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  1. Estrada's eager HK fans await his arrival

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Supporters of disgraced ex-Philippine president Joseph Estrada in Hong Kong were last night eagerly awaiting their leader's visit, which was announced in a text message. Ching Bautista, a trustee of NGO Balikatan sa Kaunlaran (Shoulder to Shoulder for Progress), said: 'The text said 'President Estrada is arriving. He will be a sponsor ...

  2. Estrada to keep home, limousines

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila An anti-graft court ruled yesterday it would no longer plan to seize the limousines or family home of convicted and pardoned former Philippine president Joseph Estrada, court spokesman Renato Bocar said. Mr Bocar said the court sheriff had recently discovered bank holdings worth 1.1 billion pesos (HK$210.7 million) held under Mr Estrada's alias, Jose ...

  3. 'Erap' holds court on revolution and mistresses

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles The lunch that the pardoned former president Joseph 'Erap' Estrada laid out for a dozen foreign correspondents was unexpected: the fish was the size of a toddler, ... water- was vintage Erap. Between puffs of his favourite Lucky Strike cigarette, Mr Estrada cracked self-deprecating jokes while deftly answering questions about his political plans, his political ...

  4. The big picture

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Entrepreneur Ricky Wong crossed a line when he brought politics into play on his first day at ATV, writes Joseph Wong The appointment of entrepreneur Ricky Wong Wai-kay as ATV chief ... that it will become viable does not make business sense, particularly in an economic downturn. But the power of politics will keep the station alive, at least for now. Joseph Wong Wing-ping, formerly ...

  5. Legco shows courage in holding Lehman probe

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong Last Wednesday, an overwhelming majority of lawmakers supported a motion to invoke the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance to investigate the sale of Lehman ... it is calling the government and banks to account for their actions, it is also putting the ability, professionalism and integrity of members on display. Joseph Wong Wing-ping, formerly secretary ...

  6. Damage control

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Protecting the nation's image - at any cost - is the overriding concern ahead of the Beijing Olympics, writes Joseph Cheng Hong Kong reporters were recently involved in scuffles ... Joseph Cheng Yu-shek is a professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong ...

  7. Fake accounts on website hit Arroyo allies

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Arroyo and deposed ex-president Joseph Estrada have more than 100 accounts each. The self-descriptions in these accounts range from the mildly insulting to downright maligning. One Friendster ...

  8. Joseph Wong lashes out at tax decision

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Former Education and Manpower Bureau chief Joseph Wong Wing-ping has criticised the plan to suspend the levy on maids' employers as 'against natural justice' and warned it could face legal challenges. Mr Wong urged the government to amend the Employees Retraining Ordinance- which governs the HK$400-a-month tax on employers- to resolve the controversy. Mr ...

  9. Joseph Boroski

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The American celebrity mixologist, employed by chic Central venue Sevva to add a cosmopolitan touch to its drinks list, tells Nicholas Walton how he got into the business. ORIGINS I was 18, not yet in college, and working as a cashier at a small-town supe ...

  10. Investor Joseph Lau loses his Midas touch

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li Corporate raider Joseph Lau Luen-hung has made a fortune out of the stock market in the past, but that luck appears to be fast running out. Last year, in a surging market, his property firm Chinese Estates Holdings reported a gain of HK$1.2 billion from securities investment. Its core business- property- contributed only HK$2.73 billion. Now with the market ...




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