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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Featured Balak: Tambaluslos

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TAMBALUSLOS

kataw-anan ug kalibogan,
kon tambaluslos atong madunggan,

pulong tambal ug luslos,
gisikit, gihiusa, daw gibugkos,

may gaingon’g iyang pamayhon,
magbuntaog, walay hilam-os, simod budluton,

may manabi’ng lamas kinis panaway,
puwerte hagtika paminawon murag biaybiay,

apan hulagway, pamayhon ba gayud kini?
bunga ba lamang kini’s panahom nga apiki?

samtang ang balit-ad nga pagamit ug katakos,
makit-an, mahinganglan ug tambaluslos,

Susan Ople: OFWs face new chapters in life

OFWs face new chapters in life
by Susan Ople
First posted in Arabnews

Filipino worker Reynaldo Esmero Reposar, 71, walked the length of a dimly lighted street in Marikina City, trying to identify which house was his. His confusion was understandable. The elderly gentleman had not seen his family in more than 10 years. He arrived in the Philippines on Nov. 6 as part of the first batch of workers repatriated from Saudi Arabia as an offshoot of the Kingdom’s ongoing Saudization program. His wife couldn’t leave the house to fetch him at the airport due to her own fragile health. This writer brought Tatay Rene home, and ended walking up and down the street until he could pinpoint where exactly his house was.

Susan Ople: Homecomings

Sen. Villar listens to Diego Mag-atas Sr.

Homecomings
by Susan Ople
First posted in SusanOple.com

Sen. Cynthia Villar listens as OFW Diego Mag-atas, Sr. shares his stories about life in Saudi Arabia. The 53-year old worker suffers from a rare spinal ailment, and will receive free medical services courtesy of the Villar Foundation.

Sen. Cynthia Villar listens as OFW Diego Mag-atas, Sr. shares his stories about life in Saudi Arabia. The 53-year old worker suffers from a rare spinal ailment, and will receive free medical services courtesy of the Villar Foundation.

HAGIT: Buwis Mo, Ninakaw Na Nila

Sa Saudi Arabia, walang tax na binabayaran ang mga companies, ang mga consumers, ang mga workers both saudis and expats, lahat ay walang tax.. Pero abunda tayo sa malinis na tubig kahit disyerto, mura na kuryente, mura ang gasolina at iba pa, libre na medical insurance at social insurance para sa lahat ng workers. Walang buwis na sinisingil ang kanilang gobyerno, pero hindi naman lumulubog ang kanilang ekonomiya.

Sa Pilipinas lahat na lamang ay may tax, may vat at e-vat pa. Pero bakit palubog nang palubog ang ekonomiya kahit anong singil ng BIR?

Protection Assessment: Zamboanga City AFP vs MNLF Armed Conflict Issue No 23 (LR)

Protection Assessment: Zamboanga City AFP vs MNLF Armed Conflict Issue No 23 (LR)
Report as of November 6, 2013
by: Protection Cluster Mindanao, Philippines – UNHCR

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Specials thanks to Dr. Renato Mabunga
Chairman, Human Rights Defenders – Philippines

HAGIT: Ang Parusa sa Kasakiman / Ang Silot sa Pagkahakog

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Ang Parusa sa Kasakiman

Ang inggit at pag-aagawan sa mga makamundong bagay ang dahilan kung bakit lumilihis ang sangkatauhan sa tuwid na daan.

Katulad nitong mga kawatan na nagpapayaman mula sa kaban ng bayan at itong mga naniniwala na sila ay mananatiling makapangyarihan magpakailanman.

Hindi naiintindihan nitong mga gahaman na ang kanilang kasakiman at buhay pang-kamundohan ay panandalian lamang.

Magpatong-patong man ang kanilang mga kayamanan hindi nila ito madadala sa kanilang libingan at lalo na sa buhay na walang hanggan.

Sa buhay na walang hanggan, ang parusa sa kanilang kasakiman ay kanilang pagtitiisan ng walang katapusan.

Featured Balak: DISYEMBRE

DISYEMBRE

tugob sa dayandayan ug kamabulokon,
daw bangaw sa sayong kabuntagon,

maghudyakang mosugat sa kabugason,
panaygon ug daghan pang tulunggon,

magpasad daw mga uhong kon ulanon,
Disyembre, bulan nga pinakaalegre,

apan daghan pud ang mangamoti,
sa hinatagay ug dinawatay maapiki,