Philippine Embassy hosts Diplomatic Reception to celebrate 116th Anniversary of Philippine Independence

** The Philippine Embassy celebrated the 116th anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence on 27 May 2014 with a diplomatic reception at the Al Tuwaiq Palace in Riyadh. Around 200 distinguished guests attended, officials from the different Saudi government offices, Saudi businessmen and Ambassadors and representatives from the various diplomatic missions in Riyadh. This year’s […]

KACST tower to house Knowledge Center

*** The King Abdul Aziz City For Science and Technology (KACST) will be building a SR500 million high-rise tower to set up its new Knowledge Center on its campus. The contract for the construction of the proposed tower was signed on Monday by KACST President Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel and Sadoun Al-Sadoun, general manager of ABV Rock Group, which has […]

Manila seeks Saudi investment in tourism projects

*** The Philippines is trying to sell Saudi businessmen on investing in the development of its infrastructure, especially in projects related to tourism. Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago presented his case in a meeting at the Asharqia Chamber yesterday. He invited Saudi businessmen to consider investments in hotels, motels, resorts and recreational facilities in the Philippines. Tago […]

Eid Mubarak!

Filipino community leader in EP honored

AL-KHOBAR — Engineer Ernesto N. Mapanao, a longtime Filipino worker in the Eastern Province (EP), was honored here last Friday for supporting distressed compatriots and working with various Filipino community organizations throughout the years. Mapanao received a plaque of recognition from the Overseas Filipino Workers Congress in EP (OFWC-EP), a pioneering Filipino association established 12 […]

A blog “Definitely for Filipino”

At first, I never thought that blogging will be part of my daily routine or perhaps became part of my life.  My week would be empty if I can’t post anything and my days would be boring if I don’t receive or read  comments and inquiries from our readers more particularly fellow OFWs. And it […]

I Won’t Hold You Back

This song is dedicated to the late Beauty Queen Melody Gersbach, 24, who died yesterday in a car accident. Gersbach represented the Philippines in the Miss International beauty pageant in Beijing last year. A native of nearby Legazpi City, Gersbach was born to a German father and a Filipino mother. “The best way to show […]

Father and Child

I submit the article below to be published without conditions nor royalties. I am dedicating a photo entry that won 2nd place in the recent Singapore Sun Festival to the Filipinos afflicted by the typhoons. May they find strength in the fathers of families as they rebuild their lives. –Christopher J. Tuason I am an […]



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 […]

Christening of Manuel Dane “Andrew” Amora

I and my wife Minda (Vi) would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude to our Kumpare(s) and Kumare(s)  re: Christening of our son Manuel Dane “Andrew” Amora last December 21, 2008 at Sacred Heart Parish Church and Patio Isabel Filipino Resto, Cebu City.      Again to all of you my Kumare and Kumpare, THANK YOU SO MUCH! […]

IIEE-NCC Christmas Party

  I attended the Christmas Party of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers – North Cebu Chapter (IIEE-NCC) held at Mandaue City, Salu Salu Grill & Restaurant last December 18, 2007 as one of their guest.  It was indeed a great honor attending such gatherings of professional group  that I truly admired and respected since […]

dine with old close friends

A long time family friend invited us yesterday in their “family get together” and his grandson birthday at Blue Water Beach, Maribago, Lapu Lapu City. Though at first we felt uncomfortable because I, my wife and my daughter are just an outsider on the said occasion, but were very happy knowing that our old friend […]

Peace, Love not War

Sid Meier’s Civilization, a game to play   *** U. S.  Sen. G.W. Norris “To whom does war bring prosperity? Not to the soldier who for the munificent compensation of $16 per month shoulders his musket and goes into the trench, there to shed his blood and to die if necessary; not to the broken-hearted widow […]

Mall of Asia

To: Vacationing Balikbayans and OFW’s, you have to visit the MALL of ASIA This globe is now the official symbol of the Mall of Asia (MOA). Philippines is at the center of the globe and it sits proudly at the center of MOA. Olympic size Skating Rink IMAX is located in the north side of Mall of […]

An Engineering Masterpiece

AN ENGINEERING MASTERPIECE Dubai , United Arab Emirates During the construction phase All finished.   Notice the palm trees outside Remember, this is in the middle of the desert…. The very HOT desert where temperatures get up to 120 degrees….. Unbelievable!

State Of the Nation

(Glimpse) The State Of the Nation  Did the SONA reflect the real State of the Nation?