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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Leaving the government for good – Atty JBJ

Bilang OFWs at bilang mga Pilipino tayo ay nagpapasalamat kay Atty JB Jimenez sa tapat at mahusay nyang pagserbisyo sa atin bilang isang kawani ng gobyerno. Nakakalungkot na nabawasan ng matino at masipag na tao ang ating pamahalaan samantalang yong mga hindi deserving ay mga kapit tuko pa rin.  Mula sa aming puso maraming maraming Salamat Atty JBJ!  – Patnubay Online

Leaving the government for good by: Atty JB Jimenez
Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

I left the government service last June 4 after a total tenure of 20 years – four years in the judiciary and 16 in the Department of Labor and Employment. I have earlier retired from the corporate world also, after 20 years as corporate lawyer and HR manager and executive, and as Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs in Petron (Petrophil before) and PNOC, San Miguel Corporation and Pepsi Cola

USA: A historic first Fil-Am performers to shine at Hollywood Bowl

By Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in:  pinoywatchdog.com

The cream of Filipino American entertainment will descend on world-renowned Hollywood Bowl with an all night celebration of Filipino music, art and culture on July 8.

Italia: Gusto ko ng umuwi ng Pilipinas. Ano po ang aking gagawin?

Source: www.akoaypilipino.eu

Rome, Hunyo 6, 2012 – Ang Ministero dell’Interno kasama ang Unione Europea, sa pamamagitan ng ilang International Migrant’s Association  tulad ng IOM (International Organization for Migration) ay may mga programa na makakatulong sa mga kusang-loob na babalik sa Pilipinas.

Defeating ‘twisted culture’ of torture

By: Renato Mabunga, Manila
Defending Human Rights Defenders
Philippines
June 27, 2012

On Tuesday, the United Nations marked the “International Day in Support of Torture Victims.” It was a significant day filled with simple and substantial ironies.

In Manila, about 600 human rights advocates, military and police personnel “tortured” motorists who were stranded on a major thoroughfare while a procession demonstrating against torture passed.

Filipino maid takes fight for permanent residency to Hong Kong’s top court

Hong Kong: foreign residents other than domestic workers can apply for permanent residency after seven years. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Evangeline Banao Vallejos wins right to appeal against ruling upholding denial of residency to foreign domestic workers

Associated Press in Hong Kong guardian.co.uk

A Filipino domestic worker has won permission to take her fight for permanent residency in Hong Kong to its top court,

Featured Video: OFWs Speak: Christian Cariño and Robert Maghanoy

OFWs Speak: Christian Cariño and Robert Maghanoy

Ople Center’s appeal: “Save euro-zone, but save Consulate in Spain too!”

First Posted in :   susanople.com
Blas F. Ople Policy Center
June 28, 2012

NGO’s appeal: “Save euro-zone, but save Consulate in Spain as well”

USA: FIL-AM AWARDS EXPOSE

First posted in  pinoywatchdog.com

PinoyWatchDog.com digs deeper into a pervasive, scandal-prone practice as a means to open a discussion, and to professionalize and make transparent the financial aspects of Fil-Am awards events and other Fil-Am fundraising activities.

OFWs bring fight vs PhilHealth fee hike online

by: Maria Aleta Nieva Nishimori,
abs-cbnnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Once again, overseas Filipino workers around the globe are using the power of social media to get their message across–this time, to air their opposition to Philhealth’s fee increase in OFWs annual premium.

The Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards (PEBA) Facebook Page has become a venue for Filipinos working abroad to share their sentiments on the matter. Their campaign, a resounding “NO to 100% INCREASE from P1,200 to P2,400 to all OFWs“.

Italia: Tourist Visa, maaaring gamitin sa buong Europa?

Source:  akoaypilipino.eu

Roma – Hunyo 7, 2012 – European Union law. Ang pangunahing pinagbabatayang batas Ukol sa entry visa sa pagpasok sa European Union ay angSchengen Convention. Ito ay ipinatutupad sa lahat ng mga bansa sa Europa na pumirma at sumali sa kasunduan (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Malta, Switzerland at Liechtenstein)

Feature Story: Ang mga karapatan ng pamilya ni yumaong Stephen at ang kabayanihan ng kanyang pinsan na si Gerald

Patnubay Online’s Interview with Gerald Labiste Ranis
(Note: nasa email  sa baba ang buong detalye)

Dubai court drops iPad theft case against Pinoy engineer

By Bassam Za’Za’,
Legal and Court Correspondent
gulfnews.com

Dubai: An engineer joyfully hugged his wife and daughter on Tuesday outside a courtroom when he heard that a judge had dismissed his case of stealing a businessman’s iPad.

The Filipino engineer, B.S., succeeded in convincing the Dubai Court of First Instance to drop his case after he reconciled with the Indian businessman, who forgot his iPad on an aircraft during a one-day business trip to Dubai.

Cebuano Short Story: HINGIGO PA GYUD DIAY SI TONYO

“Tonyo, kadugay gud. Ma-late na ko ug tambong sa trabaho ani ron. Mura man ug wala na. Sige na oi. Mangandam pa raba ko. Kakuyaw ba sab sa panuhot ani oi.” wala na kapugong pa si Telda.

“Huwata lang gud, Telda, nakaila ka na baya nako, siniguro ang matag lihok. Sigurista ko. Para walay sami. Dili ba mausik ang kusog. ” ni Tonyo nga padayong naningkamot. Gipaningot ug bugbog.

Italia: Handbook on home care for the elderly, buhat sa Ministry of Health

Source: akoaypilipino.eu

Roma – Hunyo 19, 2012 – Ang mga araw ng matinding init ay nararamdaman sa Italya, ito ang tinatawag na”Scipione d’Africano”.

Ito ay partikular na mapanganib para sa mga matatanda, kung kaya’t ang Ministry of Health ay naglaan ng isang gabay sa anim na wika, kasama ang ilang mga rekomendasyon para sa mga

Expats in Kuwait send home $50.7 billion in 5 years

Source:  kuwaitinfoalerts.com

Kuwait: Expatriates in Kuwait sent a total of $ 50.7 billion to their relatives back home from 2006 to 2010, local daily reported quoting sources.

Sources revealed results of financial study conducted recently showed that foreigners in Saudi Arabia have the highest amount of total remittance among their counterpart in the GCC within the above mentioned period with $ 112.2 billion; while Kuwait was ranked second.

Part-time Dubai maids claim they’re not paid right

Image Credit: Gulf News ArchivesHiring part-time maids may be costly, but is convenient for some families in Dubai. Image for illustrative purpose only.

Source: gulfnews.com

Dubai: Several women working for a Dubai company that offers part-time maid services are complaining that they’re being made to work long hours for low salaries while their boss is allegedly raking in money as business has been brisk.