OPINION   
Editor's Note
Labor's profligacy
It is a story that never ceases to amaze. Everyone who has heard of how our government is made to spend $460,000 on the spanking new quarters of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Admiralty Center cannot help but get shocked, if not mad.

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Anak Araw
Naglalahong Pinay
Kamakailan ay naglabas ng isang report ang South China Morning Post tungkol sa dumarami raw na insidente ng paglalaho ng mga Pilipinang domestic helper na dinadala ng kanilang mga amo sa Britanya.

Para sa ilang Pinoy, ayon sa mga komentong mababasa sa Facebook page ng The SUN, ito ay isa na namang batik sa karangalan ng ating lahi. Ito, para sa kanila, ay isang nakakahiyang ugali ng mga Pilipino. Sinisira daw nito ang reputasyon ng mga Pilipino bilang matapat na tao, na pinaghirapang buoin ng mga nauna na sa kanila. Details...

BUHAY PINAY   
Bagong salta

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NEWS FROM HOME   
`I am not perfect, but I did my best,' Aquino says
"Mga Boss, aaminin ko: Ni minsan po, hindi ko iniisip na ako ay perpekto," President Benigno Aquino III said in his valedictory state of the nation address (Sona) on July 27 before a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives at the Batasan Pambansa plenary hall. But he asserted that he did what he thought was best for the people.
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COMMUNITY   
Card-OFW holds back-to-back courses
Trainors from the CARD-OFW Foundation split into two groups on Jul 26 to conduct two separate financial literacy seminars in Kennedy Town and Homantin.
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SPORTS   
Filipina bowler almost snares gold in Asian schools fest
Bea Hernandez bravely led the Philippines' charge in the Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships in Hong Kong with the 15-year-old student rolling the first 300 in the fourth game of the girls' singles on Day 1 of this year's tournament.

Hernandez, playing for the country's A team on July 27, shot up the ladder to fifth from 18th and posed a threat to Koreans Kim Dong Yo and Kim Jin Ju.
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PINOY JOKES   
Selos

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Chinese Horoscope   
Ano ang hatid ng Agosto sa iyo

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Your Daily News   
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  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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