The collision last Friday night between a Cheung Chau ferry and a barge off Hei Ling Chau was not unexpected, since this area is criss-crossed by many fast ferries to Macau and the islands, and slow-moving barge traffic. Fortunately, no one was killed, but this could have easily been as bad as last year's Lamma collision.Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 3:03am 2 comments
A Philippine court entered a not-guilty plea on Monday for former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on charges she misused US$8.8 million in state lottery funds in the third corruption case against her.29 Oct 2012 - 11:31am
In an ironic twist of history, former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was brought to book the same way her predecessor was - for breaking a law she herself supported.21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
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
Philippine Muslim rebel negotiators told American diplomats that their group could Balkanise the south if pushed and had been urged to conduct assassinations, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
Kuala Lumpur hosts Philippine peace talks22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Two months ago, all of Hong Kong was caught up in a frenzy of anger, frustration and sadness stemming from the needless deaths of eight tourists and the wounding of seven others at the hands of a disgruntled former police officer in Manila who wanted his job back.1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Instead of fading quietly into retirement, outgoing Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is behaving more like a freshly minted leader.8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
In pouring rain before a huge crowd, the millionaire presidential candidate Manuel 'Manny' Villar did a most unlikely thing last Sunday.
In his rain-soaked orange campaign shirt, the tycoon belted out a popular song You are the One to some 100,000 residents of Davao City, in the country's south, hoping to entice them to vote for him on May 10.24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
LOSING MY RELIGION I was born in a very religious family. When I was young, my parents were considered well-to-do - they had big fish ponds in Bulacan [province] and they had a photographic studio. My father was a former military man and a former sprinter, [he represented the Philippines in] the Far Eastern Games of the 1930s.18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am