Middle East Filipinos

Archive for March, 2007

OFWs, Beware of these 5 countries

Posted by Admin on March 26, 2007

The Philippine Overseas Emplyment Administration (POEA) warned applicants to be cautious in applying overseas jobs in countries such as Norway, Canada, Northern Marianas, South Korea and China.
No demand for nurses in Norway
Aspiring and current overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially nurses, are warned by the POEA that there are no job offers for nurses in Norway. This was proven by the POEA when the Philippine Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden reported that there is no present demand for professional nurses, foreign or local, in Norway.
  Read the rest of this entry »


Posted in General, News | Leave a Comment »

Pinoy Business

Posted by Admin on March 25, 2007

Working overseas is temporary, majority of OFWs going home “for good” are usually entering business. However, based on a study by the non-government organization Balikbayani, 76% of businesses put up by OFWs fail.

Seventy-six percent of businesses put up by overseas Filipino workers fail because the OFWs lack the skills, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Luis Cruz said Thursday at the Dr. Alfredo J. Ganapin Advocacy Forum at the University of the Philippines. Read the whole report from Asian Journal.

I found wonderful blogs that will help you to escape on being included on 76%. These blogs shows step by step procedures on how to become successful pinoy entrepreneur. You can visit Entrepinoys and Pinoy Negosyo for more details.

Posted in General, Jobs | Leave a Comment »

Support the Philippine team

Posted by Admin on March 24, 2007

OFWs , let’s support the RP basketball team in their bid to regain the reputation as one of the basketball powerhouse. The roster of the RP men’s basketball team out to seek the country’s first ever Olympic berth in 34 years.  

The team will be guided by Chot Reyes, comprising the guard spots are Talk N Text’s Jimmy Alapag and Renren Ritualo, the Ginebra duo of Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand and Dondon Hontiveros of San Miguel. San Miguel forward Danny Seigle leads the wingmen, along with Ginebra’s Rudy Hatfield, Tony de la Cruz of Alaska, Air21’s Ranidel de Ocampo and Kerby Raymundo of Purefoods. Manning the center slot is Asi Taulava of Talk N Text and surprise pick Mick Pennisi of Red Bull.


The national team’s first tournament will be the SEABA qualifying tournament for the FIBA-Asia champion’s Cup to be held in Indonesia on April 9 to 14. Then it’s off to Bangkok for the SEABA cagefest from May 24-28, where the top two placers get automatic slots to the FIBA-Asia Olympic qualifier to the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Tokushima, Japan in July.

After SEABA, the Nationals will tour Europe also for training then fly to Qatar for a tough invitational tourney featuring some of the best in the region. We the OFWs wishes these players all the best. For regular updates about the Philippine team please visit this site.            

Posted in News, Qatar, Sports | Leave a Comment »

Agricultural workers needed in US

Posted by Admin on March 24, 2007

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Carlito Puno today disclosed that the United States of America (USA) is in need of 5,000
agricultural workers to tend their farms.

Puno said they have already tapped some of the licensed recruitment agencies to conduct the pooling and possible recruitment of agricultural workers who could be sent to the US.

Once hired, each of the workers will have a 10-month working contract which may be renewed upon its expiration, Secretary Puno said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Jobs, News | 3 Comments »

Democracy is destroying the Philippines

Posted by Admin on March 18, 2007

Democracy is destroying the Phillipines. Our politicians are unknowingly or ignoring the likelihood that a part of a democratic process is disadvantageous to our country. Politicians are using the election being a legitimate democratic process to gain personal interests.

Imagine the possibility of the following:

· Many Paquiao will win as a congressman against the incumbent Darlene Custodio-Antonino, a young and brave oppositionist who fought until the last seconds of “lutong Macao” impeachment trial of GMA. Imagine Many Paquiao interpolating a law he is sponsoring or depending GMA on another impeachment trial. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Halalan 2007 | Leave a Comment »