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Students’ support warms the hearts of foreign domestic workers

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The support of the students who joined a domestic worker empowerment project touched the heart of the audience in the same way as the heavenly singing of the Philippine Madrigal singers. 

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Philippine Madrigal Singers in Hong Kong to celebrate Independence Day

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Philippine Madrigal Singers gave a memorable experience to over 800 people who attended a concert at the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre in the University of Hong Kong on June 9.

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‘No fees’ coalition breaks record

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Nearly 20,000 overseas Filipino workers have signed up for a signature drive which started on May 31 against the terminal fees of 550 pesos ($86) and the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).

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Leaders wish for a country free from greed in Independence Day prayers

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Religious leaders shared about their concerns about the country, particularly the national election in 2016, during a interreligious prayer meeting held in Chater Road marking the 117th anniversary of the proclamation of independence of The Philippines on June 14. 

Nine religious representatives from Catholic, Protestant and Muslim groups led prayers on stage for the various aspects of the country during the prayer meeting. 

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Move on with the Spirit as your companion priest says

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Around 800 people from different Charismatic groups gathered at the Caritas Hall in Caine Road where a celebration of Pentecost Sunday organised by the Hong Kong Catholic Charismatic Service Committee was held on May 24.

The event ran under the theme The Joy of the Gospel and the Power of the Spirit and the invited guest was renowned speaker, Jesuit priest, Father Fio Mascarenhas. 

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Cordillera Day highlights issues on social justice

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Migrant workers from Cordillera called for social justice, fair distribution of land and resources as well as accountability for the displacement of people during the celebration of Cordillera Day Hong Kong at Edinburgh place in Central on May 10.

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The joy of making a proper budget

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Over 100 people who have finished their financial literary courses run by the Philippine micro-credit organisation, CARD-MRI Hong Kong, shared their joy of properly budgeting their money and develop a habit of saving at a graduation ceremony held at the Catholic Diocese Centre on May 24.

As many as 100 graduates from batches 23 to 26 and a livelihood training were presented with certificates. 

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Revolutionaries in exile remembered on Flag Day

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Philippine consulate general in Hong Kong joined with the Filipino community to commemorate National Flag Day at Morrison Hill Playground, Wanchai, on May 10.

The singing of the national anthem was led by a live band formed by members of the Mindanao Federation. It was then followed by a wreath-laying ceremony led by consul general Bernardita Catalla and deputy consul general Christian de Jesus at the plaque marking the spot where the first Philippine flag was sewn in May 1898. 

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Seminar on how to serve Mass with heart and skill

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : A liturgical seminar was organised by the chaplaincy for Filipinos on May 1 to boost the confidence of those involved in various ministries during the Mass.

The seminar, held at Holy Family parish, Choi Hung, was joined by over 400 people from different ministries including altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, choir members and ushers. The morning session focussed on the principles and the theological meaning of different parts of the Mass. 

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Filipinos in Hong Kong mourn the loss of a devoted diplomat

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Filipino community in Hong Kong mourned the death of the Philippine ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr., former deputy consul general serving in Hong Kong from 2000 to 2004, whose dedication to work for the Filipinos in Hong Kong was fondly remembered.

Lucenario, called Doy by his friends, was reportedly killed in a helicopter crash on May 8 at the Naltar Valley in the Gilgit region of northern Pakistan. 

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