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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kuwait: Domestic-To-Work Visa Transfer To ‘Restart’ Beginning Of June

HH The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Received At Bayan Palace The Vice-Chairman Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Tour Of Hope Faisal Mohamamd Al-Hajji, And The Council Members

Source:  arabtimesonline.com

KUWAIT CITY,  The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor will re-open the door for domestic workers to transfer their residence to the private sector beginning June 2012, reports Al-Dar daily quoting Mohammed Al-Kandari the Undersecretary of the ministry for labor affairs. The transfers had been temporarily suspended for the last few months.

USA: Santacruzan, a yearly observance at LA cathedral

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

The Philippine tradition of Santacruzan has since become a yearly observance at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels located near the junction of Freeways 101 and 110 in Los Angeles. The one held morning of May 12 was its eighth under the auspices of the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The event supposedly commemorates the search of the Holy Cross by Queen Helena and her son, Constantine. They are being accompanied by others representing various personages in the bible and history. The finding of the cross was a

Featured Photo: Tayo ba ay ganap ng malaya?

Tayo ba ay ganap ng malaya?

Hindi po lahat ng OFW ay pinalad dito sa ibang bansa.

Nakakalungkot isipin at pinagmalupitan sila ng tadhana.

Mga kaawa-awang mga kababayan na pinagtabuyan ng mga pulis sa kanilang make-shift shelter- sa ilalim ng tulay ng khandarah at tanging bandila ng pilipinas ay syang nagsilbing pag-asa na sila ay makakalaya na sa kanilang kalagayan.  For those fortunate ones – count your blessings!

Patnubay’s Complete Report: Case of OFW Nemecio Valencia

OFW Speaks: Nemecio Valencia
 

May 24, 2012

Pinuntahan ng Patnubay sina tatay noong thursday with ka Roland.. nakausap natin yong mga nagbantay sa kanya, they said na kailangan 8000 for the penalty of the iqama for 15 years na takas si tatay. Presumably kung may penalty na na mamention ang jawasat.. that means the employer already had issued a no objection letter to repatriate the undocumented migrant.

For clarifications we called consul roussel reyes at para marequest na rin for OUMWA to shoulder the penalty.. Sa pagbigay ko pa lang ng name, sinabi na ni Consul Reyes

Photo Gallery: Santacruzan in Bologna

Santacruzan in Bologna
May 27, 2012
Photos by: ALAB – Bologna

Sagalas

  • Denise Ahumada as Reyna Divina Pastora
  • Sandra Bote as Reyna Mystica
  • Sherine Roque as Reyna de las Estrellas

Italia: Dalagang imigrante kokoronahan rin sa Miss Italia

Source:  www.akoaypilipino.eu

Roma – Mayo 24, 2012 – Mula sa Miss Italia World sa Miss World Italia. Maaari itong ipaliwanag ng ganito sa madaling salita, na inihayag ni Patrizia Mirigliani sa website ng pinaka-hihintay na beauty contest ng buong bansa.

“Minamahal kong mga kaibigang imigrante na naninirahan sa Italya, ngayong taon ay may partesipasyon din kayo”, ang sinulat na may halong paternalism ng organizer ng pagtatanghal. At ipinaliwanag na sa taong 2012, ay magkakaroon rin ng special edition ng Miss Italia World na sa “unang unang pagkakataon, ay hindi itutuon sa mga Miss mula sa lahing Italyano na hindi naninirahan sa bansang Italya ngunit sa inyo”,

May 28 to June 12 : Philippine National Flag Days

On March 6, 1965, Presidential Proclamation No. 374 was issued declaring May 28 as National Flag Day to commemorate the date the national emblem was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated the Spanish fores in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite in 1898. On May 23, 1994, Executive Order No. 179 was issued extending the period of celebrating National Flag Day from May 28 to June 12.  All Filipinos are encouraged to display the Philippine flag in all offices, agencies and instruments of government, business establishments, schools, and private homes throughout this period.

Dubai: Three accused of gang-raping a Pinay

By Bassam Za’za’,
Legal and Court Correspondent
gulfnews.com
Published:May 18, 2012

Three accused of gang-raping woman

Men charged with impersonating police officers, kidnapping a waitress and molesting her.

Italia: Karera ng mga recycled boats sa Recyclable Regatta

Source: www.akoaypilipino.eu

Rome, Mayo 12, 2012 – Isang dosenang mga bangka gawa sa mga recycled plastic bottles, mga lata at iba pang materyales ang nagkarera sa Subic bay noong nakaraang linggo para sa garbage boat race.

Ople Center: OFW Alfredo Salmos is home, reunites with mother

Here is a link to the video that we in the Blas F. Ople Center created to highlight Mang Fred’s heartwarming reunion with his mother:

Last Friday, Alfredo Salmos finally got the chance to come home to his hometown of Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija to see his mother, Estrella. This reunion would not have been possible had it not been for the concern and vigilance of so many Good Samaritans on

Kuwait: Cops rape Filipina in patrol car

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Source: kuwaittimes.net

KUWAIT: Two policemen face sexual assault charges following their arrests on May 21, 2012 in connection with a possible rape incident that was filed the previous night, the Ministry of Interior announced in a press statement.

“Two Jahra security patrol officers arrested for sexually assaulting a Filipina woman in felony case number 126/2012 have been referred to the Public Prosecution for further investigations”, the official statement reads.

USA: Report cites both gains and alarming incidents of child abuse

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

 A multi-level, multidisciplinary and community network monitoring the well-being of children and families in the Los Angeles County issued a report indicating that there was an increase in youth suicides from 14 such deaths in 2009 to 17 in 2010.

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

Italia: Stop ang direct hire. Paano na ang kasunduan ng Italya sa ibang bansa?

Source: www.akoaypilipino.eu

Roma – Mayo 21, 2012 – Ang stop sa entry quotas para sa trabaho na desisyon ng pamahalaan ay isang “hindi magandang ideya”. Dahil ito ay magpapahintulot sa maraming irregularities, bukod dito ay apektado ang non-EU countries na mayroong kasunduan sa Italya sa immigration.

POEA revokes licenses of 35 recruitment firms

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, from January to May 2012, has cancelled the licenses of 21 recruitment agencies and suspended 14 others, including five agencies charged motu propio by the office, for numerous recruitment violations.

In his report to DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the POEA has initiated the filing of cases against Philglobal Manpower Development Corporation; CSM International Recruitment Services, Inc., Gyron Crew, Inc.; Crosswind International Manpower Services; and Acclaimed One Manpower and Recruitment Services.

Cebuano Short Story: GIHAMOK ANG TANLAG NI KARIO

Usa ka adlaw niana, naghangos nga nagdali pauli si Kario. Hapit motungang gabii na. Kalkag ang iyang buhok nagkabulingit ug nanimahong kanal. “Diin ka man gikan Kario?lawom na kaayo ang kagabhion. Kahugaw ba nimo.” Dala kabalaka nga pamulong ni Juliet. “Ayaw pagdaghan diha ug yawyaw hala tagoi ning singsing. Akong gasa nimo para sa imong umaabot adlawng natawhan.” pulong ni Kario dayong biya padulong sa kaligoanan. Nag-ilis. Natulog.