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Monthly Archives: January 2013

ACFIL’s Ang Tambuli January 2013 Newsletter

Ang Tambuli- is the official  Newsletter of ACFIL,  started  last 2002 up to the present to form and inform the Filipinos in the region regarding the political, social & migration issues especially to those who have the difficulty in comprehending the Italian language. This was financed by the Provincia di Torino for two years and the last 6 years, ACFIL continued the action independently due to the strong demand of the community taking out also the logo of the Provincia di Torino.

Get a copy of the January 2013  issue of  Ang Tambuli  from this link  ACFIL’s-Ang-Tambuli-January-2013-Newsletter.

Cebuano Short Story: ANG PUHUNAN NI NOY PEKOY

ANG PUHUNAN NI NOY PEKOY

Ang hangin tinubdan sa himsog nga ginhawaan, sukdanan kon ikaw makasagubang, sa buhat nga kusog ug singot ang puhunan, walay kakapoy imong mabatyagan, ikaw kahibudnganan, mapangutan-an:

‘Noy Pekoy, sa akong tan-aw, dili ka katuhoan, imong kusog katingalahan, ugaton gihapon tan-awon, gahi pa kaayo murag buno ray atrasan, nindot ug kurba, sa akong tan-aw daw mahimo pang kasab-itan? pulong ni Inday Gamay sa nakapadani niyang nakita.

Manila: CFO and Globe/Touch Mobile Launch Text-Based 1343 Action Line Against Human Trafficking

Manila: CFO and Globe/Touch Mobile Launch Text-Based 1343 Action Line Against Human Trafficking
Source: http://cfo.gov.ph

Starting January 15, 2013, text messages can be utilized to combat human trafficking. This is what the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and Globe/Touch Mobile intend to accomplish with the launching of the SMS (short message service)-based Action Line 1343 Against Human Trafficking.

Cebuano Humor: CEBU LECHON

CEBU LECHON

Sa St Lukes Hospital sa Manila, si Dr. Bindoy, naka girlfriend kang Pelang, usa ka nurse nga kauban ug suod nga higala sa iyang asawa nga nurse usab. Wala magdugay, namabdos ang girfriend.

Gihatagaan dayun ni Dr. Bindoy si Pelang ug 100,000 pesos aron kini molayas ngadto sa Cebu City. Didto na lang siya magpa-abut nga manganak. Nalisang man gud ang doctor sa mahitabo kon madiscobre sa iyang asawa nga napamabdusan niya si Pelang.

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?
 

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?
Source:  PILIPINO SA KUWAIT Facebook Page

Sino ba ang dapat protektahan ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait? Ang mga OFW o ang mga kabaro nila? Makikita sa video na ito kung paano lantarang binalewala ng embahada sa Kuwait ang isang karapatan ng OFW bilang isang Pilipino nang tanggihan ni Vice Consul Sheila Monedero na notaryohan ang affidavit ni ABS-CBN Middle East Kuwait Correspondent Maxxy Santiago dahil daw sa conflict of interest.

Doha: Filipino expat wins MashreqMillionaire

Mescallado with the cheque of QR1mn at the presentation ceremony.

Filipino expat wins MashreqMillionaire
Source: gulf-times.com

Mashreq Qatar, a leading financial institution in the region, has announced Doha-based healthcare specialist Herminia V Mescallado as the latest winner of QR1mn prize money in its popular savings programme, MashreqMillionaire. Mashreq Qatar head retail banking Niranjan Mendonca handed over the cheque at the bank’s Gold Centre at a ceremony attended by Herminia’s family.

KSA: Embassy on Wheels Successfully Held in Buraydah

Press Release No. 008-2013
28 January 2013

EMBASSY ON WHEELS SUCCESFULLY HELD IN BURAYDAH
Four additional EOWs in Al-Khobar Announced

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh successfully held its second consular outreach services or “Embassy on Wheels” (EOW) for 2013 at the Philippine International School in Buraydah (PISB) in Buraydah, Qassim on 24 to 25 January 2013. The EOW in Buraydah served 467 Filipinos.

Feature Story: Hostaged!

Iceberg 1 anchored a few feet from shore. Note high-powered weapon used by the Puntland Maritime Police Force in its rescue mission from land.

Iceberg 1 had a 24-man crew led by a 61-year old Yemeni captain. It was sailing from Yemen to Dubai when pirates aboard speedboats went after the ship, using heavy artillery including an RPG to force the ship to ground to a halt.

Hostaged!
BY SUSAN OPLE ⋅ JANUARY 21, 2013
As posted in www.blasoplecenter.com

This is the story of 31-year old seafarer, Gerald Gonzales, from Iloilo City.

He holds the record for being the longest held Filipino hostage in Somalia.

Gerald boarded Iceberg 1, a cargo ship, way back in 2009 for a 9-months stint as an oiler (all-around shipmate) with a salary of US$350. His contract was to expire on April 12, 2010. But as they say, sh*t happens. Gerald’s ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in March 29, 2010.

Learning Materials: Seminar ng mga OFWs

Naisulat natin sa ating 2012 Achievement Report na noon ay mayroon tayong mga (house to house and classroom) seminars para maituro sa mga kapwa OFWs ang kanilang mga karapatan at kagalingan. Isa sa ating mga kasamang lecturers  noon ay si Mr. Alexander Asuncion. Si Ka Alex ay dating OFW sa Saudi at ngayon ay nasa Pilpinas na at pinili ni PNOY na maging representative natin para sa POEA Governing Board land-based OFWs.

Sa mga taga-subaybay ng patnubay nais po naming ibahagi sa inyo itong learning materials na isinulat at ginamit ni Ka Alex Asunsion sa mga seminars noong kasama pa natin sya dito sa Saudi Arabia. Ito po yong links

  1. Batas sa Paggawa ng KSA Seminar 2006
  2. Alamin Ang Karapatan   Seminar 2009 – (The Saudi Labor Law in Philippine Language)

Schedules of Embassy on Wheels (EOW) in Al Khobar

Press Release No. 007 – 2013
Source:  Philippine Embassy in Riyadh 

23 January 2013 

In order to meet the high demand for passport renewals in the Eastern Region,   the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announces its revised schedule for outreach consular services missions to Al Khobar, also known as the “Embassy on Wheels”, for 2013.

Cebuano Humor: NAGBINAHINAY UG KALAG!!!!

NAGBINAHINAY UG KALAG!!!!

Nag-aslay ang bunga sa mangga sa ‘menterio kay hadlok ang mga tawo nga mamo-po’ . …. Apan ang mga sugarol nga si Bito’ ug Terio ISUG kaayung nangawat sa mangga aron aduna’y e-capital sa hantak sa PISTA. ….. Dayun ilang gi bahin-bahin ang ilang kinawat!

“Usa sa imo, usa usab para nako… Kini imo, kini usab alang nako” matud pa ni Bito’ nga maoy nagbahin.

Kuwait: MoH Prepares For Influx Of Workers

By Michelle Fe Santiago
As Posted in  Arab Times

THE Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH) is performing a system-wide restructuring of public health care delivery services as well as raising the standards of public health care in its various government hospitals to be at par with other global medical institutions.

In line with the country’s move of upgrading the public health care systems, some of the public hospitals are undergoing renovation and expansion. Some new hospitals are being constructed, the biggest of which is the Sheikh Jaber Medical City in South Surra named in honour of the late Amir HH Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. The Sheikh Jaber Medical City will be the largest medical centre in the State of Kuwait which will include four buildings with a total area of 469,370 square metres.

Cebuano Humor: Adunay Mga Tinaguan

Adunay Mga Tinaguan

Si Takyo ug si Santa dugay na nga managtrato. Apan wala gyud mahibaw-i ni Santa kon unsa gyud ka baho’ sa tiil ni Takyo, kay lagi dili man gyud niya huboon ang iyang sapatos sa atubangan ni Santa.

Mao usab si Takyo, wala gyud niya mabantayi kon unsa ka baho’ ang baba ni Santa, kay lagi dili man gyud siya mag pahalok ni Takyo kay

Patnubay – 2012 Achievement Report

Today in History

January 25, 2005 – Sa araw na ito, walong taon na ang nakaraan ay nabili natin ang domain name na Patnubay.com. Gumawa tayo ng website noon para makapagbigay ng tamang impormasyon at para makapag-empower sa mga OFWs sa Saudi

Cebuano Short Story: MANGGIHUNAHUNAON SI DODONG JUAN

MANGGIHUNAHUNAON SI DODONG JUAN

Nahapnan si Dodong Juan sa pagpauli usa ka adlaw niana.

“Pastilan baya ka Dong Juan, nagkamuritsing ka man lang. Sus, gibilin ka baya namo ni Lola Ason nimo sa imong mga ginikanan. Dili ka kuno namo pasagdan.” nahasinta si Noy Tino pagkakita niya sa iyang apo.

Nag-inusarang apo nga mipuyo si Dodong Juan sa panimalay uban sa magtiayong Noy Tino ug Nang Ason. Tigpadad-anan lang ug kuwarta ang mga ginikanan ni Dodong Juan nga namatigayon sa Manila.

The Joseph Peruda (OFW) Story

Ito si joseph bago ang aksidente

Si Joseph Peruda ay  isang  OFW na taga- Bislig, Surigao del Sur.  Dumating siya sa Saudi Arabia noong Sept. 22, 2005 at nagtrabaho bilang Loader Operator sa  Abdul Ali Al Ajmi Co. Ltd. Al Ahsa Hofof, KSA.

Ang  kanyang kontrata ay dalawang (2)  taon lamang pero pinili niya na hindi umuwi at  mag-extend pa ng dalawang taon  dahil kailangan nya pang kumita para sa kanyang pamilya.  Si Joseph ay may asawa  at mayroon silang tatlong anak ( isang grade 5, isang grade 2 at isang kinder).

Oct. 16, 2008 nang maaksidente si Joseph sa oras ng trabaho.  Sumabog ang “gas tank” ng kanyang loader at tumalsik ang takip ng tangke sa kanyang mukha.