OPINION   
Editor's Note
Lies and half truths
It is not easy being at the center of a raging controversy. More so if it involves charges of serious dereliction of duty, or worse, corruption.

Thus, it was with extreme caution that we reacted when we first received an anonymous letter accusing former Labor Attache Manuel Roldan of a series of acts that at best amounted to serious misconduct. Details...

Migrant's Forum
Bad court decisions make for unjust law
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy at Lingnan University



There are times in history when legislatures come together and somehow manage to enact good laws. These are the kinds of laws that tend to make society a better place for all. These are the kinds of laws that create conditions of greater safety, fairness of equality for all persons in society. Details...

Know Your Rights
Something good comes our way
As I was preparing my KYR in this issue, I came across an article that I believe will really make migrant workers happy. Here, I will share the important parts of the article and towards the end, I will just add a few sentences to elaborate the points raised for the consumption of our readers. This is good news indeed. Details...

BUHAY PINAY   
Umamin na para iwasan ang habla

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NEWS FROM HOME   
Prove it, Binay camp dares accusers
While Vice President Jejomar Binay continues to consider accusations of corruption and ill-gotten wealth against him as part of a demolition job, his spokesmen have challenged his principal accuser, former Makati City vice mayor Ernesto Mercado to show concrete proof and not just bare allegations.
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COMMUNITY   
Three gifts to IsaFed at anniversary bash
Surprise came in threes at the fifth anniversary celebration of Isabela Federation, held on board MV Star Pisces off Tsim Sha Tsui on Oct. 2.

The first was a pledge by Rep. Ana Cristina Go (2nd district, Isabela) to donate four months of her Php50,000-a-month salary to IsaFed for their projects.

She also promised to help raise funds for them in Isabela.
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SPORTS   
FBA launches final tourney for `14
The Filipino Basketball Association launched on Oct. 12 its last tournament for the year, FBA Basketball League, with a five-game card at the Jaffe Road court in Wanchai.
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PINOY JOKES   
Tech savvy

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Chinese Horoscope   
Ano ang hatid ng Oktubre sa iyo

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Your Daily News   
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  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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