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Archive for July 2009

5-10 Filipina Maids Fleeing Sponsors Everyday

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There are currently around 176 runaway housemaids being housed at the embassy’s Filipino Workers Resource Center (FWRC) in Kuwait, where an average of 5 to 10 Filipina housemaids are fleeing their sponsors everyday. The OFW cite non-payment of salaries, verbal abuse and sexual harassment as reasons for fleeing. Some of these Filipinas will return home, while others will stay and have their work visas transferred to other sponsors.

Click here to read the KuwaitiTimes.com story.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 27, 2009 at 10:23 am

Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Social Networking Site

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MabuhayCity.com is a social networking and forum community for the Overseas Filipino Workers or OFW. This site is owned and operated by Philippine actress and celebrity, Klaudia Koronel (really!) From Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and Africa, members share experience about visa and immigration, working and living abroad, job opportunities, nursing education, investment and entrepreneurship, pictures, music and videos, etc. You can even hook up with Facebook and Twitter inside this community.

Click here to go to MabuhayCity.com.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 27, 2009 at 3:30 am

Official Fan Site of Paula Taylor

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Her fan site reads:

Most Thai people know of Paula as a VJ for Channel [V], the Canon girl and Lays’ most irresistible lady.

Many people in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong see her as a veteran model, as she struts her stuff in modelling assignments.

Even by the age of twenty, Malaysians recognised her as one of the top endorsers of Giordano and Laurier products.

In The Philippines, her cosmopolitan style may be seen in her campaign ads. for Plains and Prints, or in her looking blooming ad. for Myra-E.

As for the rest of Asia, her reality TV stints in The Amazing Race Asia 2, probably won her instant admiration, due to her sweet demeanour and the sportsmanship she, and her childhood friend Natasha Monks, displayed whilst invariably flaunting their signature Siamese smile.

So, where do you think you first saw Paula? Read on and find out more about her!

Click here to go to her fan site.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 27, 2009 at 3:16 am

Remembering PGMA’S 2001-2008 SONA

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Here’s a great article from Filipino Voices capturing the many highlights of Arroyo’s past eight State of the Nationa Addresses. As Flowell Galindez writes, “In her 9th year in her term as the president of the Philippines from replacing the ousted president Joseph Ejercito Estrada and her re-election on 2004 let’s recall and run down details of her 8 State of the Nation Address as we prepare to listen on her last on the 27th of July.”

Click here to read the Filipino Voices article.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 27, 2009 at 3:06 am

Old Manila Walks

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The website introduces itself like this: “We’re a bunch of passionate, obsessive and saucy ‘street walkers’(!) determined to walk and talk about one thing: the history, the culture and the heritage plus everything over, under, outside, inside this city of our affections – Manila.”

Old Manila Walks operates on a simple principle: to have you experience the best of historic Manila – one step at a time.

Click here to go to Old Manila Walks.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 27, 2009 at 2:43 am

Guam Will Soon Need More Filipino Healthcare Professionals

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The US government will soon transfer 8,930 active duty and 19,140 dependents of Marine and Air Force personnel to Guam, which means Filipino health care workers will be in demand as Guam transforms itself into a major US military base in the Asia-Pacific region. Filipino nurses that have passed the requisite US licensure examinations and Filipino doctors that have US board certifications are qualified to apply, according to the news article in Tribune.net.ph.

The transfer would begin in 2012 while the additional active duty and dependents are expected to be fully relocated by 2014.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

One-stop-shop for Philippine Weddings

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There’s a (new?) site that’s touted to be the portal for Philippine weddings. Be it the best or most unique venues to say your vows or hold your intimate reception, gowns, photography, cake, flowers or getting help to plan your wedding while you’re away – WeddingInTheSky.com looks like they’re building the directory of service providers for the local, overseas and migrant Filipino (or a foreigner marrying a Filipino/Filipina).

Click here to go to Wedding In The Sky.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 23, 2009 at 10:53 am