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Tribute to the Overseas Filipino Worker

Isang pagpupugay sa mga bagong bayani ng ating panahon(OFW). Ang SorsogoUnited po ay sumasaludo sa inyong lahat. Dios Mabalos po!

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Pagbabalik – Tribute to the Overseas Filipino Worker

A tribute to our Modern heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers.

Heroes who are extremely working hard for the future of their families back in the Philippines.

 

 

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My own tribute to our Modern heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers.

Heroes who are extremely working hard for the future of their families back in the Philippines.

SALUDO AKO SA INYO!
MABUHAY ANG MGA OFW!

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WELCOME HOME MGA KABABAYAN!!

Handog para sa mga kababayan nating mga OFW. Welcome home and enjoy your holiday!

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Held like ‘virtual prisoners,’ 12 Filipino seafarers in Athens want to go home

All they want for Christmas is a ticket home.

But the 12 Filipino seafarers who were forced to stay on board their ship that was grounded in Greece for “unpaid cargo claims” would have to ask harder, Akbayan Party-list Representative Walden Bello said on Tuesday.

For more than four months since July 12, the Filipino seafarers on board the Panama-flagged MV Aetea Sierra had not been permitted to step out of their vessel.

“It is bothering to know that, while the captain of the crew was allowed to leave, our seafarers were stuck inside the ship for months to come,” Bello said. “What we should recognize is that, time is of essence as their health conditions are rapidly deteriorating due to limited food and water.”

The seafarers reportedly told Bello that the Philippine Embassy in Greece “was very slow” in responding to their needs. Other government agencies like the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration were also slow in assisting them.

“They received not a single drop of water or a drop of morsel from the embassy,” Bello’s office added.

But Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ed Malaya told GMANews.TV that the department has already directed the office of Ambassador Rigoberto Tiglao to attend to the concerns of the Filipino seafarers.

“We are already coordinating with the Embassy in Greece to look into their case,” Malaya said.

Bello however, is worried that the Philippine government is not fast enough to respond to the needs of the Filipino seafarers.

“Where is our sense of urgency?” Bello said.

The situation reached a tipping point, Bello said, when one of the seafarers, A/B Florvic Labaco of Quezon City, underwent emergency medical treatment “only after the Greek government allowed him to leave the ship for humanitarian reasons.” – GMANews.TV

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Court hears FilCan boy’s discrimination case

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Filipino-Canadian boy who became a victim of racial discrimination in Canada for using spoon and fork while eating in school will finally have his day in court.

The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal will hear the case of Luc Cagadoc on Nov. 23 and 24 against the Marguerite Bougeoys School Board and two other school staff members, according to Fo Niemi, executive director of the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations, a Montreal-based human rights advocate group.

The hearing, which is open to the public, will be heard at the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal at the Montreal courthouse (Palais de Justice) at 1 Notre Dame East, Montreal.

Manila-born but Canada-raised Luc Cagadoc was reprimanded by school officials for eating “the Filipino way,” with spoon and fork. Photo courtesy of Ms. Maria Theresa Gallardo

Mr. Niemi said the case was filed by Luc’s mother, Maria Theresa Gallardo.

The case stemmed from the racial discrimination Cagadoc allegedly suffered from school officials in 2006.

Cagadoc, then seven-year-old, was reprimanded by school officials for eating in the Filipino customary manner, with fork and spoon, during a lunch break. He was born in the Philippines but grew up in Canada.

In the controversy that followed, the school principal, Normand Bergeron, was quoted by a newspaper article telling Gallardo, a Filipino-Canadian, that since “you are here in Canada … you should eat the way Canadians eat.”

In September 2008, the Quebec Human Rights Commission (QHRC) found the comments of the educator, Martine Bertrand, discriminatory and violated Cagadoc’s rights.

In Quebec, the QHRC receives and investigates complaints of civil rights violations and takes the case to the Human Rights Tribunal on the victim’s behalf if it finds sufficient evidence of discrimination.

However, the QHRC did not address Gallardo’s complaint against Bergeron. Instead of filing the case before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal, the Commission suggested mediation for both parties.

This prompted Gallardo to launch a fund-raising drive to pay for her lawyer and other expenses that come with filing of the case. With the help of the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR), she enlisted the help of René Saint-Léger in her lawsuit before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal.

Gallardo, a native of Quezon City, is seeking $29,000 in damages from the school board and the two staff members, including Bergeron. – KK, GMANews.TV

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LIFE IS LIKE A CUP OF COFFEE

Guys, here’s another inspirational video that I want to share with you. Hope this will inspire you too and please share it with the people you care about!

This video combines beautiful pictures, inspiring music, and a touching story to help empower people to live more fully.

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Tourism execs list CamSur Mayon Donsol as top sites

Tourism execs list CamSur Mayon Donsol as top sites INQUIRERnet
Ravanilla quoted a text message from Carina Escudero of Sorsogon City as confirming theoffseason presence of whale sharks the world’s biggest fish in Donsol

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