Print Version    Email to Friend
Austerity is the new vogue for Overseas Absentee Voting

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : No indelible ink to mark the index finger and poor quality marking pens for the ballot papers were the hallmarks of the first two days of absentee voting for the May 13 Philippine elections.

Voting began exactly one month prior to polling day in The Philippines across the absentee voting world.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
A great day out with history

The Apostleship of Prayer English Speaking Community Hong Kong had a day out on April 4 at the historic chapel of St. Joseph at Yim Tin Tsai, where the founder of the Divine Word Missionaries and now a canonised saint, Father Arnold Janssen, ministered for a few months while waiting to go into China in the 1890s.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
Vote early and vote with discernment

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : A quiet atmosphere pervaded the precinct for absentee voting at Bayanihan Centre in Kennedy Town on April 21, as a steady flow of people filed up the outside stairs to the waiting area to cast a ballot for the May 13 elections.

Despite the worry expressed by community groups that the limited number of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines could create long queues, vice consul, Chuck Macaspac, said that procedures had been smooth to date.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
Chinese vessel aground on Palawan heritage reef

PUERTO PRINCESA (UCAN) : Philippine authorities say that a Chinese fishing vessel has run aground on the Tubbataha Reef, barely three months after a United States of America (US) Navy minesweeper became stuck on the same World Heritage site.

The Chinese vessel carrying at least 12 crew ran aground on the reef on the evening of April 9 about 1.1 nautical miles east of the Tubbataha Ranger station, a report from the Coast Guard search-and-rescue vessel that had arrived in the area early on April 10, says.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
Philippines represented at Mass for pope

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Philippine government and community was officially represented at a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immacualte Conception on April 8 to celebrate the election of Pope Francis by the consul general to Hong Kong, Noel Servigon, and his wife, Chi, as well as the deputy consul general, Rosanna Villamor Voogel.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
Philippine booth gets prize at Flower Show

 

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Philippine display took out the trophy for Best in Excellent Design in Landscape Display at this year’s Hong Kong Flower Show, which was held in Victoria Park from March 15 to 24.

Sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department the annual event drew hundreds of thousands of flower lovers, as well as fans of the garden and horticulture, in addition to many keen photographers.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
Raising absentee voters out of the don’t matter basket

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : While the Absentee Overseas Voting Register in Hong Kong lists over 80,000 names of people who are entitled to cast a ballot in the upcoming May 13 election, few politicians bother to make the short trip from Manila to canvass for their support.

This prompts the question as to why the largest offshore electorate can be ignored so easily.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
Sto. Niño honours golden oldies

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : The Sto. Niño de Praga community from the Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Filipinos honoured its golden oldies at the celebration of its 29th anniversary of foundation at a luncheon held in the Caritas Restaurant in Caine Road, Central, on March 10.

Barbara Navarro, Joan Dumol, Esperanza Cañeso and Nerissa Nichols were given presentations in recognition of their long term loyalty, service or dedication.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
A Cordillera Day with a difference

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : A public display of the life and concerns of people from the indigenous lands in The Philippines is not only a colourful event, but also the revelation of hardship, poverty, oppression and lost rights.

So when over 1,000 people descended on Chater Road from the Cordillera Region provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and the Mountain Province on March 24, the street was not only alive with colour, but also rang with a strong call for self-determination.

More from this section





Print Version    Email to Friend
Filipino and proud of it!

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : Immaculately dressed in their trademark purple, they said it in pictures, they said it in documents, poetry and song, but most of all the members of Lakbay Dangal (Walking with Dignity) said it through a welcome to their guests imbued with the Filipino heritage, history and culture that has bred within them a profound pride in being who they are.

Around 200 people gathered to celebrate the third anniversary of the group at the hall of the Sacred Heart Canossian School in Caine Road on March 17.

More from this section