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The Eight Keys of Success

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By Senator Blas F. Ople President of the Senate Excerpts from a Commencement speech at the Graduation exercises of Fortress College, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, Sunday, March 26, 2000 I am delighted and grateful for this opportunity to visit the city of Kabankalan and to participate in the commencement exercises of Fortress College. Dr. Tingson and […]

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Heroes

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By Susan V. Ople Labor Attache Nasser Mustafa is a hero. While in Libya, he fulfilled his promise to bring home two Filipino domestic workers being held against their will by their employer, deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s niece. While the Department of Foreign Affairs had enunciated its position to wait for the Libyan transition […]

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Cases Solved

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(updated as of June 22, 2011) Leticia from Qatar (case closed as of May 6, 2011) Leticia is a 46-year old Pangasinan native who traveled to Qatar to work as a baby sitter. Last April 30, 2011, she passed away. The nurse who took care of her at the hospital in Qatar reported Leticia’s death […]

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Overseas Filipino Workers Statistics

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3.9 million: Stock estimates of Filipinos abroad whose stay overseas is employment-related, as of 2009, according to the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) 1.4 million: Deployed overseas Filipino workers, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as of 2009 1,092,162: Deployed land-based OFWs (POEA, 2009) 330,424: Deployed sea-based OFWs (POEA, 2009) 61.3 percent: Land-based […]

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Paano Mo Malalaman Kung Peke ang Recruiter Mo?

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Kapag lumapit sa iyo at inalok ka ng trabaho, tapos siya mismo ay ahente lang ng isang recruiter at ni walang matinong opisina, pekeng recruiter iyan. Kung konektado naman sa lisensyadong recruitment agency pero sa ilalim ng puno ka ng manga kinakausap o kaya sa bahay mo imbis na doon mismo sa ahensya, malamang ay […]