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Refuge life viewed through the lens

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : A photographic exhibition showcasing the lives of migrant workers hidden behind the protective concrete walls of Bethune House as seen through the lens of Xyza Cruz Bacani’s camera, will open between 6.00pm and 8.00pm on November 22 and continue until November 29 in Jordan, Kowloon.

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Protest denounces bullet scam

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Around 300 migrant workers took part in a protest in Chater Road on November 1 denouncing the bullet planting racket at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

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Mind your own business

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Using a name borrowed from one of the first computer accounting packages ever to be released for small businesses, Mind Your Own Business is being promoted by the Philippine Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD MRI) in conjunction with several Philippine organisations in Hong Kong in order to promote small to medium sized enterprise among migrant workers.

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Simbayanan-KAMMPI turns sweet sixteen

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Simbayanan-KAMMPI put on a day of fun and frolic as it turned sweet 16 on October 21 at the Mother of Good Counsel parish in San Po Kong.

Around 600 friends, members and guests gathered for the day, which ran under the theme, The Life of the Living Saints.

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Mabuhay no more but stories will stay
Although Mabuhay means long life or live long, the time has come that the name must disappear from the Sunday Examiner newspaper.
 
However, even though the name may be disappearing, the stories that have been published on The Philippines and life of Filipino communities in Hong Kong will stay, although sometimes they may be on a different page.
 
The page dedicated to readers’ views will remain untouched and all usual features will continue as well.
 
Over time
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Migrante mourns death of woman of peace

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Migrante Hong Kong mourned the death of a former member, Flora Baniaga-Belinan, at a simple ceremony in Ice House Street on October 11.

Baniaga-Belinan was an active member of Migrante during her 10 or so years in Hong Kong as a migrant worker. She went home to The Philippines for good in 2003, but continued her advocacy work among victims of human trafficking and other human rights violations right up to her premature death from cancer earlier this year.

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Consecrated life and today’s challenges

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The chaplaincy for Filipinos organised a session for the Filipino community on consecrated life and mission on October 1 at the Sing Yin Secondary School, New Clear Water Bay Road.

An introduction was given by Canossian Sister Vicky Ramos on what consecrated life and mission are.

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Love and compassion on the streets of Central

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : In 2007, a handful of migrant workers made a decision to reach out to their compatriots in Hong Kong who had been diagnosed with cancer.

Inspired by two people who were living with the illness, the little group saw how much a migrant worker is isolated from their basic family support group, which makes a diagnosis of cancer an even more frightening prospect, as it may have to be faced alone, in isolation.

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Education has a ripple effect

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Over 90 people donned the academic gowns of the University of Hong Kong to receive their graduation certificates at the Rayson Huang Theatre on September 27, after attending a series of talks on various aspects of health care.

The new graduates said that the course has boosted their self-confidence, as well as helping them to improve their performance in the workplace.







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Visit to the Maryknoll Motherhouse

A visit by 10 students and four staff from theto the Maryknoll Sisters Motherhouse in Ossining, New York, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the school

 

Our group from Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) arrived at the Maryknoll Sisters Motherhouse on the evening of July 26 during this year’s summer vacation.