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Category Archives: Skills and Knowledge Sharing

Kuwait: Kapihan’ tackles Pinoy housing, labour issues

Kapihan’ tackles Pinoy housing, labour issues
By: Michelle Fe Santiago
First posted in www.arabtimesonline.com

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The Representative of the Home Mutual Development Fund (PAG-IBIG Fund) Mahmoud Khalil urged all Filipino workers in Kuwait to avail the benefits of being a PAG-IBIG member after the Philippine government has imposed the mandatory contribution to all OFWs across the globe. Khalil made this call on Friday during the “Kapihan sa Kuwait” talk show at the Carlton Tower Hotel in Kuwait City.

Kuwait: Labatt Chavez calls for strict imposition of $400 salary for Filipino HSWs

Philippine Labour Attache Atty Cesar Chavez Jr talks to Filipino leaders

Chavez calls for strict imposition of $400 salary for Filipino HSWs
By: Michelle Fe Santiago Arab Times Staff
First Posted in arabtimesonline

POLO implements reforms

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: “We will be implementing various reforms at the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) to safeguard the welfare of the wards in the Filipino Workers Resource Center (FWRC) and to uphold the general welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait,” stated Philippine Labour Attache to Kuwait Atty.

Cesar Chavez during the launching of “Chat with Labatt” on Thursday. “Chat with Labatt,” a forum organised by Chavez together with the Filipinos in Kuwait which will be conducted every last Thursday of each month aims at opening the communication channel between the POLO and the OFWs in Kuwait and providing a venue for all parties to discuss current issues and concerns of OFWs. Present during the launch were Assistant Labour Attache Florencia Ardivilla and Welfare Officer Norlita Lugtu.

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ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli April 2013 Newsletter

Ang Tambuli- is the official  Newsletter of ACFIL,  started  last 2002 up to the present to form and inform the Filipinos in the region regarding the political, social & migration issues especially to those who have the difficulty in comprehending the Italian language. This was financed by the Provincia di Torino for two years and the last 6 years, ACFIL continued the action independently due to the strong demand of the community taking out also the logo of the Provincia di Torino.

Get a copy of the April 2013  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-April-2013-Newsletter.

Events: ACFIL’s 3n1 Celebration

ACFIL’s 3n1 Celebration
by: sallybajadecuballes

On May 12, 2013, Associazione Culturale Filippina del Piemonte (ACFIL) will hold its 3n1 celebration at Sala ATC Corso Dante 14 from 1:30pm onward. It will be a day to commemorate its 17th foundation day and the 10th anniversary of its newsletter ―Ang Tambuli.

ACFIL participates Cena Multietnica

ACFIL participates Cena Multietnica
by: Myra Dael

In preparation for the Festa della Republica Multietnica on June 2, various activities were organized not only to sustain the expenses of the celebration but most importantly to know each one‘s culture. One of the events was the ―Cena Multietnica‖ held on April 13 at casa umanista, via Martini 4/b Torino at 9:00pm. It is said ― La cultura nel piatto. Iniziamo a conoscere le culture a partire dai piatti tipici.

ACFIL – TEAM BUILDERS ARE WOUNDED WARRIORS

TEAM BUILDERS ARE WOUNDED WARRIORS
By: MINDA TEVES

A group of 21 leaders coming from Padova, Turin and Milan gathered at Piazzale Susa, 1-Milan Italy last February 17,2013 to attend the ―TEAM BUILDING SEMINAR facilitated by Ms. Carol Medel-Anonuevo from Hamburg Germany the Deputy Director of UNESCO of Life-Long Learning.

The seminar was opened with a prayer and the Philippine National Anthem. The speaker distributed pieces of papers and asked all the participants to write down their expectations and different motivations why they have chosen to waste their precious time attending the seminar instead of staying at home and relax. Everybody was excited especially when the answers were read one by one. They even tried to guess who‘s written certain ideas. Well, there was one thing that came out as common to all that is ―CURIOSITY . We were actually curious on how to acquire knowledge to become an effective leader and at the same time bring out the common interest of everyone in the community and organize profitable and developmental activities.

MORTERA: Acfil’s Contestant Search for Little Reyna Elena 2013

MORTERA: Acfil’s Contestant Search for Little Reyna Elena 2013

Little Miss Acfil 2012, Criestelle Ann Mortera will be the contender of the association for Filipino Chaplaincy‘s Search for Little Reyna Elena 2013 this coming 19th of May at San Luigi theater, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 13 Torino. She will compete with other contestants in the popularity contest for the title and other categories for the minor awards like Best in Long Gown, Best in 60‘s Attire, Best in Talent, Miss Photogenic, Miss Friendship and Miss Charity. Let‘s support our candidate.

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli January 2013 Newsletter

Ang Tambuli- is the official  Newsletter of ACFIL,  started  last 2002 up to the present to form and inform the Filipinos in the region regarding the political, social & migration issues especially to those who have the difficulty in comprehending the Italian language. This was financed by the Provincia di Torino for two years and the last 6 years, ACFIL continued the action independently due to the strong demand of the community taking out also the logo of the Provincia di Torino.

Get a copy of the January 2013  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-January-2013-Newsletter.

Patnubay Online Archives 2011 – 2013

Pinapasalamatan po natin nang lubos ang ating mga volunteers, contributors at authors na nagbigay ng kanilang mga articles ng libre para makapagshare ng information, makapag-empower at  makapagpasaya sa ating mga readers. Maraming salamat po sa mga sumusunod; dahil sa inyo naging successful tayo sa loob ng dalawang taon.

Social Media, the rebirth of blogging for Pinoy Expats and OFWs – PEBA 2012

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Social Media, the rebirth of blogging for Pinoy Expats and OFWs – PEBA 2012

Social Media, the rebirth of blogging for Pinoy Expats and OFWs OFWs clamour for an aginaldo or a Christmas present was realized because of their active presence on the social media particularly on facebook with regards to the issue on Philhealth’s mandatory increase of its members’ contribution. Although it was not the first of the few victories that OFWs has achieved with their online campaign, but for the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards or PEBA it is an affirmation that they are being heard and listened to by the government. It is also a fitting tribute as PEBA celebrates its 5th Annual International Blog and Photo Award.

Italy: FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR

FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR
ni: Gina dela Cruz

Muli na namang naisakatuparan ng ACFIL na maipaabot sa ating mga kapwa OFW ang layunin ng FINLIT seminar sa tulong ng FEDERAL LAND noong September 23, 2012. Ang mga dumalo ay karamihan na mga miyembro ng ONE GANAP GUARDIAN.

Italy: D2D: INTEGRATION-REINTEGRATION Program

After more than 4 decades of Philippine migration history, the first conference ever on ― Diaspora 2 Dialogue was held in Rome last September 26-29,2012 at Aran Mantegna Hotel converging 17 different European countries to THINK,DIALOGUE, EMPOWER AND ENGAGE migrants in finding solutions to the emerging facts that cause the problems brought by Migration. Three faces of concerns of Philippine Migration

Turin: ACFIL’S SAVE A MIND PROJECT

Rotary International 45° parallel scholarship candidates

by: Minda Teves

Since 2008, Rotary International 45° parallel ( ROTARACT)) together with ACFIL ( PHILPANEL) have been granting scholarship to 7 Filipino Youth here in Turin .It took four long years of hard labor both for the scholars and the sponsors to see the fruit of such sacrifice. Compliments to KRISTINE BAUTISTA one of the scholars, who patiently reached the end of the duration of the grant with flying colors.

Now, the SAVE A MIND project will continue with Rotary International 45° Parallel only for the year 2012-2014. ACFIL’s role this time is only to submit

Feature Story: SGM Ciriaco “Cacoy” Cañete, our National Artist

Image Source: wikipedia.com

There have been calls to give Nora Aunor or Dolphy the National Artist award. The National Artist of the Philippines is a title given to a Filipino who made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts.

Originally, the categories under which National Artists can be recognized  are Music, Dance, Theater, Visual arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts, Architecture and Allied Arts.  In 1997, President Ramos issued an executive order to create a new category of  National Artist for History and Literature before conferring the honor to Carlos Quirino.

All these categories are not original Philippine arts. These arts were only introduced to us when foreign invaders ruled our country for several years. There is one art that is originally ours and there is one person who dedicates his whole life to preserve this. Sadly, the Philippine government does not seem to care about

USA: Conversation with Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in pinoywatchdog.com

Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut is the author of Institutions and Icons of Patronage: Arts and Culture in the Philippines during the Marcos Years, 1965-1986.

This writer tried to make sense of the actual conversation occurring in a heavy traffic area where disruptions and noise made comprehension a bit challenging. Voices necessarily subdued on our part, not from other sources. Salabang Song in Pasadena. So, okay, comparing what I was able to catch up with the descriptive paragraph Ms. Nietes kindly provided beforehand, they appear not to be dissimilar.