Filipino People

Filipinos provoked local soccer fans, says supporters' club

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A Hong Kong soccer supporters' club has hit back at Filipino fans who were subjected to verbal and physical abuse by people in a home crowd during an international friendly on Tuesday.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 8:26am 5 comments

Hong Kong's Filipino community flocks to vote in home elections

Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, who is running for mayor in Manila, greets his supporters. Photo: Reuters

As absentee voting in Philippine congressional and local government elections began last week, Filipinos in Hong Kong made sure their voices were heard. Some 2,500 cast ballots, far more than in any other Filipino community abroad.

21 Apr 2013 - 8:00am

Poor miss out on Philippines' economic ascent while rich get richer

Lucio Tan

Optimism is soaring that the Philippines is finally becoming an Asian tiger economy, but critics caution a tiny elite that has long dominated the nation is amassing most of the new wealth while the poor miss out.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:34am

Swiss authorities probe Filipino 'nurse' over Facebook corpse pictures

A Swiss tabloid newspaper identified this woman as the Filipino wife of a Swiss man.

Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation after an alleged care-home nurse posted pictures of herself on Facebook sitting next to the corpse of an old woman.

3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

Discovery Bay cancer family in SOS to Filipinos

Friends of Perez distribute pamphlets. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A Discovery Bay family is appealing for help from the city's Filipino community in its search for a bone marrow match to save a father of three.

Rocky Perez, originally from the Philippines, is suffering from lymphoma and is awaiting a bone marrow transplant.

The family has been looking for a match in international registers for nearly a year, with no luck.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

'Mother's boy' rock solid in tense times

Philippine President Benigno Aquino is ungainly and balding, and was even sneered at as spineless, mentally retarded and a mother's boy when he ran for office two years ago.

He was, in short, the unlikeliest president to stand up to China.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Filipinos united in shoal row

The Philippines' fractious power blocs, as well as the public, have finally found something to unite them - they've swung solidly behind the government in asserting a claim to Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

Anchor of stability

Military exercises among treaty allies should normally neither surprise nor cause offence. But those just completed between the United States and the Philippines are being perceived differently, and not without some justification.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am


19 Charice goes to Infinity and beyond

Charice is coming to Hong Kong as part of her Infinity Tour on March 19. Young Post has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. All we ask for in return is a 500-word review of the show.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Chief justice takes heat for luxury condo

As a luxury bolthole in Manila, it is hard to go past The Fort in Bonifacio Global City.

Bellagio Tower 1 in the Fort complex is home to some of the nation's richest businessmen. The building features a 220 square metre pool, its own sandy beach pool, hydrotherapy tubs, 'aromatherm electronic capsules' and a day spa.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I haven't done anything against my conscience

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on his four decades of public service

Why do I have to prove something that didn't happen?

Philippine President Benigno Aquino, reacting to being asked if he had played video games during last year's Manila bus hostage crisis

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese firms secure road contracts

Four Chinese construction firms quietly got the go-ahead last month to build and repair World Bank-funded roads in the southern Philippines - projects worth 2.7 billion pesos (HK$485 million) - before President Benigno Aquino's visit to China three weeks ago.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Corruption 'the real cause of botched rescue'

Corruption was a key reason behind the bungled rescue of tourists held hostage by a lone gunman in Manila last year, former senior Hong Kong graft-buster Tony Kwok says.

The rescue fiasco was 'a typical example. I think this tragedy is due to corruption,' said Kwok, former deputy commissioner with the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Before it was regular, then it became light, and now it's zero

Philippine President Benigno Aquino, comparing his love life to his favourite drink - Coca-Cola

It's only a matter of time before Hong Kong surpasses London as the world's leading international financial centre

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing urged to throw out Philippine rail contract

The Philippines has asked China to throw out the present contract involving the controversial Chinese-funded NorthRail project in Manila and has proposed that Manila be allowed to conduct a bidding exclusively for Chinese contractors.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am