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Category Archives: Volunteers Profile

Featured Servant Leader: Atty JOSEPHUS B. JIMENEZ

Josephus B. Jimenez (Atty. JBJ) is a lawyer, a diplomat, and a servant leader. He has more than 30 years of solid experience as a labor relations practioner.

He first worked for major corporations in the Philippines, such as San Miguel Corporation and Pepsi Cola before he started serving  for the Philippine government in 2002.

He first  served as  an Undersecretary of

Featured Servant Leader : Loreto “Ka Lito” B. Soriano

Mr. Loreto B. Soriano, Chief Executive Officer, LBS Recruitment Solutions

Loreto B. Soriano is proud of his humble beginnings before launching a successful career in the field of overseas employment. Honed by his five(5) years work in Saudi Arabia and his 20 years experience in the recruitment business, Mr. Soriano’s ideas has contributed a great deal in setting policy directions for the overseas employment development strategies and government programs.

Lito, as called by his industry associates, occupied varied positions in several recruitment agencies in the Philippines – from Marketing Director to Chairman of the Board. He also became President of two(2) of the biggest associations of licensed recruitment agencies in the

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.

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: 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.

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

Feature Story: Timothy Cortez Ignacio

Timothy Ignacio (born December 16, 1982)  is a Portrait Photographer  known for creating desaturated colour photographs of people from all walks of life. He learned to mix music and photography to create a perfect and interesting art.

Timothy was born in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, the first

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


I am 37 years old, a proud mother, and a newbie in blogosphere.  I write about my hidden feelings, pain, dreams, and other personal matters. My personality reflects on my blogs.  It’s good when people come to visit my blog site and leave comments as if they were able to connect with me. But as a beginner, it is very difficult to find or think about ideas that could be appealing to the readers. In anyway, I am still glad that I have that special place in the web where I can be me.

I finished my secondary education in Eastern Quezon College, Gumaca Quezon. It is the same institution where I earned my degree in Education, was employed as secondary school teacher and a part time college instructor. I attained some units in Master of Arts in Education at Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Lucena City.

After two years of teaching, I quit my job and started to take up six months caregiver course, and landed as a caregiver for the elderly here in Israel. Seven long years of working with old people will soon end, and I am excited for another journey that I will take in the beginning of

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Miguel Bolos Jr.

Mike Bolos with Ex-OFW Efren Lapuz

Mr. Miguel “Mike” Bolos Jr. worked with the GAMA Services Ltd. a member of the FAL group of companies in the areas of corporate accounting and financial management in Riyadh, KSA from March 1982 to June 2005. He was the corporate assistant comptroller to the company, leading healthcare company engaged in the management, operation and maintenance of hospitals and clinics throughout the Middle East, and interim Chief Financial Officer of its affiliated companies.  His education and accreditation include :