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Category Archives: Servant Leaders

Feature Story: BIYAHENG -OFW (Italya) Series 1

by: Dittz Centeno De Jesus on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:59am ·

“A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.”

– Katharine Butler Hathaway

Tunay ngang minsan kailangang lumayo ang isang tao, ang maglakbay, ang magbiyahe, ang mahiwalay sumandali sa kanyang pamilya at mga kaibigan upang maging bukas ang kanyang isipan at kalooban sa mga pagbabago sa lipunan.

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Francisco S. Aguilar Jr.

Francisco S. Aguilar Jr. (born August 29, 1959), a former OFW who is now the President and General manager of FMW Human Resources International, a recruitment agency which is not charging fees to applicants seeking their help. Through their recruitment arm, the FMW Human Resources Int’l., they have managed to deploy Filipino workers all over the world, mainly the Middle East.

As a Family Man

Jun married Jasmin, and they were blessed with 4 children, John Francis, Jethro, Joan and Juergen. Jun is a homebody and while he

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Nur Lagasan Salik

OFW Nur Salik teaches Arabic language for free

Nur Lagasan Salik was born on August 20, 1959 in 18 Mabini St. Cotabato City. Nur married Noria Alfonso and they were blessed with 3 children, Fahad, Fatmah and Abdullah.

Community Service

Since year 2000, Nur’s main advocacy is to teach arabic language to non-arabic speakers specially Filipinos. Such advocacy is the first and the only service

Anginyonglingkod: Engineer Abdullah Sabig

Engineer Abdullah Sabig is a Saudi national, an independent human rights advocate who had helped a number of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia.

Engineer Sabig’s advocacies involve the following:

  • To uphold human rights and respect cultures, customs and values.
  • To educate the migrant workers, their embassies and even the Saudi nationals about the Laws and Procedure of Saudi Arabia.
  • To guide the distressed migrant worker in the processes of his/her case.

Engineer Sabig provided assistance to OFWs Julian Camat, Hermilo Ramos and Napoleon Fabrigas after the Philippine government agreed for him to translate for the men in court.

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Daphne Ceniza-Kuok

Daphne Neri Ceniza-Kuok, was one of the Board of Directors of The Center for Migrant Advocacy – Philippines (CMA-Phils.) She is an e-Lagda and ICOFVR member in Hongkong, was a member of the advocacy delegation of overseas Filipinos in 2001 that lobbied for the immediate passage of the absentee voting bill. She lived and worked in China for 8 years until 2001. She works as a Sunday school teacher in the Evangelical Community Church.

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Bagahansol – Cetro Family

The Cetro - Baghansol Family acknowledges the contribution of the Bagahansol – Cetro family to the filipino community. The family members have maintained a low-profile social status but the things they do to the needy are well known to people who are into real public service.

Community Services

The Bagahansol-Cetro family has empowered a lot of OFWs but this is less compared to the number of endorsements they made so that an OFW can

Feature Story: Si ELLENE na mas ginto pa…Happy 50th Birthday!

Pagka umabot na sa edad 50, minsan e nakakapa-isip rin. Grabe- kalahati ng sandaang taon! Ano na ba ginawa sa buhay? Laluna kung me pag-aagam-agam sa pag”tanda”. OK ba itong ginagawa ko? Ano ang gagawin sa susunod pang mga taon?

Para sa kanyang 50th birthday, nagtulungan kami ni Joseph ng Patnubay Saudi mangulekta ng samu’t saring pagtingin ng ilang OFWs at ka-network ng CMA. Maaring makatulong sa kanyang paglilimi sa nakaraang 50 taon gayundin sa kanyang pag-aninag sa mga susunod pang mga taon.

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Datu Alexander Lucman

Datu Alexander Lucman organized the Federation of Maranao Associations in Saudi (FEMAS) in 1995 with the support of some prominent Maranao leaders in Riyadh. Datu Lucman has been very instrumental in uniting the maranao community in Saudi Arabia, particularly in Riyadh by organizing FEMAS. At least 20 maranao associations supported his ambitious plan by affiliating with it.

Before putting FEMAS into realization, Datu Lucman had been very active in promoting the social and economic welfare of not only the Maranaos but the entire Filipinos in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has been in the Kingdom

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Joselito Lolito Alejo

Joselito “Lolito” Alejo was born on April 26, 1958 in Bulacan, Philippines. In 1980, at the very young age of 22, Joselito started working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a trailer truck driver. Things went well for Joselito until July 30, 1997 when he was wrongfully accused of killing a Saudi Policeman.

The Dark Years

Being the breadwinner, all Joselito dreamt for his

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Jimmy Umag

MR. ABDULGHANI KUSAIN UMAG (Birthdate: April 21, 1949 Birthplace: Cotabato City)

Mr. Abdulghani Kusain Umag (AKU) was the Director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region XII and was the Officer-in Charge of OWWA-ARMM for nine intermittent years. He was also responsible for the creation of OWWA ARMM.

AKU arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in September 6, 2006. Became the OIC-Labor Attache in December of

Feature Story: Christopher Gozum

Christopher Gozum was born on December 11, 1976 and raised in Bayambang, Pangasinan. His mother, Esther Quiajalvo Gozum belongs to a family of hardworking farmers while his father, Danilo Gozum comes from a family of teachers and public servants. Christopher’s parents are both public school teachers.

Christopher is a diasporic Filipino filmmaker currently working as a medical videographer and video editor in the Middle East. He came from the town of Bayambang, province of  Pangasinan in the northern Philippines.

Today in History: Birth of Tandang Sora

Melchora Aquino de Ramos (January 6, 1812 – March 2, 1919) was a Filipina revolutionary who became known as “Tandang Sora” in the history of the Philippines because of her age when the Philippine Revolution broke out in 1896 (she was already 84 at the time). She gained the titles Grand Woman of the Revolution and the Mother of Balintawak for her heroic contributions to Philippine history.

Feature Story: ISIP – Filipino Muslim Group in KSA launches a new Web TV Program

The Islamic Society for Information and Propagation (ISIP) has launched a new program in their Web TV Channel on December 23, 2011 called the  “Da’wah Patrol” – a Filipino-language program  hosted by Abu Mu’min and Mujahid Navarra. The program features various Da’wah activities such as lectures, discussions and dialogues on Basic and Advanced Islamic

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Alexander E. Asuncion

When Alex Edades Asuncion left for Saudi Arabia on 10 January 1979 to work, he never thought he would become a role model for his compatriots. His over 27 years of overseas assignment were well spent as manifested by his promotions to key positions in the company he worked for.

Although very busy in his office schedules in addition to personal and spiritual activities, Alex ensures that some of his time is allotted for community service by giving inspiring speeches and reaching out distressed Filipinos.  He has

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Fernando O. Abeto Sr.

Back Standing : Hazel and Anna of CMA Front : Ronnie and wife Chie

Fernando Oliva Abeto Sr. (aka “Ka Ronnie”) was born on May 31, 1959 in Tabon (Talim Island) Binangonan, Rizal Philippines to parents Mr. Francisco M. Abeto and Mrs. Ciriaca O. Abeto.

Ka Ronnie wed Mercedita “Chie” P. Abeto (born March 9, 1968) and the couple were blessed with 3 sons and 2 daughters.

Fernando P. Abeto, Jr. (born Feb. 3, 1986),

Rojani Andrea P. Abeto (born Nov. 30, 1987),

Arvin Ivan P. Abeto (born Aug. 12, 1989)

Nina Chinie P. Abeto (born May 22, 1993)

Tristan Venn P. Abeto (born Nov. 19, 1994)

Ka Ronnie works as a Project Services Coordinator in Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia Ltd. from

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Romulo Tangbawan

Romulo Tangbawan was born on July 21, 1962 in Barrio Maatop, Balbalasang, Kalinga Province, Philippines.

He finished high school in St. Paul’s Memorial School in 1977. He earned his degree in Journalism at the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC).

“AIJC has a number of alumni and students who occupy responsible positions in various national and international publications, community media, and communication management, government offices, and corporation. Ricardo Saludo was managing editor of the Asiaweek, Romulo Tangbawan edits the largest English daily in Saudi Arabia, and Cesar D. Mangawang edits several sections of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Some are