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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Featured Tula: Pang-unawa

Pang-unawa

Ang puso ko ay parang isang makata na
gusto lagi itong tumutula upang sumariwa
at sumaya. lahat ng kanyang mga nagawa
ay lagi nyang pinaparaya na galing sa loob
ng dibdib nagmula at nagpipilit na agad
kumawala…
.
Habang ako’y nagsasalita lahat nang yan ay
may puso’t diwa at sa iyo iaalay damdamin
ko’y tuwang-tuwa at ito’y nakahinga sa mga
pasakit at nang ito’y tunay na nga nakakalaya…

USA: FilAms celebrate heritage

FilAms celebrate heritage
Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in  pinoywatchdog.com

This time of year is Filipino American History Month. Expect a number of activities celebrating “425 years of heritage and culture of Filipino Americans and their achievements, contributions, and the historical presence of Filipinos in the United States Filipino.”

Italy: Farming in ACFIL’s Garden

GREEN THUMBS UP!!!
by: Nerissa Antaran Tejada

Green thumbs touched Acfil’s Garden this year bringing it to full-bloom! Vegetables like ―ampalaya, upo, eggplant, okra, camote tops, saluyot, sili, tomatoes and kangkong filled the garden making it not just pleasing to the eyes but also gave an impression of a delicious meal at table. Filipino famous cuisine like ―pinakbet, tortang talong, diningding, ampalaya na may itlog,bulanglang atbp. were enjoyed by many last summer.

Italy: D2D: INTEGRATION-REINTEGRATION Program

After more than 4 decades of Philippine migration history, the first conference ever on ― Diaspora 2 Dialogue was held in Rome last September 26-29,2012 at Aran Mantegna Hotel converging 17 different European countries to THINK,DIALOGUE, EMPOWER AND ENGAGE migrants in finding solutions to the emerging facts that cause the problems brought by Migration. Three faces of concerns of Philippine Migration

Cebuano Humor: KANUNANY’G PASANGINLAN

Si Bong ug si Boy, nagpanuigon ug 7 ug 8, mga anak ni Berto ug Pelang. Aruuuuy pagka maldito gyud. Sila ang kanunay nga pasanginlan sa tanang mangawala ug mangadaut sa barrio.

Nasakpan na man gud sila sa ilang mga binuang nga… mamunal ug baboy, mangawat ug manuk, hugaw-hugawan ang mga linabhan nga gipangahay, mamuak ug sag-ub, mag tirador ug mga statuwa, ug uba pa.

The Joven “AbdulKareem” Esteva Story

MBC (Saudi based TV Station) Program in 2011
URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtPxLeZtQSc
 

Maganda na rin sigurong makita ng mga nasa atin ang Youtube video na ito para magkakaroon sila ng idea kung ano ang hitsura ng kulongan sa Saudi Arabia; kabaligtaran sa palaging pinalabas ng mga Philippine-based media na nagpapaniwala sa mga kwento at balitang katakot-takot mula sa sinungaling na ma-kaliwang NGO.

POEA to cancel license of recruitment firms violating rules on household service workers

POEA News Release
10 October 2012

POEA to cancel license of recruitment firms violating rules on household service workers

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday reiterated that recruitment agencies found violating government rules on the recruitment and deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) face penalties such as suspension and cancelation of license depending on the gravity and frequency of the offenses.

USA : Some FilAm Events

Fight Week Media Workout
Public Event · By Nonito Donaire Jr..
Wednesday, October 10, 2012./ 12:00pm.

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Fortune Gym
7574 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90046-3413
View Map · Get Directions

Visit Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire at his last media work out before
facing Toshiaki
Nishioka on Oct. 13th.

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425 Years of Fil-Am History Celebration in
LA City Hall, Friday, Oct. 12/2012
10:00: LA City Council Presentation of Resolution to Filipino Community
11:00: Ribbon Cutting of Filipino Art Exhibit, City Hall Bridge Gallery
11:30: Small reception at the LA City Hall Rotunda
For FREE Parking: Email: _alex.banares@lacity.org_ (mailto:alex.banares@lacity.org)
Wall Photos “UGAT: Filipino American Roots” SAVE THE DATE: October 2-26, 2012, Filipino American Artists exhibit

KSA’s Social Insurance Law (GOSI-OHB) Explained

General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI) Main Office Building. ImageSource:constructionweekonline.com

GOSI (Government Organization for Social Insurance) – Ang sangay ng gobyerno na nagpapatupad ng  Social Insurance Law  ng KSA.

Featured Tula: PILIPINAS-Inang Bayan

Pilipinas lugar kung saan tayo’y isinilang,
minahal mula pa ng ating kalolo-lolohan
at ating mga angkan. Pilipinas ating
Inang Bayan pilit ng agawin ng bansang
gahaman at makapangyarihan na sa
pagka- akala’y hindi tayo lalaban sa
kahit anong mangyayari at anong paraan
huwag lang makuha ng mga kawatan…

Huwag silang pakakumpyansa kahit
wala tayong kagamitan tulad ng mga
kagamitan panlaban sa pandaigdigan

USA: Rizal monument reinforces ties with the homeland

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
Source:  pinoywatchdog.com

In his book Rizal Without the Overcoat, Prof. Ambeth Ocampo mentioned that although Jose Rizal was denied his request to face the execution squad, he managed to twist his body at the last moment and fell to the ground with his face to the sky. The way he wanted it.

Ocampo’s book also dealt on the matter of coup de grace. The soldiers granted Rizal’s other request that his head be spared from the damage of gunfire but that in the end the squad leader delivered a fatal shot on that very same spot to make sure Rizal was not feigning

Cebuano Short Story: SI TANSYONG KALIMTANON

Ang pagkakalimtanon maoy kakulang sa paghinumdom ug pagtimaan sa mga butang nga angayan ug pagtagad, pag-atiman, pagtuman ug pagsunod. Kasagaran, masinatian ang pagkakalimtanon kon muabot na ang katigulangon, kon ang kahuyang sa kalimot maoy magtubod. May mga binuhat usab nga maayo kaayong magpalimot-limot, apan kon sukaran na ug grasya, kusog pa sa tirana mga moayoda aron hulipan ang kalimot ug kahimuot.

Usa ka gabii samtang si Tansyong naglakaw padulong sa iyang gitrabahoan isip sekyu, nadapit ang iyang pagtagad

Cebuano Humor: MOLALIN NGADTO SA AMERIKA SI ASYONG

Si Asyong nag sikay-sikay ug pngandam nga mogikan paingon sa Amerika. Gikuha siya ni Judy, iyang anak nga nurse nga nagpuyo na karon didto.

Tungod kay daghan man siya’g binuhing hayop, iyang gipanghatag ang iyang mga kanding ug manok sa iyang mga silingan.

Tagaan niya ug kanding ang BANA NGA DILI DAUG sa asawa. Apan kon bana “ander de saya”, tagaan lang niya ug himunga-an nga nagputak-

Patnubay Reacts to Stereotyping of Filipinos

Image Source: wikipedia.com

Ilang beses na natin ipinaabot  sa ating embahada na mayroon pong mga online Arabic news na nag-stereotype sa atin maging sa ating mga kababaihan.

Kaya tayo ay nababahala dahil hindi po ito magdudulot ng kabutihan lalo na ngayon na bukas na naman ang pagpapadala ng mga kasambahay sa kaharian.

Ang tatlong sumusunod na balita sa baba ay iilan lamang sa maraming mga Arabic na balita na nagmention ng salitang “Filipino” or “Filipina”.

Events: World Teachers’ Day – “Take a Stand for Teachers!” – UNESCO

Image Source: unesco.org

World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 – when it was created by UNESCO – celebrates teachers worldwide. Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.

Take a Stand for Teachers!
www.unesco.org

On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as ‘safeguards’ for teachers’ rights and responsibilities…We expect a lot from teachers – they, in turn, are right to expect as much from us. This World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for all to take a stand.” – Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General

“Take a stand for teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2012 (5 October) which UNESCO is celebrating along with its partners, the International Labour Organization,

Featured Tula: PANAGINIP

Ako’y naglalakad sa mahabang daan,
sa bandang kanan ng aking nilalakaran
dalawang ibon ang nagtutukaan,
para silang isang taong nagmamahalan

sa bandang kaliwa naman ay dalawang pusa’y
naglalaro tila may isang maliit na bagay na
pinag-aagawan.

napahinto ako sa aking nakita ,
dahil kung ihahambing mo sila isang tao’y
hindi malayo ang kanilang pagsasamahan.
bawat galaw nila’y pinag-iisipan.