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Category Archives: Charity Works

Fighting age discrimination in the Philippines

Pass a law to ban age discrimination in the workplace.

By Susan Ople
First Posted in ArabNews

On Labor Day, the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that I head, launched an online petition urging Congress to pass a law against age discrimination in the workplace. As I write this column, more than 200 petitioners have signed up in a span of two and a half days. An uphill battle is expected considering the divided attention of Congress amid corruption cases, a draft Bangsamoro Basic Law as well as the 2015 national budget.

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli April 2014 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-2014-Newsletter.

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.

HAGIT: Prinsipyo VS Kahipokritohan

Image Source: sodahead.com

Natatawa ako sa mga tao na hanggang salita lamang ang prinsipyo. Pero pagdating na ng oras na kailangan nang makipaglaban para sa katotohanan, katarungan at pagkamakatarungan, ay maninimbang na..

Mga mapagkunwari, kung hindi nyo kayang panindigan ang mga panuntunan na inyong pinapahayag, ay mabuti na lamang at wag kayong magsasalita.

Bakit ka maninimbang kung ang labanan ay tungkol sa katotohanan at kasinungalingan, katarungan at kaapihan, pagkamakatarungan at may kiniklingan? Labanan ng kabutihan at kasamaan, maninimbang ka pa?

Pasasalamat at Papuri

Pasasalamat at Papuri

Unang-una ang Papuri at Pasasalamat sa Nag-iisang Tagapaglikha!

Papuri at Pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga OFWs na nandito, lalo na sa mga kababayan natin na nagsipag-ayos ng kanilang mga papel para sa pagexit o pagtransfer ng employer .

Ngayon lang po kami nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na sabay-sabay namin kayong nakausap. Sa mahigit dalawang buwan, araw at gabi, maging sa madaling araw ay nakakusap namin kayo. Sa kaunting payo ay napakadali ninyong makaintindi at sumunod sa mga proseso na

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’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.

Learning Materials: Seminar ng mga OFWs

Naisulat natin sa ating 2012 Achievement Report na noon ay mayroon tayong mga (house to house and classroom) seminars para maituro sa mga kapwa OFWs ang kanilang mga karapatan at kagalingan. Isa sa ating mga kasamang lecturers  noon ay si Mr. Alexander Asuncion. Si Ka Alex ay dating OFW sa Saudi at ngayon ay nasa Pilpinas na at pinili ni PNOY na maging representative natin para sa POEA Governing Board land-based OFWs.

Sa mga taga-subaybay ng patnubay nais po naming ibahagi sa inyo itong learning materials na isinulat at ginamit ni Ka Alex Asunsion sa mga seminars noong kasama pa natin sya dito sa Saudi Arabia. Ito po yong links

  1. Batas sa Paggawa ng KSA Seminar 2006
  2. Alamin Ang Karapatan   Seminar 2009 – (The Saudi Labor Law in Philippine Language)

Patnubay – 2012 Achievement Report

Today in History

January 25, 2005 – Sa araw na ito, walong taon na ang nakaraan ay nabili natin ang domain name na Patnubay.com. Gumawa tayo ng website noon para makapagbigay ng tamang impormasyon at para makapag-empower sa mga OFWs sa Saudi

The Joseph Peruda (OFW) Story

Ito si joseph bago ang aksidente

Si Joseph Peruda ay  isang  OFW na taga- Bislig, Surigao del Sur.  Dumating siya sa Saudi Arabia noong Sept. 22, 2005 at nagtrabaho bilang Loader Operator sa  Abdul Ali Al Ajmi Co. Ltd. Al Ahsa Hofof, KSA.

Ang  kanyang kontrata ay dalawang (2)  taon lamang pero pinili niya na hindi umuwi at  mag-extend pa ng dalawang taon  dahil kailangan nya pang kumita para sa kanyang pamilya.  Si Joseph ay may asawa  at mayroon silang tatlong anak ( isang grade 5, isang grade 2 at isang kinder).

Oct. 16, 2008 nang maaksidente si Joseph sa oras ng trabaho.  Sumabog ang “gas tank” ng kanyang loader at tumalsik ang takip ng tangke sa kanyang mukha.

Job Principles – by Ms. Susan Ople

By Susan V. Ople
As Posted in www.susanople.com

Your first job shapes you. You come in, timid and careful, soaking the environment in while wanting to blend with the wall. Days and weeks after, you passed the first hurdle, a simple task, and made contact with your first-to-be friend and confidante. Life proceeds from there, and your first job becomes a process of self-discovery like no other.

Subsequent jobs are yours to shape. No matter how you lost the first one, the jobs that follow it bear your imprint as a more experienced employee. By this time, you’d know how to extend your hand for the standard pleased-to-meet-you handshake, while easing in your calling card during a conversation with a potential client at the appropriate time. Isn’t this the natural progression for career-oriented people? A career ladder goes upwards, not sideways and certainly not downwards from midway to the bottom rung.

The true leaders’ missions for the country – Atty JBJ

Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

The first mission of a true leader is to search, jointly with the people, for A COMMON VISION, a nation’s or an organization’s common aspiration, one that embodies the dreams, the desired situation, the long-range goals of the people. The leader must be able to articulate in few and simple words what the people wish fervently in their hearts and minds. He must not impose on the people what he personally wants. Rather, he must guide them in expressing their own genuine definition of the future that they choose to create for themselves and for their posterity. Moses was such a leader.

The second mission of a leader is to UNITE THE PEOPLE and in the pursuit of the common vision. This vision must be taught by him and his trusted co-teachers to all the people. The common vision should transcend all barriers, break all boundaries of social and economic status and political colors and ideological leanings. Uniting the people means that the leader must be able to create a unifying message of hope, a reassuring atmosphere, where the strong shall not oppress the weak, and the weak shall not rebel against the strong. Jesus Christ was such a leader.

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

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.

Patnubay Leaks: Our Frustration on OUMWA’s unfair response to OFW Ernesto “Jhigz” Nuguid’s request

Image Source: facebook.com/OFWsCorner

Updates (July 7, 2013) :

Tumawag si Mr. Omar Pangarungan noong pumunta sya dito last June 27, 2013 kasama ng Nanay ni Carlito “Khalid” Lana. Sinabi ni MR. Omar na yong sulat ni Jhigz para kay Vice President Binay ay naipadala na ng OUMWA at wala pang response si Vice President. I informed Mr. Omar na naipadala na rin namin ang sulat ni Jhigz para kay PNOY kay USEC Yabes. Sinabi ni Mr. Omar na ifollow-up nya pagbalik nya sa Pilipinas sa June 29, 2013.

Last week, nang mag-usap kami ni Jhigs last July 7, 2013; sinabi nya sa akin na nag-usap sila ni Mr. Omar ang kinompirma na nasa DFA OUMWA na ang sulat ni Jhigz para kay PNOY at ito ay kanyang iforward sa Office of the President.

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.