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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ina na OFW sa Saudi nanawagan ng tulong para sa anak na may sakit

November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (VAW)

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000.

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

Malaya Ka ba Talaga?

By: Tasio Espiritu

  1.  Malaya ka bang magsabi ng buong katotohanan?
  2.  Malaya ka bang tumulong na walang hininging kapalit?
  3.  Malaya ka bang kumampi sa mga naapi at labanan ang masasama?
  4. Malaya ka bang magsalita na hindi nakakasakit ng kapwa 

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 :

Please Help Baby John Michael Arones

BABY JOHN MICHAEL ARONES – was born on September 27,2011 at the Bislig City Health Center. He was later transferred to Andres Soriano Memorial Hospital and is currently attended by Dr. Rowena Dimaano

He was born with a birth defect which his doctor diagnosed as “anencephally multiple congenital malformation”. He is the seventh child of Eugene and Doris Arones, presently living at P15 Core Shelter, Poblacion, Bislig City.

The parents of Baby John Michael Arones need your help. You may send your donations to

Servant Leaders’ Guiding Principles

  1. Truth
  2.  Fairness
  3. Justice
  4. Honesty
  5. Accountability
  6. Good Governance
  7. Integrity
  8. Transparency

Filipino pilgrims hurt in Arafat Day accident leave hospital


Published: Nov 13, 2011 01:03 Updated: Nov 13, 2011 01:36

RIYADH: Thirteen Filipino pilgrims injured in a traffic accident on their way to Arafat during the just concluded Haj have been discharged from hospitals.

The accident victims, who included a woman who lost her left arm, could not complete their Haj rituals to their satisfaction. They appealed to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King

Mga mahahalagang impormasyon na dapat matutunan ng mga OFWs sa Saudi Arabia

First posted in last March 2011

Ang mga articles sa baba ay isinulat at  handog ng Patnubay para sa mga OFW na nasa Kaharian ng Saudi Arabia at  sa mga tauhan ng Embahada, Konsulada  POLO na ipinadala ng ating gobyerno dito.  Nakasulat sa mga articles kung papaano ipaglalaban ng tama ang mga karapatan ng mga OFW gamit ang proseso at batas ng Kaharian.

Ang Inyong Lingkod: Alfredo Jaboli Ganapin (Posthumous)

Alfredo Jaboli Ganapin (August 11, 1961 – December 20, 2004), one of the most active champions of the rights and welfare of migrant Filipino workers.

OFW Rights Advocate Succumbs to Cancer

by : Bien Custodio

Alfredo Jaboli Ganapin(August 11, 1961 – December 20, 2004), one of the most active champions of the rights and welfare of migrant Filipino workers, has died of cancer. He was 43.

Ganapin had his last seizure at 4:45 p.m. on December 20, 2004 after almost a month of confinement at the Faisal Specialist Hospital’s intensive care unit in Riyadh, his colleagues

Ang Inyong Lingkod – Alfred Pastolero

 Immediately after Alfred Aljero Pastolero sets foot in Saudi Arabia in 1992, his visits to Riyadh jails seem unstoppable. Aside from his regular visit, twice weekly to Al-Malaz jail and occasionally in Al-Hair, Ka Alfred also frequents other smaller prisons and police stations around central region.

Ka Alfred keeps small pieces of papers with personal information of the inmates, including contact numbers and addresses of their families in the Philippines . During his annual vacation in the Philippines , he also visits the inmate’s family providing the wife and children updates on the physical condition and the status of the inmate’s case. He even lobbies in congress and approaches local politicians on initiating drive to raise blood money donations.

A nurse by profession, Ka Alfred learns honing and polishing his skills in approaching individual and handling cases of offenders and criminals. He talks with the inmates, provides paralegal and personal advices, and relays their needs and sentiments to the

What is HAGIT?

is an abbreviation for  Honesty, Accountability, Good Governance, Integrity and Transparency..

In Visayan language.  “Hagit” means challenge.

The Challenge :

To instill the HAGIT principles in the minds of our future leaders:  We will equip our children with these principles in order to break-up  the vicious

Patnubay Leaks: OFWs Speak against COWA Report

Drafted by Tasio Espiritu
First posted in March 2011  for

Nais po naming ipaalam sa mga OFWs na naniwala sa pinaglabang prinsipyo ng Patnubay;

Tayo po ay nadismaya sa lumabas na COWA report na walang katotohanan kundi sadyang gawa-gawa lamang. Hindi po katanggap-tanggap sa atin ang kanilang fabricated report.

OFW Movie “Lawas Kan Pinabli” is a Finalist of Cinemanila 2011

Lawas Kan Pinabli [Excerpt] from Sine Caboloan on Vimeo.

Our screening date for Lawas kan Pinabli, confirmed na to, is NOV 16, 2011 WEDNESDAY 9M AT THE CINEMA 4 OF THE MARKET!MARKET!CINEMAS AT THE BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG CITY. For more information you may visit the official website at

Servant Leadership Explained

Servant Leadership
  encourages leaders to serve others while staying focused on achieving results in line with the organization’s values and integrity.

The concept of servant leadership can be traced back, at least partly, to Jesus, who taught his disciples that “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to