Archive | October 2006

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Make the Right Choice

Tomorrow 31 October 2006 is the last day for Overseas Filipinos to register as Absentee Voter. Comelec estimated that half a million Overseas Filipinos are set to vote in the coming May 2007 election. If we exercise our right to vote sincerely and wisely, then these figures are substantial enough to change the course of […]

5th Quran Reading Contest

Press Release No. NNP-53-2006 28 October 2006 PHILIPPINE EMBASSY SUCCESSFULLY STAGED THE 5TH QUR’AN READING CONTEST 28 Oct 2006 – The Philippine Embassy announced the successful conduct of the 5th Qur’an Reading Contest, a much anticipated annual event held during the Holy Month of Ramadhan. Held on 20 Ramadhan 1427 (12 October 2006), the 5th […]

The Firm

I read interesting news item today in the Philippine Daily Inquirer titled “The Firm“. It is all about how Justice Antonio Carpio voted for a NO in the Charter Change issue.   Contrary to the famous novel by John Grisham  “The Firm”  in which the book shows that deception is everywhere, including the legal system, […]

MOFYA of Caraga Region

I would like to convey my warm Congratulations to fellow Nasipitnon Marine Engineer Salvador B. Jayoma from Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, being adjudged as this year’s Most Outstanding OFW (MOFYA) of Caraga Region.    He will represent the region in the nationwide search for Most Outstanding OFW of the entire Philippines.

Justice Prevails

“The Constitution being the fundamental law of the land deserves the utmost respect and obedience of all the citizens of this nation. No one can trivialize the Constitution by cavalierly amending or revising it in blatant violation of the clearly specified modes of amendment and revision laid down in the Constitution itself”.   “If this Court […]

500,000 Pinoys abroad expected to vote in next year’s polls By: Mayen Jaymalin, Philippine Star: 10/16/2006 Half a million Filipinos abroad, including undocumented workers, are set to vote in the 2007 senatorial and party-list elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday. An estimated 150,000 Filipinos are expected to register for the overseas absentee voting […]

Happy Eid L Fitr

Yesterday was the start of EID L FITR, the end of Ramadhan, the holy month of Islamic world. Usually, companies in Saudi Arabia are closed for a week in observance of the feast.“ However, due to the urgency of work and company commitments with our clients, we have only one day, the 23rd of October […]

Rule by Law and Rule of Law

What is the difference between Rule “by” Law and Rule “of” Law? The difference between “rule by law” and “rule of law” is important. Under the rule “by” law, law is an instrument of the government, and the government is above the law. In contrast, under the rule “of” law, no one is above the law, […]

OFW Empowerment Forum

To: Fellow Overseas Filipino Workers/Filipino Migrant Workers,   VERY SOON “OFW Empowerment Forum” will be available where we can discuss OFWs issues and concerns and “Empowering Overseas Filipinos through Economic and Political means”.      To many migrant NGO activists, “migrant empowerment means consciousness raising”. It means enabling the migrant workers “to appreciate the causes and […]

No Objection Certificate

No objection Certificate is a legal binding document to be issued by the Philippine Embassy as a requirement for the shipment of the remains of a deceased OFW. Likewise a “Letter of Acceptance” from the family of the deceased is also required and this document must come from DFA office. The deceased complete  address must […]

Justice on Wheels

In Saudi Arabia we have “Embassy on Wheels” or “Consular on Wheels” to serve OFWs needs in the Kingdom.   I found interesting news similar to the above, if I am not mistaken, the first of its kind in the Philippines, the Supreme Court’s Justice on Wheels (JOW) Project “the court bus“.     A brand […]

SPMII’s Recruitment of Members

SPMII’s Recruitment of Members in Kingdom Is Illegal, Manila Warns Arab News JEDDAH, 16 October 2006 – Filipinos in the Kingdom who are in possession of identification cards or documents bearing the logos or names of Philippine government agencies and issued by the Sangguniang Masang Pilipino International, Inc. (SMPII) should surrender these to the Philippine […]

Philippine Absentee Voting Registration to Go On During Eid Holidays

Philippine Absentee Voting Registration to Go On During Eid Holidays Arab News RIYADH, 11 October 2006 – Filipinos in the Central and Eastern regions of the Kingdom are being invited to take advantage of the Eid holidays to sign up in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) registration campaign. The registration schedule at the embassy today, on Saturday […]

SLL Art. 143, Medical and Social Services

I received an email (e-group) awareness on how to identify signs of stroke and I am so thankful to share this to everyone, especially to OFWs in the Kingdom where our routine life is work, eat and sleep without exercise and in the absence of medical examination, we don’t know how in good physical shape we […]

Departing OFWs exempted from $3.50 airport security fee

Departing OFWs exempted from $3.50 airport security fee By: Jonathan M. Hicap, The Manila Times: 10/8/2006 Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be exempted from paying the new $3.50 (P175) security fee the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will be charging departing passengers beginning next month. Robert Uy, MIAA head executive assistant, said a legal opinion from the […]


3 in 1, seems like coffee rolled into one, Coffee, Sugar and Creamer. But it is not, it is a meeting organize by our energetic Labor Attache in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Rustico Dela Fuente.   Dubbed  as POLO-OWWA 3-IN-1 is an event for the following activities:   1)      Assembly of Leaders in Riyadh for the […]