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Is campers action justified? or just an act of stupidity!

*** Is campers action justified? or just an act of stupidity! I am not against the campers; maybe I would do the same if I was in their shoes especially if I feel I’m trapped and nowhere to go. However, we can’t justify an illegal action as “an exemption to the rule”. Moral justification by […]

4 Simple clue TO DO

Paging POEA/OWWA  Board of Trustees particularly OFW Sector Representatives Madame (ATIKHA) Mai Anonouevo, Hon. Engr. Ermie Garon and  Hon. Ka Alex Asuncion. 4 Simple clue TO DO as member of the board representing OFW sector. Find ways to formulate policies and or measures for welfare and protection of OFWs bound for Saudi Arabia.  1)       To redefine the rights […]

Open Letter to: Testman General Services, Inc.

To: Testman General Services, Inc. Dear Sir/Madame, Ang sulat po na ito ay tungkol po sa sulat-hinaing na pinadala ng isa sa mga reader ng ofwempowerment blog na naging isa rin po sa mga dini-deploy ng Testman General Services, Inc., na mga OFW sa bansang Saudi Arabia. Itinatago po namin ang aming kahanay sa pangalang […]

Let’s unite for the sake of those OFWs in Libya

Rescue Effort What I’ve heard is that there will be an onward flights arranged by our Phil. government for those OFWs crossing the Libyan border to Egypt or Tunisia, as well as those arriving by boat in Malta or Crete. I am not really sure that this arrangement are being implemented at this very moment […]

DOLE Reform agenda for OFW sector

The implementation of R. A. 10022 is a challenge that puts the DOLE at an even bigger forefront in pursuit of the goal of  President Benigno S. Aquino III  to reinvigorate labor and employment in the country and strengthen workers welfare and protection  both in the country and Filipino contract workers overseas. According to DOLE’s Report on President […]

Who, Where and When?

Last week the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced that they are now on its way to accept nominations for representatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their respective governing boards. The Screening and Selection Committee (SSC) composed of POEA and OWWA officials was created and given the […]

KSA to Washington DC, USA…

KSA to Washington DC, USA… According to Kabul Press on their March 2010 online article under Kabul Press Reveals said that the U.S. Department of State has labeled virtually every non-European country a “hardship post” for American diplomats and that include Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. However, they can’t refuse if their next tour […]

OFW Ako, Diplomat lang Kayo!

I posted an entry in this blog two years ago titled “Diplomat Ako, OFW lang kayo!” upon reading an online news that Department of Labor and Employment at home urged overseas Filipino workers to expose discourteous officials from Philippine mission abroad so that they may be punished. The entry was made referring to a top Philippine diplomat […]

Does R.A.10022 really help OFW Grievances?

Does R.A.10022 really help OFW Grievances? It took five months from Government concerned agencies to craft up the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) covering the Republic Act No. 10022, more particularly known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, As Amended, further Improving the Standard of Protection and Promotion of the Welfare […]

How much more…..

Government officials/employees especially those who deal with public are requested not to be rude but courteous to improve the image of the civil service. Patience and professionalism are  vital elements that could help upgrade the image of our Government. Also, civil servants must listen to the grouses and problems of the public. You are about […]

The story behind the scene

The story behind the scene Imagine from establishment to a reputable number 1 group of companies in the Kingdom, now became a household name to Filipinos in Saudi Arabia and at home. This is because for its abusive, unprofessional conduct and mismanagement towards migrant workers in their companies. Why in decades of its operation this […]

DARNAAA!!! Kumakatok lang Po! Distress Call

A friend of mine called me a few minutes ago asking for my help. His friend, a Filipina Household Service Worker (PGMA’s Super Maids) called him narrating her ordeal in the hands of her Egyptian employer (bakit kaya Egyptian, siguro naloko naman to ng recruiter). She was “kono” maltreated and abused”. At sabi pa sa kanya na pag wala daw tumulong sa kanyang tumakas “tatalon daw siya sa ika-apat na palapag ng building na […]

Diplomat Ako OFW lang Kayo

Online GMAnews.TV reported that Department of Labor and Employment official urged overseas Filipino workers to expose discourteous Philippine embassy and labor personnel in their work sites so that they may be punished. Wow! A GOOD news! A lot of them in the Philippine Mission abroad. It’s about time to expose and name those “insensitive, rude, […]

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 […]

PhilEmb-Ruh Web Site

PhilEmb-Ruh Web Site Last week I happen to visit the Philippine Embassy-Riyadh web site upon advised by Philippine embassy staff that I could download the lists of OAV absentee voters in the site. Luckily I was, and copy of it was emailed to some of my friends in Al Khobar.  The site is having a good […]

FDH: Restrictive Policy

According to recruiters, exporting Filipina Domestic Helpers in Middle Eastern countries with the new restrictive policy of USD 400.00 minimum wage a month will surely lessen the dollar remittances to our country’s coffer. For me, as long as the Government will implement the said policy with strict monitoring authority and see to it those recruitment […]