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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mga Pinagtagpi-tagping reaksyon ni Tasio: re Impeachment Trial ni CJ Corona

On Senate’s 13-10 votes to obey TRO

–  FAIRNESS is NOT about SUPPRESSING the TRUTH of unrighteousness.

–  JUSTICE is about INVESTIGATING the TRUTH of unrighteousness.

–  Righteous LAWs must always side with the TRUTH. Unjust laws must be broken!

 

–  Our HISTORY is FULL of GREAT HEROES who FOUGHT against UNJUST LAWS.

– UNJUST LAWS must be broken because these protect the corrupts, the criminals…..and hypocrites who pretend to be as law abiding citizens.

–  What happened in the senate earlier today (February 13) ; is a clear proof that the real enemy of the Filipino people are our laws and our constitution..

Impeaching for “unexplained poverty” – Atty JBJ

Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

Whereas many famous government officials are currently being held to account for allegedly buying too many condos and for supposedly making many real estate acquisitions, in rapid successions, and whilst some minor clerks of the Bureau of Customs are ostentatiously displaying their fancy and luxurious Italian sports cars, the great majority of our public servants are silently living in simplicity and servanthood, utterly unmindful of the many urgings and pressures of a consumer-driven, if you will, hedonistic human society, where dogs eat dogs and men have lose their reasons in a raging rat race within a globalized, market-driven economy.

When a high public official, who holds office right there in the Palace, rubbing elbows with the President, is driven to scrimp on his entertainment budget by buying some pirated DVDs, it may be

Filipina DHs in Dubai face charges over illicit affairs

By Bassam Za’za’,
Senior Reporter, GulfNews
Published: February 13, 2012

Dubai: Two absconding  housemaids and their illegitimate babies appeared in court yesterday after the women were duped into out-of-wedlock sex with two men, who dumped them after they became

Kapampangan Poetry: “ALANG MASAKIT A BIYE”

ALAS-KWATRO PAMU MAKATALAKAD NAKU.
MANGARIMLA MAN ONENG DAPAT NAKUNG TIKDO IBAT PITUDTURAN
BALA-BALIGTAD KU PA KENG KAKUNG ULUNAN…
ONENG ING PUYAT AT TUNDU DAPAT KUNG PIBATAN…

ANTIYAN YA NAMAN SIGURO ING KAYANG DARAMDAMAN,
KAKUNG KAYANTABE MARANUN YA KENG PIPAGOBRAN
KUSWELO KU NAMU ALI NAKU UBLIGAN

USA: Pinoy community opens heart and purse to victims of “Sendong”

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava

January 21, 2012 – It was a big day to be generous to those in need. The two-pronged event that started with an art auction and capped with a star-studded show was a stunning success and a testament to the generosity of Filipino immigrants to their brothers and sisters in need.

Anginyonglingkod: Engineer Abdullah Sabig

Engineer Abdullah Sabig is a Saudi national, an independent human rights advocate who had helped a number of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia.

Engineer Sabig’s advocacies involve the following:

  • To uphold human rights and respect cultures, customs and values.
  • To educate the migrant workers, their embassies and even the Saudi nationals about the Laws and Procedure of Saudi Arabia.
  • To guide the distressed migrant worker in the processes of his/her case.

Engineer Sabig provided assistance to OFWs Julian Camat, Hermilo Ramos and Napoleon Fabrigas after the Philippine government agreed for him to translate for the men in court.

Bologna: ANNOUNCEMENT of an Upcoming ALAB Activity – February 26, 2012

Ciao ALAB’ers ! We Just want to announce na tuloy na po ang Computer Essentials Seminar on February 26, 2012, Sunday, it will start at 10am sharp, at OASIS OFFICE.

Mr. CARLOS HIPOLITO of MagixPress.Com based in Milan will conduct the seminar. Bulakenyo din po siya from the town of Pulilan. As agreed upon during the meeting, there will be a pre-

USA: Kaiser strike has a Filipino face

(Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava) 

There was this Facebook gab supposedly about an instruction for employees of one hospital to indicate their respective countries of origin by sticking a pin each on a huge wall map. Only very few of the pins were stuck outside the Philippines.

I thought the topic was a good way to start a conversation as I joined a small group of friendlylooking male nurses huddled by the wayside fronting the Kaiser Permanente Hospital near Sunset and Vermont avenues

Taiwan: Legislature extends maximum stay for foreign workers to 12 years

The China Post news staff–The Legislative Yuan ratified, in an extra session held yesterday, draft revisions to the Employment Services Act, boosting the maximum duration of stay in Taiwan by foreign blue-collar workers to 12 years from the existing 9 years.  Based on the revisions, foreign workers employed to serve in manufacturing and construction industries, serve as domestic helpers, handle social welfare jobs, or take offshore fishing

Embassy lauds Filipino Dentists in KSA (FDK) for 46 OAV Registrants

08 February 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh lauded the group Filipino Dentists in KSA for its enthusiastic participation in the Embassy’s Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) Registration campaign.

On two separate occasions, the Filipinos Dentists in KSA (FDK) spearheaded a group

Dagdag na bayarin para sa Philhealth o Mandatory Insurance kailangan ba ng mga OFWs sa Saudi?

Maigi sigurong pag-usapan natin ng mabuti ang isyu na ito.  Nasa baba po ang aking reaction at kayo na ang bahalang magdesisyon pagkatapos nyong mabasa ang lahat ng nakasulat.

1. Ang link sa baba ay sapat na para makapagpaliwanag sa inyo tungkol sa mga mandatory insurances namin dito sa Saudi.

Opinion: The workers’ take on the impeachment – Atty. JBJ

Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

Of the many articles of impeachment, there are none that directly emanates from the labor front. But, with all due respect, and with malice towards none, if we talk of betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution, as impeachable offenses, then we would humbly submit that delaying a labor case, and supposedly reopening a case where an entry of judgment has already been made, allegedly based on a mere letter of counsel,mightindeed constitute a serious betrayal and violation. All of us well-meaning Filipinos who love our country and respect our fundamental law owe it to ourselves and to our future generations to stand up and indict those who cause and abet these aberrations.

In our past columns, we have written about undue, unreasonable and inexplicable delays. We have called attention to them, pointed out

Cebuano Short Story: NAKAHUKOM NA SI KAKOY

“Nituktugaok na ang mga manok, dili madugay mobusilak na ang kahayag. Laing adlaw na usab.” namulong si Kakoy sa kaugalingon. Nanglawom ang iyang mga mata, walay maayong kinatulgan. Kanunayng naghinuktok. Nagtimi-timi siya sa mga pagkaon nga gitagana alang kaniya. Kanunayng nag-alindasay ug wala mahimutang. Daghan ang nitumaw sa iyang hunahuha.

“Ah, naglibog gyud ko. Wala pa nako makab-ot ang kahayag sa panghunahuna. Wala pa koy nakita nga timailhan sa

Opinion: Impeachment trial laban kay CJ Corona.

Ang aking pananaw sa kasalukuyang impeachment trial laban kay CJ Corona.
(Ka Ronnie – CMA-OFW-SOS / Patnubay – Abu Dhabi)

Sinasabi ng ilang eksperto na ang impeachment trial ay “sue generis” o isang tanging uri na may sariling porma at anyo at ito raw ay quasi-judicial at quasi-political o kasing-anyo ng legal at pulitikal na proseso.

Samu’t sari ang mga opinion hindi lamang ng mga eksperto, pulitiko, mamamahayag, mangangalakal at negosyante kundi maging ng masang Pilipino.

Ikaw Man Ay Isang Kasalanan

Nais kong damahin sa aking damdamin,
Marinig ang tinig mong tila naglalambing,
Ang rurok ng kalangitan ay aking marating,
Makamtan ang langit na sa yo lamang piling.

Bakit kay lupit, tadhana’y lubhang kay damot,
Damang dama ang pasakit, mga hapdi at kirot,
Sa damdami’y sumusugat, karayom na tumutusok,
Tanging pag ibig na inaasam, kay hirap maabot.

Philippine Embassy Serves Over 527 Filipinos in Consular Outreach in Eastern Region

The Philippine Embassy conducted its second consular outreach mission to Al-Khobar in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia on 26-27 January, and served 527 Filipinos.
The consular team traveled to Al-Khobar, more than 400 kilometers from Riyadh, the capital where the Embassy is located, for this consular outreach. The consular services were held at the Aljazeera International School Dammam.

The team, led by Consul Mohd. Noordin Pendosina Lomondot, was encoded 480 e-Passport applications, processed 6 notarials, notarized 11 reports of birth, and extended or amended 30 passports. The team also released 883