The LSE graduation is attended by Ateneo president.
Hong Kong Musicians Union holds a benefit show.
Xyza Cruz Bacani, an artist who just happens to be OFW, will have a photo exhibit.
Church group joins call to probe ex-labatt
A group of church ministers has become the latest group to call for an investigation into alleged "gross dereliction of duty, incompetence and possible corruption" of former Labor Attache Manuel Roldan.

Their call stemmed from the alleged failure of Roldan to act swiftly on complaints against a Tai Wai-based employment agency which reportedly charged $21,000 each from about a dozen Filipino domestic workers.

Many of the complainants have reportedly lost their jobs after speaking out against the Satisfactory Employment and Travel Services, whose owners had claimed to be friends with Roldan. Details...

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Desperate act
You know that something is terribly amiss when one tries to cover up a misdeed by doing something stupid, like crudely tampering with an official document.

This was exactly what happened when the Consulate started investigating allegations of impropriety against former Labor Attache Dodong Roldan. Details...

Anak Araw
Nakakatawa ang drama sa Pilipinas na kinasasangkutan ng pangalawang Pangulo na si Jejomar Binay.

Matapos na hainan siya ng kaso sa Ombudsman dahil sa sobrang laki ng gastos sa pagpapatayo ng isang parking building sa Makati noong mayor pa siya, hindi pinalampas ng isang senador, si Antonio Trillanes IV, ang pagkakataong suriin ang pagkatao ni Binay lalo pa't nangangampanya na siya bilang susunod na pangulo sa halalan sa 2016. Details...

Migrant's Forum
Aral mula sa Haiyan: Pagbabalik-tanaw
Katulad ng marami, ako ay may karanasang lalong nagpatibay sa aking mithiin sa buhay, ang makatulong sa kapwa. Nag-ugat ito sa naging karanasan naming mag-asawa halos isang taon na ang nakalilipas, nang namalasa sa parteng Kabisayaan sa Pilipinas ang bagyong Haiyan o Yolanda.

Dahil pareho kaming taga Capiz ng aking maybahay na si Liezel ay lubos kaming nag-alala nang wala kaming makuhang balita mula sa aming lugar, apat na araw pagkatapos manalasa ni Haiyan. Dahil dito ay nagdesisyon kaming mag-asawa na ang isa sa amin ay uuwi ng Pilipinas. Details...

Know Your Rights
ILO Convention 189
Not too many migrant domestic workers are familiar with ILO Convention 189 or C189. That is why I decided to discuss it in this column. This is to provide more positive information to all domestic workers, both foreign and local. Details...

Pinoy lessons
Kambal na parehong babae ang mga alaga ng dalawang Pinay na sina Jen at Mel.
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Aquino seeks better relations with China

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HKMU holds benefit show
Good music never dies, nor does it fade away.
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Pinays eye win in HK softball A league debut
Filipina softball players making up Fate A team are all set for their debut match in the premier league of Hong Kong women's softball at Tin Kwong Road on Nov. 23.
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Service providers urge DOLE probe
The group that initiated a complaint on alleged misdeeds by former Labor Attache Manuel Roldan has called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Manila to launch an investigation.

The Coalition of Service Providers for Ethnic Minorities (CSPEM) said the DOLE should take action, after a fact-finding committee found Roldan had allowed a staff member to operate an employment agency. Details...

New labor attache gets accreditation to come to HK
The Philippines' new labor attache in Hong Kong, Nenita Garcia, has reportedly been granted accreditation to assume her post here, but she won't be coming over until the Philippine Overseas Labor Office has moved to its new address at Admiralty Centre. Details...

Consulate steps up OVR listing: registrants hit 3,000
Around 3,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong have registered so far for the Philippine presidential election in 2016.

This number may rise by up to 500 more after an election registration board hearing on Nov. 17. Details...

Comelec tests internet voting
A month-long pilot testing for overseas online registration for the 2016 presidential elections has been launched at the Philippine Embassy in Spain.

This was in line with Resolution No. 9903 of the Commission on Elections, which approved the piloting of the iRehistro Project, an internet-enabled system for overseas voter registration. Details...

Ateneo president graces LSE graduation
Rev. Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S. J., president of Ateneo de Manila University, has told the new graduates of the Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship program to remain "heart-strong" during recognition rites held at Bradbury School in Wanchai on Nov. 9. Details...

56 would-be teachers in HK pass licensure exam
Only about 10 percent of 560 Filipino domestic workers who took the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in Hong Kong in August passed the grade.

According to results released by the Professional Regulation Commission to Hong Kong on Nov. 5, only 29, or 9.86 percent, of the 294 prospective elementary school teachers who took the examination at the Bayanihan Center on Aug. 17 passed the test. Details...

Bethune House steps up fund drive
The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge is again appealing for help, ahead of an expected increase in its expenses next year, and a significant drop in pledged funds from its biggest donor. Details...

Pinay pleads guilty to hurting 6-year-old autistic child
A Filipina domestic worker has pleaded guilty at Eastern Court to a charge of ill-treating a six-year-old special child that caused the girl facial injuries while spoon- feeding her. Details...

Husband fetches Ruby Ann's remains
The remains of Ruby Ann Diola, who fell to her death from the 32nd floor of a residential tower in Mid-Levels on Oct. 23, may be flown to Manila any day now, according to officials at the Philippine Consulate General. Details...

Breast cancer test finds 2 Pinays with lumps
Two out of 57 Filipina domestic workers who showed up at the Philippine Consulate General on Nov. 9 for a free breast cancer examination were found to have lumps in their breasts. Details...

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Hulog ng langit, huwag damputin
Kapag nakakita ka ng 20 pesos sa kalye sa Pilipinas, malamang ay pupulutin mo iyon at ipagmamalaki mo pa ang perang "hulog ng langit". Kapag dumating sa iyo ang ganitong pagkakataon sa Hong Kong, huwag mong pulutin at baka bumagsak sa iyo ang langit.

Kung sa Pilipinas ay balewala ang pag-angkin ng napulot na pera gaano man kalaki ang halaga niyon, sa Hong Kong, ang pambubulsa ng salaping pag-aari ng iba'y magdudulot sa iyo ng kapahamakan. Iyan ay dahil sa magkaibang kultura at batas ng ating bayan at ng lungsod na nagpatuloy sa atin.

Shop for a day at Lo Wu
People from Mainland China come to Hong Kong to shop for real Gucci or Prada, as well as to buy melamine-free milk. But every weekend, thousands of Hong Kong people cross the border into China to get a shopping-high, often at Lo Wu Shopping Centre. Why? Because if you haven't heard, Lo Wu is the place to get bargain basement clothes, shoes, handbags, and even gadgets.

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Xyza Cruz Bacani: An artist who just happens to be an OFW
On the night of September 28, Xyza Cruz Bacani was walking around Admiralty with two cameras and a five-kilogram bag. Tension was high as hundreds of students went toe-to-toe with the Hong Kong Police, starting what is now known as the `Umbrella Revolution'. The scene had the power to draw not only the strong willed socio-political activists, but creative minds and artistic eyes as well.

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