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Monthly Archives: August 2012

USA: Filipinos ready for sex talk, say

Linda Nietes, with mike, introduces the resource speakers, from left: Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu and Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parrenas.

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

LOS ANGELES — A book talk about sexuality offered insight to an aspect of Filipino culture that is rarely mentioned in a public setting. The event held August 4 at the Echo Park Branch Library in West Temple Street also gave rise to questions about the social cost of migration leaving children behind, the extent of premarital sex especially among Filipino teens, sex workers working overseas and whether or not the Filipino society is now ready for the kind of public

USA: Migrants sign up to Obama temporary papers plan

Hundreds of people line up to apply for deportation reprieve (AFP/Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian)

Source: AFP
By Diego Urdaneta

WASHINGTON — Long queues of undocumented immigrants sprang up across the United States on Wednesday as thousands took advantage of President Barack Obama’s decision to grant many of them temporary residency.

Authorities have begun accepting applications for deferred deportations from undocumented immigrants brought here as children, many of whom consider America home, an initiative that could benefit up to 1.7 million people.

POEA: Seafarers deployed as fishermen file complaints against recruiter, employer

POEA News Release
Source:   www.poea.gov.ph
13 August 2012

Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said 12 seafarers have recently sought the assistance of POEA’s anti-illegal recruitment branch in filing separate complaints against a manning agency and the owners of two fishing vessels in Taiwan for alleged contract substitution, misrepresentation,

Cebuano Short Story: NAOPAWAN ANG OPAW NI LADIN

Ang pulong opaw magpasabot ug kahapsay, hawan ug walay sagabal nga talan-awon. Kon tutokan ug padul-an ang opaw, imong maklaro ang pahak nga sinaw. Adunay adunay tinuyong pagpaopaw’ng tinagoan. Kini kanunay’ng gikagubtan, dili kasarangan, kini giawayan sa kaliwatan. Bantayanan kining klaseha sa pagpaopaw, pagahikit-an lamang kini kon ikaw, gitugotan….

“Noy Ladin, nagpaopaw man ka. Hala pagkasinaw raba sa imong pahak nga mahayagan sa adlaw.” ni Inday nga nagngisi.

The rules on work during disasters and calamities – Atty JBJ

Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

For the past few days, Metro Manila and most of Luzon have become a virtual sea. The endless downpour brought unprecedented volume of water, reportedly worse than Ondoy, placing the National Capital Region and nine provinces under water. This national emergency put a halt to all industrial, commercial and agricultural activities. Factories, shops, schools and offices could not operate. Plane flights and sea voyages, of both domestic and international, were suspended and land transport vehicles could not operate since both the NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) and SLEX (South Luzon Expressway) and SCTEX (Subic, Clark & Tarlac Expressway) were flooded. Banks and stock exchanges were not operational either. Many lives perished. Millions worth of properties were inundated. Agricultural crops were lost. It has been a great disaster.

Isang Pinay nagbigti sa Riyadh, Isang kasama sa bahay hinuli ng pulis

Agusto 10, 2012, bandang alas 10 ng gabi, sa may Naseem, Riyadh –

Nadatnan ng kanyang kasama ang isang pinay na nakasabit pa sa lubid at wala ng buhay. Rumespundi naman kaagad ang ating embahada at inatasan ni Consul Roussel Reyes si Attache Jerome Friaz at isang embassy translator. Umaga na nang makauwi ang mga taga-embahada dahil sa haba ng imbestigasyon ng pulis.

Ayon sa imbestigasyon, ang nasawi ay isang domestic worker na apat na taon nang takas at kinalinga naman ng isa ring kababayan. Ang nagpakamatay ay may dalawang anak sa Pilipinas samantalang yong kumalinga sa kanya ay may isang anak

Archive 2011 – 2013: Articles of Minda C. Teves

  1. ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli April 2013 Newsletter
  2. Events: ACFIL’s 3n1 Celebration
  3. ACFIL participates Cena Multietnica
  4. Event in Milan: DIASPORA TO DIALOGUE CONFERENCE
  5. “MY FATHER: MY HERO”
  6. ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli March 2013 Newsletter
  7. ACFIL’s FINLIT SEMINAR
  8. MORTERA: Acfil’s Contestant Search for Little Reyna Elena 2013
  9. ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli February 2013 Newsletter
  10. ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli January 2013 Newsletter
  11. ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli December 2012 Newsletter
  12. ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli November 2012 Newsletter

Italia: Ministry of Interior – Ang Regularization ay para lamang sa mga walang permit to stay

Source:  akoaypilipino.eu

Roma, Agosto 6, 2012 – Ang Ministry of Interior, sa pamamagitan ng Circular n. 6410 ng July 27, 2012, ay nagbigay ng ilang paglilinaw ukol sa Legislative decree noong July 16, 2012 n. 109, (para sa transposisyon nang isang EU directive ukol sa mas mahigpit na mga parusa sa pagbibigay ng

Kuwait: Filipino groups launch fund raising drive for flood victim

By Michelle Fe Santiago
Special to the Arab Times
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9:

‘Cash donations the easiest, fastest way to extend help’

Heads of Filipino organisations and individuals launched on Wednesday a fund drive to help over two million people who were affected by the floods in Metro Manila and other nearby provinces in the Philippines. Those who attended the meeting spearheaded by Parish Priest Rev Fr Monching Atanacio at the Holy Family Cathedral in Kuwait City agreed unanimously that cash donations from various groups and individuals is the easiest and fastest way to

HRW: Philippines Becomes Second Country to Ratify ILO C-189

Domestic Workers Convention: Labor Rights Treaty to Take Effect
Philippines Becomes Second Country to Ratify
By: Human Rights Watch

(Manila) – The Philippines’ ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention will bring the groundbreaking international treaty into legal force, promising better working conditions and key labor protections for millions of domestic workers, Human Rights Watch said today. The convention takes effect one year after the second ratification.

The Philippine Senate ratified the instrument today; President Benigno Aquino III signed it on May 18, 2012, following the treaty’s first ratification, by Uruguay, on April 30.

Archive 2011 – 2012: Articles of Maricel Puertellano

  1. Pilipino, Saan Ka Patutungo? (Ang Kalayaan para sa isang OFW)
  2. A Night With FOWWA – Israel
  3. Featured Poetry: Walang paalam, kaibigan!
  4. Health and Beauty Tips With Olive Oils
  5. Ikaw Man Ay Isang Kasalanan
  6. Poetry: Nakagapos na Puso
  7. Essay: Pangako
  8. Essay: Si Bebeng..Kwentong OFW
  9. Essay: Kailan ka lalaya Kaibigan?

Manual for ILO Convention No. 189 – Decent work for domestic workers

On 16 June 2011, the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization adopted the Convention concerning decent work for domestic workers, which is also referred to as the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

ILO Convention No. 189 – Decent work for domestic workers

Domestic work is work. Domestic workers are, like other workers,
entitled to decent work.

To download the manual you may click this link wcms_161104.pdf

Related Links

  1. Patnubay Online:  STATEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS’ DAY
  2. Patnubay Online: 12 by 12 Campaign: Uruguay First Country to Ratify C189
  3. C189 – Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

Featured Tula: Ngiti sa iyong Labi, Panaginip

 Ngiti sa iyong Labi

Pagmasdan mo ang iyong labi
na parang laging nakangiti
ngiti na nagbibigay ng kulay sa
iyong buhay at kapag nakita ng
iba ay sobra ang kaligayahan na
ibinibigay…

kapag ika’y nakatawa ang puso ko’y
tuwang-tuwa, humahalina parang
bulaklak sa harden na humahalimuyak
sa ganda,at walang katumbas na halaga
ang taglay na kaligayahan…

Ang PATNUBAY ayon kay Ka Romy Carbonell

PATNUBAY
by: Romeo S. Carbonell

Ang buhay ng tao’y sadyang may unos at di maiiwasan ang gusot at takot.
Na ang akala mo ay wala ng patutunguhan sa mga landasin at takbo ng ating buhay
Kapag ikaw ay nag-iisa isip mo ay napapagal na, at hinahanap mo yaring pag asa.
Darating ang panahon na bigla ka lang sasaya na may gumabay sa iyo’y pumatnubay

wag kang susuko sa lahat ng panahon pagkat ang buhay ay puno ng kulay
Isipin mong di ka nagiisa sa laban ng ating buhay, pagkat ang patnubay lagi mong karamay
May pag-asa may patnubay may gabay sa paghusay ng ating buhay…
Wag sayangin ang lakas ng bisig kung sa ibay walang higpit sa patnubay tayo’y kumapit.

Feature Story: SGM Ciriaco “Cacoy” Cañete, our National Artist

Image Source: wikipedia.com

There have been calls to give Nora Aunor or Dolphy the National Artist award. The National Artist of the Philippines is a title given to a Filipino who made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts.

Originally, the categories under which National Artists can be recognized  are Music, Dance, Theater, Visual arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts, Architecture and Allied Arts.  In 1997, President Ramos issued an executive order to create a new category of  National Artist for History and Literature before conferring the honor to Carlos Quirino.

All these categories are not original Philippine arts. These arts were only introduced to us when foreign invaders ruled our country for several years. There is one art that is originally ours and there is one person who dedicates his whole life to preserve this. Sadly, the Philippine government does not seem to care about

Ten things that they should stop doing to labor – Atty JBJ

Source: DIRECT FROM THE LABOR FRONT By Atty Josephus Jimenez

If this administration is serious in promoting social justice and in protecting labor, which are Constitutional mandates, then it should look into these ten things that are currently creating more problems, instead of providing solutions. First, the government should stop marketing our people for deployment to other countries, instead of laying the basis for job creation in the domestic labor market. Today, government agencies, while projecting the politically correct public policy of giving choices to our labor sector, are by acts, pushing our workers to foreign job market. They should stop walking their talk.

Second, the government should stop tolerating the education sector, especially the diploma mills, from mindlessly offering courses that are irrelevant to the socio-economic needs of our country. Government should stop being non-committal to the lack of