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.
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.
* 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)
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.