The number of corona virus cases in Hong Kong has soared dramatically. The Hong Kong University School of Public Health and the News and Media Research Centre held a workshop on the corona virus infectious disease yesterday. The director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division of the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, Yi Guan, estimated that the actual number of infected people in the Mainland may exceed 230,000.
According to Sing Tao Daily report, he expected that the number of infections in Hong Kong alone would be higher than the number of confirmed cases, but believed that the current testing was sufficient, saying that it was not possible to test all returnees from overseas.
A 32 year old Filipino domestic worker was diagnosed positive of Covid-19. She is now in isoloation at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.
According to Chuang Shuk-kwan, communicable disease chief at the Center for Health Protection, she has been sick with cough and fever since early this month. Initially, she was tested negative but returned a positive result after three days on Tuesday.
She became Hong Kong’s 61st confirmed case of Covid-19. On Feb. 13, her 67-year-old female employer was diagnosed as 52nd confirmed coronavirus patient.
Sad news again for Filipino community here as another hiker died today during Ching Ming festival celebration, as a start of a long weekend.
According to South China Morning Post report, a 26 year old Filipina woman who works as a customer service officer in a financing company went hiking with her younger sister and four friends to Tai Mo Shan country park early morning. They started from Lam Kam Road, Tai Po at about 9am. At around 11am noon, when they reached Ng Tung Chai waterfall, her friends heard a loud noise and found she had fallen 15 meters down into the water.
Her friends told that she slipped and lost her footing while trying to take a selfie on top of the waterfall, fell down and suffered head injuries.
A video uploaded on social media showing her body lying among rocks on water, and there’s a voice crying….”Don’t touch her! She’s already dead!”
The Philippine Cabin Crew Charities, Ltd, in cooperation with Aldub F.A.natiCX of Hong Kong brings you the much awaited romantic movie of the year “Imagine You and Me”. This is going to be the first solo movie of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza who comprise the AlDub love team featured in the popular Kalyeserye segment of Eat Bulaga (GMA-7).
The Hong Kong movie screening will be held on Saturday 23 July, Sunday July 24 and Sunday July 31. There will be five screening each day 9am 1130am 2pm 430pm and 7pm.
Venue will be at The Graduate House, Hong Kong University, Pok Fu Lam.
Teatro Filipino group in Hong Kong is going on a big stage for a musical called “Ang Ugoy Ng Duyan”. Less than a year after ago, the group performed an excerpt of Jose Rizal the Musical during the Buwan ng Wika celebration, held at Philippine Consulate General office at Admiralty, Teatro Filipino is a newly organised performing group for Young Filipinos living in HK. A creative outlet for education on Filipino culture and heritage, Teatro Filipino in Hong Kong will produce a first of its kind musical show for Filipino youths and Families in Hong Kong.We have 31 performing young Filipinos ages 5-28 years old. Majority of them can hardly understand & speak Filipino but are currently doing their best to know and speak the language in the play.
It is now very alarming to see the news on TV and newspapers everyday. Drugs and criminality are the main part of the news.
It’s epidemic and it’s scary as hell that our beloved country is now becoming the next narco state capital in world. Thanks to the current administration. We do have Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) who think they’re doing their job in suppressing this problem but they can’t. This problems remains a socio-economic menace. A number of reported crimes has been rising, while the ability of the police to solve crimes has decreased.
Finally, long wait is over. The epic Filipino film “Heneral Luna” by Jerrold Tarog is coming to Hong Kong. An exclusive free screening will be held on March 6, 2016, 5:30pm at 14/F Philippine Consulate in Admiralty Centre, Hong Kong. This event is being organized by Section Juan Hong Kong, in cooperation with Sentro Rizal, Philippine Consulate General of Hong Kong and Artikulo Uno Productions.
Free tickets will be given on the day of screening and seats are limited. Don’t delay, please register here first to ensure you get seat. First-come, first-served.
We have just experienced the wettest January in recorder history.
We have had enough of the bad weather! From now until the Carnival closes on
21 February, we hereby grant all HONG KONG RESIDENTS FREE ENTRY!
Whatever the weather, the sun is always shining for the people of Hong Kong at the Carnival.
….and so the ads goes from The Standard newspaper today.
The Cold Weather Warning is now in force in the territory and Filipinos especially the domestic helpers who stay out on Sundays will be threatened with an intense cold snap due to polar vortex coming from North China.
As of now, it’s about -20 degrees in most many parts of China.
It will be -1 degree in Ta Kwu Ling, New Territories on early Monday morning. (Image from Hong Kong Observatory)
October issue is out and you can read them online now. On the cover is Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano’s first cover together, Kathrine Bernardo and Julia Montes as former Going Bulilit stars plus Yeng Constantino and Yang showcasing their beautiful home. As usual, we have local news and articles featuring Pinoy community in Hong Kong.