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Category Archives: Travel

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.

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.

Halloween and All Souls Day in the U.S.

Daisy Sanchez, third from left, is surrounded by admirers after winning the DARE TO BARE 2012 title in Maria Amor’s yearly Halloween event held at the Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale. Traditionally intended for trick-or-treating kids, Halloween has since evolved into an $8-billion business that some 170 million Americans indulged with revelry today. Photo by Dionesio. Grava.

Halloween and All Souls Day in the U.S.
by: Lilia Rabe Grava

Halloween is supposed to be kid stuff, a season for tiny ghouls and myriad other costumed characters in teen parties or gathering sweets in the neighborhood. Some houses transform their front spaces into instant cemeteries and horror houses for business abound. Corporate America being what it is, the day has evolved into yet another major excuse for enticing the populace to make a beehive to the malls and specialty stores.

USA: FilAms celebrate heritage

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

This time of year is Filipino American History Month. Expect a number of activities celebrating “425 years of heritage and culture of Filipino Americans and their achievements, contributions, and the historical presence of Filipinos in the United States Filipino.”

USA: Historic Filipinotown turns 10

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

LOS ANGELES — Saturday, August 4, marked the 10th anniversary of the designation of Historic Filipinotown (HIFI) in Los Angeles. Celebrations kicked off with the 7:30 am sixth annual HIFI Festival and 5k Run/Walk overseen by the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HIFINC).

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

Featured Research Book: Gender, Remittances and Development

The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women promotes applied research on gender, facilitates information sharing, and supports capacity-building through networking mechanisms and multi-stakeholder partnerships with UN agencies, governments, academia and civil society.

(2008) This study was prepared with the aid of a grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Gender, Remittances and Local Rural Development:

 

The Case of Filipino Migration to Italy
Download a copy :  https://docs.google.com

Lead researcher: Natalia Ribas
Lead field researchers: Charito Basa and Rosalud de la Rosa

Featured Research Book: ME, US AND THEM: REALITIES AND ILLUSIONS OF FILIPINA DOMESTIC WORKERS

Book Title: ME, US AND THEM: REALITIES AND ILLUSIONS OF FILIPINA DOMESTIC WORKERS
First Printed: 2004
Authors:  Charito Basa and Rosalud Jing de la Rosa

A community research project by the Filipino Women’s Council

A Contribution to the EQUAL Project

“The Image of Migrants in Italy through Media, Civil the Society and the Labour Market”

Supported by the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

Download a Copy:  https://docs.google.com

 

May Day in Los Angeles

Make Love not War

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

I recall a time when immigrant and labor-rights marchers were so numerous that the main city streets got clogged up and traffic gone bad almost the whole day. May Day 2012 was a shadow of marches

Travel Story: Three days in Hong Kong


With my wife Marilyn (left) and sister-in-law Lericita in an elevator of Dorsett Far East hotel where we stayed.

First posted :
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Three days in Hong Kong was not enough to see how people lived there, but our sojourn gave me at least an inkling of how hurried and harried life was for most of the estimated seven million people in the former Crown Colony.

If our tour guides were a gauge, I could feel that they run their lives like they were running business enterprises.

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

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

USA: LA Derby Dolls: Super heroines of Historic Filipinotown

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava

Some said she was going 25-plus mph easy. I thought it could have been faster, the image a blur as the demon jammer whizzed by. Didn’t get her name but who does. Everyone of them are aliases, names like Smarty Pants, Haught Wheels, Windy City Rollers and so on and so forth.

Basically it’s badass girls in hot pants and colored shirts uniform plowing through other badass girls of a different uniform. A fastpaced action initiated by jammers jamming to score points while the blockers block. How simple can that be? Contact sports? Go see football and the likes. What we have here is collision sports. One can just imagine the sores and aches and occasional bruises. Most amazing, they’re all chicks!

Featured Essay: Salt of Life

I would like to share an article I wrote in Riyadh when i was 19yrs. That was 10 years ago and it was my first drop here in Riyadh.  I thought I would never ever cope up with the Saudi life. Now, it seems like leaving this place means to suffer myself from losing the lighter pace of life.

Salt of Life

Human; when we say human probably what comes into your mind is the composition of flesh and blood. Nevertheless, we may explore on some other understandings about it. But what is behind this