OPINION   
Editor's Note
A new scam
If it sounds too good to be true, then it is a scam.

Time and again, we have warned our fellow Filipinos, especially those who are abroad, to stay away from investment schemes that offer unusually high returns.

But for some, the lure of easy money has always proved hard to resist. Details...

Anak Araw
Numerong may K
Kapag malikot ang isip, marami ang natututunan. Kahit mula sa mga numero na karaniwan nating iniiwasan. Details...

Migrant's Forum
Celebrating Chinese New Year with a bang
I thought I was just dreaming when I heard the continued blast of firecrackers at around 12 midnight on February 18th, the first day of the Chinese New Year, at Clear Water Bay. For awhile, I thought I was back in the Philippines celebrating the new year with my family, but then I heard the loud beats of the drum and the deafening sounds of the cymbals, and I realized I was still in Hong Kong, joining hordes of others in welcoming the year of the sheep. Details...

BUHAY PINAY   
Dahil sa vetsin

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NEWS FROM HOME   
Oust-Aquino move a dud
No more than 1,000 people turned up for what was touted as a big event on February 22 to seek the ouster of President Benigno Aquino III.
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COMMUNITY   
Charity walk ng Fat Big Heart sa Sai Kung, tagumpay
Umabot sa 235 katao ang nakilahok sa "Bawat Hakbang Ko ay Makahulugan," isang charity walk na isinagawa ng grupong Fat Big Heart (FBH) sa Saikung
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SPORTS   
Fate pounds Phoenix, 10-4, advances to next round
Light rain soaked the Tin Kwong Road field on Feb. 15, but this did not stop Fate A from mastering the soggy conditions to overwhelm CUHK Phoenix, 10-4, in five innings.
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PINOY JOKES   
True reflection

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Chinese Horoscope   
Ano ang hatid ng Marso sa iyo

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Your Daily News   
  GMANews
  Phil. Daily Inquirer
  Manila Times

  Mid-May 2013 Hong Kong News   
Filipina fighting to be with resident kid wins appeal
A Filipina mother has won a temporary legal victory in her fight to stay and look after her seven-year-old daughter who is a permanent resident here in Hong Kong.

The Court of Appeal reversed the Director of Immigration's decision to refuse an application by Milagros Tecson Comilang, a former domestic helper, to extend her stay in the territory.

In its judgment handed down on May 2, the CA directed the Director to make a fresh determination based on the true nature of the application, which was for Comilang to stay and take care of her young daughter, who is also an appellant in the case.

The Court said the Director's basis for his judgment was "apparently misconceived" since it treated Comilang's bid as an application to remain as her daughter's dependant.

The applicant could not have sought this because her 7-year old daughter "was self-evidently not in a position to support her mother."

To further illustrate the Director's misapplication of the Dependant Policy to the case, the Court referred to the application as a "square peg" which was made to fit the "round hole of his (the Director's) Dependant Policy."

The CA's judgment was, however, not entirely a victory for Comilang.

She now has to wait again for the Director of Immigration to decide on her application to remain in Hong Kong based on the ground ascertained by the Court.Comilang worked as a domestic helper until July 2005.

She was given permission to stay as a visitor until Oct. 10 of the same year.

But three days before the expiry of her visa, she married a Hong Kong permanent resident, and subsequently applied for a change of status.

But the marriage broke down and the husband withdrew his sponsorship in 2007.

Last year, he obtained a decree of nullity of the marriage on the ground that he was already married when he married Comilang.

The daughter, who was born in 2006, automatically became a permanent resident by virtue of her being born in Hong Kong to a parent with the same status.

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