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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 […]



Yesterday, I read an online news at GMANews TV  about “72 Filipinos” rounded up during a concert inside a compound in  eastern Riyadh.  Gays are not prohibited in Saudi Arabia but  display of homosexual behavior is strictly forbidden.  Such offense could suffer imprisonment and lashing for immorality. Vice President Noli De Castro who is also the Presidential Adviser on […]

Exemplary Filipino

Dr. Rusty Balderian  has been featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer with the title of “Doc Shares Blessings with Leyte Youth”  published on November 8, 2008. This is a story of a young man from a family which owned a sari sari store in the town of Tabontabon, Leyte who practically supported himself as a […]

Ang Tunay na OFW

Hindi mayaman ang OFW – We have this notion na ‘pag OFW o nasa abroad ay mayaman na. Hindi totoo yun. A regular OFW might earn from P50K-P300K per month depende sa lokasyon. Yung mga taga-Saudi or US siguro ay mas malaki ang sweldo, but to say that they’re rich is a fallacy (amen!). Malaki […]

The Paintings of Gene Loyola

“Realisms  not only a detailed of drawing and composition or form of  colors, temperature warmness, cool define and abstract of element that we feel and see in our naked eye  but this is the concrete essence of  Truth  that conquered  the wholeness of reality”   ABOUT THE ARTIST Gene Villaflor de Loyola born on September […]

Global Bisayan Entrepreneur (GLOBE) Multi Purpose Cooperative

I was invited last Friday by William R. Jao, a fellow Boholano from Tubigon in a get together meeting of Global Bisayan Entrepreneur (GLOBE) Multi Purpose Cooperative.  GLOBE is a group of OFW’s hails from Visayas and Mindanao who collectively tightened the bonds of helping each other forming  a Cooperative that could ensure promising prospect when they […]

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A new political party is born

A new political party is born FilExpat News Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2 May 2008 – The Overseas Filipino Workers community leaders from various Filipino organizations in Riyadh gathered at Al Mutlaq Hotel in the observance of International Worker’s Day, also known us Labor Day. In many countries, May 1 is commemorated as economic and social achievements […]

MORE THAN 10% OF PHILIPPINE POPULATION WORK OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOMELANDBy CESAR TORRESApril 13, 2007 This is probably a first in the history of mankind. More than 10% of Philippine population of 89.5 million are in Diaspora. We are working in various capacities all over the world. We have remitted US$15 billion to the homeland […]

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New Political Party is Born By Joe Avancena Saudi Gazette Filipino community leaders in Riyadh drafted the constitution and by-laws of a new political party earlier this month. The party is envisioned to represent the over eight million overseas Filipino workers around the world in the Philippine congress and government. Called the Partidong Pandaigdigang Pilipino […]

OFW still in contention for top OWWA post

OFW still in contention for top OWWA post KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMANews.TV 08/30/2008 | 03:04 PM Philippines – A group of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Saudi Arabia have said their nominee for the top post of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is still in the running. “Allow us to clarify that Dr. Carlito […]

New execs as biggest OFW group in Saudi marks 5th year A new set of officers has been elected to lead the biggest organization of overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia during the group’s 5th founding anniversary recently. The election and induction of the board of trustees and officers of the 7,000-strong United OFW Association […]

Buhay OFW

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Overseas Absentee Voting Turnout in the Middle East OAV Turnout Doubles in Riyadh, AlkhobarDinan Arana & Rachel Salinel, Arab News ALKHOBAR/DUBAI, 1 May 2007 – Voter turnout both in Alkhobar and Riyadh dramatically doubled on Friday night compared to the previous week, the Philippine Embassy reported. Philippine Ambassador Antonio Villamor said that the total turnout […]