20th Jun (06:17)
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Hong Kong Free Press : Give domestic workers across Asia and the Pacific the rights they deserve

On International Domestic Workers Day, the International Labour Organization’s Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa says workers were often cast aside with few rights and protections during Covid-19. Read full story
20th Jun (06:13)
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Hong Kong Free Press : Covid-19: Let’s seek a new deal for domestic workers as Hong Kong gets back on its feet

“It is no longer enough to see [domestic workers] as an afterthought in Hong Kong’s future: they must be given the same consideration as any other community,” writes Manisha Wijesinghe. Read full story
20th Jun (06:09)
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Rappler : HIGHLIGHTS: Sara Duterte inauguration as vice president | June 19

Sara Duterte, Davao City mayor and daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, took her oath as the 15th vice president of the Philippines in her hometown on Sunday, June 19. Read full story
20th Jun (06:04)
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Hong Kong News : MDWs Denied from Hong Kong’s Consumption Vouchers; Activists Call on For Wage Increase Among Others

Hong Kong domestic worker activists call on the government to raise Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) wages, to regulate their unlimited working hours, and provide proper accommodation since they were once again denied by the government to receive the next e-vouchers to be given in August 2022. Read full story
20th Jun (06:01)
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Philippine Inquirer : Got P200 to spare? You can watch these Filipino queer films around the country

IRL Pride month festivities are a go. But besides walking the streets with Pride on your sleeves, June’s events also include watching films—and tons of ’em. How? Through a film fest, of course. Read full story
20th Jun (05:57)
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The Sun HK : Vendo para sa mga basyong plastic ng mga inumin, daragdagan pa

Isang proyekto ng gobyerno ng Hong Kong na naglalayong mangalap at mag-recycle ng ginamit nang plastic na bote ng mga inumin gaya ng tubig at softdrink, ay malapit nang makarating sa mas maraming lugar sa Hong Kong. Read full story
17th Jun (12:07)
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Hong Kong Free Press : Over 80 per cent of Hong Kong employers believe they can sack pregnant domestic workers, survey finds

More than eighty per cent of Hong Kong employers believe they have the right to sack a domestic worker if she becomes pregnant, according to a survey by an NGO. Read full story
17th Jun (09:54)
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Philippine Inquirer : Carla Abellana speaks up on split with Tom Rodriguez: ‘I was made to look so stupid’

Carla Abellana has finally broken her silence on her separation from her estranged husband, actor Tom Rodriguez, amid rumors that their marriage is in the process of being annulled. Read full story
17th Jun (09:51)
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Philippine Inquirer : 34% of Filipinos say life went worse since last year

MANILA, Philippines — At least one third of Filipinos have felt that their lives took a turn for the worse after a year, polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in a recent survey released Thursday. Read full story
17th Jun (09:47)
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The Sun HK : Pinay, umaming ninakawan ang amo para may pambayad sa utang

Pinatawan ng dalawang buwang pagkabilanggo ang isang Pilipina na umamin sa pagnanakaw ng anim na singsing ng employer dahil nabaon ito diumano sa utang nang ipagawa ang bahay ng kanyang ina. Read full story
17th Jun (09:44)
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The Sun HK : Domestic Worker’s Day marked with protest for Covid relief, higher pay

It’s International Domestic Workers’ Day today, and a group of migrants marked the occasion by picketing the Central Government Offices in Tamar to demand higher pay and their inclusion in the pandemic relief handout. Read full story
14th Jun (09:39)
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Philippine Inquirer : Not just love: Ariel Rivera reveals secret of his 25-year marriage to Gelli de Belen

Love is a given in many long-term relationships. But for Ariel Rivera, the real secret to his 25 years of marriage with Gelli de Belen is “respect." Read full story
14th Jun (09:34)
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Hong Kong News : Almost P50,000 per year for all mandatory fees for OFWs

Several organizations of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) staged a picket at the ground of the building of the Philippine Consulate today, June 12, calling for the Philippine Government to scrap all the mandatory fees. Read full story
14th Jun (09:30)
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The Sun HK : Experts say Covid tally could hit 4 digits, as 737 infections detected

A health expert advising the government on its Covid-19 response says the daily caseload could reach four digits by the end of the month due to residual infections from the fifth wave. Read full story
14th Jun (09:29)
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Rappler : Cusi is sole billionaire in Duterte Cabinet at end of 2021

Among the heads of executive departments, Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista has the lowest net worth in 2021 so far, while at least 4 have a declared net worth between P100 million and P500 million, based on SALNs obtained by Rappler Read full story
14th Jun (09:27)
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Rappler : 36 Years: The decades-old fight for equality

Facebook Twitter Copy URL This week, we celebrate Pride by taking stock of where we are in our collective struggle for true equality in the Philippines Read full story
13th Jun (07:37)
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Dim Sum Daily : Chief Executive-designate John Lee says there is no limit to freedom of the press as long as media outlets do not violate the law

The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam said today (12th) at the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the publication of Ta Kung Pao that the media should continue to make good use of press freedom and monitor the government’s governance. Read full story
13th Jun (07:28)
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Hong Kong Free Press : China vows ‘fight to the end’ to stop Taiwan independence

China will “fight to the very end” to stop Taiwanese independence, the country’s defence minister vowed Sunday, stoking already soaring tensions with the United States over the island. Read full story
13th Jun (07:25)
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The Sun HK : Nora Aunor among 8 new National Artists of the Philippines

The Philippine government, through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), has conferred the National Artist award to eight Filipino icons who have made significant contributions to the development of local arts. Read full story
13th Jun (07:23)
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The Sun HK : Officials warn Covid infections may rise as 814 cases reported today

Health officials are warning that the daily Covid-19 infections may rise further, as they reported 814 new cases on Sunday, slightly lower than yesterday. A recordp-high 106 imported cases were among them Read full story
13th Jun (07:20)
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Rappler : 36 Years: After 2022 polls, crucial for Filipinos to develop ‘sense of history’

MANILA, Philippines – In looking at the landslide election win of Uniteam tandem Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte, historian Leloy Claudio said it’s important to have a “sense of proportion” or a “sense of history.” Read full story
13th Jun (07:14)
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Philippine Inquirer : Bulusan erupts anew; ashfall reaches Albay

LEGAZPI CITY—Mount Bulusan erupted anew early on Sunday, its phreatic or steam-driven eruption stronger than the previous one a week earlier, sending residents back to evacuation centers as the volcano’s ashfall reached as far as this provincial capital of Albay about a hundred kilometers away. Read full story
11th Jun (08:39)
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BBC : India water: Hundreds jostle to reach well

People in Khadimal village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra have been forced to risk their lives every day for one bucket of water. Read full story
11th Jun (08:33)
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BBC : Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use

People in Thailand can now grow cannabis plants at home and sell the crop after the nation removed marijuana from its banned narcotics list. Read full story
11th Jun (08:29)
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Dim Sum Daily : AirAsia receives backlash on social media after allegedly making false claims on finalising 99% of all customers queries, most netizens lament over zero response on their refunds

(Kuala Lumpur) According to Malay Mail, AirAsia Aviation Group Limited (AAAGL), the aviation arm of Capital A group said they have already finalised over 99 per cent of all customer queries and will work towards progressively settling the final 0.8 per cent in the coming months. Read full story
11th Jun (08:26)
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Hong Kong News : Filipino torture claimant jail for 18 weeks for Breach of Condition of Stay

After years of trying to get approval from the authorities in Hong Kong lodging for non-refoulment as a torture claimant, but refused several times, a Filipino woman’s case came to an end last Tuesday, June 7 at Shatin Magistracy Courts. Read full story
11th Jun (08:24)
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Rappler : Marcos talks accountability and drug war with envoys | Evening wRap

President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. discusses with the United Nations and European diplomats a ‘high level of accountability’ in terms of human rights in the Philippines. Read full story
11th Jun (08:22)
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Rappler : Another PH protest, Chinese ships in Ayungin Shoal

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Friday, June 10, protested a series of actions done by the Chinese in Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal, criticizing it as Beijing’s latest violation of Filipinos’ rights in the West Philippine Sea Read full story
11th Jun (08:17)
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The Sun HK : CE says HK’s status as intl hub hurt by strict quarantine rules

Outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam has blamed the recent mass emigration of people in Hong Kong on Covid-19 quarantine controls than on the national security law. Read full story
11th Jun (08:15)
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The Sun HK : Dodoblehin sa $1 ang halaga ng bawat plastic shopping bag

Simula sa Dec 31 ay dodoblehin na sa $1 mula sa kasalukuyang 0.50 ang bayad sa bawat plastic na shopping bag na hihingin kapag namili. Read full story
9th Jun (07:50)
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Philippine Inquirer : Gov’t may now tap P75-billion coco levy fund for farmers

MANILA, Philippines — Just weeks before ending his term, President Rodrigo Duterte issued an executive order that will pave the way for the government to finally tap the multibillion-peso coco levy fund to revive and modernize the country’s coconut industry. Read full story
9th Jun (07:45)
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Hong Kong Free Press : ‘Blurry red lines’: Concern over plan to disqualify Hong Kong social workers who ‘endanger national security’

A government bill amendment to block Hongkongers who are convicted of “endangering national security” from being registered as social workers has prompted concern in the sector, legislators said on Tuesday. Read full story