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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Appeals for justice mark Mass for Manila dead

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Almost 1,000 people turned out in Manila yesterday for a memorial service for the victims of last week's tour bus tragedy, with appeals for justice over ... Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Manila Auxiliary Bishop, said in his homily. 'Not only the Chinese are calling for a just and swift investigation of this case. We Filipinos demand the same from ...

  4. Manila hostage victims advised to try mediation first for payouts

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Mediation with the Philippine government may be the best option for Manila bus tragedy victims and their families seeking compensation, the Law Society says. Its president, Huen Wong, said there was sufficient evidence for victims to sue the Philippine government for negligence. He made the remark after the society studied the first report on the tragedy ...

  5. Speedy Steve takes crown

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Manila in 1972. Steven, who grew up in South Africa, is not yet qualified to represent Hong Kong in next month's Asian junior championships in Sri Lanka. He is still a few months away from ...

  6. Needless Philippine travel alert only adds to dangers

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having witnessed the fatal events of last month's Manila hostage crisis unfurl live on television, it is not surprising that in the immediate aftermath, Hong Kong audiences were ... detailed travel warning for its citizens against visiting the southern Philippine islands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, because of civil strife, but makes no mention of the Manila hostage ...

  7. Hu offers condolences and support for Hong Kong's follow-up work

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung President Hu Jintao said yesterday that the central government would continue to support Hong Kong's follow-up work on the Manila hostage tragedy when he met Chief ... to the families of eight Hongkongers gunned down by a disgruntled former Manila policeman and the survivors of the hostage tragedy, which happened just over two weeks ago. The president hoped ...

  8. Ing smashes HK's venerable junior 1,500m record

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... IAAF World Athletics Day at Wan Chai Sports Ground. The 17-year-old ran three minutes and 56.64 seconds to demolish the former mark of 4:02.40 set by Glen Hortstead in Manila in 1972. Ing ... that he fully expected Ing to soon break the Hong Kong senior 1,500-metre record of 3:55.6, which was also set 40 years ago by Dave Gibson in the same Manila meet. 'We are targeting ...

  9. Family mourns maid killed in HK saving boy hit by bus

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney and Raissa Robles in Manila A domestic helper who made the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of a boy in her care in Hong Kong will be buried in the Philippines today. ... for their families. They had planned to work for a few years until they had saved enough to return to Manila and start their own business. 'Juanita wanted to work abroad to help me,' Edwin said ...

  10. Wow! The US$15m Adastra comes home

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... out. It would then go to Manila for some fine-tuning. ...




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