Deployment of Pinoy workers to Hong Kong continues Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Despite the intensifying protest actions in Hong Kong, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday deployment of Filipino workers to the special administrative region continues. In a statement, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, noted they have not received any recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to impose a temporary deployment ban in Hong Kong. He, however, assured the public the situation is closely being monitored by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office. “The DFA has not raised the alert level in Hong Kong. We have to wait for their recommendations before we can take any action or suspend temporarily the deployment of OFWs there,” he added. Since June, mostly young Hong Kong nationalshave been doing mass … [Read more...] about Deployment of Pinoy workers to Hong Kong continues
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LIST: Flights canceled due to Hong Kong protests (Philstar.com) - August 5, 2019 - 8:49am MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority announced that flights to Hong Kong would be canceled due to ongoing protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The protests in Hong Kong, triggered by a controversial extradition bill, have caused a slowdown in airport operations. As of 8 a.m. on Monday, here's the list of canceled flights: NAIA Terminal 3 Cathay Pacific CX907 HKG – MNL CX906 MNL – HKG CX919 HKG – MNL CX918 MNL – HKG CX903 HKG – MNL CX902 MNL – HKG CX935 HKG – MNL CX934 MNL – HKG CX912 MNL – HKG CX939 HKG – MNL CX976 MNL – HKG NAIA Terminal 2 Philippine Airlines PR318 MNL – HKG PR319 HKG – MNL PR306 MNL – HKG PR307 HKG – MNL Philippine Airlines (PAL) advised its passengers that they may be accommodated … [Read more...] about LIST: Flights canceled due to Hong Kong protests
MANILA - Cathay Pacific on Monday canceled several flights due to protests in Hong Kong triggered by opposition to a proposed extradition law that quickly evolved into a wider movement for democratic reform. Protesters aim to paralyze Hong Kong with city-wide strike The following flights to and from the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city have been canceled: CX907 - Hong Kong to Manila CX906 - Manila to Hong Kong CX919 - Hong Kong to Manila CX918 - Manila to Hong Kong CX903 - Hong Kong to Manila CX902 - Manila to Hong Kong CX935 - Hong Kong to Manila CX934 - Manila to Hong Kong --With Agence France-Presse … [Read more...] about Several flights canceled due to Hong Kong protests
MANILA- "Why does he have to go there?" Malacañang on Friday questioned why former Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario had to go to Hong Kong, knowing that he might be held by authorities there just like former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Del Rosario, who led Manila's winning arbitration case against Beijing, said he was stuck at Hong Kong immigration on Friday waiting for clearance. By Friday afternoon, he was denied entry. He is expected to fly back to Manila later in the day. Hong Kong denies entry to Philippines' former top diplomat "Why does he have to go there? That's my question to him. Ex-DFA chief and China nemesis Del Rosario held at HK airport Del Rosario, a non-executive director of Hong Kong's First Pacific, was traveling to the Chinese special administrative region for a shareholders meeting, said his lawyer, Anne Marie Corominas. Manila's former top diplomat said there was "no rational explanation" as to why he was held by Hong … [Read more...] about Palace asks Del Rosario: Why go to Hong Kong?
Ex-Ombudsman Morales denied entry to Hong Kong Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - May 21, 2019 - 4:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is also a retired Supreme Court justice, was denied entry to Hong Kong. News5 reported that lawyer Anne Marie Corominas, Morales’ legal counsel, said the immigration officers stopped Morales from entering Hong Kong. Other media reports said that Morales was with her family when she was stopped from entering Hong Kong. The former ombudsman is being detained at a holding area at the Hong Kong International Airport. Morales and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario called the attention of the International Criminal Court to Chinese officials’ alleged crimes against humanity against the Philippines and our fishermen in the South China Sea, which is within the Philippine territory. The two former top of officials of the … [Read more...] about Ex-Ombudsman Morales denied entry to Hong Kong