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Quick Guide to the Automated Elections: 2010 Philippine election

Employee Benefits: End of Service Gratuity for Expatriates

Employee Benefits: End of Service Gratuity for Expatriates Dubai Raj (PERSONAL FINANCE) 28 December 2009 DUBAI – Abu Dhabi and Dubai are where people elect to come to live due to the benefits of tax free living, diversity of life and year long sun. What one needs to understand about coming to work here is […]

Bobby Reyes – a Rusty Balderian in the making : A tale of Two OFWs in Philippine politics

Bobby Reyes – a Rusty Balderian in the making : A tale of Two OFWs in Philippine politics Roberto “Bobby” M. Reyes, “Lolo Bobby” is a friend of mine in the OFW community. He is an OFW in U.S.A. for 22 years. He never abandoned his legal residence in the city of Sorsogon. He is […]

Family visa now linked with salary

Family visa now linked with salary  P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: The Foreign Ministry will issue permanent resident visas for wives and children of expatriate workers in the Kingdom, without considering their profession, Al-Yaum Arabic daily has reported. “The ministry’s office in Riyadh issued such recruitment visas for three days last week and […]

There is a mathematical probability of putting one ofw in the senate:

There is a mathematical probability of putting one ofw in the senate: There are 7 Million ofw’s worldwide, assuming 30% of this will be able to vote, its about 2.1 Million OFW votes. Assuming an average family size of 4 (husband, wife and two children at voting age), its now 8.4 Million votes. I am […]

Philemb Advisory OAV and List of Candidates re: 2010 Philippine National Election

COMELEC List of Approved Candidates for 2010 Philippine National Election. PRESIDENT: 1) Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III (LP) 2)  Richard Gordon (Bagumbayan) 3) Ma. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal (independent) 4) Manny Villar (NP) 5) Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) 6) Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada  (PMP) 7) Eddie Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas) 8) Carlos “JC” Delos Reyes  (Ang Kapatiran Party) VICE PRESIDENT: 1) Manuel “Mar” Roxas III  (LP) 2) Loren […]

Thank you is not enough: OFWempowerment 4th Year Anniversary

Yesterday, 13 of December was the 4th Year OFWempowerment blog anniversary.  I would like to offer my deep gratitude to my fellow OFWs and of course to all my readers who visits ofwempowerment blog regularly. For the past few months our stats or the number of visitors keeps climbing up as shown herein below the number […]

Good news from Amnesty International

Good news from Amnesty International. Dear Supporter, Today is Human Rights Day – and we bring you some reasons to be cheerful. The news headlines seldom seem positive, yet looking back on 2009, we have found much to celebrate – we’d like to share a few of these highlights with you. Thank you for all […]

2nd KACST Inter-Color Basketball Tournament

You are invited to the Opening Ceremony of the “2nd KACST Inter-Color Basketball Tournament” this coming December 11, 2009, Friday at 2:00PM, KACST Building 31, Basketball Court.                  2nd KACST Inter-Color Basketball Tournament             Manuel “Bong” Amora (Vice Chair Coordinating Committee) My Opening Remarks […]