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    Hong Kong tourists are gradually returning to Manila

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila HK tourists slowly revisiting Manila Hong Kong tourists are slowly returning to Manila despite the imposition of a black travel advisory- the highest-level warning- ... In the first six months of 2010- before the August 23 incident- 71,867 visitors from Hong Kong were recorded. The tourism department noted that the number of visitors from mainland China to Manila rose ...


    Fight for 'justice' for hostages in 2010 Manila shooting goes on

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Brother of tour guide killed two years ago during botched response to Hong Kong hostage-taking, says he won't give up Fight for 'justice' for hostages goes on Tse Chi-kin knows that many Hongkongers would like to put the Manila hostage crisis behind them, but he has never considered giving up his fight for justice for his ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Racial taunting must not be tolerated

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... tourists was taken hostage and eight of them were killed in Manila three years ago, the local community was shocked. Watching the tragedy unfold on the television screen was traumatic, and left us ... helpers and people of Filipino origin in Hong Kong. We might have felt helpless as we watched the incompetent law enforcement agencies in Manila bungle their attempt to save the hostages, but we ...

  4. HK inmates in Manila cry for help

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with corruption, according to Hong Kong inmates who are appealing to the city for help. One Hongkonger being held in the New Bilibid Prison in Metro Manila, where he is serving a life sentence, has ... and with Macau. But in the past three years, only seven prisoners have been transferred back- from Thailand and Macau- to Hong Kong. There are an estimated two dozen Hong Kong inmates in Manila prisons. ...

  5. Despair of Hongkonger jailed 40 years in Manila

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they did not have enough evidence. Tang has written about his ordeal in the Philippines' Bureau of Corrections Reception and Diagnostic Centre in Manila in an open letter to all Hong Kong ...

  6. Manila park to house memorial to dead hostages

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and Raissa Robles in Manila A monument commemorating the eight Hongkongers killed in the Manila hostage crisis a year ago today will be built in the city's Rizal Park. ... traumatised. The bloodbath, broadcast live and watched by hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people, deeply shocked the public and soured the city's relations with Manila. A year after ...

  7. Signs of the times

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... relocates so frequently it's probably inaccurate for him to call Canada home at this point. For the past few years, he's travelled around Asia, from Manila to Myanmar, venturing into areas ... Americans are accustomed to seeing this level of poverty,' he says. 'Some situations in places like Manila, for example, are quite dire.' Inspired to give back, Ashton started, ...

  8. Manila on hunt for PR firm to fix image

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Raissa Robles, Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow and Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippine government is seeking a Hong Kong public relations company to burnish its image here as a holiday destination in the wake of the Manila bus hostage tragedy. The country's Department of Tourism is offering a one-year contract worth US$60,000 for a PR firm to come up with a campaign to 'regain the confidence ...

  9. Manila crisis survivor turns 19 in hospital

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Jason Leung Song-xue, who suffered brain damage during the Manila hostage crisis, celebrated his 19th birthday in Tuen Mun Hospital yesterday with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and top health officials, including Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok and Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk. Tsang and the authority gave him a camera ...

  10. Lawsuit eyed in quest for payout by Manila

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Law Society is seeking legal information from its counterparts in the Philippines, and local legal experts, about the possibility of victims of the Manila hostage tragedy suing ... whether there was negligence on the part of the Philippine government. Philippine investigators yesterday admitted for the first time that Manila police might have shot some of the tourists ...




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