Archive | April 2006

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Bahay Kalinga

During summer in KSA is a season where everyone and even the Saudis themselves usually stayed at home while expats like me are in our villas to escape the intense heat of the sun. That is why ACs (air condition) is the number one basic necessities in the Kingdom.  Yet, the heat of the sun […]

Senate Bill 639

The issue of the transfer of 1 Billion OWWA Fund to Phil. Postal Savings Bank was opposed by many OFWs. The Overseas Filipino Workers Congress-Riyadh is one of the many groups who believe that the transfer is not in the best interest of the OFWs in general. One of the several solutions that we proposed is that – […]


To my fellow OFWs, kindly be informed that last February 17, 2006 the COMELEC-DFA-MIAA has signed a Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) for the use of MIAA facilities in the conduct of OAV registration. To those fellow OFWs /absentee voters who happen to visit and read this posting more particularly to our comrades in KSA, kindly […]

Farewell Bahn, Welcome Tony

  Farewell Ambassador Bahn Guinomla, Welcome Ambassador-Designate Tony Villamor Ambassador Bahnarim Guinomla in his short message during the Philippine Road Show Presentation to Middle East on business and investments yesterday night 19 April 2006 at Philippine Embassy, made a confirmation on his new posting as Ambassador to Turkey. In his farewell speech, he thanks the […]

GMA Visit

Certainly, she can’t just ignore this problem, after all – she represents the image of the Filipino community in the Kingdom. Perhaps, what she can surely do at this moment is to request the Saudi Government to treat those alleged suspects in a manner where their rights are properly protected under the Saudi Law.

Blog powered by FUNCHAIN

Browsing Internet is part of my daily job, not to mention that the company where I am employed have unlimited access with our ISP. It means that I can always visit and post important events, commentaries, etc. to my blog whenever I have the spare time to do it. Actually, I heard this blog mania […]

Cooperativism & OFW Reintegration

In today’s global scenario, the race for survival is widely perceived as an inevitable crisis each man has to wrestle. And the common denominator behind this sorry reality is more likely economic in nature. Stability has become a proverbial question not only among those countries who struggle for a stalwart economic order, but also those […]

Araw ng Kagitingan

By: Retired Judge Lilio Libres Amora JESUS steadfastly refused any thought on a violent overthrow of the despotic regime but insisted on peaceful reforms. Barabas who led the underground movement pursued his uncanny strategy that if Jesus is arrested and imprisoned, His thousands of followers would rise up in rebellion and join the underground, then […]

Absentee Voting Book

Absentee voting bookstill good read amid charter change bids by LEO J. SANTIAGO, JR. and ISAGANI DE LA PAZ QUEZON CITY — WHAT’S blue and nearing obsolescence but still worth reading? It’s the book entitled “Overseas Absentee Voting: The Philippine Experience,” whose author is preventing the issue from dying amid renewed efforts to change the […]

Mainstreaming OFW Affairs in local governance

I have just  found a new friend whose advocacy works includes OFWs issues and concerns. He is currently a member of the Davao City Council. Please allow me to share his legislative proposal that have to do with our continuing fight for OFW recognition and empowerment. – MAA   I received a request to post my legislative proposals in the […]

Be an Absentee Voter

My Fellow Absentee Voters (OFW’s) Whether we like it or not we are part of Philippine Politics and as long as there are (few) good leaders who do their best advocating electoral reforms in our country, then, we have still hope that our one vote in the future be counted as what we’ve been expecting […]

Unannounced Visit

It has been observed that for the past few days Government Officials that oversees OFW concerns made an unannounced visit to the Kingdom. A week ago DOLE Secretary Pat Sto. Tomas paid a short visit to the Kingdom via Geneva and OWWA Administrator Marianito Roque was also here at that time of her visit and […]

Special Envoy to M.E. Roy Cimatu

 Special Envoy to Middle East, General Roy A. Cimatu  Former General Roy Cimatu graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1970s and spent the early part of his career in combat in rebellion-wracked Mindanao, where he rose from army platoon leader to a brigade commander. Cimatu, is also a pilot, trained in the US Army […]

AKO Muna Party List (Personal Glimpse)

Personal Glimpse OFW – THE BEST POLITICAL ELECTORATE 2007 Election The recent statement issued by the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) that the proposed NOEL (No Election) in 2007 should be scrapped and amendments to the Constitution is not the answer to the political uncertainties in our country, is indeed a clear manifestation that the Catholic […]

OFW Tax Exemption , A Token Gift

Tax Exemption, A Token Gift This possible move to draft a bill taking back tax exemption from OFW’s could disrupt the entire movement of Philippine Economy, if we act together there’s a way. We should not let this only token gift from the Government who dubbed us Modern Day Heroes be taken back from us. […]

Philippine Landslide Survivors Get Donation From Riyadh Community

Philippine Landslide Survivors Get Donation From Riyadh Community By:(Arab News: 4/2/2006) RIYADH, 2 April 2006 — Filipino organizations in Riyadh have donated SR15,204 (204,740 pesos) for the survivors of the Feb. 17 landslide in the central Philippine village of Guinsaugon. The OFW Congress-Riyadh, which spearheaded a fund-raising campaign for the victims, turned over the donation […]