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Category Archives: Regional

USA: The Return of the Lotus


The return of the lotus

Text and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in watchdog

It used to be called The Day of the Lotus until organizers added a second day of activities and the Lotus Festival was born.

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.

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.

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.

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli December 2012 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 December 2012  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-December-2012-Newsletter.

Patnubay Online Archives 2011 – 2013

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USA: Filipinos everywhere celebrate Calungsod canonization

by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in www.pinoywatchdog.com

I recall a Sunday afternoon performance by young thespians from Davao City at the regally cavernous Hall of Liberty set at the elevated end of beautiful Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills. It was about the Catholic church’s Padre Diego (Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores) and his young assistant Pedro Calungsod spreading the gospel to the Chamorros in 1672 in the Marianas. Their proselytizing greatly enraged a local headman, which led to their persecution and ultimately death.

USA: Charitable Groups Mobilize, Appeal for Donations for “Pablo” Typhoon Victims

By Dionesio C. Grava, Deputy Managing Editor
First Posted in  www.pinoywatchdog.com

Philippine Ambassador to Washington, D.C. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. said that individuals and organizations in the US who would like to assist in the relief assistance can send their cash donations to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (www.ndrrmc.gov.ph); the Department of Social Welfare and Development (www.dswd.gov.ph); and the Philippine National Red Cross (www.redcross.org.ph).

USA: Bonifacio Day – Recounting the heinous execution of a hero

By Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in www.pinoywatchdog.com

In her welcome address during a program marking the November 30 birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, Consul General Hellen Barber-De La Vega said: “This observance of Bonifacio Day is important because next year we will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of our hero’s birth. I am, therefore, happy to see among us young Filipino-Americans, because this is also a good opportunity for us to educate them, especially those born and raised in the United States, on the significance of the life and works of Andres Bonifacio in the history of the Filipino people.”

Unfortunately that aspect of history has remained murky more than 115 years after Andres Bonifacio was executed at the height of the Filipino rebellion against the oppressive Spanish colonizers. In an audio-visual presentation during that consulate event, Deputy Congen Daniel R. Espiritu brought into focus that very contentious issue surrounding the death of the Philippine hero.

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.

USA: FilAm militants hold mass action in support of veterans

Text and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First Posted in  www.pinoywatchdog.com

In connection with the recent celebration of Veterans Day protesters composed mostly of young Filipino Americans crowded the streets of Entertainment Capital-USA and held a rally in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli November 2012 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 November 2012  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL-s-Ang-Tambuli-November-2012-Newsletter.

Congressman Mandanas: Former close ally now a critic of P-Noy

Congressman Mandanas and Marlene "Princess" Robertson

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

Rep. Hermilando Mandanas of Batangas was a long time political ally of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee until he defied his party’s stand in the contentious impeachment case of then Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona in December, last year.