Archive | June 2007

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Peace, Love not War

Sid Meier’s Civilization, a game to play   *** U. S.  Sen. G.W. Norris “To whom does war bring prosperity? Not to the soldier who for the munificent compensation of $16 per month shoulders his musket and goes into the trench, there to shed his blood and to die if necessary; not to the broken-hearted widow […]

OFW Livelihood Scam

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh issued a press release to warn all OFWs in the Kingdom to be extra cautious regarding entities engaged in livelihood scam and confirm the legality of any existence of a corporation or association at the SEC before entering into transaction. In the mentioned press release dated 24 June 2007, the embassy as […]

The other side of Maltreatment and Abuse

We can’t deny that there are reports of maltreatment and abuse to our Filipina Domestic Helpers employed in foreign countries especially in the Middle East. Maltreatment and abuse is a serious matter that needs urgent attention from government agencies that oversees the welfare of our less fortunate Filipina household helps. Many of our runaway maids […]

More Than Just Sympathy “What, a man raping another man?”

  What, a man raping another man? This is something folks back home will be surprised to hear. Yes it’s weird, but it’s true; some men do rape other men in some parts of the world. Dito sa Saudi Arabia, kapag wala kang bigote ang tingin sa iyo ng mga Arabo ay para kang isang babae. Ngayon kung medyo mistisohin ka pa, maganda ang katawan, matambok ang puwit, at laging bagong paligo at mabango, asahan mong pagtritripan ka nila dahil sa kanilang paningin isa kang […]

RP-ROK Relation

Yesterday, June 12, 2007 was the 109th Year Anniversary of our Independence from Spain. I already made an entry of it titled “A Glimpse of Freedom.”   Every year our Philippine Embassy/Consulate will invite the community to commemorate the said occasion and dubbed it as “Filipino Community Night”.  Unlike from previous years, I don’t feel like […]

COA Performance Audit

We heard that the Commission on Audit would be visiting post overseas to conduct Performance Audit. It means to assess Government funds used by our posts and evaluate how the money is/was spent. The COA has the mandate not only on financial audit but performance audit as well.   Specific areas that they’re going to […]

TY Congen Lomondot & Consulate Staff

Today’s Arab News online “Number of Filipinos Seeking Deportation in Jeddah Swells.” Our heartfelt gratitude to ConGen for a job well done. It is just a matter of diplomatic initiative that contributes a lot in the on going deportation process for our overstaying compatriots in the Kingdom.   To make it clear, the consulate issued statement […]

Migrant Workers Day-Nothing to Celebrate

June 7, 1995 the Migrant Workers and Filipinos Act of 1995 or Rep. Act 8042 was signed into law. 12 Years since it was enacted into law yet the said act has done a little or not much has been done to the Overseas Filipino Workers. The both House in Congress has never given our […]

New PRC Regulation

Philippine Embassy Press Release No. APV-26-2007 (4 June 2007) Filipino Professionals in the Kingdom to benefit from New PRC Regulation   Professionals who had left the Philippines to work immediately after their examinations or before the results of the examinations were released, can now file their initial registration with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in […]

OAV 2007 Assessments presented

OAV 2007 Assessments 4 June 2007-Riyadh, KSA Filipino Community Leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia gathered at Al Mutlaq Hotel last Friday, June 1, 2007. Guest of Honors aside from Ambassador Tony Villamor was Consul General Nestor Padalhin, Labor Attache Resty Dela Fuente and Vice Consul Reyes of Assistance to National Section.       The […]