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Susan Ople: After the hoopla, the hard work begins

Susan “Toots” Ople is the youngest daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas F. Ople. She has a Sunday column in Manila Bulletin’s Panorama Magazine and Tempo and two public service radio programs, “Bantay OFW” at DZXL RMN 558 every Monday to Friday, 12.30-2 pm and “Global Pinoy” at DWIZ 882 every Saturday from 5.30-6.30 pm.

After the hoopla, the hard work begins
Susan V. Ople
Published in Arabnews — Tuesday 1 April 2014

There is absolutely no doubt that the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was a historic milestone, not just for the Philippines, but also for Southeast Asia, if not the world.

It took 17 years of on-again and off-again talks for a final peace agreement between the two parties to be signed, and so the hoopla that greeted the formal signing ceremony at the Palace grounds was justified, and expected.

What happens next? The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) chaired by MILF leader and chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal is expected to submit the formal draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to President Aquino this week.
Within the BTC, the government representatives are actually the minority, with seven designated members compared to the eight members handpicked by the MILF. The BTC is a government body that operates on a regular budget subject to the usual liquidation procedures. One can say that the BTC is the MILF’s first taste of actual governance, under the “daang matuwid” (straight path) leadership approach of the president.

Patnubay’s List of Servant Leaders – 2013

First and foremost, we would like to thank our Lord Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth for all His blessings on us.

We also would like to thank and acknowledge the following groups and individuals who joined hands to serve humanity by sharing their blessings to the needy. (specially the OFWs in distress). Surely, more blessings to come your way in 2014.

1. THURSDAY GROUP
2. RANNIE BASANTA
3. LARRY
4. RIYADH ELITE DANCERS (RED)
5. FARM NI RIC AT MARK
6. REDEN SAURI
7. RELY OF MEREK
8. KA RODEL
9. KEATON FLORES REYES & NESTOR EDERA
10. FILIPINO DENTIS (FDK) HEADED BY: DOC. ODETTE
11. CRAZY BLACK BOOTY 447 ( BEYLUXE)
12. ALBERT
13. MAGED
14. MARITES TORREDONDO HAMILTON
15. MILLETH VILLANUEVA
16. GEORGE PONTINO JR.
17. SCOUT ROYALE BROTHERHOOD
18. BASSER MAYO FAMILY
19. BING AND CHERRY
20. MONCH TORRES
21. FILSAVE
22. WIDAYANTE
23. DONALD ESCOBANA
24. NELSON & LIZA DEVERA ( KIM’S BDAY)
25. JOEL LUMADIA
26. YABE GROUP
27. RODULFO GANZON
28. ONE IN CHRIST ( OIC)
29. MRS & MRS PEREZ & FRIENDS
30. CFC-CFT ( HEADED BY RODEL )
31. CAMERADERIE PHOTOGRAPHY
32. Pete Torres of IIEE, Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers (Riyadh chapter)
33. RIYADH NIGHTS
34. ALPHA KAPPA RHO ( RIYADH CHAPTER )
35. TAU GAMMA PHI ( RIYADH CHAPTER )
36. DR. ABDURASAK ABDULLAH
37. DEO & DONG ARABIS
38. LARRY ORIEL ULAN
39. A AND R FAMILY AND FRIENDS
40. CATABAS FAMILY
41. JOEL MOBILY
42. HERLY AND FAMILY
43. OUR CHRIST IS WONDERFUL MISSION MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL ( OCWMMI RIYADH )
44. ALGOSYDE
45. AL-GOSAIBI COMPANY
46. ULC GROUP
47. Fidel Castillo
48. JILC I CARE
49. UNITED OFW
50. Hilario Rayan de Castro
51. Nouh Martin and Coffeeshine
52. OCWMMI
53. Samaritan Group
54. Mr. and Mrs. Guinto
55. PAG-ASA – Aringay Group
56. Hilario “Rayan” de Castro
57. Pexman
58. Blas Ople-Center
59. Lito B. Soriano / LBS Recruitment Solutions Corporation
60. Isama na rin si Ka Jun Aguilar ng FMW Group,
61. krizzy blak bote 447 biloks
62. QULANTROS.
63. Rick and Mark Mercado of Merex Cargo Forwarders
64. AL HAIR BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
65. Samahang Batangueno Qatar
66. SMPII Dubai
67. CROWN Family,
68. ABC Group
69. Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Almodiel.
70. Filipino Employees of Al Fanar Co.
71. Laguna Lakers Cargo Forwarders
72. Filvar
73. Samaritan,
74. Kadribols,
75. Yan YAn De Guia
76. Dr. Clemente Ermitanio, Company’s Physician of ABV Rock.
77. Delta Water Company
78. Mr.& Mrs. Jun Bequin
79. Security Forces Hospital- OPD Staff
80. Boholano Community in Jeddah

81. ISLAM – ISIP
82. IKHLAS (Islamic Knowledge for Humanity and Livelihood Association)
83. ACFIL
84. ALAB – BOLOGNA
85. International Community Group – KSA
86. Sultan Battal
87. Nely Cacayan
88. Tropang Gising – Jeddah
89. PEBA, Inc. (Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards)
90.Dawah Islamic Center Second Industrial,Riyadh
91.Dawah Islamic Center, Batha, Riyadh
92.Dawah Islamic Center, Rawdah, Riyadh
93.Dawah Islamic Center, Badea, Riyadh
94. Dawah Islamic Center, Deerah, Riyadh
95.Dawah Islamic Center Yanbu
96.Dawah Islamic Center Al Ahsa
97.Dawah Islamic Center Dammam
98.Patnubay Friends and Partners – Jeddah
99.Patnubay Friends and Partners – Riyadh
100.Patnubay Friends and Partners – Eastern Province
101.Patnubay Friends and Partners – Abu Dhabi
102.Patnubay Friends and Partners – Kuwait
103.Patnubay Friends and Partners – Qatar
104.Patnubay Friends and Partners- Libya
105.Patnubay Friends and Partners- Lebanon
106.Patnubay Friends and Partners- Aseer Region
107.Patnubay Friends and Partners- Al Ahsa
108.Patnubay Friends and Partners- Malaysia
109.Patnubay Friends and Partners- Libya

Special thanks to Roland Blanco, Ana Maria Fatima Quinto, Jeanne Rose, Pat Mapanao Mabanta, Jay Ebora, Dante Villaflores, Fidel Castillo, Zhariya Silvestre Camid, Jong Lagasca, Frank Resma, Charles Tabbu, Rachel U. Salinel, Ka Ronnie, Mar Bal Ndong, Mich ‘Maxxy’ Santiago . Racz Kelly, Jovelyn Bayubay Revilla, Odetsky Lourdes, Delfin Montenegro, ReJes Rhen Rhen at sa lahat nang nanawagan sa mga kapwa Servant Leaders na tugonan ang pangangailangan ng mga kapwa OFWs na dumanas ng mga pagsubok sa buhay.

Hats off to you silent servant leaders and humble heroes ..

– Patnubay Online

Related Link:
Servant Leadership Explained

Servant Leaders – Self Evaluation

Servant Leaders – Self Evaluation

  1. Pakikinig – Pinakinggan o naintindihan ba natin ang mga hinaing/suhestyon/opinyon ng taong lumapit sa atin o humingi ng tulong? (A. Oo, B. Hindi, C. Kulang pa)
  2. Makiramay – Dumamay ba tayo sa oras nang pangangailangan ng iba? (A. Oo, B. Hindi, C. Kulang pa)
  3. Nakakatulong – Tumulong ba tayo sa taong lumapit sa atin, sa abot ng ating kakayahan? (A. Oo, B. Hindi, C. Kulang pa)
  4. Kamalayan – Nakapagbigay ba tayo ng tamang impormasyon, sa salita o sa pamagitan ng gawa kung ano ang paglilingkod sa kapwa nang walang hinihinging kapalit? (A. Oo, B. Hindi, C. Kulang pa)
  5. Tiwala sa Kakayahan – Tumulong ba tayo gamit ang ating mga pinagsama-samang kakayahan para maiangat ang ating mga karapatan at kagalingan at hindi dahil sa estado ng ating buhay, posisyon sa lipunan o/at hindi dahil sa padrino? (A. Oo, B. Hindi, C. Kulang pa)

‘’BAKAS NG PAA SA GITNANG SILANGAN’’

The 62 Empowered OFWs

‘’ BAKAS NG PAA SA GITNANG SILANGAN’’
by Florante Dagon

Buwan ng Nobyembre ng nakaraang taon, nang akoy lumipad papuntang kaharian, may halong saya,kaba,at lungkot ang nararamdaman ko noon.

”Saya”, dahil sa wakas natupad na din ang pangarap ko na mangibang bansa.’’Kaba”,dahil di ko pa alam kung ano magiging kapalaran ko doon.

’’Lungkot”, dahil mawawalay ako ng dalawang (2) taon sa aking pamilya.

Susan Ople: Homecomings

Sen. Villar listens to Diego Mag-atas Sr.

Homecomings
by Susan Ople
First posted in SusanOple.com

Sen. Cynthia Villar listens as OFW Diego Mag-atas, Sr. shares his stories about life in Saudi Arabia. The 53-year old worker suffers from a rare spinal ailment, and will receive free medical services courtesy of the Villar Foundation.

Sen. Cynthia Villar listens as OFW Diego Mag-atas, Sr. shares his stories about life in Saudi Arabia. The 53-year old worker suffers from a rare spinal ailment, and will receive free medical services courtesy of the Villar Foundation.

Protection Assessment: Zamboanga City AFP vs MNLF Armed Conflict Issue No 23 (LR)

Protection Assessment: Zamboanga City AFP vs MNLF Armed Conflict Issue No 23 (LR)
Report as of November 6, 2013
by: Protection Cluster Mindanao, Philippines – UNHCR

To DOWNLOAD A COPY click here

Specials thanks to Dr. Renato Mabunga
Chairman, Human Rights Defenders – Philippines

Mag-ampo Kita

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Kanato nga nagatoo ug nagasalig sa Bugtong Magbubuhat sa Langit ug yuta. Wala kitay laing dalangpanan kung dili Siya lamang.

Hilabi na sa panahon sa kalisdanan, sa panglimbisog batok sa mga dautan ug sa atoang mga kagul-anan.

Susama nga Siya lamang ang atong pagadaygon, sa panahon sa kalipay ug kahamugaway, sa kadaugan ug sa kalampusan.

Mag-ampo kita …

Ginoo, nangayo kami ug pasaylo sa tanan namong mga sala. Maingon nga nangayo usab kami ug pasaylo sa mga kasaypanan nga among nabuhat ngadto sa among isig-kaingon

Kapayapaan

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Kapayapaan (Tagalog), Kalinaw (Bisaya), Peace (English), Shalom (Hebrew), Salam (Arabic)…

Kung naiitindihan lang sana ng tao na ang lahat ng paniniwala o relihiyon ay nagtuturo ng kapayapaan, ay wala sanang gulo sa mundo.

Assalamu Alaikum!!! to my Muslim brothers and sisters.

Shalom Aleichem!! if meron mang mga Hudeo dito

Peace be with you!!! to our Christian friends na English.

Ang Kalinaw mag-uban kaninyo!!! sa mga kapatid, kamag-anak at kaibigan ko na Bisaya.

Kapayapaan maging sa iyo!!! sa mga kaibigan nating Tagalog.

Los Angeles: RASING FUNDS FOR DISASTER VICTIMS “

RASING FUNDS FOR DISASTER VICTIMS “
Artists United” Concert to Raise Funds Through the Apl.de.ap Foundation International

Los Angeles, CA. – November 2013 – On Tuesday morning, October 16, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the Visayas and parts of Mindanao and Luzon in the Philippines. The epicenter was located 2 kilometers southeast of Carmen town in the Bohol province, known for its internationally famous “Chocolate Hills” and the world’s smallest primates, the tarsiers. The seas receded, beaches became elevated and wider, mountain tops gaped open and Bohol gained 500 meters of new shoreline. All in all, the earthquake affected over 3 million residents in the central Philippines – 222 dead, over P2Billion (pesos) in damages to roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other public buildings in

To post or not to Post: Larawan ng Namatay at Larawan Bangkay ng OFW

Image Source www.telegraph.co.uk

Uso sa Facebook ang pagpakalat ng mga pictures ng namatay  na OFW or pictures ng kanyang bangkay.  May iba-ibang position, may iba-ibang facial expression, may sa tingin mo ay nahihirapan, may nakabuka ang bibig.

At may caption pa na “Please like and share para makarating sa pamilya”. Ang tanong kailangan ba talagang ilagay ang picture ng namatay or ang picture ng kanyang bangkay?

Sa Patnubay Online mangyayari lang yan kung HINDI identified ang taong namatay at dapat masusunod ang lahat ng apat (4) na conditions sa baba.

Featured Book: World Migration Report 2013

Since the first-ever United Nations General Assembly High-level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development in 2006, there has been increasing international debate about how best to harness the benefits of migration for development. Yet migration remains inadequately integrated into development frameworks at national and local levels, and there is limited public understanding and appreciation of the contribution that migrants make to the development of their countries of origin and destination.

In 2013, a second High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development will be held, presenting the international community with another opportunity to focus its attention on making migration a positive factor in sustainable development and poverty reduction. The HLD comes at an important time, as the international community moves beyond the Millennium Development Goals and towards the formulation of a post-2015 development agenda.  (Source: http://publications.iom.int)

To DOWNLOAD A COPY of  World Migration Report 2013 click here

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.

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli February 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 February  2013  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-February-2013-Newsletter.

Featured Servant Leader: Susan “Toots” Ople

The Patnubay Advocacy Group would like to thank  Miss Susan “Toots” Ople  for providing invaluable help and assistance to OFWs and their families in the Philippines.

Who is Susan Susan “Toots” Ople ?
Source : en.wikipilipinas.org

Susan “Toots” Ople (born 9 February 1962) is a former Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) undersecretary and an advocate of Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFW) rights.

Toots is the youngest of the seven children of former Labor Secretary and Senate President Blas Ople and Susana Vasquez.

She finished elementary education at the St. Theresa’s College Quezon City in 1974 and finished secondary education at the Sandersky High School in Michigan, USA in 1980. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with

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.