Shout Your Love "Love Your Wife Day"

Shout Your Love "Love Your Wife Day"

Love is really in the air. Thursday, when dozens of Japanese shout out their love to spouse, themselves or simply put themselves in the marriage market. This event take place every year at Hibiya Park in central Tokyo to yell "love messages" for their wives out into the sky - in an attempt to show their appreciation for loved ones in an indirect but bold way.

Here are some messages, such as "I love you" or "Let me be with you," which are seldom whispered by bashful Japanese, were yelled aloud by some 25 men and women on the event stage televised across the country.

The Love Message-Yelling Event, co-hosted by a citizen group "Japan Aisaika (pronounce ah-ee-sa-ee-ka, meaning "devoted husbands") Organization" to mark the "Love Your Wife Day" on January 31.

Japanese have traditionally valued modesty and reticence over outspokenness, but Kiyotaka Yamana, a Tokyo resident who started the “Love Message Yelling Event” after his marriage failed, said that didn’t mean they were unromantic. “The dominant image of Japanese men is of overworked businessmen, but I wanted to tell people around world that Japanese men are actually very romantic,” Yamana said.

Among participants were a Kimono-clad woman who said she was unmarried and loved herself the most.

A single man who said he wished to have someone to live with amused the audience by crying out "Anybody. Please... right now."

"Love Your Wife Day"


"This Is It" - Cebu Inmates Joined By MJ Choreographer & Dancers

"This Is It" - Cebu Inmates Joined By MJ Choreographer & Dancers

Once again the Filipino Dancing Inmates storm on youtube. This time they go for global. The Dancing inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) doing the moves of Jackson’s routines the “Drill” and “They Don’t Care About Us” at the maximum security prison. The two routines were unique made-for-tour performances for “This Is It," which was supposed to be Jackson’s final curtain call concert tour.

They were joined in the performance by Jackson’s long-time choreographer Travis Payne and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid. They taught the inmates for two days. The video was uploaded last January 22 by SonyPicturesDVD has 602,596. As of today it hits 1,025,473 and counting.

The video featuring the dancing inmates is part of the worldwide lunch of the This Is It DVD. Even Michael Jackson was delighted by the performance of the inmates dancing Thriller, said Payne.

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Cebu Dancing Inmates

Jollibee is Back in Al Khobar SauDi Arabia

Jollibee is Back in Al Khobar SauDi Arabia

"Isang tulog na lang Jollibee Na Naman! I love you Sabado pati na rin Lingo. Langhap sarap ng Jollibee Humberger." Ito ang mga linya na hindi natin malilimutan. Yes isang tulog na lang (January 24) at magbubukas na muli ang Jollibee here in Al Rahmaniya Mall, Al Khobar.

Jollibee is one of the best food chain in the Philippines. It have been a part of every Filipino family. Where children are at their happiest. And service with smile. They have many international branches. They opened 3 branches in Jeddah: JB Balad Jeddah, Jollibee JIM and Jollibee Khalidiyah. I have heard that here is one also in Riyadh, but I am not certain of the location.

Finally they are back here in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia after more than five years. As Nebz mentioned that someone had franchised it before. " They were an instant hit but only for a short period. After some time, they begun serving RTE meals which are not a standard of Jollibee (vegetable toppings with fried chicken, pansit, adobo, etc). " Hopefully that they will be better.

They suppose to open last Friday January 22, Thursday & Friday is weekend here in Saudi. But they experienced multitude of costumers during the week-end opening in Jeddah branches. So they decided to make in on week days.

Check out for your old time favorites Chicken Joy Manok, Champs Burger, Jollibee Spaghetti and Palabok, Jolly Beef Hotdog, Burger Steak, Macaroni Soup & Salad. For your desserts Halo-halo and Sundaes. And of course for the early shoppers they have Breakfast Joy Value Meals.

You can grab a Chickenjoy Bucket Treat for your family and friends. Choose from their 3 Combos promo.

Join the Funday on their Opening Day! They will give away Jollibee T-shirt, Mug, balloons and mask. Next time if you pass by Al Khobar don't forget to visit our own Jollibbee. Proudly Filipino products.

It's a Jollibee good... Tangkilikin ang sariling atin.

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profle - Villanueva, Eddie C.

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profle - Villanueva, Eddie C.

AGE: 63
BIRTHDATE: October 6, 1946
SPOUSE: Adoracion Jose Villanueva


Launched Bagong Pilipinas, Bagong Pilipino Political Party
Board of Trustees, Christian Solidarity on Religious Freedom
Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council, Christ for Asia
Board of Regents, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

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How We Can Help To Rebuild Haiti?

How We Can Help To Rebuild Haiti?

A massive earthquake hit Haiti late Tuesday, killing thousands of people and wounding many more. The quake, measuring 7 on the Richter scale, has caused widespread damage in and around the capital Port-au-Prince, leaving a large number of people homeless and hungry.

The people of Haiti need food assistance as quickly as possible to prevent hunger worsening the misery already caused by the disaster.This is said to be Haiti's worst quake in two centuries. Every hour we wait means more lives are at risk.

As what we have experienced during the calamities (Ondoy and Santi) struck our country last years. Reliefs and helps coming from our neighboring countries. We our proud to have our peace keeping, medical and civilians volunteers that helping Haitians. Let us also pray for our "Kababayan" for their safety.

Leaders, movie personalities and countries around the world bind together to help Haiti. I invite you to help Haiti to rebuild their home and their lives. If you are worry to use your credit cards, you can choose Paypal or Google checkout. We can send our helps and reliefs to the following agencies:

Donate to UNICEFUNICEF is deploying clean water and sanitation supplies, therapeutic foods, medical supplies and temporary shelter to Jacmel and Port-au-Prince. UNICEF will also be focusing on children who have become separated from their families to protect them from harm or exploitation. You can donate using Paypal Express Check Out.

Other ways to help

Also accepting cash and in-kind donations are the following sites: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, UNICEF (1-800-4UNICEF), Direct Relief, Yele Haiti, Partners in Health, Red Cross, World Food Program, Mercy Corps (1-888-256-1900), Save the Children, Lambi Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The International Rescue Committee, Care, William J. Clinton Foundation, Meds & Food For Kids, Feed the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Mayor's Fund for NYC

The following organizations are accepting SMS donations in the US only:
  • SMS text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
  • SMS text “YELE” to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts
  • SMS text "GIVE10" to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief

Photo by (Reuters Photo/Carlos Barria)
A woman catching loot from a ransacked store in Haiti. Almost a week after an earthquake killed tens of thousands of people and
destroyed much of the capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of thousands of Haitians are still desperately waiting for relief aid.


Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profle - Perlas, Nicanor Jesus "NICKY" III Pineda

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profle - Perlas, Nicanor Jesus "NICKY" III Pineda

BIRTHDATE: January 10, 1959
SPOUSE: Kathryn Carpenter


Pangmasa Political Party
People's Assembly for Genuine Alternative to Social Apathy (Pag-asa)

Alternative Nobel Prize, 2003 - For his efforts in educationg civil society about the effets of corporate globalization and how alternatives to it can be implemented
The Right Livelihood Awards, 2003
Global 500 Award of United Nations Environment Programme - For his outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment
The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) of 1994 in the field of Agriculture (awarded by the Philippine Jaycee Senate)
The Fr. William Masterson, SJ Award, 1995 - For his outstanding work as an Agriculturist and his invaluable contribution towards sustainable and environment-friendly agriculture

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profle - GORDON, RICHARD "DICK" JUICO

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profle - GORDON, RICHARD "DICK" JUICO

AGE: 63
BIRTHDATE: August 5, 1945
SPOUSE: Kate Gordon, former Olongapo City Mayor

“What this country needs is not a change of men but a change in men.”

He envisions a Philippines free from corruption or “transactional politics.”

On President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “Masinop mag-aral, may work ethic. Ang sabit niya ay sa governance…You have to be resolute in so far as your leadership is concerned. That I think is something na nagkulang siya.”

On how he will make a difference as a president. “Baguhin ang attitude. Aim high. Mag-ambisyon tayo. Bawal ang tamad—work ethic. Lalong bawal ang tanga—mag-aral tayo. Duty muna bago ang sarili. Dignidad at determinasyon—ginawa namin sa Subic iyon.”

On why he admires his father former mayor James L. Gordon. “He was a man born an American, but elected to be a Filipino… Pardon me if I’m getting emotional because sa tingin ko maraming hero sa mundo but you have to live your heroism not during your death but during your whole life. Sapagkat iyon ang nakita ko (sa kaniya).”

CURRENT POSITION: Senator of the Philippines, 14th Congres

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profile - Madrigal, Maria Ana Consuelo"Jamby" Abad Santos

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profile - Madrigal, Maria Ana Consuelo"Jamby" Abad Santos

BIRTHDATE: April 26, 1958
SPOUSE: Eric Dudoignon Valade


•Founder and chairperson - Abad Santos Madrigal Foundation Inc. (livelihood programs for women and children)
•Founder - Books-for-the-Barangay Foundation Inc.
•Chairperson - ABLE Foundation, Inc. (Scholarship for the deserving poor)

Approved 144 Party List for May 2010 Election- By COMELEC

Approved 144 Party List for May 2010 Election- By COMELEC

The Commission on Elections approved Friday the list of 144 Party-List groups for the May 2010 elections to the House Of Representative. They will contenting 57 seats put of a total 287 House seats in the next Congress.
Included in the the approved list is "Ang Ladla", a gay and lesbian right group whose application was rejected by the COMELEC last month. For the ground of immorality. After Ladlad appealed, Supreme court ordered COMELEC to put the group back in the ballot. I am glad they are back. It so happen that the founder Danton Remoto is my cousin.
The following are the names of the groups that will vie for party-list seats in the House:

1-Aani, 1-AK, 1-Care, 1-Abaa, 1Ganap/Guardians, 1st Kabagis, A Blessed, AT, Abakada, Abang Lingkod, Aba Ilonggo, Abante Ka, Abamin, ATM, Abono, Abroad, ADD-Tribal, ADD, ACT Teachers, Alim, AKO, Adam, Alon, Ating Koop, A Teacher, Asahan Mo, A-Ipra, Agbiag, Agila, Agila, Agri, ADA, Agap, Ahon, Akap Bata, Apoi, Akbayan, Ako, AKB, Akma-PTM, Amana, Anakalusugan, Alagad, Alay Buhay, Abay Parak, Aama, ABC, Anad, AFPSEGCO, ARC, 1-Tubig (formerly Aawas), ABP-Bicolnon, Anupa, APO, Arcapp, AVE, ATS, Alma, Almana, AMS, Agham, ABA, An Waray, Anak Mindanao, Anakpawis, Aani, Aambis-Owa, AG, ALIF, Ang Ladlad, AMA, A Tambay, Anak, ABS, Atong Paglaum, Amang, Aral, ALE, AAPS, Apec;
Babae Ka, Bago, Bandila, BH, Banat, Bida, Bayan Muna, Bayani, Bigkis, Binhi, Biyaheng Pinoy, Biyayang Bukid, Buhay, Butil;
Chinoy, Cibac, CPM, Senior Citizens, Cocofed, Cofa, Consla, Coop-Natcco, Dwa, Fil-Mus, Firm 24-K, 1st Prisa, Gabriela, Green Force, Ivap, KLBP, Kabayan, Kabataan, Buklod Filipina, Kalahi, Kalinga, Kakusa, Ang Kasangga, AA-Kasosyo Party, Kaakbay, Katribu, Kaagapay, Kasapi;
1-Ahapo, Oragon, OPO, PEP, Katutubo, PM, Pacyaw, PCL, PBA, Smart, SB, Bantay, TUCP, 1 Ang Pamilya (formerly ANC), UNI-MAD, 1-Utak, Vendors Party List, VFP, WPI, Yes We Can, Yacap and Lypad.

First Bharain Internationa Air Show from Jan 21-23, 2010

First Bharain Internationa Air Show from Jan 21-23, 2010

Treat your family and friends to the Bharain International Air show, from January 21-23 at the Sakhir Air Base. It will be a fun and spectacular show in the Kingdom for the first time.

The adrenalin-ramping event will showcase the groundbreaking technologies of fast and furious jets, historic aircraft and entertaining aerobatic displays, as well as the option for ground displays and customer demonstration flights.

The public show will be open every day from 9 am until 5 pm on January 21, 22 and 23. Spectators will be able to watch the flying display from a massive grandstand, while the commercial exhibition area will be devoted to corporate static displays and VIP hospitality.

Bahrain International Air Show 2010 - Gulf Air Promo

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Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profile - Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profile - Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada

AGE: 72
BIRTHDATE: April 19, 1937
BIRTHPLACE: Tondo, Manila
SPOUSE: Luisa Pimentel-Ejercito


•Movie Workers Welfare Foundation (MOWELFUND), Inc., founded and established
•ERAP Para sa Mahirap Foundation, Founder and President
•MARE Foundation Inc.
•Emar Pictures/JE Productions, owner and producer

Philippines Air Line (PAL) Is Back to Saudi Arabia

Philippines Air Line (PAL) Is Back to Saudi Arabia

MANILA – Philippine Airlines resumes a long-awaited service to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 28, 2010, heeding the clamor of the large Filipino community in the Middle East and marking a return to the region after an absence of four years.

The non-stop service will operate four times weekly, with flight PR 658 departing Manila every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:20 p.m. It arrives in the Saudi capital at 11:00 p.m. (Riyadh time)

The return service, PR 659, departs Riyadh at 12:30 a.m. every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Monday, and arrives back in Manila at 3:00 p.m. (Manila time)

Boeing 747-400 aircraft, which seat 50 passengers in Mabuhay Class (business) and 383 in Fiesta Class (economy), will be deployed on the service.

PAL last served Riyadh, its final destination in the Middle East, on March 2, 2006. The service was suspended for commercial reasons.

The flag carrier’s return to the region has been welcomed by Filipino expatriates, who number about 2 million – one of the largest foreign communities working there.

PAL has been traditionally favored by Filipinos in the Middle East because its direct service to Manila means that they get home faster compared to other carriers, whose flights can involve up to two stops in intermediate cities before proceeding to Manila.

PAL first flew to Riyadh on March 1, 1987 and over the decades the Saudi capital became one of its most important points.

From March 28, with the addition of Riyadh, the PAL network will count 25 international destinations as well as 29 points in the Philippines.

For booking requirements, passengers are advised to visit or call (02) 855-8888.


Philippine Airlines - Shining Through (1980's)

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Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profile - Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

Philippines 2010 Presidentiables Profile - Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

BIRTHDATE: February 8, 1960


•Pacific Asia Network - Former Chairman
•Philippine Cooperative Center - Former Chairman
•National Cooperative Movement - Former Chairman
•Philippine Jaycees - Former National President
•August Twenty-One Movement - Chairman
•Liberal Party - Vice Chairman
•Secretary General, March 17, 2006 - Present
•Vice President for Luzon LP, 2004-March 16, 2006
•Secretary General, 2000-2004
•Chairman of the Board Central Luzon Congressional Caucus, 1999-2002

Noynoy Aquino's Covenant with the Nation

Philippies 2010 Presidentiables Profile - John Carlos "JC" Gordon De Los Reyes

Philippies 2010 Presidentiables Profile - John Carlos "JC" Gordon De Los Reyes

BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1970
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
POLITICAL AFFLIATION: The Ang Kapatiran Party, Standard-Bearer
SPOUSE: Dunia Valenzuela de los Reyes

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Approved 2010 Candidates For Pres, VP & Sen - By COMELEC

Approved 2010 Candidates For Pres, VP & Sen - By COMELEC

The Commission on Elections released Tuesday the full list of candidates whose candidacies for the 2010 elections have been approved.

Included in the list of official presidential candidates are: (8 out of 99)
1. Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III
2. Olongapo City Councilor Juan Carlos "JC" de los Reyes.
3. Former president Joseph Estrada
4. Sen. Richard Gordon
5. Sen. Ana Maria Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal
6. Former defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro
7. Sen. Manuel Villar
8. Bro. Eddie Villanueva

See their profiles at, and click on "Search for Leaders"
For vice-president, the candidates approved by Comelec are: (8 out of 20)
1. Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay
2. Ang Kapatiran bet Dominador Chipeco Jr.
3. Former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando
4. Sen. Loren Legarda
5. Actor Edu Manzano
6. Sen. Manuel Roxas
7. Journalist Jay Sonza
8. Former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Perfecto Yasay Jr.

For senator, the candidates approved by the poll body are: (58 out of 158)
1. Nereus Acosta Jr. - LP
2. Sharuff Ibrahim Albani - KBL
3. Zafrullah Alonto - Bangon Pilipinas
4. Ana Theresia Baraquel - LP
5. Jv Larion Bautista - PMP
6. Martin Bautista - LP
7. Silvestre Bello III - Lakas Kampi Cmd
8. Rozzano Rufino Biazon - LP
9. Bong Revilla - Lakas Kampi Cmd
10. Henry Caunan - PDP Laban
11. Pia Cayetano - NP
12. Rizalito David - Ang Kapatiran
13. Joey De Venecia - PMP
14. Miriam Defensor Santiago - People's Reform Party
15. Franklin Drilon - LP
16. Juan Ponce Enrile - PMP
17. Jinggoy Estrada - Pmpt
18. Ramon Guico - Lakas Kami Cmd
19. Teofisto Guingona III - LP
20. Jo Aurea Imbong - Ang Kapatiran
21. Kata Inocencio - Bangon Pilipinas
22. Alexander Lacson - LP
23. Raul Lambino - Lakas Kampi Cmd
24. Rey Langit - Lakas Kampi Cmd
25. Yasmin Lao - LP
26. Lito Lapid - Lakas Kampi Command
27. Alma Lood - KBL
28. Apolinario Lozada - PMP
29. Regalado Maambong - KBL
30. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr - NP
31. Liza Maza - Independent
32. Ma Judea Millora - KBL
33. Ramon Mitra - NP
34. Ramoncito Ocampo - Bangon Pilipinas
35. Satur Ocampo - Bayan Muna Party
36. Susan Ople - NP
37. Sergio Osmeña III - Independent
38. Jovito Palparan Jr. - Independent
39. Imelda Papin - KBL
40. Zosimo Paredes - Ang Kapatiran
41. Gwendolyn Pimentel - PDP Laban
42. Rodolfo Plaza - NPC
43. Reynaldo Princesa - Bangon Pilipinas
44. Ariel Querubin - NP
45. Ralph Recto - LP
46. Gilbert Remulla - NP
47. Ma. Gracia Riñoza-Plazo - Ang Kapatiran
48. Sonia Roco - LP
49. Adrian Sison - Ang Kapatiran
50. Vicente Sotto III - NPC
51. Adel Tamano - NP
52. Reginald Tamayo - Ang Kapatiran
53. Hector Tarrazona - Ang Kapatiran
54. Francisco Tatad - Grand Alliance For Democracy/Gabaybayan
55. Alexander Tinsay - Bangon Pilipinas
56. Manuel Valdehuesa Jr. - Ang Kapatiran
57. Hector Villanueva - KBL
58. Israel Virgines - Bangon Pilipinas

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Kulungan na Walang Rehas Sa Gitnang Silangan

Kulungan na Walang Rehas Sa Gitnang Silangan
Life Story: By Bobot P. Erpelo – Jan 6, 2010 – SA)

Nitong Abril 2009 ay dinayo ko ang (SA) dito sa Gitnang Silangan. Dito nadestino ang aking asawa matapos ang ilang taon na pagtatrabaho sa Bahrain. Kasama ko ang aking bunsong anak na si EJ noong mga panahong iyon. Inabot din kami ng isang buwang bakasyon para samahan ang aking asawa.

Habang naririto ako, unti-unti kong naramdaman ang buhay na masasabi kong ‘mahirap.’

Taong 1991, dinala kami ng aking asawa sa Bahrain kasama ang aming tatlong anak. Anim na taong gulang palang ang aming panganay, apat na taon ang pangalawa, at isang-taong gulang ang pangatlo. Doon na sila nag-aral mula ‘grade school’ hanggang hayskul. Doon ko na rin isinilang ang aming pang-apat na anak na si EJ.

Masasabi ko na ang buhay sa Bahrain ay napakagaan. Masaya lalo na kapag kasama mo ang pamilya at mga kapatiran. Sampung taon din kaming namalagi doon. Nang mag-kolehiyo na ang aming panganay at pangalawa ay napagdesisyunan naming mag-iina na sa Pilipinas nalang mamalagi. Noong mga panahong iyon ay nailipat ang aking asawa mula Bahrain patungong SA.

Naikumpara ko ang buhay sa Bahrain at estilo ng pamumuhay sa SA.

Sa Bahrain, ano mang oras ay pwede akong lumabas o mamasyal kasama ang aking mga anak. Dito sa SA ay hindi basta-basta pwedeng lumabas lalo na kung nag-iisa ka lang. Kailangan na palagi mong kasama ang iyong asawa at laging bitbit ang mga papeles bilang katibayan na ‘legal’ ang pag-aasawa niyo para sa ano mang biglaang pag-iinspeksyon.

Sa Bahrain ay pwede kang magsuot ng kahit anong ‘casual’ na damit. Dito sa SA ay kailangang naka- abaya ang mga babae tuwing lalabas.

Kung ikaw ay isang ‘dependent’, buong araw kang nasa loob lang ng bahay. Makakalabas ka lang kung dumating na ang iyong asawa. Minsan ay ‘di ka pa rin makalabas dahil mula sa trabaho ay pagod na rin ang iyong asawa kaya mas nanaisin pa niyang magpahinga.

Sa pangalawang pagbabalik ko sa SA nitong October 8, 2009 ay mag-isa nalang akong naglakbay at naiwan na ang aming bunso sa Pilipinas. Naramdaman ko ang kalungkutan na kailanma’y hindi ko pa nararamdaman sa buong buhay ko… sa Bahrain man o maging sa Pilipinas.

May mga oras na sa aking pag-iisa (habang ako ay kumakain) ay bigla nalang akong napapaluha. Naaalala ko ang aking mga anak na naiwan ko sa Pilipinas. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, “Bakit ka umiiyak? ‘Di ba gusto mong samahan ang iyong asawa?”

Dito ko biglang naisip, “Paano pa kaya ang aking asawa noong mga panahong siya lang ang naririto sa SA… at nag-iisa?

Ipinadama sa akin ng Panginoon kung ano ang nararamdaman ng mga taong nakatira sa lugar na ito.
Nasabi ko tuloy sa sarili ko na kung ako nga na may Panginoon na tinatawag ay nakakaranas pa rin ng ganitong lungkot… paano pa kaya ang ating mga kababayang wala pang relasyon sa ating Panginoon?

Dito ko na naisip na mas mahirap ang kanilang kalagayan dahil marami sa kanila ang talagang hindi makalabas ng bahay… lalo na ang mga domestic helper. Kapag nakikita ko sila sa mall kasama ang kanilang mga amo, bakas sa kanilang mukha ang matinding pananabik tuwing nakakakita sila ng kababayan!

Lalong nagsikip ang dibdib ko nang makita ko sila… at sinabi ko sa aking sarili na mas mapalad pa rin ako dahil kasama ko ang asawa ko…

Kung gaano ako nalulungkot ay mas doble pa ang kanilang nararamdaman dahil ‘total strangers’ ang kanilang mga kasama sa bahay (mga locals dito sa lugar na ito). Masuwerte kung sila ay nakahanap ng mabait at maunawain na amo… pero paano nalang kung ang amo nila ay tulad ng mga sinasabi ng iba na malulupit at mapang-abuso? Naisip ko na ito na rin siguro ang dahilan kung bakit nawawala na sa sarili ang ilan… sanhi ng lungkot na hindi nila makayanan. (‘Wag naman pong mangyari ito sa akin… sa grasya ng Panginoon.)

Tanong ko… sa isip ko… “Paano na pala sila? Ano na kaya ang nangyayari sa kanila? Kumakain kaya sila ng tatlong beses sa isang araw?” Maraming bagay ang naglalaro sa aking isipan. Paano ko sila maaabot o matutulungan? Biglang ipinaisip lang ng Panginoon sa akin ang manalangin at isama sila sa bawat panalangin ko habang ako’y naririto sa lupain ng mga taga-SA.

Sa araw-araw na lumipas ay unti-unting napapawi ang aking kalungkutan dahil sa dami ng aking dapat ipanalangin. Halos buong oras ko ay nabubuhos sa panalangin. Matapos nito ay magbubukas ako ng computer para mag-surf sa internet at bisitahin ang aking mga kaibigan sa facebook. Napakapalad ko pa rin talaga dahil kahit maghapon akong nakakulong sa bahay ay may ‘access’ pa rin ako sa mga mahal ko sa buhay, mga kapatiran, at mga kaibigang nasa iba’t-ibang sulok ng mundo. Sa pamamagitan ng pakikipag-ugnayan sa kanila, nae-express ko ang aking sarili.

Napakaimportante ang ‘constant communication’ dahil ito lang ang pwedeng gawin habang naririto ka sa ganitong lugar. Marami siguro sa atin ang may mga pamilya at kapatid sa Gitnang Silangan o kung saan mang panig ng mundo. Ito’y isang panawagan… na kung maari lamang ay gawin ninyong ‘regular’ ang pakikipag-usap o ugnayan sa kanila. Iba po talaga ang nararanasan kapag malayo sa pamilya.

Sa sobrang lungkot ko po dito ay nakagawa ako ng isang tula… na ibabahagi ko sa inyo. Ang pamagat ay, “Si Juan… ang Pinoy.”

Nawa po any maging halimbawa ang aking karanasan sa bawat isa sa inyo. Nakita ko po rito… na kung wala sa ating puso ang ating Panginoon… maaaring hindi ko ito makakayanan nang ako lang. Sa araw -araw ay Siya lang talaga ang aking kalakasan. Sa Kanya ako kumukuha ng karunungan upang gawin ang mga bagay na dapat kong gawin sa araw-araw. Purihin ang Panginoon dahil dito ko rin nailabas ang mga ibinigay Niyang talento sa akin.

Sa pamamagitan ng aking pagsusulat… ito’y nagsilbing paraan para makapag-encourage pa rin ako ng ibang tao… kahit na minsan ay ako mismo ang nangangailangan nito.

Dito ko rin naranasan ang maghintay… na ma-exercise ko ang paghihintay… tulad ng paghihintay natin sa pagdating ng ating Panginoon…

Wala tayong pwedeng sabihin na dahilan kung bakit ‘di natin nararanasan ang Kanyang kabutihan. Sa mga pagsubok… lahat ay ating makakayanan kung tayo ay magtitiwala lamang sa Kanya. Matuto tayong makinig at gawin ang mga ipinag-uutos Niya.

Masasabi kong nanaisin ko pa ring bumalik sa lugar na tulad nito kung ang kapalit naman ay walang hanggang pakikipag-ugnayan sa aking Diyos na Siyang nagbibigay ng lakas, aral, at kulay sa aking buhay.

Gusto ko lang ibahagi sa inyo ang kabutihan ng ating Panginoon.

Sa mga taong may mga kamag-anak, asawa, o kaibigan na malayo sa inyo… hayaan ninyong maging pagpapala kayo sa kanila. Bigyan ninyo ng oras at panahon ang pakikipag-ugnayan sa kanila.
Isang sakripisyo na sa inyo ay inalay…

Nawa ay kapulutan n’yo ng aral ang aking mga naging karanasan habang ako’y naririto sa Gitnang Silangan sa SA.
Maraming salamat po sa inyong oras at panahon para sa pagbabasa’t pakikinig.

Angels Are Around Us

Angels Are Around Us

Life Story: By Jeff

I am new driver then, having just learned to drive out of necessity as I am starting my own family. I got an old third hand car, a Mitsubishi Galant Sigma, which is more than fifteen years old at the time I got it. Being a new driver, I am weary of traffic cops; those MMDA personnel and Police type. I am afraid that I would somehow make a mistake and get a ticket due to some traffic incident.

One day. I traversed the Makati Ave route and took to Kalayaan Ave. Crossing Kalayaan Ave I did not notice an open manhole in the middle of the street. Unluckily as I passed by the manhole, my rear left wheel got stuck inside the manhole. Imagine my dismay as I step on the gas and the car does not move. To make it worse the opposite traffic is now coming and cars started to honk their horns. I almost melted when I saw two MMDA traffic officers on the street corner at Makati Ave.

Thinking to myself, they would notice me soon and possibly give me a ticket for being in the middle of the road. As I sweat inside the car not knowing what to do, I thought out load "God help me". After saying those words, two men in dark t-shirt and jeans came walking up from the side street of Kalayaan Ave and came up to my car. Without saying a word, the two men lifted my rear end holding on the tire well and bumper. That did it, I got unstuck and I was able to move forward. As I turned around to say thank you, the two men are across the street going to P. Burgos side, far away from even a shouted Thank you. Wow, I said to myself, these two men must be angels. Thanks for helping a person out.

World Tallest Building - Burj Khalifa Opening Ceremony Fireworks

World's Tallest Building - Dubai Burj Khalifa Opening Ceremony Fireworks

The opening ceremony of Burj Khalifa was held on 4 January 2010.The ceremony featured a display of 10,000 fireworks, light beams projected on and around the tower, and further sound, light and water effects. Using the 868 powerful stroboscope lights that are integrated into the facade and spire of the tower, different lighting sequences were choreographed, together with more than 50 different combination of the other effects.

The event began with a short film which depicted the story of Dubai and the evolution of Burj Khalifa. The displays of sound, light, water and fireworks followed. The portion of the show consisting of the various pyrotechnic, lighting, water and sound effects was divided into three. The first part was primarily a light and sound show, which took as its theme the link between desert flowers and the new tower, and was co-ordinated with the Dubai Fountain and pyrotechnics. The second portion, called 'Heart Beat', represented the construction of the tower in a dynamic light show with the help of 300 projectors which generated a shadow-like image of the tower. In the third act, sky tracers and space cannons enveloped the tower in a halo of white light, which expanded as the lighting rig on the spire activated.

The ceremony was relayed live on a giant screen on Burj Park Island, as well as several television screens placed across the Downtown Burj Khalifa development. Hundreds of media outlets from around the world reported live from the scene. In addition to the media presence, 6,000 guests were expected.

Watch the grandeur fireworks

Full story Wikipedia

The Key

The Key

Life Story: By Jeff

After a day's work, my colleagues dropped by the place I was staying in Cavite. We normally end a days work past 8 pm and this was no different. As a normal visit by friends and colleagues, we had a short round table discussion about work and projects with San Miguel Lights, juice and crackers. When we finished, it was almost ten pm, so I had to drive the guys out of the subdivision to the nearest transport hub. I told the maid that I will be back after bringing the guys to where they can take a jeepney. I was out of the house for possibly 15 minutes only, and when I got back the help had already closed the living room lights and locked the door. To my dismay, I left my house keys inside my room. I knocked and knocked but to no avail. I dared not knock too loud as to disrupt the whole street. I knocked intermittently on the door and windows, shouting "Manang" while doing so to no avail. I was resigned to sleep outside, when I remembered that maybe Jo, a friend of the help knows the cell number of Manang so I can call her. Murphy must be up that night since Jo confirmed that Manang has no cell phone.

I made myself comfortable on the bench press' bench using my jacket as a pillow. While trying to rest and accept my fate, I said my prayers, starting with the Our Lord's prayer and adding intercession to keep me safe that night. On my second Hail Mary my cell buzzed with an SMS message. It was Jo with a message on how I can possibly open the door. She gave me the instructions while I was talking to her on her cell. Lo and behold, I was able to open the door and get in. This just shows that prayers do work.

Adopt The Pace of Nature

Adopt The Pace of Nature
Author Unknown

There is no investment you'll ever make that will pay you so well
As the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer wherever you are.

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. If you treat an individual as if they were what they ought to be and could be, They will become what they ought to be and could be. Everyone thrives on being appreciated, loved and needed. There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in you.

Applaud others when they run.
Console them when they fail.
And cheer them when they recover.
As water is to a flower, so is praise to the heart of another.

Slow down and enjoy

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."
Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we're stressed, we can't access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.

Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it. We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.

Some of us take baby steps
Some of us take giant steps

But the secret is not to let that
one step back turn into a failure.
Learn from backward steps
And keep on stepping forward in this dance
Called Life!

"If you accept what has happened and search for the positive, you will be able to move forward in your life. So keep putting one foot in front of the other, and taking your life day by day."

Easy to Avail K.S.A. Expatriate Family Visa

Easy to Avail K.S.A. Expatriate Family Visa

Family visa now linked with salary
P.K. Abdul Ghafour Arab News

JEDDAH: The Foreign Ministry will issue permanent resident visas for wives and children of expatriate workers in the Kingdom, without considering their profession, Al-Yaum Arabic daily has reported.

“The ministry’s office in Riyadh issued such recruitment visas for three days last week and stopped it temporarily. It is expected that the ministry would resume the service next month,” a ministry source told the paper.

The news is a relief for many of the seven million expatriate workers, who are unable to bring their families on resident visas due to their profession written on their iqamas.

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Big Job Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Big Job Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

I just receive this from my inbox. I hope this will help our kababayan who would like to try the opportunity in Saudi Arabia. Since I don't have any relation with the company, so please send your Resume to the Al Hoty address below. Good luck.





Electrical QA Engineers & Inspectors

Mechanical QA Engineers & Inspectors

Civil QA Engineers & Inspectors

Communications QA Engineers & Inspectors

HVAC/Plumbing QA Engineers & Inspectors

NDT Inspectors Level II / III & NDT Specialist (ASNT or Equivalent)

BS Engineering, 8 years experience, knowledge of quality management systems, industrial construction QC & relevant American/international standards, good communications skills, driving skills and personal computer skills.



Mechanical Engineers

Piping/Fabrication Engineers

Civil Engineers

Structural Engineers

Electrical Engineers

Estimating Engineers

Instrumentation (DCS)

HVAC Engineers

Communications Engineers

Construction Safety Advisors

Scheduling Analysts/Engineers

Loss Prevention Engineers

Drilling Tool Technical Advisor

BS engineering, 5 years construction experience, working knowledge of engineering design, industrial standards and codes, construction methods and practices.




Accounting Clerks

Admin Clerks

Bulk Plant Operators

Business Systems Analysts

Clinic Scheduler

Cost Analyst / Engineers

Construction Material Specialists

Digital Cartographers

Document Controllers

Drafting Specialist

EDP Analysts

Electrical Technician

Engineering Aides


Facilities Planning Specialists


HVAC & Ref Technician

Industrial Computer Engineers

Job Evaluator -

Laboratory Technician Specialist I

Machinist Technicians

Maintenance Engineers

Materials Controlman

Medical Secretary


Planning and Program Analysts

Preventive Medicine Technicians


Senior Digital Cartographers

Statistical Assistants

Supervising Surveyor

Technical Clerks

BS Engineering, Construction, Management, Economics, Bus Admin, Accounting. 5 years experience preferably in Oil and Gas industry. Familiar with construction practices, materials and equipment. Fluent spoken and written English.



Drilling Trainer

HSE Safety Trainer

Digital Communication Trainer

Process Control Trainer

Electrical Trainer

Mechanical Trainer
Metals Trainer

Drafting/CADD Trainer

Operations Trainer

Surveyor Trainer

Management and Professional Trainer

Bachelor’s Degree, 6 years industrial experience, or as a trainer in industrial, technical, or vocational skills including a minimum of four (4) years as a trainer in the specialty to be taught. Strong proficiency in spoken and written English.


Special Requirement

Position Title: Job Evaluator

Job Description:

Have extensive experience and technical knowledge to fill the position of JOB EVALUATOR at professional ladder as follow:

Ø Conduct a job evaluation which would be used as a tool to evaluate the worth of each job in organization.

Ø Able to determine the relative level, importance, complexity, and value of each job that would lead to compare each job to other jobs.

Ø Capable to make a job analysis that in conjunction with work analysis helps to develop a job description that is broad, descriptive, and flexible so that we could adapt the description changing needs.

Ø Able to assess employee contribution to establish & qualify differences in employee contribution across jobs.

Ø Provide a foundation for employee compensation decision for retention.

Ø Develop job description to the Company, area of responsibility, necessary skills and experience required, etc.

Ø Develop and modify the organizational structures & engineering as required.

Ø Strong in business acumen

Ø Strong in communication ability in writing and speaking.

Please EMAIL your resume to


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