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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Italya: Nanay Doring, di pa rin natatagpuan


Roma, Marso 23, 2012 – Ika- 29 ng Pebrero ng huling makita si Nanay Teodora Dinglasan, kilala sa tawag na ‘Doring’, 74 anyos at may taas na 158 cm., residente sa Via Francesco Soave 15, zona ng Monte Mario.

Araw-araw sinusundo ni Nanay Doring ang kanyang apo mula sa paaralan na di kalayuan ang

Cebuano Poetry: Paghanduraw & Ako, ang Maong Bulak


ning maong kagabhion
gihandum ko ikaw
saksi ang bulan sa’kong
gibatyag nga tumang kamingaw
saksi ang mga kabitoonan
sa matag lusok sa luha uban sa panghupaw
misamot ang akong paghanduraw
nga sa kalit milapdos kanako
ang huyohoy nga mabugnaw.

gibati ko’g katugnaw
nagpanglingi – sa unahan ako nagalan-taw
apan wala ikaw..

USA: Saluting women and women’s causes on International Women’s Day

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava

It’s a yearly event but that doesn’t mean we don’t honor them everyday. March 8 every year has been designated International Women’s Day and for that PWD takes this opportunity to reflect and appreciate the transitions and the expansion in status that the fairer sex has attained in the world stage.

Cebuano Short Story: ANG PAGSUWAY NI ARMAN

Sa atong pagpakabuhi, ikahibalag nato ang mga pagsuway nga mosukod kanato ug sa atong pagkatawo. Mahitabo kini nga dili nato mahibaloan.

Detalyado kaayo ang pangandam alang sa usa ka mabulokong kasal nila ni Arman ug Sheila. Ang listahan sa mga hamiling bisita naglangkob sa mga tawong tubig-tubigan sa ilang lungsod sa San Bartolome. Kagahapon lang nahuman nila ang pag-andam sa tanang mga “Wedding Invitation Cards” ug gihatag kini ilang sinaligan

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

The Multilingual Poet – Iris Templado Odever

Name: Iris Templado Odever
Pen name: Diwata Sa Bangaw (Rainbow Fairy)
Age: 34 years old
Birthplace: Cebu City
Hometown: Alcantara, Cebu

“I love poetry because I can express my imaginative awareness of experience through meaning and language; and to get

Qatar – Filipino Medical Doctors Vote for Official Name of Organization

Members of Filipino Medical Association – Qatar during a meeting in Millennium Hotel

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In a meeting held in Millennium Hotel on Friday, 16 March 2012, the group of medical doctors practicing in Qatar voted by majority for their association’s name: Filipino Medical Association – Qatar. It will be known by the acronym FMAQ.

There is a notable increase in the number of Filipino medical

Cebuano ship captain, a pirates’ victim – Atty JBJ

Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

Piracy is now widely recognized as the top global threat to the world’s maritime industry. Hundreds, nay thousands of seafarers coming from various countries all over the world have been captured, detained and traumatized by pirates’ attacks in the Gulf of Aden and other sea routes.

The latest victim of the pirates in Somalia is a Cebuano ship captain, Captain Mario C. Minoria, son of the late journalist, lawyer, and former labor arbiter, Vito Jimenez-Minoria. This writer knows the family too well as to feel sad for the wife, children, mother and siblings. Vito used to be under me as labor arbitration associate when I was assigned as labor arbiter in Cebu in the late 70s. And Captain Mario always visits me in Manila, together with his brother Gus who is a DOLE conciliator.

Qatar: Videoke Challenge Season 2

Fresh Events & Production Qatar  presents

Videoke Challenge Season 2

Theme Night – Upbeat Music Collection
2nd Semi-Finals Night on March 22, 2012
At the Filipino Community Center

One Theme.. One Stage – 13 Chalengers!

Joanna Salvador,  RJ Santillan, Marvic Sotto, Danilo Sibug Jr., Greyz Morales,
Warlito Yapit, Zalnilou Tormines, Katrina Remorozo, Dale Villanueva,
Noel Olorcisimo and Melbourne Hisoler,

ISTAT: Imigrante, na-triple ang popolasyon sa walong taon

Roma, Marso 16, 2012 – Sa walong taon ang bilang ng mga dayuhang naninirahan sa Italya ay na-triple, higit sa 4.5 milyon. Dapat pang idagdag dito ang 600,000 na mga dayuhang walang permit to stay na inistima ng Caritas.

Ito ang kinumpirma ng Presidente ng Istat, na si Enrico Giovannini, sa isang pulong ukol sa “Etika at Imigrasyon.” “Kabilang dito ang

Persona non grata to the Filipino workers – Atty JBJ

Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

In International Law, and in diplomatic parlance, the term “persona non grata” refers to any foreign national who, by his actuation and behavior, his words written or oral, has caused embarrassment, discomfort or dishonor to the host country and its officials and citizens. Lately, a Canadian actor who does not know his geography, was declared by Congress as “persona non grata” for putting our country in bad light and for insulting our Customs officials by accusing them, albeit erroneously, of corruption, committed supposedly by illegal exaction of bribery. It turned out that he was in the Denpasar Airport in Bali, Indonesia, a good four-hour flight from Manila. We should slap that stupid actor with a map of Asia.

Earlier this year, the ambassador of a leading world power committed a clear breach of protocol, when he allegedly declared that most of

USA: A principled worker ditched by a corrupt officialdom – Duero

By Dionesio C. Grava

One of the stumbling blocks regarding President Noynoy Aquino’s “matuwid na landas” commitment is the perception that his administration is quite selective regarding the choice of guilty officials to prosecute. While he is preoccupied tooth and nail in

Rome: Dalawang Pinoy, dinakip sa sentro

Rome, March 12, 2012 – Patuloy ang ‘pattuglia’ o pagroronda ng PS (Polizia di Stato) sa lungsod ng Roma sa nagdaang weekend. Labing-anim katao ang inaresto sa iba’t-ibang krimen tulad ng falsification, criminal conspiracy, swindle, money laundering at pagbebenta ng bawal na gamot.

Poetry: Sa IYONG Muling Pagdalaw – Tulang Pasasalamat sa Diyos

Francis Morilao - Qatar

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Pikit at salop ng hikbing pigil,
Nais kumawala ng damdaming lingid;
Inaasam na Ikaw ay nais makapiling,
Kailan Ka muling dadalaw sa akin?

Awit at paruri’y pumailanglang,
Sa tunog ng trumpeta mula sa kawalan;
Mistulang senyales ng Iyong pagdating,
Patak ng luha’y hinuhugot sa dilim.


16 March 2012 – The  DFA recently received a report from the Philippine Embassy in Singapore that a Filipino based in that country received an email from informing him that the Department of Justice received a complaint with a

Today in History: Death of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay

Magsaysay did not finish his term that was expected to end of December 30, 1957 because he died in a plane crash. On March 16, 1957 Magsaysay left Manila for Cebu City where he spoke at three educational institutions.

That same night, at about 1 am, he boarded the presidential plane “Mt. Pinatubo”, a C-47, heading back to Manila. In the early morning hours of March 17, his plane was reported missing.

It was late in the afternoon that day that newspapers reported that the airplane had crashed on Mt.