Manila Bay

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Obama delivers state-of-the-union speech

US President Barack Obama delivers his annual state-of-the-union speech to Congress, an opportunity to set out some of his priorities for his second term of office.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 2:45am

Tragedy payouts extended

Overseas relatives of Hong Kong people injured or killed abroad are to be given financial assistance by the Government in response to the Manila Bay tragedy last year.

According to amendments to be gazetted today, divorced partners or overseas relatives of travellers involved in accidents can make claims to the Package Tour Accident Contingency Fund Scheme.

24 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Plan to fly in key witnesses for Manila Bay inquest

Police are proposing to fly the Philippine pilot, boat owner and the tour guide responsible for the Manila Bay cruise that killed seven Hong Kong people last year to the SAR for the inquest.

A police spokesman said the Philippine Consulate had been asked to invite key individuals involved in the August 15 cruise to attend the hearing scheduled between January 19 and 27.

19 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Tour firm still offers Manila Bay cruises

Undaunted by last week's accident, Citizens Travel yesterday continued to offer tours including trips around Manila Bay.

The Philippine Dream tour, at $2,340, was advertised and available at the firm's office in the Landmark building in Central, with the boat trip advertised as 'an idyllic sunset cruise through Manila Bay'.

20 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Millennium rides sea changes to slender lead

THE notoriously fickle weather conditions off the Philippine coast yesterday conspired to deny both Stormvogel and Millennium an opportunity to break the 10-year-old China Sea Race record.

4 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

'I don't like the job but I need to feed my family' my family

RENE names Tarzan and James Bond as his heroes. Even though he pulls in a monthly salary of up to 20,000 pesos (HK$6,100), the 33-year-old Filipino has no bank account.

Whenever possible, he shares his income with the squatters who spend most of their days scrounging for scraps around Manila's notorious Smokey Mountain.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am