Duterte, Family Visits Jollibee Branch in Hong Kong

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his family on Thursday, April 12, visited a branch of Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee at Whampoa, Hung Hom. On the last day of his working visit here, the President dropped by Jollibee along with his partner Honeylet Avanceña, daughters Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Kitty, and his grandson, Stingray. […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuApr 14th, 2018

DU30 dines at fastfood resto in Hong Kong

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte showed his common touch when he dined at a Jollibee outlet in Hong Kong before meeting members of the Filipino community at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on Thursday. Duterte and his party while dining broke bread with overseas Filipino worker Alma Pardillo who shared her personal….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Jollibee continues branch expansion in Hong Kong, Brunei, UAE

HOMEGROWN fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) continues to expand in Asia and the Middle East, adding three new stores as it moves forward with its plan to increase revenue contributions from international operations. JFC on Thursday said it recently opened three new stores located in Brunei International Airport, Hong Kong, and the United Arab […] The post Jollibee continues branch expansion in Hong Kong, Brunei, UAE appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Has Mary Jane Veloso been forsaken by PH gov’t?

After four failed attempts to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacaang and the supposed lack of attention from officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the family of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso feel they have been forsaken by the Philippine government in their crusade. Mary Jane's father Cesar reiterated the family's appeal to the President on Monday to make good his promise to help her escape death row in Indonesia, following her 2010 conviction for smuggling 2.6 kilograms of heroin. "With those previous missed visits, and the fact that the DFA has not communicated with us for so long, we fear that the government has abandoned our case," Cesar said....Keep on reading: Has Mary Jane Veloso been forsaken by PH gov’t?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Wushu s Wong overcomes injuries to deliver Philippines third bronze

JAKARTA — Not even a recurring tendinitis and a battered right knee could stop wushu artist Agatha Chrystensen Wong from delivering the third bronze medal for the Philippine delegation as she placed third in the women's taijijian and taijiquan all-around competition in the 2018 Asian Games held Monday at the Jakarta International Expo. The 20-year-old De La Salle-College of St. Benilde student, who performed second in the field of 16 entries in the finals of the combined event, finished fifth with a score 9.68 points in the taijiquan held Sunday before ending up third with 9.68 in the taijijian on Monday for a total score of 19.36, just enough for her to clinch the bronze and grab her very first medal in a maiden Asian stint. In doing so, Wong tried to focus amid all the noise of an animated crowd, that included Indonesia President Joko Widodo, who came as early at the start of the event and personally witnessed home bet Lindwell Lindwell score a 9.75 first-place performance for a total of 19.50 points and the gold medal. Juanita Uen Ying Mok of Hong Kong grabbed the silver medal with a total of 19.42 points. “I was so nervous because I placed fifth in the first discipline. I had to make sure of an impressive performance in the second discipline so I can have a chance,” said Wong, who had an impressive stint in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia with her gold in the taijiquan event and another silver in the taijijian event. Performing to the tune of Heal the World, Wong,unmindful of Widodo’s presence, dished out her best performance despite a nagging pain in her foot and a bruised knee that both bothered her landing. “Nahirapan po talaga ako tumapak dahil sa tendinitis ko, tapos hirap ako magbend dahil sa knees ko. But I felt relieved kasi tapos na ako and my hard work paid off," said Wong, who didn't expect she will have podium right on her first try in the Asiad. "I had no expectations. I just wanted to do my best and I think I did my best performance. So I think that's worth it na din for my sacrifices and my family, who always supports me," Wong said. "I just always keep a very positive mindset and that has taken me places already ever since SEA Games and World Championships," add Wong. Wong’s bronze medal was the third of such color for the Philippine team here, counting the two others from the men’s and women’s poomsae taekwondo teams......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Gaming | Duterte cancels second casino project this year

hilippines President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to cancel Landing International Development's USD1.5-billion proposed casino resort in Manila, just one week after the Hong Kong-listed company.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Gaming | Duterte cancels second casino project this year

hilippines President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to cancel Landing International Development’s USD1.5-billion proposed casino resort in Manila, just one week after the Hong Kong-listed company Source link link: Gaming | Duterte cancels second casino project this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Philippines to cancel Landing’s $1.5 bln casino project – Duterte’s spokesman

MANILA- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will cancel Landing International Development Ltd’s $1.5 billion integrated casino project in the capital, his spokesman said minutes after the Hong Kong-listed firm broke ground on Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the lease contract that Landing signed with a state-owned foundation in March has significantly put the government at a disadvantage […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Landing s $11.7b casino in Manila to be scrapped

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will cancel Landing International Development's HK$11.7 billion integrated casino in the capital, his spokesman said minutes after the Hong Kong-based fir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

NayonLanding project to proceed despite sackings

The Hong Kong firm behind a questioned integrated resort development said the project would push through despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s sacking of the entire board of its Philippine partner. Yesterday’s launch of the $1.5-billion NayonLanding project, to be built at the Entertainment City in Parañaque, was marred by Malacañang’s announcement that Duterte had fired the [...] The post NayonLanding project to proceed despite sackings appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Duterte fires top Nayong Pilipino officials The groundbreaking ceremony for a $1.5-billion integrated resort called NayonLanding at the reclaimed area of Manila Bay in Paraaque City was all for naught. President Rodrigo Duterte fired on Tuesday the entire management and board of directors of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) as the agency and a Chinese casino operator launched the project. The NPF officials were sacked for allegedly approving a long-term lease contract with Hong Kong-based Landing International Development Ltd. that the President found "grossly disadvantageous to the government," said presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. (See related story in Biz Buzz on Pa...Keep on reading: Duterte fires top Nayong Pilipino officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Japanese gaming mogul, associate arrested

Japanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada and an associate have been arrested by anticorruption agents of the Hong Kong government for allegedly trying to defraud a company owned by his family HK$135 million (P918 million). The arrest of Okada on Aug. 1 in the former British colony came while the Department of Justice was reviewing the $10-million estafa cases filed against him by Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc., operator of the integrated casino resort Okada Manila. Various Chinese media agencies reported that Okada and a certain Li Jian were held by Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The reports said Okada and Li were arrested by ICAC operatives ...Keep on reading: Japanese gaming mogul, associate arrested.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

From Hong Kong to Manila, CHINO is changing the food game

There’s something special in the air the moment you walk in the recently-opened Manila branch of CHINO in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. There is a vibe to it, the kind that tells you it’s the perfect setting for both a casual Friday night reunion with the college barkada or a Sunday dinner ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

HK firm s $1.5-B gaming complex OKd

Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development Ltd. announced that it had won the Duterte administration's blessing to build and open a $1.5-billion integrated gaming resort in Entertainme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Filipino maid dies of stroke after appeal from hospital

The hospital wrote to the Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong urging that it help bring in the critically ill woman's family; a photo of a letter went viral on Facebook........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Rappler story on incest rape recognized in SOPA 2018 awards

HONG KONG – Rappler's Southeast Asia correspondent Natashya Gutierrez received Honorable Mention at the prestigious Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) 2018 Awards for Editorial Excellence.  Her piece "Rape within the family: the Philippines' silent incest problem,"  was recognized under the Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues category at SOPA's annual awards dinner ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Duterte gives wounded troops guns, cash and… cow

DAVAO CITY---President Duterte's generosity toward soldiers is now well-known but it went a step further when he offered one soldier, wounded in battle, a gift that the soldier would surely not forget---a cow.   Seven wounded soldiers recuperating at a hospital here were showered with gifts by the President, who promised them medals, pistols, money and the now famous trip to Hong Kong.   On top of all these, Mr. Duterte gave one soldier, Pfc. Daniel Fabular, a gift that he was likely to remember all his life.   The President offered Fabular a cow to be slaughtered for his wedding to his fiance of nine years, Natasha Kresta dela Cerna.   Ove...Keep on reading: Duterte gives wounded troops guns, cash and… cow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Social mover Sheila Platt, wife of ex-US envoy to the PH, passes away

Sheila M. Platt, wife of former US Ambassador to the Philippines Nicholas Platt, passed away surrounded by her family on May 15 at home in New York City. Even after Ambassador Platt left the Philippines to take up his post as ambassador to Pakistan, eventually returning to New York in November 1992 after retiring from foreign service to become president of the Asia Society, Sheila Platt continued to return yearly to the Philippines to continue her work as board member of Community Family Service International (CFSI), a refugee mental health organization in the Philippines and Hong Kong, Save the Children, Philippines, and the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Manila. S...Keep on reading: Social mover Sheila Platt, wife of ex-US envoy to the PH, passes away.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Hong Kong s behind-closed-doors gay weddings

HONG KONG, China  – It was a day Alvin Chan and his partner C.P. So had never imagined possible – tying the knot in front of cheering family and friends in Hong Kong. Apprehensive about holding a wedding ceremony in the socially conservative city a year after they signed marriage papers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

After criticizing Duterte for junket, Alejano offers Philippine leader rare praise

After criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte for his “junket” in Hong Kong, Rep. Gary Alejano (Magdalo) offered a rare praise for the chief executive for taking a leaner delegation to Singapore to meet with other Southeast Asian leaders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Duterte Apologizes to China for 2010 Manila Hostage Crisis

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday formally apologized to the Chinese people and the government of China for the Manila hostage crisis that resulted in the death of eight Hong Kong tourists in August 2010. Duterte expressed his apology while addressing over 2,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong and before returning to the Philippines from his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018