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Stop the creeping tryanny

HONG KONG (SE): Dressed in black with only red handkerchiefs as a prop, four barefooted women danced the drama of the killing fields of The Philippines at a candlelight vigil held in Chater Road, Central, to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
 

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Useless certificate on chopping block

HONG KONG (SE): Migrant workers in Hong Kong from The Philippines have welcomed an announcement that the Overseas Employment Certificate, which they have long argued is a meaningless document that is time consuming to procure, is on the chopping block.

From September 15, the requirement for migrant workers returning from home leave to the same employer or job site to obtain an Overseas Employment Certificate will be temporarily dropped on an experimental basis.

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New president welcome but his guns are not

HONG KONG (SE): Dolores Balladares Pelaez, the chairperson of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong, said she is happy about the first State of the Nation Address of the newly-elected president, Rodrigo Duterte, because he showed concern for overseas Filipino workers.

She added that Duterte’s pledge to the Filipino people is unprecedented. “No other previously elected president has delivered with such intensity, simplicity and sincerity,” she said.

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