ABOUT THE BLOGGER

ABOUT ME

“AKO Pilipino Taas Noo Saan man Dako sa Mundo”

In ancient Babylon, the term “Amora” is derived from the Hebrew and Aramaic verb amar “to speak”, and therefore please allow me to speak and be heard. I am not a leftist, centrist nor a rightist, but I support moved that concerns to the general welfare of Filipinos Overseas. I am just an ordinary Overseas Filipino Worker who believes what Pirke Avot says – “It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes a difference in the world.”

A Boholano by blood and born in Butuan City. Grown up and graduated intermediate (Nasipit, Central Elementary School) and secondary course (Saint Michael’s Institute now, Saint Michael College of CARAGA-SMCC)  in Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte.

Graduated Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course at Philippine State College of Aeronautics-PSCA formerly Phil. Air Force College of Aeronautics-PAFCA, Mactan Air Base, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu.

Worked as a Para Legal Officer in a Law Firm in Makati from 1986 to 1993 prior employment abroad. I am a community leader and actively involved in (Overseas Filipino Workers) OFW Advocacy.  Former President of KAKAMPI-KSA (Kalipunang Kaakabay ng Mangagawang Pilipino sa Ibayong Dagat) and chaired the Political and Legal Affairs Committee. Former Secretary General of the Overseas Filipino Workers Congress-Riyadh (OFW Congress-Ruh).  Member of International Coalition for Overseas Voting  Rights (IcoFVR), Founder and former President of Nasipitnon-KSA, Int’l. (Hometown Organization in KSA).  Member and Honorary Adviser of  All Filipino Table Tennis Association in Riyadh (AFTTA).

I am also a proud member of Overseas Filipino Council, International (OFCI) and United Filipinos Worldwide for Community Development (UFWCD).

An Overseas Filipino Worker for 21 Years. I worked in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1993 to 1997 and in Riyadh from 1998-2014.

I was a nominee for Bagong Bayani Award 2011 organized by  the Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc. (BBFI), in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the private sector.

I was one of the OBRA awardee  as  “Outstanding Filipino Blogger Advocate” for the Year 2013.  OBRA (OFW and Balikbayan Reputation Awards) is an annual advocacy event for OFWs and “balikbayans”  organized and produced by Exlinkevents.

Employment History:

* A.M. Bahlas Co. Ltd. (Tahlia Road, near Bugshan Hospital, Jeddah, K.S.A. – 1993 to 1997)

* Al Ajial Co. Ltd. ( 3rd. Industrial Area, Al Kharj Road, Riyadh, K.S.A. – 1998 to October 2007)

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, KACST ( King Abdullah Road, Riyadh, K.S.A. – 2008 up to December 2014)

Past OFW Community Affiliation in Jeddah, KSA:

* Founding Member, Overseas Filipino Cooperative Council (OFWCC)

* Board of Director/Bohol Leyte OFW Cooperative (BLOC)

Chairman Committee on Education/Boholano Community in Jeddah (BC-J).

 

Want to know more about me?

I am Straight, Frank and Idealistic but deep within me I am Emotional and Sensitive.  Also, I am curious, open-minded, independent, observant and comfortable with people or friends with prolific ideas. I am deeply involved in social organizing or activism and presently exploring the comparative world of politics. I believed that the world would be a better place to live when there is “social equality” among races.

 

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59 thoughts on “ABOUT THE BLOGGER

  1. Hi Mr. Bong A.
    We are fourth year Human Resource Development Management students from UST and we found your advocacy very inspiring and worthwhile as we saw your passion in helping our OFWs. Sir if you won’t mind, can we get your email address? We just have some questions to ask regarding your advocacy. Thank you and Good Day!🙂

  2. good day sir im ofw from hongkong i just renew my oec last may included po ba dun ang philhelth sa binayadan ng amo q na 196?need ko po kasi ang philhealth ko dahil naoperahan ang husband q pls help po thank you so much.

  3. helo ser maron sana ako tanong tongkol sa aking kalagayan dito sa aming companya.tapos napo ang aking contrata at ngayong junary 2013 mag 4 yers napo ako dito.ang eqama ko 2yers na hindi narenew kasi nasa raed category ang statos nang companya namin] ser] pano ba ako maka owi na hindi ma proces ang visa kasi walang eqama? tapos ngayon tomigil na ako sa trabaho kasi pag pomonta ako sa aming opisina poro pramese lang ang sasabihin 4 na bisis na akong nag file nang bakasyon leter piro walang nang yari ano ho bang dapat gawin?

    • Sorry for late reply. Ano na ang statyus ninyo ngayon?

      Ven, ang mga nasa red category na mga worker ay hindi na dapat e-renew ang iqama, dahil automatic na po ng ang mga worker ng kompanyang ito ay exit na sa kadahilanang na sa red category na nga ang employer ninyo. Kaya kung tutuusin, madaling ayosin ng employer ang inyong exit.

      Dahil huminto ka na ng trabaho, dapat lamang na isangguni mo na ang iyong problema sa ating POLO. Kung nasa Riyadh ka, tawagan mo ang CP no. ni Welfare Officer Romeo Pablo 0538481356 at humingi ng payo kung ano ang nararapat mong gawin.

      Bong

    • Nic,

      unang gawin mo ang kausapin nyo po ang inyong asawa ng mahinahon at pag usapan ang tungkol sa inyong problema with open heart lalong lalo na ang tungkol sa sustento para sa inyong mga anak. Maaari rin po kayong pumunta sa OWWA at humingi ng payo kung ano ang nararapat na gawin.

      Ngunit ang pinaka-importnate sa lahat ay ang makausap mo siya once and for all at ayosin ang lahat kung ito ay puwede pang ayosin.

      Relax and pray always. Siya lang ang kakampi mong tunay.

      Bong

  4. sir, may gusto lang po ako malaman, kasi approved na po ang family status ko, okay na rin po ang iqama ko, bali computer prog. po ang iqama ko, tapos SR 3400 po nag salary ko, ng tanong ko po is yun pong anak ko ay naka register sa epelyido ng asawa ko, kasi di pa po kami kasal nung pinanganak cya.. so ang NSO nya po ang na release ay sa epelyido ng asawa ko, pano po ang gagawin ko, kukuha po kasi sila ng passport, possible po ba maayos sa pinas yun since na nandito ako sa SA? kung hindi po pwede yun? pede ko po ba ayusin dito sa Saudi yun? ano po ang mga kailangan dokumento para maayos yun? at saan po ako dapat lumapit na ahensya..

    • istrikto po ang Saudi tungkol sa pangalan ng expats. Pag walng middle name ang worker hindi nga nila ito i-deploy lalo na po siguro kung magkaiba ang apelyido ang member ng isang pamilya. Ayosin po ninyo ito sa Pinas at hindi po sa Saudi. Let you wife consult a lawyer in this regards.

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