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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

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

EDITORIAL - Never again?

It will never happen again. This was the promise given by President Duterte the other day to the people of Hong Kong on the last leg of his trip to China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Senatorial hopefuls share Hong Kong stage with Duterte

Some personalities who are reportedly eyeing a Senate run got a foretaste of campaigning for the 2019 midterm polls during President Duterte’s meeting with the Filipino community here the other night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Sara’s Hong Kong presence justified

“SHE was invited.” President Rodrigo Duterte clarified that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, accompanied him during his trip to China and Hong Kong because she was also invited by the Chinese government to visit the country. “She was invited. She went there per invitation. I don’t know about….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte’s bet

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte does not hide the fact that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is his favorite candidate for senator. In his meeting with overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong the President presented his aide as “Senator Bong Go” which elated the OFWs. According to Duterte,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte on Sereno, Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong, Comey’s book | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he only wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno out of the Supreme Court but not in jail.  President Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for the 2010 hostage-taking that killed 8 Hong Kong tourists, during an event in Hong Kong Thursday.  Former FBI director James Comey , in his new book, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte bags $9B in investments from China trip

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte announced on that he has brought home approximately $9 to $10 billion in investments from China. In a speech upon his arrival in Davao City from his four-day trip to China and Hong Kong, Duterte said that the money produced was expected to generate at least 10,000 jobs for Filipinos. China and [...] The post Duterte bags $9B in investments from China trip appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Rumored PDP-Laban senatorial bets show up at Duterte meeting with Pinoys in HK

      It seemed like it was a preview of a campaign rally in 2019 as rumored "senatoriables" appeared during the meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte with the Filipino community in Hong Kong.       Before addressing around 2,000 overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) there, Duterte introduced key personalities who might join the Senate race.       The President introduced his trusted aide, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go, as his "favorite senator."       His remarks drew cheers from the crowd as OFWs were seen waving banners with the statement saying "Go Na Yan." ...Keep on reading: Rumored PDP-Laban senatorial bets show up at Duterte meeting with Pinoys in HK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte back in PH with $9.5-B in Chinese investment deals

    President Rodrigo Duterte is back in the country after a short trip to China and Hong Kong. The President returned home with a $9.5 billion worth of investment agreements from China after he attended the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province. He arrived at the Davao International Airport from Hong Kong on board PR001 past 1 a.m. President Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting where the two leaders agreed to craft a framework on the possible joint exploration in the disputed South China Sea. The chief executive and Xi also discussed ways on how to further economic ties between the Philippines and China despite an ongo...Keep on reading: Duterte back in PH with $9.5-B in Chinese investment deals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte to Reds: Ceasefire first before we talk peace

"Not a single shot fired."` President Rodrigo Duterte made this demand to the communist rebelson Fridayas he reiterated his willingness to resume the peace talks. "There have to be a ceasefire. Not a single shot fired," Duterte said during a press briefing upon his arrival at the Davao International Airport from Hong Kong. The peace talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) collapsed in November 2017 after the President signed Proclamation No. 360, formally terminating the talks with the Maoist insurgents. The termination came after armed rebels launched a series of attacks against governm...Keep on reading: Duterte to Reds: Ceasefire first before we talk peace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Rating drop doesn’t worry Duterte unless it’s due to corruption

    DAVAO CITY - President Duterte said Friday he did not care if his satisfaction rating would go down as long as it was not due to corruption. Duterte was reacting to survey results, which showed him suffering an 11 percent drop in satisfaction in Balance Luzon and Metro Manila. But overall, the President's nationwide rating remained high at +56. Speaking to reporters here on his arrival from China and Hong Kong, Duterte said he made promises during the campaign and he was going to fulfill it, even if his rating fell to "negative 10." These included massive campaigns against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.  ...Keep on reading: Rating drop doesn’t worry Duterte unless it’s due to corruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte sets aside sea row with China for now: I’d rather talk about business

      President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he did not raise the United Nations (UN) ruling on the South China Sea invalidating Beijing's claim in almost all of the disputed sea during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.     "It is not the appropriate time to do it," Duterte said during a press briefing upon his arrival at the Davao International Airport from Hong Kong.     The President said he was more interested in the offer of China for a joint exploration of resources in the disputed waterway.     "They are now offering joint exploration," he said.     During t...Keep on reading: Duterte sets aside sea row with China for now: I’d rather talk about business.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 hostage crisis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte apologized for the 2010 hostage-taking that killed 8 Hong Kong tourists, during an event in Hong Kong on Thursday, April 12. "May I address myself to the Chinese people who are here. From the bottom of my heart, as the President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018