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Ako ay si Hazel Rosimo, kauuwi ko lang noong nakaraang buwan. Anim na taon kung ginugol ang panahon sa bansang Malaysia. Hindi ako first timer na OFW dahil noong 2008 nagtrabaho din ako sa Jeddah as domestic worker. Hindi ko tinapos ang kontrata dahil sa  hindi magandang treatment ng aking amo sa akin. Nagdesisyon akong umuwi na lamang ngunit dahil sa kagustuhan ko talaga na mapag aral ang aking anak at mabigyan ng maayos na buhay muli akong nakipagsapalaran sa Malaysia.

Maayos ang pakikitungo sa akin ng aking amo sa Malaysia, itinuring nila akong kapamilya. Naisasama ako sa pamamasyal sa ibang bansa, kung ano ang pagkain nila iyon din ang pagkain ko, naibibigay ang personal kong gamit pero kapag usapang sahod na medyo below minimum wage ako. Kung sa trabaho mahirap dahil ang alaga ko ay isang special child, minsa nasasaktan niya ako pero bilang nanay na rin iniisip ko ang sitwasyo niya at ibinibigay ang lahat ng atensyon sobra pa sa pagmamahal at pag aaruga na inaasahan nila.

Last month umuwi ako, at nagdesisyon na huwag na bumalik dahil gusto ko rin mabantayan at maalagaan ang nag-iisa kong anak na lalake. Nasa Senior High School na siya, ayaw ko na lumaki siyang hindi ko nakikita at nakakasama. Ang aking asawa ay katuwang ko din para mapalaki namin ng maayos ang aming anak.

Mahilig akong magluto. Noong nasa Malaysia pa ako, through you tube nag-aaral ako ng baking. Anuman ang napapanood ko, ginagawa at niluluto ko. Ngayon ito ang pinagkakaabalahan ko at dito ako kumikita. May mga umoorder na kaibigan ko, sila na rin ay nagrerecommend ng ibang tao na bumili sa akin. Nag open na rin ako ng facebook page,  Angel Cakes and Pastries.

Nag aadjust pa rin ako sa maliit na kita at buhay dito sa Pilipinas. Mahirap pero walang katumbas na makita ko ang sama sama kami ng pamilya ko.




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On October 8, 2017, we were able to bring smiles to 50 children through another outreach activity held in Barangay 670, Zone 72 in Ermita, Manila. The recipient  barangay was selected because of our  experience of seeing the children unable to have proper food as they were wandering in the streets of that neighborhood. This was made possible through the generous contributions of Ms. Laureen Alturkait (Turkey) and Ms. Aj Untal (Taiwan). We had a give giving, feeding program, games, school supplies distribution and values formation. Through this activity, we would like to encourage the children and our society to embrace love and good camaraderie with one another.

We would like to give our heartfelt gratitude to those who bought Gumamela Shirt because they were the pillar of this program. Majority of resources came from the customers who patronized Gumamela shirt. We sell Gumamela Shirt online and every shirt purchased Php 50 will be donated to the Community Outreach Program. It was a genuine effort of people who embrace volunteerism without expecting anything in return.

The activity started at around 10:00am with a message from Barangay Captain Boboy Arraza. Afterwards, the children had games hosted by volunteers Jinkee Falguera and Lance Velasco. The first segment of the game was when we gave special Gumamela shirts to two youngsters. One of the boys,  was close to my heart, for it was at the time when I have seen him wandering along the streets that inspired me to share blessings to him and his fellow children in the area. The next game was “Bring Me!” where children were asked to bring several items for a prize. Such items was made with a twist for we asked for very particular items such as white rubber shoes, red bag, blue ballpen, which made not only the children participate with such enthusiasm, but also their parents and barangay officials who were close by. Following that game is “Stop Dance,” where the children danced to pop tunes and pause the song until the last kid standing. What we find interesting is that the kids are so good at this game that barely anyone gets picked off every round of the game. In the end, we had most of the children left given with prizes. The children then danced to the tune of “Baby Shark” to cap the activity.

After the games, a special dance number was rendered by Eien Antonio and his friend. Then, the team provided the children with packets of school supplies which was timely for the needs of the children during their activities in school and day-care centers. Finally, the team distributed meals composed of home-cooked meals made by Ms. Luzviminda Antonio, a member of DAWN (a NGO working for the welfare of women migrant returnees and their children), and distributed by fellow DAWN members Anna Yambao and Gilda Mosatalla.

It was indeed a fun and blessed experience seeing the children smile and laugh as we share with them something out of love and concern for them. This activity inspired me further to help out to other communities. If you wish to be part of this activity, whether by providing in cash or in kind, or by sharing your time in bring joy to the children.

See you in the next outreach activity!!!

For more photos please visit Gemma Gumamela Community Outreach Project.



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Ano ang mga pinagdaanan mong paghihirap sa pag apply para maging OFW? May suhestiyon ka ba para maiwasan ito?

 Narito ang mga naranasan ng ating Bagong Bayani bago sila umalis papunta ng ibang bansa:

Erwin Bernal Novero Issue sa height, ang qualification ay atleast 5’6 ang taas ko ay 5’5 lamang. Sa 100 na aplikante, 5 lamang ang kailangan. May mga ilan na nawalan agad ng pag asa sapagkat hindi tugma ang height nila at umuwi na lamang. Pero ako naniwala ako na kaya ko lampasan ang qualification kahit pa 5’5 ako, ang ginawa ko may malapit na mall sa agency agad akong bumili ng sapatos na may mataas ang swelas. Kaya nang sumalang ako sa interview, hindi naging hadlang ang height ko.. Sa 100 na aplikante, sinewerte ako na matanggap kasama ang 4 pang aplikante. Tiwala sa sarili at gabay ng diyos ang aking puhunan.. Hope u learned something sa akin na always think positive. “It’s better to try than wonder”.

Aqua Amors Madi noon mgaaply ako
-pila wla maupoan
-gutom at pagod kc dami nilalakad noon tulad noon mgapply ako pa middle east pero un alaka ko na hind magyayari sakin noon ntapos ko ang contracta ko sa middle east ganon rin pala kahit ex -abroad ka ganon rin madami hirap lalo na una ko dto sa hongkong minalas malas pa ang gatos mo ng apply dto sa hongkong na maabot sa 100 k dahil d ka pinalad sa amo ang maibabalik lang n pera sau 10 k lang tapos papamermahin kapa na wla ka na habol kc naibigay na nila ang 10k ng agency ko inap layan..

Mharjie Biaco Mahirap talaga maging ofw sa pinas pa nga lng sa dami ng documents nilalakad enterview. Training pa kung first timer ka pedus owwa medical tapus pagdating mo sa bansang patutunguhan mo mamalasin kapa sa amo.

Bain Uming pgkuha ng mga ducument pbalik bik pila nauubusan ng time kgya ng Pagkuha ng NBI CLEARANCE PASSPORT

Amme Rellat halos lahat ng processing napakahirap lalo n pagdating dito s amo lalong napkhirap naranasan na nga ang gutom sa pag-apply lalo na dto sa Amo gutom hirap, puyat, lungkot, dito ko naranasan masaktan at tratuhin parang aso tira ang ipapakain alang alang sa mga anak titiisin.

Zandro Yaoto
Madami tulad ng local ducument & passport &  pinaka kailangan mong lusutan ang employer interview at exam at tradetest. At ang huli medical.

Gilbert Jaranilla medical. Mahaba ang pila at pinapaulit ulit kahit na wala naman sakit.

Betty la Pia Pagkuha ng passport

Florante Bonzo Ang placement fee ay mataas.

May Dy Pagkuha ng passport. Iyong time na pumupunta pa sa likod ng DFA para pumila ng napakahaba. Ikaw na ang nasa counter para magpasa ng requerment bigla lang sasabihin na kulang pa ang mga documento mo. Sabi sa list na binibigay nila un ang dalhin. Sa POEA daming clinic na ipapasok ka para sa check up. Ang dami naman sa Ortigas papupuntahin ka pa ng UN Avenue. Pag take ng language 3 days wala kang natutunan pasado ka parin dahil sa 6500 na binayad mo.
Yan ang hirap na dinaanan ko bago makaalis.

Marilyn Simon Dami ay..jn ung khit gutom na pro need mo tapusin ung papers mo.sa med pa lng pahirapan.taz ang accdn nio ang liit lng prang sardinas na.daming hirap talaga.then pagdating sa pupuntahan d mo pa sure sitwasyon na dadanatnan...

Rosiete Vicente Rosalia 3am luluwaas na para makaabot sa eksakto oras at hindi pa nag almusal basang basa pag uwi hating gabi na dahil sa traffic.

Lhyn Oas Pagod hirap dami ko naranasan na hindi ko makakalimutan. Pabalik balik ka, gutom at sa sobrang traffic pag-uwi mo sa bahay waisted ka na.

Bhing Bhing Iyong mag hintay ka ng result na napakatagal halos buong araw ka naghintay tapos sasabihin sau sorry...

Jlc Ivy Mahirap kausap ang agency, pababalikin ka nila tapos wala pa namang updates. Bakit hindi na lang nila itext.

Iglupas Brian Dodong Hindi lang hirap sa pag apply, ang sirwasyon ng ofw mahirap

Christopher John Pasol Mahirap ngunit kailangan nating magtiyaga para makaalis dahil ang hirap ng buhay sa Pilipinas. Tumataas ang unemployment rate tapos ang baba pa ng sahod pero ang mga bilihin pataas ng pataas.

Don Aires KringCot Sa aking pag aaply bilang isang ofw po ay masasabi kong ginabayan talaga ako ng maykapal dahil lahat po ay nag simula sa maganda wala pong naging husle kaya nag papasalamat po ako ng marami yun lang ang nahing sabagal ay ung pag online at pag kuha ng oec at pag pila ng pag kadami dami pagod at stress sana po maayus ng ating gobyerno ang hirap at pag babayad ng mahal sa owwa ng ofw

Aima Santos normally pera po...sa mga needs na requirements.

Ji Mhe Ordonio Yong parteng magpaparegister ka sa POEA para maging ganap ka nang OFW.... dahil noong una talagang Hindi pa ganun kadami ang offices nila at kailangan mo pang bumiyahe talaga ng pagkalayu layo at kailangan mong dumating ng umaga at kailangan dala mo talaga ang complete documents at ang maabutan mo pang officer parang pinagkaitan ng tadhana ang ugali....yan ang mahirap na ginagawa ng mga OFW na tulad natin noon at sa panahon ngayon Aba nag put up ng mga satellites POEA sa mga SM pero Hindi pa din ganu kadami medyo kailangan pa din natin mag sacrifice... my suggestion is sana mag karoon ng online processing send na Lang natin ang mga documents na kailangan online then verify nila...... para wala na masyadong pahirap pa total pagdating sa airport may immigration naman na nag Che-check ng documents natin kung na accomplished natin or Hindi bago nila tayu paliparin....... yan lang po.

For more info please visit our official facebook page @ Radyo OFW


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Ako po si Ms. Susan Vergara, dating ordinaryong OFW.  Anak ng magsasaka sa probinsya,  lumaki na hindi po nakapag graduate ng kahit na anong course.

Galing ako sa Amman Jordan, umabot po ako ng apat na taon sa pagtrabaho sa boss ko. Sa apat na taon kong tinagal sa kanila nagpaalam akong magbakasyon at pinayagan naman ako.  Ngunit naiba ang plano ko pagdating ko sa Pilipinas, niyaya ako ng Ate ko na mag business na lang sa Pier North Harbour. Nagtayo kami ng canteen. Maganda naman ang kita dahil weekly ay sigurado na ang bayad ng mga customer,  karamihan kasi ay regular, ngunit nahirapan ako na may kasosyo, minabuti ko pong aralin ang business na mag isang tumayo kaysa naman bumalik pa ako sa abroad. Naranasan ko kasi na kaya palang kumita na madouble ang income ko sa abroad.

Mula 2008 up to 2009 marami akong sinubukan na business, nag buy and sell ako ng mga damit, naglagay ng sari sari store, nag bigasan din, ngunit dahil siguro sa common nang negosyo ito hindi ganun kalakihan ang kinikita ko di katulad ng nasa pier pa ako.  May nag-alok sakin na magbusiness sa Agriculture ng isang kaibigan, sabi niya patok ngayon ang mga produkto sa Organic Farming and Livestock, kaya naman binigyan nya ako ng idea ng products, sabi sakin subukan ko lang muna at mag umpisa lang ako sa maliit na halaga. 

Sinunod ko ang payo dahil sa totoo lang ay ayaw ko na talagang bumalik pa sa abroad, nararamdaman ko kasi na mas mahirap na naman kasi mag adjust ako ng subra subra hindi katulad noong first time na may kasamang excitement ang paglabas ko ng bansa. Sa madaling  salita nag start ako mag distribute ng products na organic para sa farming and livestock, maliit lang inumpisahan ko halos 20,000 lang. 

Makalipas ang ilanga buwan ay dumadagsa na ang mga buyers ko, napag aralan kong papatok talaga sya, hanggang lumipas po ang taon ay libo na ang mga user ko ng products at hanggang dumating na sa international na ang market ko, Sa ngayon po ay nagdagdag na ako ng puhunan sa mga products na yong kinita ko rin sa pagbenta ko ay sya ng pinapaikot ko, nilakihan ko na ang puhunan ko halos mahigit 300k na, at katunayan lumalabas na uli ako ng bansa para bisitahin ang mga business partners and user ko na mga urban gardener at mga user ko na mga ofw para sa kanilang mga farming, 5 times na po akong lumalabas ng Hong Kong para pormal na mag conduct ng seminar sa business and organic farming. 

Ngayon po ay nakabili narin ako ng 2 hectare na palayan, nakakatuwa po dahil sarili ko na ang aking sasakahin hindi na lamang ang pang pamilya naming sakahan. Nitong nakaraang sept 10, 2017, ay nakasama ko po ang mahit 220 na mga OFW dahil nagkaroon po kami ng paligsahan sa Organic Farming. Napakasarap pala ng mayroon kang na achieved sa mga gusto mong gawin sa buhay, malaking opportunity naman sa akin ang pagiging OFW ko, dahil ito ang nagbukas sa akin ng pintuan para magkaroon ng ganitong opportunity. 

Nais ko itong ishare para sana po sa magbabasa ng aking kwento  nakapag impart po ako nang kahit kaunting idea sainyo. Napakaganda po ang business sa agriculture, "sa agrikultura meron talagang pera". Sana din po sa mga pamilya natin sa pilipinas, ay maunawaan po sana natin ang kalagayan ng ating mga mahal sa buhay na nangingibang bansa para lang po magkaroon tayo or matupad nila ang mga pangarap natin, gamitin po natin sa tama at pahalagahan ang mga perang pinapadala po sa atin, ganun din po ay sikapin natin na matulungan sila para makasama na natin, napakasarap po ng buo at kasama natin ang ating mga mahal sa buhay. 

Maraming salamat po, Good luck po sa ating lahat!
Mabuhay ang lahat ng OFW sa buong mundo

 For more info please visit Ms. Susan Vergara Facebook 
More inspiring story of OFWs here Dating Buhay ng OFW Facebook Page 
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Everyone of us wishes to have a good life, successful career, happy marriage, or financial stability. Good life defers from one person to another but whatever our motivation or definition there is one quote that inspires us.

Here's my Top 10 Motivational Qoutes

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
 Steve Maraboli

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Confucius

“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.”
  Ann Landers

“Sometimes it's worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.”
  Richelle Mead  

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.”
Anthony Robbins  

“Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.”
Nelson Mandela

“There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday; if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today.”
  Noel DeJesus  

“Your circumstances do NOT define you. Expect a GRAND finale.”
John Paul Warren
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
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Step with dexterity,
For my soul has wandered off,
I am in a cliff hanging,
All i can see are shadows of unwanted pains.

I want to collect the warmth of summer,
While the sea is calm,
I want to smell the frangrance of blooming flower,
While i enjoy the wind.

then....

The shattered mirror reappears,
The weather's gone bad.

in the midst,
I am floating,
Drowning,
Falling hard.
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My Visit at Las Casas

I had given the chance to visits Bataan’s attractions, the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.


The 400-hectare property started in 2003 as a hobby of Jose “Gerry” Acuzar, owner of one of the leading construction companies in the Philippines. He first started collecting Spanish colonial-era mansions and other architectural structures, as well as other native buildings. His collection gradually expands until he developed it to resemble a settlement during the country’s colonial period. In 2010, the property was opened to the public and is now an open-air museum and heritage park. This also have several resort facilities such as restaurants, beach side attractions, swimming pools and room accommodations. They even have some of the restored houses available for those who wish to stay and have a nostalgic vibe at the Las Casas.


During our visit, we are provided a walking tour of the place to fully appreciate the houses as well as the story behind the properties. According to our guide, she said the painstaking process in transferring and restoring the homes to its current state. She said that most of the houses were carefully dismantled on-site, with its materials numbered brick-by-brick, piece-by-piece. Then the houses are transported to Las Casas where they are reassembled and restored by a team of historical architects, craftsmen and artists.

  What impressed me the most is how they managed to restore some of the houses despite their dilapidated states. Examples of which are the Casa Hidalgo and Casa Bizantina. The Casa Hidalgo, which once stood in Quiapo, Manila, was once the UP School of Fine Arts. Despite its prestigious past, it fell into disrepair and was converted into several establishments: dormitory, bowling alley, movie theater and even a location for pornographic movies. Today, it has recovered and now used as an art gallery venue and function hall.

 Casa Bizantina, once in Binondo, Manila, was once-known for its distinctive Byzantine ornaments, thus its namesake. But like the other houses, this also fell into decay and ended up as a settlement occupied by around 20 families prior to its restoration. Now, the house has been fully restored with its interiors filled with intricately detailed ceilings and mosaics.


 Another interesting point on their restorations is on how they can manage to restore houses despite little reference. One great example is Casa Mexico, where most of its structure were found at a local junk shop. Compared to the other houses, the restoration team’s point of reference for this was an old photograph and they were able to reconstruct the house to its former glory.

Aside from the restored houses, the tour provided us with stories behind the houses. In one of the houses, Casa Lubao, a short skit was presented on its lawn. This showed a story of a family that hired a Japanese to become their driver and gardener. Then came World War II, where the Japanese troops were burning houses to the ground. Unbeknown to the family, their Japanese driver was actually a high-ranking Imperial officer and vouched the family’s property and safety because of the care they provided for him.
Another house, the Casa Luna, was named after the famous relatives of its owners: the Luna brothers (Gen. Antonio Luna and artist Juan Luna). What the house showcased was not about their family, but on the lifestyle of the Filipino elite during the colonial period. The house have narrow hallways at the sides of the house as meant as passageways for the house’s servants.

 Truly, my visit at Las Casas provided me with much appreciation on my roots and culture, as well as reflect on how we treasure what’s important to us.

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Muli na namang nagbigay ngiti ng mga bata ang Project Smile volunteers sa kanilang katatapos lang na Kalye Series

September 3, 2017 – Muli na namang nagbigay ngiti sa mga bata ang Project Smile volunteers sa kanilang katatapos lang na Kalye Series Mini Outreach Activity na ginanap sa area ng Betty Go Belmonte. Iba’t ibang indibidwal mula sa iba’t ibang grupo ang nagsama-sama at nagtulong tulong na magpangiti ng mga kabataan.

Nagsanib pwersa ang grupo ng BAVI Manila Toastmasters Club at Gumamela Lapis at Papel Project para sa ikakatagumpay ng PROJECT SMILE.

Pasado Ika-siyam ng umaga ng simulan ang energizer dance na nagpaindak sa mga bata.

Si Ms. Jennefer Manalo at Ms. Mae Jane Adem ang malugod na bumati sa lahat ng SMILE Volunteers at mga Kids Benefeciaries.

Nagbigay din ng kanyang mensahe si Ms. Gemma Bhing Comiso sa simula ng programa, kanyan ibinahagi kung ano ang mithiin ng grupo at ang kanilang mga susunod na activity.

Masayang binuksan nila Ms. Bhing Comiso ng Gumamela Lapis at Papel Project, Mrs. Shierel Samonte Club President ng BAVI Manila Toastmasters Club at Mr. Jeoff Parcarey punong abala ng Project Smile ang opisyal na pagsisimula ng mga inihandang activities para sa mini outreach activity.

Iba’t ibang masasayang activities ang inihanda para sa mga kids benefeciaries. Una ay ang Paper folding activity na tinuruan silang maging malikhain gamit ang mga papel.

May sayawan at kantahan din na nagpakita ng angking talent ng mga kids benefeciaries.

May putok lobo din na lalong nagpaingay at nagpasaya sa Project Smile event. Binigyan din lahat ng bata ng mga lobo.

 Lahat din ng bata ay nabigyan ng mga loot bags, gift packs at kiddie meal.

 Masayang naidaos ang mini outreach activity na naglalayong makapagbigay ngiti sa lahat ng kids benefeciaries sa umagang yoon.

 Taos pusong pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga SMILE Volunteers na nagbahagi ng kanilang oras, talent at yaman upang makapagpangiti ng mga bata. Maraming salamat din sa lahat ng sponsors, gift givers na nagpadala ng ngiti para sa mga bata.

Thank you sa lahat ng mga SMILE Volunteers:

Cristel Villarin, Rosalyn Alimagno, Keanno Herrera, Gina Comiso, Cristine Guimbaolibot, Jane Velasco, Bobet Gonzales, JM Manalo, William Era, Charisse Ann Binas, Julius Vinluan, Lory Gazmen, Glenn Gazmen, Rina Palomer, Gina Palomer, Julia Saga, Millicent Adem, Havilah Baguio, Lord Christopher Dumale, Jelo Santisima, JJ Enolva at Noeline Franco.

Pasasalamat sa BAVI Manila Toastmasters ExeCom:

Shierel Samonte, Mae Jane Adem, Raquel Doromal, JM Manalo, Cristine Guimbaolibot, Joanna Lagarde at JoFhrey Parcarey.

Pagbati ng paghanga sa Mga Batang SMILE Volunteers na dumalo sa Project Smile:

Adenn Rae Binas, Arwen Gazmen at Kiel Samonte.

At pasasalamat din kay Ms. Gemma Bhing Comiso at sa buong grupo ng Gumamela’s Lapis at Papel Project.

Taos pusong pasasalamat din sa lahat ng nagpadala ng regalo, pera at iba pa na lalong nagpasaya sa mga kid benefeciaries.

Don Ayson, Janice Ayson, Carol Bitanga, Jaimie Natividad, Gazmen Family, Ailla Riego, Rizza David, Mayii Guilles, Joenoel Sanchez, Joed Felipe ng tropang Unggoy, Noemi De Leon, Grace Pusing, Irene Agunat at Gemma Borromeo ng tropang ChumROCKs, Jo-ann Fernandez, Abigail Rivera at Gio Fermin ng BAVI Academy, Jhun Atienza, BAVI Calamba Toastmasters Club, BAVI Manila Toastmasters Club, Grace Danao, Bounty Employees nationwide, Jill Mabutas, Tina Cuera, Mara Cacabilos, Helen Cipriano, Wilbert Tolentino, Zaldy Lungos, PJ Olifernes, Mariz Cahilig, Christian Laoagan, Leo Valenzuela, Jess Calisaan, Beth Guillermo, Kendal Andaya, Joel Amonelo, Larry Laygo, Grace Garcia, Dianne Buenaventura, Adrian Angeles, Aaron Bumanlag, Joanna Zarate at Alzer Illut.

Sa munting paraan nating lahat napatunayan nating simple man ang ating pamamaraan basta maganda ang adhikain at tayo’y nagkakaisa, ang magpangiti ng bata ay ating kayang kaya.

Patuloy pa taying magpangiti ng kapwa. Hanggang sa muli nating pagsasama-sama sa layunin nating makapagbigay ngiti sa iba.

Mag-ngitian tayo , maaring  hanapin ang @ProjectSmileSeries sa Facebook. Isang ngiti naman d’yan!
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On the second day of the meeting, September 15, the IAC-MOF members discussed the activities for this year’s MOF celebration. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Reintegration, Leaving No Migrants and their Families Behind,” focusing on reintegration strategies and policies for migrants and support programs for their families.
 This year, MOF will have 5 major activities: 2 Regional Forums on Migration and Migrants’ Health Fair, 2 International Forum on Migration and the National Forum on Migration.
  The first regional forum on migration will be held on November 6, 2017 at Naga, Camarines Sur, while the second forum will on November 9, 2017 at Balanga, Bataan. The forum will showcase the different reintegration programs and services provided by the government, CSO’s and other stakeholders and also share the success reintegration stories of migrant returnees. There will be also be booths provided where participants may avail of several services of IAC member-agencies. The regional forum is made possible in partnership with the local governments of Camarines Sur and Bataan and assistance from the League of Provinces of the Philippines.
The Migrants’ Health Forum, organized by the DOH, will also be held during the conduct of the regional forums in Camarines Sur and Bataan. The forum will start with an energetic group exercise. Booths shall be provided where several health services may be availed such as nutrition counselling, wellness programs, dental care services, Philhealth membership and the like.
There will also be two international forums on migration for this year. The first will be on November 19, 2017 in Hong Kong, while the second will be on December 1, 2017 in Doha, Qatar. Similar to the regional forum, this will discuss the reintegration services available for migrants. At the same time, participants may also avail of services provided by IAC-MOF agencies at booths in the venue.
The culminating event shall be the National Forum on Migration to be held on December 18, 2017 (International Migrants’ Day) in Manila. Aside from showcase of programs and services, there will be a cultural presentation courtesy of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the awarding of the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards.
 
 The Film Development Council of the Philippines shall also be providing film screenings at all five (5) forums in migration.
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Last September 14-15, 2017, I was invited to be part of the meeting of the Inter-Agency Committee for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants’ Day (IAC-MOF) held at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel. Representatives from thirteen (13) member-agencies participated at this meeting hosted by the Department of Health (DOH).


The IAC-MOF, created in 2007 through Administrative Order No. 202, is  tasked to come up with activities for the month-long Month of Overseas Filipinos (MOF) celebration held in December. The MOF started in 1998 by President Corazon Aquino in recognition to the significant contributions of overseas Filipinos to Philippine development and restoration of its democracy. The IAC-MOF is chaired by the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW) and co-chaired by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).



On the first day, September 14, IAC-MOF Chairperson and PMRW President Carmelita G. Nuqui welcomed the participants of the meeting, followed by presentations of member-agencies on programs and services for overseas Filipinos.


Mr. Ivan Valcos of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) presented their reintegration programs and services such as livelihood development assistance, small business management, financial awareness seminar, Assist WELL reintegration assistance package, agricultural enterprise program, and database of successful OFW returnees among others. He also shared the Reintegration Summit Declaration which was presented during the National Reintegration Summit last August 30, 2017.

Mr. Jomari Rifareal of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) presented updates on the iDOLE OFW Card System. He said that the iDOLE will serve not only as an OFW ID, but also provide online one-stop-shop services, debit card and even a Beep card for selected modes of public transportation.

Mr. Elfred del Rosario of the CFO presented the BalinkBayan, CFO’s online initiative providing a one-stop portal for information and opportunities for retuning migrants. Such services includes information on how to start a business as well as access to networks of various agencies involved in reintegration.


Ms. Ma. Victoria Magkalas of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) presented on their programs and services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Such services includes the one-stop Negosyo Centers for potential entrepreneurs, SME Information support materials, product development and design services, support for trade fairs and exhibitions, loan packages and others. She also encouraged the establishment of Barangay Micro Business Enterprises due to their incentives such as exemption from income tax and coverage of minimum wage law, and priority to special credit windows in Government Financial Institutions such as Landbank, DBP, SSS and the like.


Dr. Joel Buenaventura of the Department of Health (DOH) presented their Medical Repatriation Assistance Program (MRAP) for Overseas Filipinos. Under the MRAP, repatriated overseas Filipinos can avail of the following services free-of-charge, such as airport assistance and initial medical assessment/evaluation, ambulance, referral to and/or confinement in a DOH hospital, endorsement to non-DOH health facilities, financial assistance, Philhealth membership coverage, medical escort services and psychosocial counselling.


Finally, PMRW President Mel Nuqui shared DAWN’s holistic approach to reintegration which is through psychosocial and economic interventions. She said that they provide such services, especially for distressed migrant women returnees and their children, to empower them and be able to recover from their situation. Psychosocial interventions include counselling, medical, education and legal/paralegal assistance; group work activities; seminars and workshops; and therapeutic workshops. Once the women are ready, DAWN provides economic interventions such as skills training in sewing and weaving, livelihood support, entrepreneurial trainings and home-based projects
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Naranasan ninyo na bang may makisuyo sainyo? Ano ang ginagawa mo kung may nagpapadala saiyo ng "bitbit regalo" o bagahe pauwi o paalis man ng bansa?
  
Likas na sa ating mga Pilipino ang magpadala o makisuyo sa mga kaibigan natin o kakilala ng kaibigan natin na uuwi ng Pilipinas o kaya palabas ng bansa. Maraming kaso ng OFW na nalagay sila sa alanganin dahil sa bitbit nila. 

Narito ang mga sagot ng OFW sa ating Question of the Day:

Paola Julia Sanchez nakakatakot na ngayon kumuha ng padala ng iba madrug courier ka pa.  


Jenny Rose Ramos 2yrs ago sa Dubai airport mag asawa daw sila uuwi din daw ng Pilipinas. Nakisuyo sakin na kung pwede ko bitbitin iyong iba na lang dala kahit sa hanggang pag check in lang, naawa man ako kasi ng nagmakaawa sila sa akin pero hindi ko tinanggap. Sihin man na lang masama akong klasing kababayan pero ng iingat lang po ako para sa aking kapakanan dito sa ibang bansa wala kang ibang kakampi o aasahan kundi ang sarili mo lang.


Except po yong alam mo ang laman ng ipapadala sau.

Duday Hernandez Tumibay Minsan nasa swelas ng sapatos o tsinelas ang kontra bando mas mabuting wag nyo nang dalhin tabla tabla na, pasensyahan nalang alam naman nila siguro ang dahilan.
  
Aileen Malabad Make sure na Alam mo ang laman pero kung alam mo na ndi mo kita kung ano iyon never kang tatanggap.

Eso Nogulan Sa totoo lang galing kami Buenos Aires Argentina nag sign off kasama ko pinadala ko sa kanya dalawang box ang laman computer binigyan ko ng 150 dlrs incase na magka sobrahan sa bagahe okay naman nakarating din sa bahay ko na walang gasgas ang box.

Alice Glorioso Ako di ko tatanggapin kasi baka drugs basta bagahe ko lang mahirap tumanggap.sa totoo lang lalo at may connecting figth.

Honeymargie Balag Opo pero hindi po ako tumatangap ng padala nila mahirap po magtiwala.

Jesse Quiroz okey lang basta buklatin mo at tingnan, suriin ang nilalaman, ano ang big deal?

Boboy Fqj Magsakay Sorry di ko matatanggap if it's small envelop yes pero 1kgs no way sorry mga kabayan. This is individually vacation nothing personal.

Angie Magnaye Akoy walang dala maliban sa backpack.kaya ng makisuyo sila sakin sinabi ko nlng na "kaya eto lng dala ko kc tinatamad akong magbitbit, kaya pasensya na ha"

Romel Banan may karga pa ho ako kabayan sabay alis. Alam nyang over bagage sya ipilit pa nya, ako nga inisip ko yan. Di sana pina air freight na lang nya kesa istorbohin ibang tao

AR Fidel Nocum no way, malay ko kung ano ang laman ng pinabibitbit mo, kung may illegal  eh di yari ako kasi ako ang may dala.

Angel Albren Irallam Pag konti lang namn ok lang, wag lang lampas 1 kilo.. Meron kasi ganun eh kapag nagpadala grabe mas marami pa kaysa bagahe ko.

Pinya D. Pineapple Be assertive, balibad gyud, daghan nabiktima don't be another victim! 

Ayesha Fabroa Sorry marami ako dala.
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Ano ang first impression mo sa salitang OFW noong hindi ka pa nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa at ngayong ganap ka ng OFW?

Madalas nating marinig na hanggat wala ka sa sitwasyon hindi mo talaga malalaman kung ano ang tunay na kahulugan ng pagiging OFW. Hindi biro ang kanilang sinuong para sa kanilang pamilya at katuparan ng kanilang mga pangarap. Sa pag-abot nito, kaakibat ang sakripisyo at pagtitiis, hindi mabilang na agam-agam at iyak, at hindi maibibigyan ng titik ang lungkot na kanilang naranasan.


Jho TaƱoan: Hindi ko pinangarap na maging ofw nun kaso lang ng dahil sa dating kung partner napilitan me mag, aply abroad.. Kaya ngayun nag, titiis na aq ng subra subra. Nakapag sisi masarap mamuhay sa sariling natin bansa na walang amo sarili mo kilos gawa.

Alynna Cubio: Nung nasa pinas ako gusto kong mag abroad malaki sweldo at makakaipon, noong andito na ako sa abroad malaki nga ang sweldo lumaki nman ang gastos nakakaipon naman talaga puro nga lang resibo. Malayo sa pamilya mag isa, malungko at puro tiis, iyan ang tunay na salitang OFW. 

 Enrico Bautista: Alam ko na mahirap dahil bago ako maging OFW eh 7 na kapatid ko ang OFW. Pero pinilit ko pa rin pumunta dahil kailangan ng aking mga anak at asawa ayaw ko na umasa sa mga kapatid ko. At isa pa kaya kami pinag-aral ng kapatid ko para makakita g magandang trabaho.
Instrument Maintenance
Safety officer
Proud OFW SAUDI BOY

Rhemy G. Lim Ako noon iniisip ko ang galing nila ang swerte nila nakarating sila sa ibang bansa marami silang pera maginhawa buhay. Pero nung ako na ang nag abroad at gnun din ang tingin ng lahat sa akin hirap ako mag paliwanag sa lahat kasi MA's matindi pa ang expectation nila sa iniisip ko dati sa mga ofw. Db tyong mga ofw LNG ang nkkaalam ng totoo sa ating sarili my mga swerte tlga totoo yun meron nmn sadyang di pinalad sa bansa ng knilang pinuntahan base po sa aking experience lahat yan nangyari sa akin.

Rudy Salas nuong hindi pako ofw,tingin ko sa kanila mapera..pero nuong naging ofw ako dito ko nakita kung papano kahirap mangibang bansa...malayo sa pamilya,at nagiisa sa oras na may sakit...super duper sakripisyo talaga.

Babay Budzal ako sa salitang abroad noong maliit pa ako sabi ko sa sarili ko magtrabaho ako kasi para makatulong sa pamilya ko at matulungan ko mga kapatid ko dhil alam kong doon sa malyong lugar ay marami clang pera kc nkita ko pinsan ko omowe ng pinas pero hnd kopa alam kong anong date noon parang 1998 noon kong hnd ako nag kka mali pero ni minsan hnd nya binanggit ang buhay abroad dti ang cna sabi lang nila mkkaya ko ba mg trabaho at wlang atrasan pero hnd nya tinoloy ang pg riquis sa akin pero lumowas ako ng manila para mg hanap ng agcy para mg abroad murang idad kopa noon mg 16 pa ako pero sa awa ng god natuloy ako.

Lyn Antalan Escober Aliwak Ang alam maraming pera,.pero nong ako na ang nag abroad halos resibo nalang natitira ganon pala.

Lot-Lot Zuir Puputi ako....kikinis ang muka ko...un pala pagdating dito sa abroad nagka pimples,binalakubak,nagkakalyo,lumabas ang mga ugat2x na nakatago..nagka wrinkles.
Ophel Novesteras May PERA pero ng naging OFW ako hirap na ma hiwalay sa pamilya . Dito ako naturo maging matatag at mayabang pasensiya sa mga amo
Ailyn Herrera Maraming pera masarap sa ibang bansa takti ng ako na ang nangibang bansa juiceko po rudy anong kahirap.
Angel Heart Sabi ko dati,pg-abroad ka mapera ka kc pg-uwi ng pinas bili d2,bili dun,inum d2 inum dun,galante parang ang dali ng pera kapag abroad lalo n kapag ngpadala kna sa pinas..pero ng ako mismo ng abroad,ganito pla Buhay OFW/Abroad masarap pakinggan pero d2 mararanasan lahat ng hirap n di mu nararanasan sa pinas ang pagiging independent mu..tipid sa lahat ng bagay,nakangiti n lng sa harap ng camera,ngkasakit ka kaw mismo mg-aalaga sa sarili mu,tapos minsan may maririnig o masasabi din cla sayo kapag d k ngpgpadala o ndi mu pinautang ang umuutang sayo,sasabihin p nla porker abroad kna ngbago at mayabang kna..hahaha,masakit man pero totoo ngpabago kmi kc ndi pinupulot lahat ng pnghirapan namin..god is good all the time,lahat ng pnghrapan may magandang kapalit, sipag at tyaga lng..mabuhay lhat ng OFW,saludo po ako sa inyo mga kababayan ko..ingat po!
Aisa Jane Panambay Musa akala ko ang sarap ng buhay abroad, pero oo minsan masarap minsan mapait, pero sa dami ng pinag daanan ko dto sa abroad mas lalo akong nagiging matatag

Tata Sanchez A work ,,which is need more sacrifice and patience para makaipon.
Imalda Ramos Kala ko yayaman ako kapag naging OFW. Bahay pera, lupa at anu anu pa mabibili ko. Noong nasa abraod nko hindi pla ganun kadali kumita ng pera.. May sahod ka  pero may pamilya ka din. Kailangan mong magtiis at magsakripisyo. Di bali ang walang matira saiyu basta masaya lang sila... Kya ako hangang ngayun resibo lang ipon ko.
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Pagmasdan ang sarili, 
Nakakulong sa pang-aapi,
Niyurakan na parang walang silbi, 
Sumisigaw ng walang pasubali.

Nasaan ang hustisya,
Ito ba ay malapit na?
Kukumbinsihin ba ang sarili?
O pag-asa'y iwawaglit na.
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Ang buhay ng isang OFW ay hindi madali. Maraming pagsubok at hirap na kailangan suungin upang makamtan nila ang kanilang pinapangarap na buhay pag-uwi ng Pilipinas. Maraming Kababayan natin ang pinalad sa kanilang pangingibang bansa ngunit hindi rin mawawala ang iba umuuwing luhaan. May mga pagkakataon pa nga bangkay na silang umuuwi sa kanilang pamilya. 

Base sa kanilang mga sagot, sa Gitnang Silangan madalas  ay wala silang day-off. Kahit pa nasa kontrata ito, hindi pa rin nasusunod pero sa abot ng kanilang makakaya tinatapos nila ang kontrata. Ang iba naman buong kontrata hindi nakatikim ng day-off.

 Narito ang kanilang mga kasagutan:
Leorem Devera: Malaysia. 

1. Magsimba syempre kaso d ko naman nagagawa tuwing off day.
2. Window shopping and bonding with friends
3. Picnic po syempre magluluto ng paborito nating pagkain pinoy .
4.tapos ang pinakagusto namin libangan Ay maglaro ng bowling or magiingay sa Karaoke.


Pagsawa next plan naman sa beach kami, kasi yun lang naman po ung nagagawa namin dito sa ibang bansa yung magsaya para maibsan ang kalungkutan


Annie Gathalian Agni: Magluto ng Filipino foods, mag swimming at gumala. syempre maglibang, libangin ang sarili.

 Lourdes Shirakawa: Wala nasa bahay lang. Nakahiga

 Tin Sarmiento:  Magmuni muni ano ang pwede gawin para pagkakitaan. Walang oras magpahinga utak palang dami na trabaho iisip anu dapat gagawin sa mga sasunod na araw babasa ng peso sense usapan sa loob mga idea ng mga dpt gawin para sa pag iimpok.

Dorothy Salazar:  Gala galore at kumain.

Lynn Pangan Pascual: Makipag-usap sa aking pamilya, pagkatapos sa araw ng sweldo pupunta ng Batha sa telemoney para ipadala ang allowance ng pamilya.

Daniel Florendo: magtanim ng mga gulay maglinis sa kuwarto ,,maglaba..at kung ano ano pa na pweding gawin,,,,,,bago maglaro sa mga online games sa fb

Osmail Ditchon Mendoza: Tulog tulog lang para fresh uli sa work kinabukasan.
Irvin Bueno Cooronado: Depende sa lugar, yung mga lugar kagaya ng Dammam, Jeddah, Khobar, siguro nagagawa nila ang gusto nila. Madami kasing lugar eh nagba-bike ka lang, yari k na s Pulis, o kaya pag-tripan ka ng mga bata/teenager dito. Kung sasabihin paglilibangan during offs. Once -in-a-blue-moon lang yun, yun eh ngakayayaan mag swimming sa beach habang naghuhuli ng isda. About Videoke and gatherings, BAWAL. At saka it depends on the type of work you had here, pag barya lang ang kita, laging NGA-NGA, pagkakasyahin lang ang pera, na madami d2 dahil wala nga trabaho sa Pinas. Meron nga suweldo ay 700 Riyal lang. So paano mo magagawa yung naka indicate sa taas kung wala kng pera, kya madami dito hindi na lumalabas.
Ailyn Pandio Corpuz: Isa po akong domestic worker dito sa Saudi wala man lang ako day off kahit  one day sa loob ng 7years.  Hindi talaga pare-pareho ang kinalalagyan dito pero ok lang mabait nman mga amo ko. 
Erick Pana: Ang pinakamasap sa day off sa buong araw kausap ko anak ko at asawa ko mas gusto ko pa na ganun. Minsan pag kapag may pera bili ng damit na afford ng budget kakain sa kabayan restaurant sa Al-Khobar.

Tyra Jane: Dito sa Taif walang day-off, nasa bahay lang ako lagi. Kailangan kong magtyaga para sa kinabukasan ng aking mga anak.
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Majority of us spend a lot of time finding a so called right man/right woman. Others really go a certain distance and effort just to arrived empty handed.

In my opinion we cannot have a right people around us if  we don't act like one. We are the reflection of what we will become.

I think the major issue in pursuing our goal to have an ideal relationship mainly our own perception. We set high standards, (there is no wrong setting a good standard but we tend to look for perfection.

Our desire to the best sometimes fail us because we fall short to recognized our worth and limitations. We are human beings but we are dreaming of perfect We are pre-occupied by the ''Cinderella" story yet we forget that we have the power to create our own story. We want a happy ending but we collect "trash" along the way.

First step in attracting a right man is to love our self.  We need to know who we really are, we need to be whole as a person. Be committed to oneself  because the person who is contented with self have and edge in surpassing all the storms. People who have been in bad relationships are usually trying to find something outside themselves to fill up the emptiness, and it will never work. People who are empty attract others who are empty (or who are predators who prey on empty people.

People who are empty are prone to abusive, manipulative, chaotic types who keep them off their pins or they are prone to withholding people who punish them when they don't "act properly. In any event, these types just add to the emptiness. While they might fill the void for a while, they usually make it quite worse in the long run.

Stop hiding your flaws. No one is perfect, so accept the fact that your partner will not be perfect. But do not compromise your values and principles because that is your inner self. Be with someone who bring the best out of you. It is a major plus if the guy you are with inspire you and know the purpose of being. Confidence and authenticity go a long way in life, love and relationships.

Be appreciative. Expressing our gratitude to someone is a sign of maturity.  People love to hear they are appreciated. Avoid comparison, your past relationship is over. Focus in what you have right now and what you intend to be.

You might not believe that the model of a relationship imprinted on your unconscious decades ago can affect your relationships now, but it does. The way you relate to yourself and, subsequently, the way you relate with others, are both strongly influenced by that imprinted standard. Until you can recognize it and move beyond it, you’re unlikely to find your highest choices being met.
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