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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and Consulate in Jeddah Intensify Assistance to Filipinos During Corrective Period

Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and Consulate in Jeddah Intensify Assistance to Filipinos During Corrective Period

Passport encoding at the International Philippine School in Riyadh

(Riyadh, 29 May 2013) The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah have intensified efforts to process documentary requirements to help Filipinos to take advantage of the facilities and waivers announced on 10 May as implementing guidelines of the Royal Decree on 6 April by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz giving a 90 day grace period for expatriates to correct their status. The grace period ends 3 July 2013.

Based on the guidelines issued on 10 May, expatriates may correct their status in the Kingdom by returning to their countries on final exit, or returning to their original employer, or by transferring to a new employer. 

Tatlong uri ng Nagal Kafala (Transfer of Sponsorship)

Tatlong uri ng Nagal Kafala (Transfer of Sponsorship)
Drafted by: Tas Espiritu

Pasensya na kayo sa mga typo error. Gusto ko lang ipapaliwanag ito para maiintindihan ng mga kababayan at para magabayan sila sa prosesong ito. Lalo na sa pangatlong uri na para sa mga huroob (takas). Kailangan itong maintindihan ng ating mga kababayan para hindi tayo aabutan ng July 3, 2013 deadline.

PANIBAGONG ABISO TUNGKOL SA LOST PASSPORT SERVICES

PANIBAGONG ABISO TUNGKOL SA LOST PASSPORT SERVICES PARA SA MGA “ABSCONDED” O TAKAS NA MANGGAGAWA

(RIYADH, ika-27 ng Mayo 2013) – Patuloy ang pag-conduct ng Embahada ng “Lost Passport” services sa consular field office nito sa International Philippine School of Riyadh (IPSR) para sa mga “absconded” o takas na manggagawa, kasama na rito ang mga nagtratrabaho sa employer na hindi nila orihinal na sponsor.

Ang consular field office na ito sa IPSR ay bukas hanggang Martes, ika-4 ng Hunyo 2013 lamang.

Dahil sa napakaraming manggagawa na nais makakuha ng “lost passport” services, kinailangan ng Embahada na gawing salitan ang pag-asikaso ng mga babae at lalake, ayon sa sumusunod na schedule:

Susan Ople: Confucius says …

Susan “Toots” Ople is the youngest daughter of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas F. Ople. She has a Sunday column in Manila Bulletin’s Panorama Magazine and Tempo and two public service radio programs, “Bantay OFW” at DZXL RMN 558 every Monday to Friday, 12.30-2 pm and “Global Pinoy” at DWIZ 882 every Saturday from 5.30-6.30 pm.

Confucius says, “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”
by Susan Ople
First posted in susanople.com

Filipinos around the world sympathize with the family of Hung Shih-cheng, a 65-year old Taiwanese fisherman killed in the high seas when officers of the Philippine Coast Guard aboard a maritime patrol ship fired at the fishing vessel where the old man was.

Whatever the outcome of the formal investigation, a man’s life perished, and his family led by widow Hung Chen A-lun cry out for justice.

I recall the passionate portrayal of Ms Nora Aunor in that movie where her younger brother was shot to death by an American soldier while rummaging through a heap of garbage. The soldier said he thought the boy was a wild boar. That was cinema. This is real. Raw emotions stoked by Taiwanese media’s relentless reportage have affected 87,000 innocent Filipino workers in Taiwan.These Filipinos who have yet to see the innards of our maritime coast guard fleet, now squirm with discomfort, if not fear, while earning their keep.

Cebuano Short Story: ANG PAMASIN NI TIKBOY

ANG PAMASIN NI TIKBOY

Ang buhat pamasin mopaluag, mohulip sa damgo’ng nasaag. May mamasin nga makaangkon sa gidamgo’ng dawatonon ug tukbonon.

“Hala ka Tikboy, kasayo gud nimong naghapyod nianang manok nimo. Sa akong tan-aw, gum-os pa man kaayo nang imong gisul-ob ug kalkag pa kaayo ang imong buhok. Wala pa g’yuy ligo.” pulong pa ni Kolasa.

Featured Balak: KADAUGAN UG KAPAROTAN

KADAUGAN UG KAPAROTAN

padulngan ug sangpotanan,
ang kadaugan ug kaparotan,

kadaugan

kadaugan sukwahi sa kaparotan,
paningkamot maoy iyang gigikanan,
buhaton, kuptan, kabyonan ang tanan
kahago, singot, kusog, hasta puhunan,
ibubo aron kab-oton lang ang kadaugan,
ikalipay, kini ang giilogan sa kadaghanan,
daghan ang mangamahan ug kadaugan,

Wala Iyan sa Super Nanay Ko!

Wala Iyan sa Super Nanay Ko!

My mother is the world’s best Mom! Iyan ang madalas kong marinig mula sa mga kakilala ko. Pero kung iisa-isahin ko marahil ang mga nagawa ng nanay ko, sasabihin ko sa kanilang “wala iyan sa nanay ko!”

Tarcela Delfin ang pangalan ng aking inay. Bunso siya sa limang magkakapatid. Grade 6 lamang ang natapos niya dahil hindi siya pinag-aral ng mga lolo at lola ko. Naniniwala silang ang babae ay dapat na nasa tahanan lamang kapag ito’y nag-asawa na.

KSA ADVISORY – Check if your Passport has been Surrendered by Your Employer

Philippine Embassy in Riyadh

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Press Release
No. PR-084- 2013

12 May 2013


ADVISORY – Check if your Passport has been Surrendered by Your Employer to Saudi Authorities and Turned-Over

to the Embassy or the Consulate


 

(RIYADH, 12 May 2013) – Filipino workers who absconded from their employer and whose employer had surrendered their passport to the Jawazat office may check with the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah if their passport has already been turned-over to these two offices.

HAGIT: Ito ang mga ibinoto ko

Personal Senatorial and Partylist Choice ni Tasio Espiritu

Ito ang sinigurado kong ibinoto ang  273032 dahil saksi ang patnubay sa mga naitulong nila para sa mga OFWs.

At ito naman ang aking mga fillers 14102029 – ibinoto ko sila dahil hindi sila trapo, hindi sila dynasty at walang relihiyong hinawakan.

Si 14 dahil sya ay taga amin at palaging talo, si 7 dahil gusto nyang mainvolved sa mga OFWs,

Magunaw na ang mundo hindi ko maaring kaligtaan si 18 dahil crush ko sya, noon pa.

Ibinoto ko ang 13 dahil sya si Chiz

PhilEmbRy:Correct Residency and Labor Status; NOC not required

Philippine Embassy in Riyadh
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Press Release

No. PR-083- 2013
12 May 2013


CORRECT RESIDENCY AND LABOR STATUS, OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY;

“NO-OBJECTION CERTIFICATES” NOT REQUIRED

 

(RIYADH, 12 May 2013) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh urges all Filipino workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to correct their status in view of the generous exemptions and facilitation granted and announced by the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labor wherein workers can easily correct their residency and labor status, or otherwise leave the country, even without first obtaining No Objection Certificates from their current employers.

Patnubay Speaks: Para sa aming mga Nanay

Rhenz Girl- Sa pag gugunita sa araw ng ating mga ina, lubos ang pag papasalamat ko sa buong maykapal na ako ay binigyan nya ng isang napaka buting ilaw ng tahanan, isa sa taong lubos ang pag mamahal sa kanyang pamilya,at kaibigan, ang aking ina na walang sawang tumutulong sa mga nangangailangan, lumaki kame na busog ng pangaral at pangarap ngunit ang buhay na ipinahiram sknya ay maikli sa panahon na sana ay kasama namin sya, sa pag kakasakit at pag kamatay niya sa sakit na cancer ay pinilit nyang lumban hanggang sa huling hininga, sa bawat panahon na hinahanap ko sya ang syang bawat daloy ng luha sa aking mga mata, umaasa , nangangarap sa sandaling makasama ko pa sya ngunit ang Diyos na lumikha ang tanging may alam ng lahat at sa araw ng pag kawala nya hanggang sa panahon na akoy gumugunita, Pag mamahal at pag susumamo sa aking ina ang naging taglay kong lakas, Muli Mahal n Mahal kita nanay, miz na miz na kita.

KSA: Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labor announce exceptions and facilitations for grace period

Unofficial English Translation

Original in Arabic on Saudi Press Agency – www.spa.gov.sa

Riyadh, 30 Jumadi Al-Thani 1434 corresponding to 10 May 2013.SPA

The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Labor called on all establishments, individual, and expatriates to immediately rectify their violations of the rules and regulation of residency and labor laws and to take advantage of the exemptions and facilitations approved by the Royal Decree before the expiration of the grace period up to 24-08-1434 corresponding to 3-July -2013. Meanwhile, the concerned authorities confirmed that they would begin the inspection campaigns and will immediately implement the rules and regulations to the violator employers and expatriate workers after the deadline.

Exemptions and Facilitations cover the following:

KSA: Philippine Ambassador Thanks The Custodian for the Exemptions and Facilities for Expatriates to Rectify Status

Saudi Press Agency

Philippine Ambassador Thanks The Custodian for the Exemptions and Facilities for Expatriates to Rectify Status
Source: philembassy-riyadh.org

Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago welcomed the guidelines, exemptions and facilities announced jointly by the Ministries of Interior and Labor on 10 May and posted on the Saudi Press Agency www.spa.gov.sa in Arabic, which were approved by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, that provide for exemptions for expatriates to rectify their labor and residency status.

“On behalf of the Filipinos in the Kingdom, we thank the King and the Saudi authorities for the guidelines, and we vow to work closely with the community and the Saudi authorities to help our nationals rectify their labor and residency status within the grace period granted by the King,” said Ambassador Ezzedin Tago.

Kuwait: Philippine Embassy & POLO create composite legal team

Philippine Embassy & POLO create composite legal team
By: Michelle Fe Santiago
As posted in Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The Philippine Embassy together with the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) in Kuwait have formed a Composite Legal Team composed of embassy and POLO officials and case officers that will tackle OFW cases in a comprehensive and unified approach to ensure that all avenues are explored to attain the just resolution of cases of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), disclosed Philippine Charge d’ Affaires Atty Raul H. Dado to the Arab Times on Tuesday.

Kuwait: Court Acquits Filipina Of ‘Attempted Murder’

Court Acquits Filipina Of ‘Attempted Murder’
By: Michelle Fe Santiago
Arabtimesonline.com

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: The Kuwait Court of First Instance acquitted a Filipina Household Service Worker (HSW) who was charged with attempted murder by her Kuwaiti lady employer and has been released from the Kuwait Central Jail, disclosed Mar Hassan, the Assistance to Nationals Unit Officer at the Philippine Embassy on Monday to the Arab Times.

Maria Amor Corbilla, 34, married, a native of Pulangi, Albay in the Bicol region in the Philippines was turned over to the Philippine Embassy last weekend and is now staying temporarily at the Filipino Workers Resource Centre in Faiha while waiting for her repatriation to the Philippines.

HAGIT: Dirty Politics and Election

As we draw close to the much-awaited day of elections, we hear cacophony of voices heralding the names of candidates, telling the people that the cure of social ills is discovered and that their candidates have it.

Another day of mudslinging for those who can’t live without besmirching the reputation of their opponents in the guise of presenting themselves as saviors, holders of the antidote of poverty and champions of people’s hopes.

This is the price of living in a democracy. Washing dirty linen in public becomes the rule of the day. A candidate has to put himself on guard every second of the day to fend off criticism and keep his best foot forward.