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Katy Perry spends Easter with Filipinos in Hong Kong

MANILA, Philippines — Before flying to Manila on Sunday night, American pop star Katy Perry received communion and attended mass with the Filipino and intern.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarApr 2nd, 2018

Duterte Spends Weekend Break in HK

President Rodrigo Duterte and his family spent the weekend in Hong Kong to take a break, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go announced in his Facebook page. On Saturday night, Go uploaded photos of him with Duterte who was joined by his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña and daughter Kitty. “Bago pa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Duterte under fire for Hong Kong trip as Filipinos reel from soaring inflation

Social media users hit President Rodrigo Duterte for going on an unannounced trip to Hong Kong with his family as Filipinos grapple with steep prices of commodities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

2 Filipinos injured as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes Hong Kong

A Filipina tourist underwent surgery while another was wounded and 41 others rescued as Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest storm of the year, battered Hong Kong after it slammed into the northern Philippines, the Philippine Consulate General said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

2 Filipinos hurt as Mangkhut hits Hong Kong

At least two Filipinos were injured while 41 others had to be rescued in the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

2 Filipinos hurt, 37 rescued from Mangkhut in Hong Kong: diplomat

Two Filipinos sustained minor injuries while at least 37 others were rescued as Typhoon Mangkhut slammed Hong Kong after leaving a wide trail of destruction in the northern Philippines, a Filipino consulate official said Monday. Source link link: 2 Filipinos hurt, 37 rescued from Mangkhut in Hong Kong: diplomat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

DFA tells Filipinos in Hong Kong: Prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday, September 15, urged the 227,000-strong Filipino community in Hong Kong to prepare for Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong in the Philippines). "The Department of Foreign Affairs is asking the Filipino Community in Hong Kong to take precautions in view of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

DFA: No Filipinos affected in Hong Kong shooting

No Filipinos were hurt or killed in shooting that took place on Tuesday near a Hong Kong shopping center, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). According to the DFA, the Philippine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

DFA: No Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong shooting

No Filipinos were affected in a rare instance of gun violence in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

DFA: No Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong shooting

No Filipinos were affected in a rare instance of gun violence in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Source link link: DFA: No Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

JG Summit, Oriente investing P10 billion for expansion of Cashalo mobile app

Gokongwei-owned JG Summit Holdings Inc. and Hong Kong-based Oriente are pouring in P10 billion over the next three years to build and expand the reach of Cashalo, a mobile application that provides on-demand access to loans to Filipinos......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

ABL: McKinney beats out fellow Filipinos Standhardinger, Brickman for Asean Heritage MVP

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - Three Filipinos were vying for the recognition as top Heritage Import in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. In the end, it’s Filipino-American Mikh Mckinney taking home the trophy presented right before Game 2 of the Finals on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, besting Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger and Fil-Am Jason Brickman. With per game counts of 22.2 points, 5.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals, Mckinney was a key cog for China’s Chong Son, a first-year team that claimed the top-seed in the playoffs. He and Anthony Tucker combined to form an awesome twosome that propelled upstart Kung Fu to the very top of the standings. Mckinney’s year-long brilliance was more than enough to hold off Standhardinger’s blazing hot start for Hong Kong and Brickman’s steady steering of Mono of Thailand. Chong Son also has even more reason to celebrate as Tucker won World MVP while Charles Dube-brais won Coach of the Year. Tucker’s stuffed stat line of 22.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 1.6 steals made him the undisputed top non-Southeast Asian player. Dube-brais, meanwhile, guided a rookie squad into contention......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Duterte’s apology to Hong Kong: A closure for Filipinos

Congratulations on the installation of Mr. Frederick Go as the first honorary consul of the Republic of Latvia to Cebu by Consul General of the Republic of Latvia, Robert Lim “Bobby” Joseph at the Summit A Ballroom of the Summit Galleria Cebu in Robinsons Galleria in Gen. Maxilom Ave. (Mango Ave.)........»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Turns out, not being second-seed was a good thing for Finals-bound Alab

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – Renaldo Balkman remained fired up even after Alab Pilipinas completed an emphatic semifinals sweep of now-dethroned champion Hong Kong. “Everybody kept talking about (how) they (were) the number one team,” he told reporters post-game. “Hey, they got a great team, but I know how good we prepared for these games and I think we had an edge on them.” Apparently, that edge is a winning streak which has now stretched to seven games, dating back to the tail-end of the elimination round. Then, the Filipinos won all of their last three assignments and gave themselves a good chance at the second-seed and the automatic advance into the semifinals. All they needed to happen was for Eastern to defeat Chong Son in their own last assignment. That didn’t happen, however, and Chong Son got the top-seed, Hong Kong got the second-seed, and the Philippines was relegated to the third-seed. That meant that there wouldn’t be any rest for Alab and they would be matched up with dangerous Saigon in the quarterfinals. For Balkman, continuing to play – and continuing to roll – was just what they needed. “Well, not being arrogant or what, I just know how my guys are. We’re playing well, we’re playing together, and I think the best thing that happened to us is that we played in the (quarterfinals),” he shared. He then continued, “If we sat home and rested, I mean, it would hurt us, but since we played in the (quarterfinals), we got better going into the (semifinals). Indeed, Balkman and company have only gotten better and better as they followed up a blanking of the Heat with a sweep of Hong Kong. Now, the Filipinos are back in the Finals of the Asean Basketball League. “I’m just really proud of our guys. They have fought and clawed their way into the Finals,” head coach Jimmy Alapag said. He then continued, “We have a confident group that deserves to be in the Finals. Like I’ve been telling them in the beginning, let’s give ourselves an opportunity, let’s get to the end and let’s see what happens there.” The Philippines will face either top-seeded Kung Fu of China or resurgent Mono of Thailand in the best-of-five championship round. Whatever happens there, Balkman promised that the show would go on. “The next step for us is to win the championship so we gotta prepare. I’m gonna tell it one more time, it’s gonna be another show whoever we gonna play,” he said. He then continued, “Win or lose, no matter what, it’s gonna be a show because it’s the last three games we got to win and it’s all over.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Finals-bound Alab Pilipinas dethrones Hong Kong in emphatic sweep

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – Alab Pilipinas is into its first-ever Finals now in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. And they are going there with their confidence as high as ever, having gone undefeated thus far in the playoffs. Renaldo Balkman yet again proved to be no match for neither Ryan Moss nor Christian Standhardinger, Justin Brownlee and Ray Parks Jr. were right there by his side, and the Filipinos blasted the crown off the heads of now-dethroned Hong Kong, 79-72, on Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex. Coming off a league playoff record 46-point outburst in Game 1 of the semifinals series, the Puerto Rican reinforcement remained a force and pounded in 21 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Balkman was a mismatch inside and also had the thunderous throwdown that detonated the 16-5 burst that broke off a tied tally of 43-all and built up a 52-43 advantage in favor of the Philippines. The home team would hold on to the lead for the remainder of the game, even as Marcus Elliott and Christian Standhardinger kept coming and pulled Eastern to within 70-77 with 38 ticks to go. Brownlee’s free throws and a pair of defensive stops, however, ultimately boosted Alab to the best-of-five championship round. There, they try to continue streaking all the way to their first-ever title. Brownlee wound up with a team-high 22 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, and three assists while Parks Jr. chipped in 13 markers, 13 boards, and five dimes. Pao Javelona also came up big with 11 points, eight rebounds, and four assists as starting point guard Josh Urbiztondo was still hobbled. Winners of seven straight, the Filipinos will face either top-seed Chong Son of China or resurgent Mono of Thailand in the Finals commencing next week. Elliott topped the scoring column for Hong Kong with 25 points. Filipino-German Standhardinger had a 15-point, 16-rebound double-double in his last game in the ABL before he takes his talents to San Miguel in the PBA. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 79 — Brownlee 22, Balkman 21, Parks 13, Javelona 11, Raymundo 6, Alabanza 4, Domingo 2, Hontiveros 0, Sumalinog 0, Urbiztondo 0. HONG KONG EASTERN 72 — Elliott 25, Standhardinger 16, Moss 15, Lamb 8, Lee 4, Lau 3, Tang 1, Xu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 16-16, 37-32, 60-49, 79-72. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 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

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

Duterte to travel to Kuwait to witness signing of agreement for OFW protection

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that he would go to Kuwait “anytime” to oversee the signing of an agreement between the Philippines and the Gulf state on overseas Filipino workers (OFW). Speaking before thousands of Filipinos in Hong Kong, Duterte said that the Kuwaiti government was gracious enough to accept his numerous demands for [...] The post Duterte to travel to Kuwait to witness signing of agreement for OFW protection appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Balkman’s 46-point outburst lifts Alab past HK Eastern in semis game 1

Renaldo Balkman got unleashed on the big stage as he powered Alab Pilipinas past Hong Kong Eastern, 98-94, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three ASEAN Basketball League semifinals Wednesday at Southorn Stadium. Balkman set an ABL playoff record of 46 points, one more than what Justin Howard had in 2017, while also tallying 14 boards, four assist, four steals, and two blocks to lead Alab over Hong Kong, a team they never beat in two occasions in the eliminations. Alab's first encounters against Hong Kong, though, did not feature the import combo of Balkman and Justin Brownlee, and that partnership made the difference this time for the Filipinos as the the two importsshowcased ...Keep on reading: Balkman’s 46-point outburst lifts Alab past HK Eastern in semis game 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Lo Domingo’s breakout reminds us that Alab is deepest team in ABL

HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM – Alab Pilipinas put away Saigon last Saturday at the CIS Arena, finishing off a quarterfinals sweep that sends them back into the Final Four. Facing the tough, tough Heat and their rowdy, rowdy crowd, the Filipinos needed to play their best to come out on top. They did just that as Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee both did their thing, Ray Parks Jr. and Josh Urbiztondo provided support, and even Pao Javelona and Pamboy Raymundo delivered contributions of their own. The star of Game 2, though, was sixth man Lo Domingo who had 21 points, six rebounds, and three assists in 25 minutes of action – bar none, his best game in the season. Lawrence Domingo escapes his defender for the JAM! #ABL8Playoffs pic.twitter.com/EkhVNhLEfa — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Abril 7, 2018 It was also his thunderous throwdown that ignited the 10-2 blast that boosted the Philippines ahead for good. Asked about it post-game, he answered, “That dunk, I was kind of really bouncy in warmups. I had the lane there and that gave me a chance to do it so I did.” The six-foot-five forward would only continue his strong play from there, outmuscling the likes of Maxie Esho, David Arnold, and Moses Morgan and having his way inside. For head coach Jimmy Alapag, Domingo’s breakout was yet another proof that hard work pays off. “He’s been great for us for a while now and it’s great to see a young kid come in and work hard every day. It’s great see him reap the rewards of his hard work,” he said. For the Filipino-American from New Mexico, his breakout was just him doing anything and everything to help his team win. “I was just being patient, knowing that my time is gonna come. It’s already come now that it’s the playoffs,” he said. He then continued, “I feel like I’ve been playing hard all year and this is just something that comes from playing hard. In the end, I’m just gonna do whatever my team needs me to do.” With Domingo, Balkman, Brownlee, Parks Jr., Urbiztondo, Javelona, and Raymundo all on-point, Alab is indeed proving Heat point guard Akeem Scott’s statement that “they have a deep bench and it’s hard to beat a team like that.” They are going to need to keep proving that if they are to go through defending champion Hong Kong in the semifinals and then a Finals battle up against whoever among top-seed Chong Son of China, upstart Mono of Thailand, or rival Singapore. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Alab Pilipinas finishes off q’finals sweep of fighting Saigon

HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM - Alab Pilipinas has just proven it can win pretty and it can win ugly in its quarterfinals conquest in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. The Filipinos used total team effort once more, only this time to power through a very physical challenge put up by home team Saigon, 96-85, on Saturday at the CIS Arena. This hardfought win, coupled with their Game 1 win where they came out on top in a high-scoring affair, sends them to the semifinals opposite defending champion Hong Kong. That best-of-three series starts on Wednesday and as always, will be on S+A and S+A HD. The two teams were all even at 40-all late in the second before a thunderous throwdown from Lo Domingo went back-to-back with a slam jam from Justin Brownlee in a 10-2 run for a 50-42 lead in favor of the Philippines early in the third. Both the advantage and the momentum would never leave their side for the remainder of the game. In the end, Domingo turned in the best game of the season with 21 points on top of six rebounds and three assists off the bench. Renaldo Balkman posted a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double while Brownlee also pounded in 18 markers and 13 boards. Pao Javelona and Ray Parks Jr. also added 11 and 10 points, respectively, as Alab continued to play its best basketball heading deeper into the season. For the Heat, Akeem Scott showed the way with 22 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 96 — Balkman 21, Domingo 21, Brownlee 18, Javelona 11, Parks 10, Raymundo 6, Urbiztondo 6, Hontiveros 3, Celiz 0, Sumalinog 0. SAIGON HEAT 85 — Scott 22, Esho 20, Morgan 17, Arnold 14, S. Nguyen 6, Williams 6, H. Nguyen 0, To QT 0. QUARTER SCORES: 28-27, 46-42, 73-59, 96-85. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018