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“Sa hirap at ginhawa, ang ating overseas Filipinos ay pinapatatag ang ating bansa. Iyong padala nilang $16 billion noong isang taon ay record. Itong taon, mas mataas pa.. I know that this is not a sacrifice joyfully borne. This is work where it can be found—in faraway places, among strangers with different cultures. It is […]

Katumbas na Kabayaran

* Katumbas na Kabayaran Maraming mga bagay na ginagawa natin dito sa mundo na hindi mo sukat akalain na ito’y makapagbigay sa iyo ng kasiyahan. Maliban sa kapangyarihan ng pera na siyang pangunahing instrumento na makapag bigay saya ng isang tao. Ang bukal na pagtulong sa kapwa ay walang katumbas na kabayaran, ito’y kasiyahan sa puso na hindi natin maiihambing ng kahit anong halaga ng salapi. Sa ating buhay may mga pagkakataon na maitanong natin sa ating sarili na bakit ko ito ginagawa na sa kabila ng ating pansariling problema mas nauuna pa ang iba? Maraming paraan ng pagtulong, hindi ito sa pera lamang na kaparaanan basta bukal sa […]

Saan KAMI sa Puso MO

State of the Nation Address : Saan KAMI sa Puso MO   (Walong Taon na ang nakalipas “Pagbabalik Sulyap sa SONA ni PGMA”) Click SONA Icon for the full text.           “Instead of speculating, let us further strengthen the financial sector. We will design innovative policies to develop our capital market. We will set […]

ReVOTElution 2010 Takes Off

ReVOTElution 2010 Takes Off There  is a peaceful and pro-people revolution initiated by Overseas Filipinos and Overseas-Filipino workers (OFWs) that will be done through the diligent exercise of suffrage. The ReVOTElution proponents want to do an uprising in the hearts and minds of the Filipino people, so as to create positive changes in the homeland. […]

Reyna Elena’s OFW Logo

Reyna Elena  is one of the many blogs that features the life of OFW’s.  I started reading this blog way back 2006 when I was still a neophyte in the world of blogging. The award winning blog is maintained by a certain “Reynz“.  Reynz  sense of humor earned him the respect of his fellow bloggers like me. […]

How overseas Pinoys can register to vote in 2010

The Overseas Absentee Voting mechanism was implemented in the Philippines in 2003 to provide an opportunity for Filipinos abroad to exercise their right in electing the President, Vice President, Senators and one Party-list Representative. [Click on the image above to activate the interactive guide] With over eight million of them scattered throughout the globe, overseas […]

Manila Summer Festival 2009

  To: All Filipino Community in Riyadh   We are inviting everyone to come and witness the Opening Ceremony of MANILA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2009 which will officially open this July 24, 2009 at 5pm – 10pm to be held at the basement of Manila Plaza Center, Batha.    There will be weekly activities (every Thursday […]

26 Filipinos arrested for possessing fake papers in Dammam

Wednesday, 15 July 2009,  DAMMAM – Twenty-six Filipinos were arrested by local police over the weekend in two separate raids held in Dammam, Saudi Arabia for possessing fake documents, the Philippine embassy in Riyadh reported. Local authorities found out that those arrested possessed fake marriage contracts and “iqama” or resident certificates. Last Thursday, eight couples […]

Let us wield the power of the overseas vote First Posted 12:37:00 07/05/2009 Filed Under: Migration, Elections, Eleksyon 2010, Some four years ago, the Overseas Absentee Voting Act and the Dual Citizenship Act were passed by the Philippine Congress and signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The first enabled overseas Filipino immigrants to vote in Philippine elections. The second allowed those of […]