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Hong Kong domestic workers treated as ‘slaves’: Amnesty

By Laura Mannering HONG KONG (AFP) – Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the “slavery-like” conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of “inexcusable” inaction. Its report, “Exploited for Profit, Failed...
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‘Discover Two Cultures’ in Philippines-Malaysia tour packages

by : Rhony Laigo The two Southeast Asian countries are arguably the best performing nations as far as their economies are concerned. Both Philippines and Malaysia, each made up of several islands, are also becoming the tourist havens in Asia because of their resorts and beaches,...
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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

May 2-12, 2013 Various times and venues Ticket prices vary.  Student and senior discounts available. Website: asianfilmfestla.org/2013/ There are numerous short films from/about many Southeast Asian countries.  The following are the SEA feature films in the program: A RIVER...
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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

May 2-12, 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013 Various times and venues Ticket prices vary.  Student and senior discounts available. Website: asianfilmfestla.org/2013/ There are numerous short films from/about many Southeast Asian countries.  The following are the...
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N. Korea rocket ‘provocative’: PHL, US

MANILA, Dec 13, 2012 (AFP) – Long-time allies the United States and the Philippines on Thursday blasted North Korea’s “provocative” rocket launch as a threat to regional security and pledged to strengthen their military ties. In a statement following bilateral talks attended by...
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IMF chief Lagarde praises PH gov’t for strong economy

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Friday commended the Philippine government for its efforts in growing the economy despite the global headwinds. “I congratulated the Filipino authorities for their excellent economic...