OFW & LGU

Pinoys abroad tapped to wake up sleepy town of Bohol

MARIBOJOC, Bohol–THE explorer Pigafetta would have chosen this town over Mactan had it already sported a Hollywood-like sign on its mountain ranges. But had this town did, it may have attracted not only Pigafetta –desperate to escape after his and Ferdinand Magellan’s fleet was pummeled in the Battle of Mactan– but also other explorers who […]

Nasipitnon in KSA celebrates Town Fiesta

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24  September 2009 – Nasipitnon in KSA known as NKSAI or Nasipitnon KSA, International in Saudi Arabia celebrates its town fiesta  in honor of the town’s patron  St. Michael Archangel.  The towns’ fiesta falls on September 29. The celebration coincides the organization General Membership meeting. The group agreed a number of projects intended for the […]

Nasipitnon-KSA, International elect new sets of Officers

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4 October 2008 – NKSAI known as Nasipitnon-Ksa International, a hometown organization of OFWs based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia elect their new sets of Officers and Members of the Board for the Year 2008-2009. NKSAI is chapter group of NASIPITNON INTERNATIONAL, a hometown organization with chapters worldwide. Nasipitnon-KSA, International was […]

OFW Families in local governance

Every visit in my province when I’m home, I noticed newly constructed big houses in the countryside like in barrios or barangay that caught my attention whenever I had the chance to traveled Cagayan and Butuan. My beloved hometown in particular, I haven’t seen such nice houses in those areas way back in my younger […]

BSP pushes sale of $1-B bonds to OFWs

BSP pushes sale of $1-B bonds to OFWs Move can shift focus from spending to investing THE BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas has urged the national government to offer this year as much as $1 billion in retail treasury bonds (RTBs) to overseas Filipino workers and their beneficiaries. In a report to Malacanang on initiatives to […]

Transnational Philanthropy 2

Watching Philippine game shows on TV is one of the alternative means of easing homesickness away from home. Being an OFW, I am hypocrite if I will not say that I am a fan of  “Wowowee” game show aired at night in KSA hosted by Willie Revillame.  I watched the show not exactly for the […]

Transnational Philanthropy

The number one trait a pure Filipino have is hospitality. Hospitality in a sense that there is KINDNESS in every heart of a Filipino.   Many Overseas Filipino Migrants and OFWs give something back to the place where they were first molded as a responsible human being.  Some of them shared their blessings in their place of […]

LGU Bonds

Among the alternatives: Local Government Unit (LGU) bonds Local government unit (LGU) bonds are a young creation, says vice president Antonio “Johnny” Villanueva of Preferred Ventures, Corp. since the first LGU bond issued was in 1999. But these have been a way for the country’s towns, cities and provinces to raise funds for needed infrastructure […]

AKO Muna Party List (Personal Glimpse)

Personal Glimpse OFW – THE BEST POLITICAL ELECTORATE 2007 Election The recent statement issued by the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) that the proposed NOEL (No Election) in 2007 should be scrapped and amendments to the Constitution is not the answer to the political uncertainties in our country, is indeed a clear manifestation that the Catholic […]