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Dear FFBP (Filipinos For Better Philippines), Isang munting tula ng aking paghanga sa lahat ng nangangasiwa sa katipunang FFBP. Ako’y natutuwa, Ang samahang ito’y nalikha, Sapagkat aking napagalamang, Kay dami pa palang nagmamahal sa ating bansa. Sari-saring paksa’y, Sinasaliksik tinatalakay, Kanya-kanyang pananaw ipinaglalaban; Ang nakakalungkot lamang kapag nagkasarapan, Humahantong sa di inaasahang personalan. Talas ng […]

Democracy and our Votes

I may consider that the best way to change the political system in our country is to first transform ourselves – the voters.   We know that our country is no stranger to political turmoil; corruption in politics is so widespread that often the person elected to office is not the most qualified. The root of […]


AKO? 1980 ako ipinanganak. Tatlong taon bago pinatay si Ninoy Aquino at anim na taon bago ang EDSA uprising. Taon ding ito nang nagkaroon ng malaking krisis sa langis ang buong mundo. P24.00 ang palitan ng dolyar sa piso at 48 milyon na ang populasyon ng Pilipinas. Ito rin ang taong unang pumunta ng Middle […]

OAV Registration Extended

Press Release No. NNP-45/2006   PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING DEADLINE EXTENDED   20 Aug 2006 – The Philippine Embassy announced today that the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has extended the deadline for the registration of Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) to 30 September 2006.   In addition to the regular registration of absentee voters, filing of […]

Job Opening 06-03

  To fellow OFWs  particularly in  Saudi Arabia who are scouting for a job and happens to visit this blog, kindly click link JOB OPENINGS and try to find jobs suited for you.   Note: Transferable Iqama (Work permit) – is a form of document/papers which you can be able to transfer to another employer with […]

Comelec Extends OAV Registration Deadline

Comelec Extends OAV Registration Deadline Arab News, 21 august 2006 -RIYADH- Community groups in the Kingdom are being urged to mobilize their members who have yet to register as absentee voters to sign up now as the Philippine Embassy announced an extension of the deadline. According to the Embassy, the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) […]

PhilEmb Cautions OFWs

Press Release No. NNP-44/2006 PHILIPPINE EMBASSY CAUTIONS NATIONALS ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES 20 Aug 2006 – The Philippine Embassy cautioned Filipino nationals in the Kingdom to adhere and respect the laws, regulations and traditions of their host government.   The Embassy announced this in the light of a growing number of Filipinos who are reportedly involved in […]

2nd OFW Summit

Recent informal discussions by some member organizations of the OFW Congress-Riyadh, Executive Council, arrived into a conclusion that a 2nd OFW Summit should be held in Saudi Arabia as soon as possible.   The next OFW Summit should tackle issues like a) Preparation of unforeseen war and 2) Creation of an OFW Data Base in […]

The continuing saga towards OFW Empowerment

Year 1993 when I arrived in Jeddah, KSA and got involved in community service and at that time I can smell the remnant of the 1st Gulf War. During the first 4 years as an OFW I met some renowned Filcom Leaders based in Jeddah, to name a few like, Gerry Cuares, Ernie Geslani, Gil […]

10 Little Things OFWs could do to help

Taken From: The Desk of Atty. at Work (Atty. Alexander L. Lacson is the author of the Book “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country.” He wrote the article “10 Little Things OFWs, Balikbayans & Pinoy Expats Could Do To Help Develop Our Philippines” as a reply to the request of […]

Gawad Kalinga, Isang Milyong Bayani

ANNOUNCEMENT Gawad Kalinga, Isang Milyong Bayani   WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:30 to 10:00 pm WHERE: The Philippine Embassy Quadrangle We want you to be counted among the GK 1MB Join us in Gawad Kalinga.. Kasali Kami D’yan!!!   GK 1MB – a volunteer program, is a show of Solidarity with our Poorest of the […]

OAV Registration

ANNOUNCEMENT   To: Fellow OFWs in the Industrial Areas-Riyadh Please be informed that our Philippine Embassy will conduct a mobile Registration for Absentee Voting (OAV) for the purpose of May 2007 National Election. Date and Time: 25 August 2006 (Friday), 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Venue: Al Sharq-Savola Compound (Recreation Room), Second Industrial Area, Riyadh Requirement: Philippine […]

“White” in memory of AJG

A young girl was looking through the family album and asked her mother , “Who’s this fellow on the beach with you with all the muscles and curly hair?” the mother replied “That’s your father.” The little girl look at her mother and said “Then who’s the old, thin,  white haired man who lives with […]

Small World

  I can’t find the right words to say when I read my daughters’ message in my Cbox for the reason that I am not sure if I can go home in time of Christmas. Not certain, because the company policy states that an employee can avail his vacation entitlement or can go home for […]

OWWA Total Portfolio

The OWWA Total Portfolio (Funds/Collections), including dollar deposits and holdings, and investments in two government banks – the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines – now amount to P7.73 billion. The combined LandBank and DBP deposits under an investment management agreement total P6.58 billion. Below “Table” was based on the documents […]

Style of Blogging

What I like with David Lloritos  “Without Borders” style of blogging is because of his objectivity in writing. Why? Because he embraces his views of being fair and accurate to the facts as well as the intent to inform openly rather than manipulating others mind while reading.     “Globalizing Pinoy Manners” has been added […]