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'Bulletproof' China-backed site attacks Hong Kong democracy activists

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:09 PM

From high-profile activists to journalists and lawmakers, about 200 people seen as supporting Hong Kong's protest movement have been 'doxxed' – had their personal details posted online – by the site HK Leaks

MASKED PROTEST. A man holds a flag that reads 'Liberate Hong Kong Revolution of our times' in the Lan Kwai Fong area during Halloween in Hong Kong on October 31, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Singer-activist Denise Ho on HK protests: 'We have hope in this fight'

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:12 PM

'They are making people angry. They are pushing those who have been a bit reluctant to go into the front lines, they are pushing those people to fight together.'

Leaderless and livid: The youngsters on Hong Kong front lines

Jun 16, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'Even if I chose comfort and became a banker, when this law is passed, I'd still be under threat. If you think about it realistically, you're just waiting to be attacked,' a young Hong Kong protester says

YOUNG PROTESTERS. Hong Kong's tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions, disabling location tracking on their phones, buying train tickets with cash and purging their social media conversations. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China 'supports' suspension of Hong Kong extradition bill

Jun 15, 2019 - 7:09 PM

(UPDATED) China calls the suspension of the extradition bill an attempt to 'listen more widely to the views of the community and restore calm to the community as soon as possible'

HONG KONG. Protesters gesture as they chant "no extradition" as they rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kong leader halts extradition bill but opponents vow fresh rally

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:39 PM

(6th UPDATE) Jimmy Sham, from the main protest group the Civil Human Rights Front, says they would push ahead with the planned massive rally on Sunday, June 16

EXTRADITION BILL. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference on the controversial extradition bill at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 15, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal / AFP

Cathay Pacific to buy budget airline HK Express for $628 million

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:10 PM

With the acquisition, Cathay Pacific would be in control of 3 of the 4 airlines in Hong Kong

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 13, 2019, a Hong Kong Express passenger plane takes off from Hong Kong's international airport. - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced on March 27, 2019 it will buy budget airline HK Express for 628.15 million USD. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Making their blood boil: Netizens rage over Bertiz’s period excuse

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Men and women alike point out that having a monthly period is not a valid reason for ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's rude behavior

OUT FOR BLOOD. Netizens express their disapproval over ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's excuse for his behavior.

Another 'missing' bookseller back in Hong Kong – police

Mar 06, 2016 - 7:35 PM

Cops say Cheung Chi Ping requested that his missing persons case be dropped and did not give other details

High rise residential buildings are seen in Hong Kong on March 6, 2016. Property prices in Hong Kong, famous for its sky-high rent and super-rich tycoons, have more than doubled in six years due to record low interest rates and a flood of wealthy buyers from mainland China. / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ

The OEC is here to stay, OFWs in HK told

Aug 16, 2015 - 11:39 AM

POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac says plans are underway to fully implement the online application system for Overseas Employment Certificates in Hong Kong

LONG LINES. OFWs line up in Hong Kong for their Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). Photo by Daisy CL Mandap/The SUN-HK

Charges filed vs father of half-Filipina teen in HK suicide

Aug 14, 2015 - 9:16 AM

British executive Nick Cousins who faces charges of failing to report the births of his two daughters and abetting the illegal stay of his Filipino live in partner is allowed to post a 10 000 bail

Thank you, Ambassador Doy

May 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Lawyer Randy Salazar calls the late Domingo Lucenario a daring devoted public servant who was both a lawyer and a leader

HK charity group raises $11.5 million for PH's poor

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Most of the money is raised from outright pledges by individual donors in staggering amounts from US 10 000 to 100 000

IN PHOTOS: Chaos in Hong Kong

Sep 29, 2014 - 11:45 PM

See dramatic photos of the OccupyCentral protests in Hong Kong

Nicaragua starts survey on $40 billion canal

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Work on the 40 billion 278 kilometer 172 miles project to rival the Panama Canal is scheduled to begin late this year

INTEROCEANIC CANAL. Handout photo released by the Presidency of Nicaragua on, 09 July 2014, showing Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (L), greeting Chinese entrepreneur Wang Jing (R), owner of HKND Group, franchisee of the Interoceanic Canal, during their meeting, in Managua, Nicaragua, 09 July 2014. César Perez/ Presidency of Nicaragua/ EPA

‘A whitewash,’ says crusading bishop

Aug 23, 2014 - 5:52 PM

Bishop Gerry Vallo says the POEA should address the root cause of the problem – the failure of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Hong Kong to immediately act on complaints

PH holiday advert makes a splash abroad

May 22, 2014 - 5:14 PM

A new advert in rainy HK urges commuters to visit the Philippines where it s sunny

Pregnant foreign domestic workers in HK seek help

Apr 05, 2014 - 6:42 PM

Many domestic workers leave for home 8 months into their pregnancy What they do not know is that they are protected under Hong Kong s laws

Babies in HK

Jinggoy’s net worth up 133% in 6 years

Sep 07, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Senator Estrada s net worth allows him to overtake good friend Senator Bong Revilla who is among the richer senators in the Senate

Jackie Chan seals prints in Hollywood

Jun 07, 2013 - 6:25 AM

Twenty years ago I was on the side I had nothing to do I was standing there looking around to see the handprints

SECOND TIME AROUND. Jackie Chan smiles sweetly at the media as he stood on the cement that would seal his prints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Screen grab from YouTube (TheWorldmonitortv)

Typical Pinoy Hong Kong holiday

Apr 28, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Today even if most of the popular chains are available in the Philippines the travel habits of Pinoys flying off to Hong Kong haven’t changed much

HARD HABIT TO BREAK. Who can resist the allure of a city like Hong Kong when it looks like this? Photo by Michael G. Yu

'Cold War' heats up HK Film Awards

Apr 14, 2013 - 11:57 AM

The glitzy ceremony was held at the harbourfront Hong Kong Cultural Centre

BIG WINNER. 'Cold War' won in 9 categories at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Image from the 'Cold War' Facebook page

A lake, a beach: Family fun in HK

Mar 17, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Is Hong Kong in your family s checklist of places to visit this summer? Our resident daddy writer who is based there gives spot suggestions

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? This looks like a postcard fit for a place like Hawaii, but it is actually of Repulse Bay Beach in South Hong Kong. Image courtesy of

Coast Guard: Bolinao sea collision likely accidental

Jun 25, 2012 - 5:57 PM

The Coast Guard says the sea collision off Pangasinan that killed one Filipino fisherman was likely an accident

Philippine Volcanoes exit HK 7s but prove world-class talent

Mar 25, 2012 - 11:13 AM

[UPDATED] The men s Philippine rugby team leaves the tournament without a win but shows they are deserving to be there

STRONG DEBUT. The Philippine Volcanoes play Spain in their 2nd game in the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens. March 24, 2012. Trixie Canivel.

Philippine Volcanoes show potential despite loss

Mar 23, 2012 - 7:04 PM

PH Volcanoes looked competitive in open play in both attack and defense

SOLE SCORER. Justin Coveney scored the Philippine's lone try in their match against Canada. March 23, 2012.

Philippine Volcanoes fall to Canada in HK 7s opener

Mar 23, 2012 - 5:11 PM

Canada defeated the men s Philippine football rugby team 35 5

TOUGH MATCH. The Philippine Volcanoes fell to Canada 35-5 in their HK 7s opener. March 23, 2012.

Philippine Volcanoes debut in prestigious international tourney

Mar 23, 2012 - 10:38 AM

The men s Philippine rugby team will compete in the Hong Kong 7s this weekend and aims to leave their mark

HK 7s DEBUT. The Philippine Volcanoes look to leave their mark in the prestigious international tournament. Taken from the official Philippine Rugby Twitter account.

HK traders protest shorter lunch break

Jan 13, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Traders in Hong Kong are protesting shorter lunch breaks that bourse officials say are crucial to stay competitive