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A lot more than dollars and pesos

HONG KONG (SE): An announcement by the freshly-minted consul general from The Philippines, Antonio Morales, that the number of Filipino migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong has topped the 200,000 mark, may indeed ring well in the ears of government officials that are busily mooting plans to import up to around 600,000 of them.
 

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Looking at money as a community resource

HONG KONG (SE): At the biggest and most successful micro credit organisation in The Philippines, CARD-MRI believes that economic progress does not happen in a vacuum, but only comes with community development.
 
While many migrant workers may believe they are helping the progress of their country by sending remittances back home, it is a fact of life that no country has ever made economic progress on the back of migrant remittances
 

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Cooking up a storm

HONG KONG (SE): “When you get married you need lots of patience,” celebrity chef, Vicky Munar, said in welcoming some 40 members of the CARD MRI financial literacy group to an afternoon cooking class.

“And when you are cooking you need as much patience as you do with your husband,” she quipped, stressing that producing a delicacy requires practice, trial and error, in addition to painstaking work in presentation, as well as expertise in preparing ingredients.

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It ain’t just about money

HONG KONG (SE): “It ain’t just about money” was the strong message coming out of a certificate presentation ceremony for graduates from two basic seminars on financial literacy, as well as those who had been through an entrepreneurship course at Bayanihan Centre on January 31.

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