Why did it have to be Manila Mayor Erap Estrada apologizing in Hong Kong to the families of the victims of the August 2010 Rizal Park massacre instead of President Noy?

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Joseph Estrada’s longest ‘sorry’: Manila mayor in HK for hostage crisis apology

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THREE-YEAR-OLD BAGGAGE.  Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (second from left) waves after arriving at Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday. Estrada came to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a mishandled hostage taking in 2010 which soured relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong. AP

Six months after announcing his plan for the trip, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada flew to Hong Kong on Tuesday to deliver a formal apology on behalf of his city to the families of the victims of the August 2010 Rizal Park hostage crisis, a move demanded by the Chinese administrative region but eschewed by Malacañang.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing in HK

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A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong in ‘siege atmosphere’ after fresh attack on media workers

Members of the press gather to get news outside the hospital where the former editor of a liberal Hong Kong newspaper was admitted after being stabbed with a meat cleaver in Hong Kong on February 26, 2014. Kevin Lau, former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, was attacked in broad daylight by two men who escaped on a motorbike in the Chai Wan district where the newspaper's headquarters is located, police said. AFP PHOTO

Fears over press freedom in Hong Kong intensified after two media executives were beaten by masked men, with one newspaper Thursday describing a “siege atmosphere” in the city.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Manila Councilor Bernie Ang: Bureau of Immigration raids hurting talks with Hong Kong

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HONG KONG nationals are reportedly crying foul over these pictures showing Chinese and Taiwanese nationals believed to be illegal aliens being rounded up for questioning in Manila. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

A Manila councilor has criticized authorities for what he described as the indiscriminate arrest of suspected illegal aliens in Binondo at a time the city government is trying to appease Hong Kong over the 2010 hostage-taking incident.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Chinese woman cuts off ex-boyfriend’s penis, kills him—report

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A Chinese woman chopped off her former boyfriend’s penis with scissors and then killed him with a hammer after he raped her, a Hong Kong court heard, according to a report Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong police raid brothels converted from public toilets

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Hong Kong police have shut down brothels operating in converted public toilets in a shopping mall, making dozens of arrests in raids on the operation run by triad crime gangs, reports said Friday.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong reports 2nd H7N9 bird flu case

In this file picture taken on April 11, 2013 officials test poultry at the border with mainland China in Hong Kong as part of measures against the spread of the deadly H7N9 bird flu. Hong Kong on December 2, 2013 confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, according to the broadcaster RTHK, in the latest sign of the virus spreading beyond mainland China. AFP PHOTO /FILES/ Philippe Lopez

Hong Kong reported its second human case of H7N9 bird flu just days after the first, raising fears that the virus is spreading beyond mainland China.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DoH on bird flu: Don’t panic

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The Department of Health said it has enough personnel to monitor travellers entering the country to prevent the spread of H7N9 bird flu strain in the Philippines.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hong Kong to quarantine 17 people over bird flu case

In this April 11, 2013 file photo, a chicken is kept in a cage waiting to be inspected by health workers in Hong Kong.  AP

Hong Kong will quarantine 17 people after the city confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, officials said Tuesday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong reports 1st case of H7N9 bird flu

In this April 11, 2013 file photo, a chicken is kept in a cage waiting to be inspected by health workers in Hong Kong.  AP

Hong Kong has reported its first case of the H7N9 bird flu strain, in a possible sign the virus is spreading beyond mainland China since it first emerged there earlier this year.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong ferry hits unknown object, 85 hurt

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A high-speed ferry heading from Hong Kong to Macau hit an unidentified object off an outlying island in the predawn Friday, leaving 85 people injured, authorities and the ferry company said.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong domestic workers treated as ‘slaves’–Amnesty

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Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the “slavery-like” conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of “inexcusable” inaction.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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