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“I wrote it in the toilet,” recalls Joey “Pepe” Smith. “Twenty
minutes before going onstage. I was on acid at the time -
“It” is, of course, “Himig Natin,” the unofficial anthem and
harbinger of an entire genre of popular music that would only
much later become known as “Pinoy rock.”
— From “The Resurrection of Juan dela Cruz”
by Eric S. Caruncho
nal western acts. Juan De La Cruz brought to
the table original songs in the vernacular.
The supergroup went on to record “Himig
Natin” in 1973, “Super Sessions – Live at the
UP Theatre” in 1974 and “Maskara” in 1975.
After Maskara, numerous sold-out concerts,
the touring and constant gigs finally took its
toll on the group. They decided that it was the
right time to stop and focus on family and per-
sonal pursuits. Afterwards they also released
“Greatest Hits Live” (Live Concert in Cebu),
“The Beest of Juan De La Cruz Band” in 1980
and “Kahit Anong Mangyari” in 1981.
The groups influenced numerous local
may be a case of being at the right place at the acts along their journey. It is not surprising to
right time. But in this case it was also having see their group’s name listed as one of a band’s
the right sound, the right lyrics, and, even ulti- inspirations. Since disbanding, the Juan De
mately, the right message. This unlikely chem- La Cruz band has had reunion concerts in
istry is what made Joey “Pepe” Smith, his 1981, 2001 and 2005. And each time they
bandmates Mike Hanopol and Wally Gonzales, showcased that powerful chemistry that made
and their band Juan De La Cruz, into legends. them great, proving once and for all that they
still rock. Rock on.
Pinoy Rock Pioneers
Pepe formed the Blue Jazzers in 1959. They later
became known as the Villlains. When surf music
hit the country, they again changed their name • Pepe and Mike, while in Japan, joined
to the Surfers. Fast forward to 1967, Joey “Pepe” with some Japanese musicians to
Smith became part of the Downbeats. Joey was form Speed, Glue and Shinki, which
known for being the hyper-active drummer of landed a recording deal with Atlantic
the group. The Downbeats became known as Records and managed to put out two
Zero History when they made their way to Japan albums, one of which was a triple-
two years later. Yes, the members of Juan De La record live set, now much sought-after
Cruz did become overseas Filipino workers
• Wally Gonzales worked with the fam-
oseph Smith has been breathing rock and united with her at their house in Kamuning. (OFWs) or more specifically overseas performing ily shipping business after Juan De
roll for over 30 years. Joey “Pepe” Smith Early on Pepe showed signs that he would artists (OPAs) at different point in their lives. In La Cruz.
was born in 1947 to an American father be a musician. He would convert his Japan they did cover versions of songs by the Doors, • In 1967, during the Vietnam War and
and a Filipina mother. The Pinoy Rock Icon grandmother’s coathangers into makeshift Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix for half a year. just before the final exams of what would
spent his early years in US military bases where drumsticks and execute drum patterns on the After their contracts expired, Mike and Pepe have been his final semester in college,
he was exposed to a wide array of musical influ- sidewalk. He spent hours practicing his drum stayed to record some albums. an offer came for Mike Hanopol’s band,
ences. This eventually led to his being a musi- skills at a friend’s house a stone’s throw from Back in the Philippines, Wally became one the Bulwarks, to play in Saigon. Ameri-
cian. But there’s more to being in the music their home. His grandmother dissuaded him of the original members of the “Juan De La Cruz” can troops needed R and R, and there
industry then playing someone else’s songs. The from pursuing the life of a muscian, his grand- band, the name came from fellow original mem- was great demand for Filipino bands in
the night clubs. Mike left for Vietnam
most natural tendency, or more aptly, the true father, on the other hand, was very supportive. ber Edmond Fortuno. The late Edmond Fortuno against his father’s wishes.
test of real musicianship is the burning desire to He even went as far as borrowing a drum set so and the other original member Bing Labrador • Wally Gonzales is married to a former
come up with your own material. the young Pepe could practice. Pepe eventu- left to form the equally-legendary Anakbayan. Miss Philippines winner.
In his “Punks, Poets, Poseurs: Reportage on ally joined bands so that he could showcase his Wally kept the name and formed a new group; • Joey “Pepe”Smith and The Surfers
Pinoy Rock & Roll Music”, music journalist Eric musicianship. And on days when Pepe’s gigs with Clifford Ho on bass, Rene Sogueco on key- also landed a six-month gig in Saigon
Caruncho wrote about Joey “Pepe” Smith. “For would stretch into the wee hours of the morn- boards, Romy Santos on sax, and Bobot Guerrero in the early years of the Vietnam War.
many people, Joey [Pepe] Smith wasn’t the inventor ing, he would be accosted by his grandmother and Sandy Tagarro on drums. This 2nd incarna- • After Juan De La Cruz, Mike Hanopol
of Pinoy rock. Joey Smith was Pinoy rock.” who would promptly grab his ukelele from him tion was also short-lived. They recorded an al- started his solo career and released
and whack him on the head with it. bum entitled “Up in Arms,” which was released “Laki Sa Layaw”, which gives rise to the
To the Beat of a Drum The whacking on the head, probably by Vicor Records in 1972. Then Pepe and Mike term “jeprox”, in 1977.
When Pepe was young, his father, a US Navy meant to stop him, did the exact opposite. It returned home from Japan. They joined Wally • Mike has been with 20 different bands
and has had successful concerts and
pilot, succumbed to bone cancer. His mother instead turned Pepe into a Pinoy Rock icon. in the new Juan De La Cruz Band, and the trio
recording contracts here and abroad
also lost her battle with hepatitis not long there- Pepe became part of Juan De La Cruz band. made Pinoy Rock music history. with gold and platinum awards to boot.
after. Joey “Pepe” Smith was left all alone with The band has a carabao’s head for a logo. Both Before this incarnation of Juan De La Cruz, • Juan De La Cruz was one of the front
his brother. His grandmother had to send for are truly Filipino. Their song “Ang Himig Natin” the trend was “plakadong” music. But plakado acts when the Beatles played in Manila.
them at Clark Air base so they would be re- is the anthem of a pinoy rock generation. It in the sense that the songs were covers of origi-
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4 April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian PINOY HISTORY
“This picture, captured from Date December 8, 1941 - May 8, 1942
the Japanese, shows Ameri- Combatants The Philippines and the United States Japan
can prisoners using improvised Commanders General Douglas MacArthur General Masaharu Homma
litters to carry those of their com-
rades who, from the lack of food Strength 150,000 120,000
or water on the march from Casualties 2,500 killed in action, 10,000 POWs 1,200 killed, 500 missing in
Bataan, fell along the road.” dead during the Bataan Death March, action, 1,100 wounded
Philippines, May 1942. 5,000 wounded,100,000 POWs total
n Japanese, it is known as Batan Shi no four separate commands: war plan to defend only Bataan and Corregidor;
I Koshin. It literally translates to the Bataan
Death March. The name is not an exag-
geration, it is an accurate description. History
tells us that the Bataan Death March was a
• The North Luzon Force, under Maj. Gen.
Jonathan M. Wainwright, defended the most
likely sites for amphibious attacks and the cen-
tral plains area. This included Bataan Penin-
both the military headquarters and the Philip-
pines government were moved to Corregidor.
The Battle of Bataan
war crime involving the forcible transfer of pris- sula, the designated fallback position, which Because of the worsening Allied position in the May. It wasn’t long before Corregidor, and the rest
oners of war, with wide-ranging abuse and high adjoined Manila Bay. Asia-Pacific region as a whole, US President of the country, fell as well. Aerial bombing and
fatalities, by Japanese forces in the Philippines • The South Luzon Force, under Brig. Gen. Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to artillery, coupled with the blocked flow of sup-
during World War II. George M. Parker Jr., controlled a zone east re-locate from Corregidor to Australia, as Su- plies to the island, forced General Wainwright
In late 1941, Japan simultaneously invaded and south of Manila. preme Allied Commander South West Pacific to surrender the island on May 6, 1942.
several southeast Asian countries, including the • The Visayan-Mindanao Force under Brig. Area. Wainwright assumed control of Allied The defeat was the beginning of three and
Philippines. The Philippine portion was known Gen. William F. Sharp. Forces in the Philippines on March 12. On a half years of harsh treatment for the Allied
as the Battle of the Philippines. Most of the • A reserve force, under MacArthur’s direct March 28, a new wave of Japanese attacks survivors.
Filipino and United States forces defending command, was composed of the Philippine Di- came and hit Allied forces now severely weak-
the country were rapidly overrun or forced to vision, the Far East Air Force, and headquar- ened by malnutrition, sickness, and prolonged The Bataan Death March
retreat. ters units from the PA and Philippine Depart- exposure to combat. Major General Edward P . Approximately 75,000 Filipino and US soldiers
ment, stationed just north of Manila. Four US King was forced to surrender Filipino-Ameri- had formally surrendered to the Japanese on
War Comes to the Philippines artillery regiments guarded the entrance to Ma- can forces on April 9, 1942 to save lives. April 9, 1942. From that day, the (Prisoners of
From mid-1941, following increasing tension nila Bay, including Corregidor Island. War) POWs were harshly beaten and killed
between Japan and several other powers, many The Battle of Corregidor for the slightest or no reason at all. Officer sta-
countries in South East Asia and the Pacific The Invasion The fall of Bataan all organized opposition to the tus did not provide protection either. First the
began to prepare for the possibility of war. By The Japanese 14th Army, under General invading Japanese forces on Luzon in the northern troops were searched. Any prisoner found with
December 1941, the combined defense forces Masaharu Homma, began its invasion with a land- Philippines. The island bastion of Corregidor with Japanese souvenirs was executed immediately,
in the Philippines included the 10 divisions of ing on Batan Island (not to be confused with its network of tunnels and formidable array of de- because the Japanese believed the soldier must
the Philippine Army (PA), under General Dou- Bataan), off the north coast of Luzon, on Decem- fensive armament, along with the fortifications have killed a Japanese soldier in order to get it.
glas MacArthur, who had retired as US Chief ber 8, 1941. Landings on the mainland followed across the entrance to Manila Bay, was the remain- The Bataan Death March began at
of Staff in 1937, and had accepted control of two days later. Most of Luzon gradually fell to the ing obstacle to the 14th Japanese Imperial Army of Mariveles on April 10. Captives were forced to
the PA. MacArthur had been tasked by the Japanese before Christmas. Most of the Allied Gen. Masaharu Homma. The Japanese had to take march about 100 kilometers north to Nueva
Government of the Philippines with reforming forces gradually surrendered, or were overrun, Corregidor; as long as the island remained in Ameri- Ecija to Camp O’Donnell, a prison camp. Any-
an army made up mostly of reservists, and poor those who could, withdrew to Bataan. On the can hands, they would be denied the use of the one who fell behind were executed through
in equipment, training and organization. 23rd of December, MacArthur notified his field Manila Bay, the finest natural harbor in the Orient. various means: shot, beheaded or bayonetted.
MacArthur organized the defenders into commanders that he was reactivating an old pre- The Japanese began their assault on Corregidor in Japanese troops beat soldiers randomly, and
denied the POWs food and water for many
days. One of their tortures was known as the
“sun treatment”. POWs were forced to sit in
“I Shall Return” the sun without any shade, helmets, or water.
This phrase is famous in history and is Anyone who asked for water was executed.
practically synonymous with General Dou- Sleeping was an ordeal, only a few hours and
glas MacArthur. It is the last part of a simple in enclosures so tight that they could barely
statement to reporters shortly after his ar- move. Those who lived collapsed on the dead
rival in Australia from Corregidor. bodies of their comrades. For only a brief part
of the march would POWs be packed into rail-
“The President of the United States ordered road cars and allowed to ride. Those who did
me to break through the Japanese lines not die in the suffocating boxcars were forced
and proceed from Corregidor to Australia to march for miles until they reached the camp.
for the purpose, as I understand it, of orga- It took the POWs over a week to reach their
nizing the American offensive against Ja- destination. Those on Corregidor suffered the
pan, a primary objective of which is the re- same fate as their fellow soldiers on Bataan.
lief of the Philippines. I came through and I Many of the survivors were later sent to prison
shall return.” camps in Japan, Korea, and Manchuria in pris-
oner transports known as “Hell Ships.”
On October 20, 1944, General Douglas
MacArthur's forces landed on Leyte, prompt-
“The March of Death. Along the March [on which] these ing the start of the liberation of the Philip-
prisoners were photographed, they have their hands tied
behind their backs. The March of Death was about May pines from the Japanese. He made good on
1942, from Bataan to Cabanatuan, the prison camp.” his promise.
March 27 - April 2, 2006 I OFW Guardian 5
6 April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian TECHNOLOGY
March and the surrender of Corregidor. There
are excerpts from books and photos of Ameri-
can military personnel who were key to these
I believe this page delivers a strong message
of not forgetting the past and the lessons we
can derive from it (such as succumbing to com-
placency when it came to training military per-
sonnel and underestimating the opponent), and
that Japan’s current generation should not be
put to blame for the erroneous ways of their
ancestors but, as a nation, should acknowledge
Links to other sites with commentaries can
be found here, as well as references to books
Battling Bastards and publications.
Planning to visit Corregidor? Visit these sites
for more information.
of Bataan by Nick Ballesteros
Sun Cruises’ Corregidor Philippines
Sun Cruises started out as a ferry service to the
hen one mentions Corregidor (1) Corregidor: Then and Now. This site presents a virtual photo album con- island of Corregidor in 1988. Their portfolio
and Bataan, the Death March (http://corregidor.org/ct&n_index.html) taining a huge collection of photos from the has grown to include guided tour and accom-
instantly comes to mind. For This website is managed by the Corregidor His- time of our grandparents, along with supple- modations in the Corregidor Inn (hotel rooms),
These places have become synonymous with torical Society, an association with the primary mental information. Being graphics-intensive, Resort (with cottages), and Hostel (dormitory-
one of the more horrific events in the second goal of keeping Corregidor in our conscious- the pages can take time to load especially for a type living for visitors on a budget). The site
World War where Filipinos and Americans were ness, of the war that claimed thousands of lives, dial-up connection. Incidentally, this is in- includes itinerary, tour packages and rates.
united in the face of Japanese atrocity. and the camaraderie and patriotism Filipinos cluded in the CD mentioned above and load-
I had the chance to visit Corregidor or and Americans manifested. ing time will definitely improve if accessed from
“The Rock”, as it is also called due to the the disc. Photos and other images are clickable
rocky formations on the island, about seven (2) The 503d Heritage Battalion for zooming purposes. There are some broken
years ago. We were only there for a day, so (http://corregidor.org/heritage_battalion/ links, however.
we took the tour versus exploring by our- index.htm)
selves so we will not miss important land- This section is maintained for and by the (4) 503d Parachute Regimental Combat
marks. We rode on a jeepney over well-main- WWII Veterans of the 503d Parachute Regi- Team on the Rock
tained roads and stopped every so often to mental Combat Team. The 503d Regimental (http://corregidor.org/503jumpstation.htm)
marvel and have our photos taken at artil- Combat Team Association, World War II, Inc., The 503d Parachute Battalion is actually the
lery storehouses, ruins of buildings, and can- however, has declared that it is a “last man combat team tasked to jump over Corregidor
nons. Save for these remnants, the island is standing” organization, which means the to liberate the island from the Japanese. This is
a very beautiful place. It belies its rather vio- group will be dissolved upon the demise of its considered to be the premier combat jump of
lent history 64 years ago. last member. The 503d Prct Heritage Bat- the Pacific War, and was the most vicious com- Marsman Tours
For more detailed information on these talion was thus formed to carry on the origi- bat the team engaged in. (http://www.marsman-tours.com.ph/dt09.htm)
events that transpired during World War II in nal group’s legacy and make available their The site is a collection of photos (some sec- Marsman Drysdale Travel is an award-winning
our country, visit the following websites: rich history online. tions with commentaries which gives it a per- travel and tour company. Marsman offers tour
Being a member entitles you to a CD Rom sonal feel) and documentaries. to Corregidor which includes ferry transfer to
HyperWar: U.S. Army in World War II: The which contains full texts of reference materi- the island and back and a light and sound show
Fall of the Philippines by Louis Morton als, and copies of websites included in C orregidor.org contains websites other than at the Malinta Tunnel.
(http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P- Corregidor.org (for offline viewing, with addi- those mentioned above, and shares more docu- In my keeping an online journal (called a
PI/index.html) tional bonus content), among others. In re- ments, reports and photos from those fateful blog), I have “met” foreigners who have affilia-
This is a definitive source for research about turn, your fee helps in getting more informa- days. tions with our home country. Some of them, I
the events in and around the war in the tion into the site and its maintenance. The have to shamefully admit, know more about
Philippines, covering not only the two places CD is an important resource for history enthu- Corregidor: a memorial for the courage, aspects of our Philippine history than I do, com-
highlighted here. Thirty-two (32) chapters siasts, people with personal affiliations with the sacrifice, and heroism of its defenders plete with visiting historical landmarks. I per-
of 584 pages worth (this is a book transcribed war, and researchers. (http://corregidorisland.com) sonally am making plans to make history trips
into HTML format by the HyperWar Foun- This is a personal website by Mr. Juny P La . with my family.
dation) reveal a wealth of information on Putt, a Filipino now based in Hawaii. Though We have a rich history of people braving
the war! Reading through this entire docu- it contains a bit of historical information, the the odds and even sacrificing their lives for the
mentation might not be your cup of tea, but site is not intended as a reference site for the country. Rather than planning foreign trips for
it’s heartening to know that this informa- events of WWII. Rather, it is intended to be a the holidays, why not be a local tourist and
tion is readily available online and you can visual introduction to The Rock , with photos bring the family along? After all, we need to
mince it into readable portions per visit, or taken in the years 2002-2003. look back in order to move forward.
refer it to your kids when they have a his-
tory assignment. Illustrations and photos VFW Post 7591 References:
abound as well. (http://members.terracom.net/~vfwpost/ Word War II History Info
Corregidor.org (http://corregidor.org) This is a Memorial Page to Bataan, Corregidor, Bataan, Corregidor and the Death March:
This page is a portal – or a time machine, so to and Visayan-Mindanao Force, Commonwealth In Retrospect
speak — to sites detailing historical events of (3) The Battle of Manila Scrapbook: of the Philippines, December 7, 1941 – June 1942. (http://home.pacbell.net/fbaldie/
1942 in Bataan and Corregidor. These sites are for the liberation of the Philippines This single page captures the essence of In_Retrospect.html)
interconnected in more ways than one, and (http://corregidor.org/manila_scrapbook/p00/ Corregidor and Bataan, with details on how Wikipedia pages on Bataan, Corregidor, and
are as follows: cover.htm) events unfolded in the wake of the Death Cabanatuan (http://wikipedia.org)
April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian 7
If the Hat Fits
boutiques do not directly import as that would
be too expensive. Aspire to be the supplier of
3. Be a broker. There are stores that may
not sell hats directly but offer complementary
by Melissa Casia items or services. Examples would be resorts,
hotels, cruises, boutiques selling resort clothes,
casual jewelry, swimsuits, sporting goods, etc.
both to complete an out- Approach these stores and get a commission
CONTACT DETAILS fit or as protection from when they order from Sombrero de Manila.
the weather. Hats are 4. Sell hats under your own label. Give a
Sombrero de Manila also considered dispos- specific design and let Sombrero de Manila be
Rizha V. Tantoco able because it’s inexpen- your subcontractor. Provide your own tags and
President sive, coming to less than launch your own line of hats.
13-A Malusog St., UP Village, QC US$ 2.00 in some cases. 5. Be a trade fair partner. There are many
That’s why the Tantocos fashion trade fairs all over the world. (Japan,
Tel./ fax: 436-9197
E-mail: email@example.com believe Sombrero de Germany, US, UK, Australia, etc.) Take care
Website: www.hatsandbags.com Manila can offer a vari- of all requirements and logistics to help Som-
ety of business opportu- brero de Manila sell their products in the trade
nities to overseas Filipino expo. Negotiate a fair arrangement on the pro-
usband and wife Erwin and Rizha Erwin states, “This is our niche. This is our exper- workers (OFWs). Erwin discloses, “There are ceeds from the sales.
Tantoco really wanted an export busi- tise. So dito kami nagfo-focus.” different types of Filipino. Meron talaga na iba ang 6. Give referrals. Don’t have time to do
ness. As Rizha loved hats, they did not The Tantocos observe that their buyers come aptitude with regards to sales. Meron naman iba, the legwork? Receive a finder’s fee or a com-
hesitate to take over a millinery advertised in from sunny places or those near the water. Erwin nahihiya pero maraming contacts.” A kababayan mission from your referral’s first order.
the classified ads and renamed it Sombrero de says, “Our major market is more of Europe, US, can easily earn extra money depending on his
Manila. Their specialty ins making hats for out- Australia and Japan.” Beach resorts in Dubai and contacts and inclinations. “Filipinos naman, Rizha believes that patience is the key ingredi-
doors like beach hats, garden hats, cowboy hats, the Gulf States also order in bulk for the tourist maraming kamag-anak, mga kaibi-kaibigan. Start ent for success. Interest in the product is the
sports hats like golf hats and sunvisors, to name a crowd. Australia is one huge market because of talking about it and you’ll be surprised na they might initial push to learn about the business. “It’s so
few. Rizha clarifies, “Ours is not high-end fashion its heightened consciousness about the weak- not be the direct link but they might have contacts.” hard to market something that you don’t know.
– ‘yung mga one-of-a-kind, expensive hats. Ours is ening ozone layer, going as far as requiring all The best is that they’re good marketing people.
more casual.” Sombrero de Manila’s straw hats school children to wear a hat when outdoors. How To Earn Money: They don’t have to be marketing professionals but
are environment-friendly as it serve as protec- Rizha also intimates they have customers they 1. Be a retailer. Go to the Sombrero de they know how to market.” This same interest
tion from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and have never met in person thanks to modern tech- Manila’s website. Choose the designs you think determines how much time and effort one will
are made from natural fibers like raffia, buri and nology. “We have buyers via the internet. That’s will interest potential customers. You can retail devote to the endeavor for it to succeed. “Are
buntal. It is dyed in different colors, handpainted why it is very important to have a website.” the hats 3 to 5 % over the wholesale price. you willing to make time for it? Kasi, hindi naman
with a design or decorated with trimmings like Although not that popular in the Philippines, 2. Be a distributor. Approach boutiques talaga a matter of having free time. It’s time you’re
fabrics, shells, ribbons, leather strips, and the like. hats are considered a fashion necessity abroad, or stores selling hats. In all likelihood, small willing to give to it.”
8 April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian
“I love it when
I make people smile”.
talented dancer since the age of After her wards “fired” her,
three, Stacy Marie Keibler is she went on to become the
accomplished in ballet, jazz, and manager for Los Fabulosos, a
tap dancing. She is also a former cheer- Latin-American tag team
leader for the National Football League consisting of Silver King and
(NFL) Baltimore Ravens. In 1999 she El Dandy, leading them to
entered a contest held by World Champi- their first major victories
by Vladimir Jones III onship Wrestling (WCW) to become one within WCW.
of their Nitro Girls. She won the When WCW was
contest, beating out thousands of purchased by the WWF (now
other girls for the US$10,000 the WWE or World Wrestling
first prize. Stacy’s career took Entertainment) in 2001,
off. The “Nitro Girls” danced Stacy’s contract was one of
for thousands of people live 24 that were retained. She
and millions who tuned in was a “heel” (bad character,
very Monday night. A as opposed to “face” or good character) to Quick Stats
month later, Stacy was start with in The Alliance. Her first
asked to become a regular appearance for the WWF was on the Name : Stacy Marie Keibler
on the show. Smackdown show when Shane McMahon Ring names : Nitro Girl Skye,
brought her to the ring and distracted Miss Hancock,
Wrestling Babe Rhino, causing him to lose a match. It was
Height : 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
While initially a at this point that Stacy started to wrestle in Weight : 125 lbs (61 kg)
Nitro Girl, Stacy the ring, pairing up with close friend Torrie Birthday : October 14, 1979
soon became a Wilson. In fact, Keibler and Wilson Birthplace : Baltimore, Maryland
valet using the appeared in the first ever tag team bra and
provocative stage panties match. Did You Know
Handcock”, later She’s Got Legs •Stacy writes a monthly fitness column
changed to the Keibler is known for her figure, specifically for Stuff Magazine titled “Getting Fit”.
better known Miss her exceptionally long legs which are 42½ Stacy is an excellently conditioned ath-
lete. She works out regularly in Gold’s
Hancock. Despite inches (105 centimetres) long. Even singer
Gym. In fact, her famous legs can man-
wearing business Kid Rock noticed them when he had the age a 405lb leg press.
suits, her honor of recording Stacy’s WWE entrance
character music entitled “She’s Got Legs”. There is a •Keibler has been romantically linked to
several wrestlers including Andrew
would often downside to having exceptionally long legs, “Test” Martin and Randy Orton. At
climb on top of however. “I have a very hard time finding present, Stacy has been dating actor
tables and pants long enough for me when I go Geoff Stults.
dance for the shopping,” says Keibler. •Stacy was voted by fans as the WWE
announcers’ Babe of the Year for 2004 and 2005.
and fans’ A Born Entertainer Fans particularly enjoy the “leggy and
sensual” manner in which Stacy con-
approval. Stacy clearly has plans to be in show
ducts her ring entrances.
business for a long time. Beyond wrestling,
Stacy has always enjoyed being a part of •In addition to her TV and Wrestlemania
exposure, Stacy has graced the covers
the entertainment industry. She received and pages of numerous magazines in-
her Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) card at cluding Cosmopolitan, Elle Girl, Maxim
age 5 and has made showbiz her life ever (UK), TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly,
since. Of late, Keibler appeared on the hit People, Daily Star, and The Look. She
show “Dancing with the Stars”, placing has also appeared in several movies
third and winning over a new fan base including Big Momma’s House 2 (2006),
unfamiliar with her career in professional Bubble Boy (2001), Liberty Heights
(1999), and Pecker (1998).
wrestling. Stacy’s contract with the WWE
expires in July and she is still thinking •What most people don’t know about
Stacy is that she loves to eat. She en-
whether she will re-sign with WWE or joys chocolate and ice cream and often
pursue a career in acting after her exposure indulges on junk food when on the road.
to “Dancing with the Stars.” She likes to experiment with different
flavors and cuisines when traveling.
COVER STORY October 17-23, 2006 I OFW Guardian
April 3-9, 2005 9
by Rohn Romulo four days siguro, kasama ang mga kapatid niya.
Of course, may inihanda rin ako ng gift kay
Dingdong Dantes Karylle, na sana’y magustuhan niya.”
Ano naman ang masasabi niyang pinaka-
special moment nilang dalawa?
“Siguro para sa akin, noong New Year na
umating na ang pinakahihintay na big- lalo na ‘yung twist ng story sa ending, tiyak na magkasama kami, tapos kasami ang pamilya
gest break ni Dingdong Dantes, ang mata-touch sila sa eksena.” ko.
kakaibang romantic film na ‘Moments Magsi-celebrate na sila ni Karylle ng first “Nakita ko kung gaano ka-welcome si
of Love’ ng GMA Films. anniversary nila sa April 3, tiyak na may Karylle sa pamilya ko, nakakatuwa lang, kasi
Ayon pa sa kanya ito na ang maituturing binabalak si Dingdong, para sa naturang araw nakita ko ang mga mahal ko sa buhay ay
na ‘the most important role’ na nagampanan na special sa kanilang pagmamahalan. magkakasama at magkakasundo.
niya, kaya naman ganun na lang ang ligaya “Wala pa, pero siguro baka mag-out of town “And I can really say a bright future ahead
niya nang sa kanya ipagkatiwala ang kami, kung saan wala pa kaming of us. ‘Yung tipong we will help each other,
nakabuluhang pelikula ng taon. napagkakasunduan. hindi lang sa personal pati na sa career and I
“Masayang-masaya talaga ako dahil sa “Pero malamang sa Holy Week, three to hope we can do it in a right way,”
akin nabigay ang project na ito,” sabi niya. seryosong pahayag pa niya.
“Medyo mahirap gawin, pero naging madali Star Box Kahit na ganung nang kaseryoso ang
para sa akin dahil sa mga katrabaho ko, tulad relasyon nila ni Karylle, hindi pa raw nila
Name : Dingdong Dantes
nina direk Mark (Reyes), Iza (Calzado) at napag-uusapan ang kasal.
Birthday : August 2, 1980
Karylle. Showbiz anniversary: 1998 “Wala pa kaming balak. Kasi isang taon pa
“Kasi komportable na ako sa kanila, kaya Sport : Basketball lang naman kami. Although, wala naman sa
pinadali nila para sa akin ‘yun task and I’m Favorite Actors / Actresses haba ‘yun, long or short, as long as she’s the
thankful for that. Local : Christopher de Leon right person, parehong may advantages ‘yun,
“Actually, noong ini-offer sa akin ang Foreign : Christopher Reeve and kaya it doesn’t matter to me.
movie, hindi ko pa alam kung sino ang Julia Roberts “Saka ang kasal sobrang sacred para sa
makakasama ko and noong na-finalize na ‘yun Favorite TV Shows: ‘Wag Kukurap, amin ni Karylle, nirerespeto namin ang isa’t-
cast, saka ko lang nalaman. Starstruck, SOP isa, kaya hindi muna namin pinag-uusapan
“Tapos noong una, nagtaka ako, kung bakit Favorite Singers: Regine V., ‘yun.
Ariel Rivera, Ogie Alcasid
si Iza ang ka-partner ko, tapos noong nabasa “Ang important naman ay ‘yung masaya
Favorite Music : R&B
ko ang script, doon ko nalaman kung bakit. kakaibang connections ang bawat characters. Most Comfortable in : Shirts and jeans kami sa aming relasyon,” wakas pa ni Dingdong,
“Kasi hindi naman ito loveteam o boy meets I can say, it’s plot oriented movie. na proud na proud sa ‘Moments of Love’ na
girl movie. May kakaiba siyang twist at “Alam kong magugustuhan nila ang movie, palabas na ngayon sa mga sinehan.
ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES • KAKAIBANG BALITA •
Trisikad Ordinance The ordinance also articulated several prohibited acts, one The center offers at least six major skills training courses:
The City Council of Cagayan de Oro City approved a pro- of which is that trisikad units are prohibited from entering and Agriculture, Garments Technology, Therapeutic Massage, Com-
posed ordinance that will regulate the operation of non-mo- passing along the national highway and/or adjacent barangays mercial Arts, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning and Indus-
torized tricycles or “trisikad” transporting passengers and other except in emergency cases and only upon clearance of the trial Arts. All Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) aged 16-60 are
cargo within the city. police stations or officials of the barangay. eligible to avail of these services for free as long as they are
This as the Committee on Public Utilities headed by Another item in the same ordinance prohibits drivers of mentally and physically fit to undergo skills training activities.
Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya finalized during its regular trisikads-for-hire from operating unless he/she is 18 years of age; Each trainee is provided with a gratuity or living allowance of
meeting this week the provisions of the proposed Trisikad physically fit as certified by a licensed physician; has not been PhP50.00 per day for the entire duration of the training. Out of
Ordinance of 2006. convicted of any traffic-related offense as shown in the police town clients are accommodated in the cottages located within
Under the proposed trisikad ordinance, trisikad units used clearance and has a certification issued by the RTA that he/she the center’s compound, should they have no relatives in the city.
for hire are authorized only to operate in the premises of any has undergone a seminar on traffic rules and regulations. DSWD OIC Regional Director Geraldine Valbuena in her
subdivision in the rural areas or in areas of rural barangays Once approved, any person who will be caught violating short message said that no matter what the disabilities are, the
where there are no adequate transportation facilities as cer- the ordinance’s provisions will be penalized with a fine of not social workers believe in the residual capacity of the individual
tified by the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA). less than PhP3,000 but not more than PhP5,000 or imprison- to excel in his own field. She then challenged the graduates to
ment of not less than eight months but not more than one year carry on as they are now at the threshold of realizing their
or both, with the fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the dreams as they go back to the places of their origin. (PIA)
court. (City Information Office / RAGCOM)
A totally blind, very articulate and a graduate of BS in Sec-
ondary Education major in English, in the person of Antonio
Maraguinot, 24 years old, who is both a career service profes-
sional eligible and a licensed teacher, leads this years’ gradua-
tion and recognition ceremonies of the Area Vocational Re-
habilitation Center (AVRC) Skills Training Courses held re-
The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field
Badekbek : The Spewing Spring - Locally called “Badekbek”, this Office 9 has conferred 38 differently-abled persons who come
fume spewing sulfuric spring in Daclan Bokod Benguet can be a from various provinces and cities within Mindanao their certifi-
source of natural energy that can electrify its nearby areas. In- cate of completion after undergoing a year of vocational and
spected by a team from the Benguet Tourism Office, Department
of Trade and Industry and the Municipality of Bokod, this con- rehabilitative training courses at the AVRC III located in Really Big Fish! - It’s harvest time for big carps in Ambuclao.
stantly boiling mud can be a possible tourism destination and at Mampang, Zamboanga City. Fisherfolks make a decent livelihood from breeding fish in the
the same time a center of wellness due to the alleged curative and These successful trainees are confronting various disabili- Ambuclao lake. The municipality of Bokod identified Tilapia-culture
disinfectant properties of the liquid that comes from the spring. as one of its major industry and the residents of the area are strictly
Local folks are hopeful that eventually, this phenomenon in their ties ranging from hearing impairment, partial and total blind- conforming to environmental laws so as not to pollute the waters
place can give them a source of livelihood. (Art Tibaldo/DTIinfo) ness, and the physically challenged. and affect dam operations. (Art Tibaldo/DTIinfo)
10 April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian
Renting Versus Buying Countr y Unit
Australia Dollar 36.0370 1.4185 1.7022
wning property is the dream of ev- Secondly, if there is a problem, you have to
ery individual. The first decision a rely on the landlord to fix it. Last but not Bahrain Dinar 135.6400 0.3769 0.4523
person needs to make, however, is least, although you live in the property, it is Canada Dollar 43.6606 1.1709 1.4050
whether to rent or buy. Of course, finan- not yours. Hence, you can’t decorate it or EMU Euro 61.3440 0.8333 1.0000
cial and personal circumstances may dic- otherwise treat is as your own. Hong Kong Dollar 6.5882 7.7594 9.3112
tate that you don’t have a choice. None- Buying makes sense long term. Ulti- Japan Yen 0.4334 117.9450 141.5340
theless, it’s worth looking at the pros and mately it makes better financial sense to buy Korea Won 0.0523 976.7500 1172.1000
cons of both situations. rather than rent. The money you pay out Saudi Arabia Rial 13.6298 3.7506 4.5007
Renting provides flexibility. If you want goes back into building a permanent owner- Singapore Dollar 31.5040 1.6227 1.9472
the flexibility to move around without being ship share in the property. In the case of rent- Switzerland Franc 39.0259 1.3099 1.5719
too tied down, then renting will be your pre- ing, whatever money you pay only entitles
Taiwan NTDollar 1.5693 32.5750 39.0900
ferred option. This is particularly useful if you you to a temporary occupancy of a lot, house,
UAE Dirham 13.9189 3.6727 4.4072
are only staying in an area for a short amount or condominium. Aside from the long-term
of time. It does not make sense to buy a house financial benefit, any property you buy is UK Pound 89.0945 0.5738 0.6885
if you are not sure as to the direction your life yours to do what you want with. You can fix United States Dollar 51.1200 1.0000 1.2000
is taking. Moreover, when you rent, mainte- it up to suit your needs and tastes. It truly
nance costs are the responsibility of the land- becomes a home. Remember, however, that As of March 29, 2006 Source: BSP
lord. Hence, renting is usually the better op- buying a home is a major decision and could
tion if you are looking to conserve cash in the well be the biggest single transaction entered
short-term. However, opting to rent (rather into by any individual. Hence, it is important
than buy) has several disadvantages. Firstly, that you pay the right price for the property. Peso-Dollar Rate
the money you pay in rent is gone forever. The key is not to overstretch your finances.
March 29, 2006 Closing
OFW ALERT April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian 11
• UPDATES FROM HERE AND ABROAD •
US Nursing Officials Visit RP, Labor and Employment Secretary Patricia A. Sto. Tomas
Possibility of NCLEX Test Center directed the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in
Officials of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Riyadh to coordinate the repatriation of the OFW’s body as
(NCSBN), headed by its Board President, Ms. Donna soon as possible.
Dorsey, began their assessment last Thursday, March 23, to At the same time, she directed the Overseas Workers
determine the feasibility of establishing an NCLEX test cen- Welfare Administration (OWWA) to extend the necessary
ter in the Philippines. welfare and humanitarian assistance to the family of the
The National Council Licensure Examination for nurses, OFW.
better known as NCLEX, is a board examination taken by Media indicated that the OFW, identified as Arnold,
more than 9,000 Filipino nurses yearly, with the hopes of 22, was run over by a vehicle and killed last month while
securing employment in hospitals and health institutions in crossing the road to the “Pizza Inn” in Riyadh where he had
the United States. Previously, NCLEX can only be taken in worked as one of its service crew since November 2005.
US territories and selected international testing centers in The Saudi police later apprehended the driver, a Saudi
Hong Kong, Korea and the United Kingdom. Beginning national, the media report said.
April 2006, NCLEX may now be taken in Australia, Canada, The mother of the OFW, Simeona Mazon, said the fam-
Germany, India Mexico and Taiwan. ily in Mulanay, Bondoc Peninsula, Quezon is hoping for the
Efforts to convince NCSBN to establish NCLEX test VP NOLI WITH CZECH SENATE PRESIDENT — Vice President Noli return of the OFW’s remains to the Philippines as soon as
centers in the Philippines have been undertaken jointly by ‘Kabayan’ De Castro met with visiting members of the Czech Republic possible.
the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Philippine headed by their Senate President Premysl Sobotka during their cour- Sto. Tomas said that the POLO in Riyadh, headed by
tesy call at the Office of the Vice President in Pasay City recently.
Nurses Association (PNA) and the Philippine Nurses Asso- Sobotka exchanged socio-economic and political views with the Vice Labor Attache Manuel C. Roldan, will coordinate with the
ciation of America since March 2005. President, who himself was a former Senator. Later on, De Castro Philippine Embassy in order to ensure the legal and other
During their two-day visit in the Philippines, NCSBN thanked the Czech delegation for visiting Manila and urged them to actions and assistance necessary to effect, as soon as pos-
officials met with professional nursing groups and relevant invite their countrymen to visit the Philippines. (OVP photo by Egay sible, the repatriation of the OFW’s remains.
government agencies, and inspect prospective testing sites Furthermore, she said the OWWA shall extend the
in Manila. (CFO) necessary services, along with the appropriate welfare and
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA- humanitarian assistance, to the victim and his family.
OFW Dollar Remittances 7) officer-in-charge Evelia Durato said the top four sectors of She said that OFWs are entitled to an accidental insur-
to Increase 10% by Yearend OFWs deployed abroad are skilled workers followed by profes- ance of PhP200,000, and other benefits as OWWA mem-
Remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are sionals, domestic workers and seafarers respectively. (PIA-7) bers. (DOLE Information and Publication Service)
expected to grow by another 10 percent this year due to the
increasing demand for health care professionals mainly nurses Reinvestigation of OFW Death in Lebanon DOLE assists OFWs injured in Riyadh
abroad, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. The government is seeking a reinvestigation of the death of an The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today
Last year, OFW remittances increased by 26.2 % valued OFW who fell from her employer’s apartment on the third floor assured the families of four OFWs injured in a fire which
at US$10.85B, based on BSP record. Aside from the rising of a building in Lebanon, the Department of Labor and Em- devastated their flat in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
number of OFWs deployed to other countries, the quality ployment (DOLE) today said. Wednesday that onsite efforts have been activated to assist
and income of workers deployed also improved, the BSP Labor and Employment Secretary Patricia A. Sto. Tomas said them.
added. that officials at the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon is set to Labor and Employment Secretary Patricia A. Sto. Tomas
Every year, there are 3 thousand doctors taking up nurs- request for the reinvestigation of the death of Rea Jamilla, 26, an has directed Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
ing, which is double the figure of newly licensed practicing OFW employed as a domestic worker in Lebanon who died after Administrator Marianito D. Roque, who is currently on a
doctors, according to Dr. Marilou Viray, president of the falling from her employer’s apartment. mission to Saudi Arabia, to coordinate with the Philippine
Cebu Medical Society. Sto. Tomas said that Philippine Embassy officials in Beirut Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Riyadh, and extend the
Viray said two of the major reasons why everyone (even would soon be meeting with Lebanese Prosecutor Claude appropriate humanitarian and welfare services to the in-
doctors) is so hooked into taking up nursing today is that the Ghanem to request for a reinvestigation of the circumstances jured OFWs.
opportunities call for it and the financial security it offers. surrounding the death of Jamilla. Sto. Tomas, at the same time, directed Labor Attache
Viray further added that OFWs have been a saving grace Jamilla died on February 26, 2006. Autopsy reports attrib- Manuel C. Roldan to immediately assist the OFWs, one of
to the country’s economy through the massive inflows of dol- uted her death to falling from the balcony of the third floor on whom suffered bodily burns as a result of the fire, and is now
lars remitted regularly. Apart from the dollar remittances, the ground floor of the building where her employer’s apart- being given medical treatment in a hospital.
OFWs, particularly the health care providers, can also apply ment is situated. She sustained severe head injuries and hemor- Administrator Roque immediately visited and assisted
and share the technology they learned in other countries as rhage leading to her death. The pathologist said Jamilla had no the seriously injured OFW identified as Jomar Abejaron.
she has known of some medical professionals who came back injuries not related to her fall. The other OFWs suffered minor injuries but were immedi-
after many years of working abroad to retire here. Sto. Tomas said that the country planned to seek a reinves- ately discharged from hospital.
National Economic and Development Authority Sec. tigation of Jamilla’s death following the repatriation of the OFW’s Earlier media reports attributed to the Department of
Romulo Neri on the other hand said the continuous growth remains to the country last March 14. Foreign Affairs identified the three other injured OFWs as
of dollar remittances has contributed to the peso’s strength Jamilla’s remains arrived in Manila the following day, after Efren Guerra, Rey Almero, and Bernie Estolaides.
against the US Dollar. Likewise, the implementation of fiscal the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Beirut facili- Sto. Tomas said that the onsite assistance efforts under
reforms like the expanded value added tax is envisioned to tated the repatriation. the aegis of the POLO include hospital visitation of the
reduce the country’s debt to 50 percent of Gross Domestic The DOLE chief also said that Jamilla’s family would re- seriously injured OFW to ensure proper medical treatment,
Product while this favorable development may earn the coun- ceive burial and other benefits due their kin who was a member recovery, and possible repatriation in coordination with the
try of a credit upgrade in the coming months and boost inves- of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). host government and employer in the host country.
tors’ confidence, Neri claimed. Under OWWA’s Omnibus policy, Jamilla’s kin is entitled Consistent with OWWA rules, an OFW is also entitled
Meanwhile, the Italian Government has allotted 3 thou- to a total of PhP220,000 representing insurance and burial to the appropriate insurance, disability, and other benefits as
sand slots for Filipino skilled workers and professionals to benefits. (DOLE Information and Publication Service) OWWA members.
work in Italy, the Department of Labor and Employment She also said the POLO shall ascertain the condi-
(DOLE) bared. The job opportunities ranged from manag- DOLE Assistance to Family of OFW tions of the other OFWs discharged from hospital, and
ers, skilled workers to domestic and seasonal categories. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today coordinate with the Saudi government to determine
Alicia Santos, Philippine Labor attache to Rome said assured all out humanitarian assistance to the family of an over- the cause of the incident, and ensure safe conditions
the quota for 3 thousand OFWs for Italy was confirmed in seas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed by a speeding car both at work and at quarters for all the OFWs in the
a meeting between the Philippine Overseas Labor Office while crossing a street to his place of work in the Kingdom of particular company involved. (DOLE Information and
and Italy’s Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. Saudi Arabia. Publication Service)
12 April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian
sufficiently prepared to run on cerns. Franchisees should are also legally married, both
INFORM, INSPIRE, INVOLVE
its own. Even then, it is advis- have the confidence to make of you are likewise vulner-
able for franchisees to spend critical decisions knowing able to a criminal charge of
as much time as possible in fully well how these will im- adultery.
their store as it not only en- pact on your customers, your As regards his remit-
1207 Antel Global Center courages excellent service competition and your posi- tance, since you are not (le-
Doña Julia Vargas, Ortigas Center,Pasig City
Tel. No. 687-4016 •Fax: 687-4019 Q: I am planning to fran- from the crew, it is also they tion in the market. Q: I’m one of the regular gally) married to Mr. Project
chise cart business and was best way for to get to know readers of the OFW Guard- Manager, you have no right
Editorial Board wondering what qualifica- the clientele and their re- • Positive thinker ian. I would like to ask for whatsoever to his income, as
EDGARDO G. LACSON
tions I should have to pass quirements. Do you welcome daily busi- legal advice. I’m the second he has no obligation to give
JOSE RAMON ALBERT the screening of the fran- ness concerns as challenges or wife of my husband who is you support of whatever
MANUEL AYALA chiser? Is there anyway I can • People-oriented problems? Running a fran- working right now in Al- kind. In the same manner,
FERDINAND DIAZ prepare for this? Owning a franchisee requires chise means having numerous Khobar Saudi Arabia as a since Mr. Project Manager is
Fr. ARNOLD ERAMIZ
EMMANUEL MERCADO strong people skills as well. tasks requiring your attention, Project Manager. Please still legally married to his
DANTE TIÑGA, JR. A: This is a very good ques- From the crew to the fran- all of which are vital to your note, though, that we are not wife, then he is still legally
JESUS B. VARELA tion as it indicates fore- chise team to your customers business success. Franchisees legally married because he’s obliged to support her (and
thought and planning on the – your business’ success will who do not keep a positive still legally married to his vice-versa). Of course, the
JOHANN FREDERICK CABBAB
Managing Editor part of the would-be franchi- rely heavily on how you get outlook may be weighed first wife. My concern here children are always entitled
ARTHUR M. CERDEÑA see. along people, and how they down by daily business con- is if I have the right to get / to support regardless of
When thinking of fran- perceive your business cerns. share in his remittance. He whether or not the marriage
chising, first thing to do is through you. Disgruntled If you find that you meet has two kids with his first bond between Mr. Project
MELISSA CASIA evaluate your potential as a employees can very easily pull these franchisee require- wife while we don’t have Manager and his wife have
VLADIMIR JONES III
ROHN ROMULO franchisee. I’ve mentioned down your business with the ments, you may do well in a children at the moment. already been severed.
before that applicants for way they attend to custom- franchise system. Visit Thanks. Hence, my advice to you
Contributing Photographer franchising should possess ers. Cordial relations with the www.filfranchisers.com to Name withheld is to stay away from Mr. Project
MALEN AUSTERO four things: time, capital or a franchisor’s team will ensure learn more about available upon request Manager first, at least, until he
ANN N. TAMONTE source thereof, genuine lik- your outlet will be serviced ef- franchises. is able to legally sort out his
ing for the product you in- ficiently. Of course, it goes Hope this helps! A: First of all, I’m glad to hear own marital issues. I think the
Business tend to franchise, and basic without saying that delight- that you regularly read the fact that you don’t have chil-
management experience. ing your customers with your -Armando O. Bartolome OFW Guardian. We hope dren yet should make it easier
GERARD ESTRELLA After these, most franchisors own brand of public relations GMB Franchise Consult- that, somehow, we are able to to distance yourself from him,
Overseas Marketing Director look for the following char- will go a long way in keeping ants be of service to you. even for the time-being. Oth-
MARIANNE MIRANDA acteristics in prospective fran- your business thriving. The Entrepreneur’s Education Now, regarding your erwise, you might find your-
FREDERICK CRUZ chisees. column is a public service query. First, please be ad- self in a “no-win” situation,
Credit & Collection • Quick thinker effort of the Association of vised that, by being roman- and might even soon be sulk-
Technology Advisor • Follower While franchisees follow Filipino Franchisers Inc. tically involved with some- ing behind bars.
This is a major requirement guidelines from the franchise (AFFI) and the OFW one who is still legally mar- Renato Lopez
for any franchisee. The system, it is important that Guardian. Please email your ried (specially if you are co- Columnist is a Consultant
Distribution Partners franchise business is essen- they are able to oversee the questions to habiting), you are making Attorney of the American Bar
Association-Asia Law Initiative.
Philippine Airlines tially a license from the busi- interests of the franchise firstname.lastname@example.org. For yourselves vulnerable to a He may be reached at 687-48-
Commission on Filipinos Overseas ness owner, allowing the without having to consult the more info, please visit criminal charge of concubi- 63, or through e-mail at
Department of Foreign Affairs
franchisee to use the system franchiser for minor con- www.filfranchisers.com. nage. In fact, if you yourself email@example.com.
Sanry’s he developed, and run a
Makati • Greenbelt •
Guadalupe • Robinsons Galleria •
“copy” of the business.
Unimart Greenhills • Glorietta While a franchisee will over-
see the operations, the way
it is managed and operated
Thai Airways still depends on what the
Becmen Services Exporter
franchisor allows and sees fit.
Centennial Transmarine, Inc.
As such, it is a must for any
MRH Global Personnel Services aspiring franchisee TO BE A
San Marcelino Medical Clinics FOLLOWER.
S.M. Lazo Medical Clinics
Gen. Med Health Services This means you are:
- Can follow business proce-
- Are willing to see things from
the franchiser’s viewpoint
• Hands-on manager
We here at the OFW Guardian Once the franchise agree-
would like to establish links and
open communication lines with ment has been signed, most
you, our readers. If you have of the franchisee’s time will
any comments, questions and be spent building up the fran-
suggestions for any of our col- chise. Franchisors assist dur-
umnists and writers, please do ing the first month of opera-
feel free to email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You tions, after which the franchi-
can also write or contact us at see should take over. It is cru-
The OFW Guardian, 1207 Antel cial then that the franchisee
Global Center, Doña Julia Vargas shows up at the store on a
Center, Pasig City or text us at regular basis, until such time
you are confident the store is
ADVICE April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian 13
wish to go into. Progressive
countries require high stan- Equilibrium
dards and might subject you
to intensive qualifying ex-
ams. O N OFWAsREMIT-
TANCES. I’ve been
English proficiency is al- written here for quite sometime,
D ear Sir,
I have been wanting to
go abroad for a long time. I
most always a requirement.
Although, you did not state
your qualifications in this
the overseas Filipino workers
(OFWs) did it again. I mean in
just don’t know how to field, your short note suggests as far as acting as an equilibrium
jumpstart the process. I have an apt skill to wield the lan- to our economy. These ambas-
been working as an office guage. sadors of goodwill have again
clerk in Makati for five years Always call a prospective sent the ever-needed green
and sadly I can barely make manpower agency. Calling bucks to their loved ones here
ends meet with a family of gives you great insight into at home to the tune of a whop- terpart of our very own Depart-
five. Any input would be ap- the professionalism of the ping amount of US$1 billion in ment of Labor and Employment
preciated. agency that will handle you. January alone. By Banko (DOLE) implied that compul-
PM If you have doubts about their Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) stan- sory rest day for maids is not
authenticity, check them out dards or by any standard for that feasible since it would not sit
Dear PM, with the POEA and SEC. matter, the remittances is a 16.5 well with the condition of those efit of the entire country. We pared to staying here at the
First and foremost, let me say You sure wouldn’t want to be % increase as compared to re- households with special needs do not want to lose good pi- home front. But who are we
that I totally understand what spending a fortune for noth- mittances recorded the same such as the elderly or infirm lots. to dictate on the way they
you are going through. It is ing. Be wary of name-drop- month last year. members. Pilots are like doctors. Pas- want to live their lives? It is
very difficult to live on a ping by the agency saying Imagine, it isn’t yet the Whether we like it or now, sengers put their trust and con- their decision to study and
monthly salary that barely pro- they know this and that poli- opening of classes nor holiday Singaporeans and other coun- fidence on them the way pa- spend thousands of pesos on
vides you with enough to get tician. A lot of scammers do season but you see, our OFWs tries that rely on the Philippine’s tients do with their doctors. It this course. Wouldn’t you agree
by. Now, going abroad is takes this in order to entice would are that responsible to send to work force are quite and I mean is also in this aspect that Fili- that it is their right to earn as
a lot of patience and a substan- be victims. If the name of the the country their hard-earned ‘very’ lucky indeed. For these pino pilots are A-1 workers much? Moratorium is never an
tial investment. Aside from agency does not register in the dollars. Likewise, the huge re- household helps do not only see both in domestic and interna- answer. It is open gates to de-
that, you should have an idea POEA, then forget dealing mittances by the Pinoy con- their wards or ‘alaga’ as part of tional flights. But how do the bates. And I believe that there
of what you are about to get with them. tract workers abroad may be their employers but become pilots look at the situation? are still so many Filipino pilots
into. Remember, if you have interpreted as a concrete mani- easily attached to their patients Well, for one, some see it as out there who treasure the vir-
Jobs are posted on the any doubts about anything festation that their mindset is and treat them as their own. curtailing their constitutional tues of patriotism and nation-
POEA website. It’s address is that the agency will discuss beyond their respective con- We surmise that the behavior is rights. The right to travel. And alism. We need not stop them
www.poea.gov.ph, however, with you, then that is the time tracts. They might be eyeing a result of the closely- knit fam- yes, maybe the right to choose from dreaming. But we need
some jobs that are posted to open them up. If can re- some business ventures or in- ily ties among Filipinos and which way they want to live to let them know that after all,
there need to be updated as search beyond that, then do vestments that instead of shop- their compassionate nature. their lives. But again, the bot- money is not everything.
they have been filled weeks so. Anything that they tell you ping till they drop and sending Whether we like it or not again, tom line is and will always be
or months ago or you can that according to them must material gifts to their relatives, foreign employers become too ‘social responsibility’. Think FREE AT LAST. The Filipi-
find a job through the ones be kept secret, is subject to sus- they opt to remind their fami- dependent on Pinays’ unique about it. First, we won’t let nos held temporarily in Brunei
advertised through OFW picion already and must be lies to save for their future. characteristics. them go out because we might were freed after they were
Guardian which are up to treated warily. Wow, sounds good, huh? experience another brain drain found innocent of the crime
date. Finally, always research. Humanely Yours believes PILOT, PILOT, WHERE in this field. But what if they they were reportedly commit-
Initially, you should know Do not trust so easily that that it is about time that our ART THOU? Foreign em- later on blame those who ted. The Filipino woman who
if you are qualified to apply you will leave everything up OFWs prioritize their needs. ployers from off shores con- drafted the resolution. That died was not murdered but died
for a job vacancy, this is done to the agency. Find out facts After all, as we always say, go- tinue to entice the country’s they become bitter throughout of heart attack. Obviously, con-
by calling the agency handling on your own. Visit websites, ing abroad is not for life. It is labor force in the field of avia- their life thinking that it was fusion engulfed the ‘Pinoys’ at
the job vacancy. Bear in mind and ask around. It good to but temporary and as such, tion. Realistically and prac- unfair. It is never enough to that time whether or not to re-
that blue collar jobs (manual be armed with knowledge so OFW families must be wise tically speaking, there is no let others behave the way we port the case to proper authori-
labor intensive) need little that you ask the correct enough as to how and what way that the government want them to behave simply ties realizing that in the process
qualifications, while white questions when the time they should do to their income. can match the compensa- because they face sanctions. they might give away status of
collar jobs (office work) on comes. By the way, the total remit- tion and the ‘freebies’ of the It is better that they want to their over- stay in Brunei. This
the other hand, are a differ- I hope that this will help. If tances last year was a record- pilots, the mechanics and stay because they feel that fear certainly prompted them
ent story. You might need to you need anything else kindly high $10.7 billion. At the rate other workers in the said in- there is an inner voice telling to keep the ‘secret ‘ to them-
be assessed of your capabilities email me. things are shaping up, there is a dustry. The offers, as we see them to stay not because they selves. And report the incident,
and your educational quali- Fons Mariano. big possibility that they it are too tempting and hard are afraid but because they they did not. The result? They
fications must pass strict For comments, suggestions (OFWs) will surpass it. Eco- to ignore. In this aspect, there love their country. That before were questioned and held just
or concerns please email
standards. This is also depen- the advice columnist at nomic stability? Why not? With are some suggestions and they serve people from other the same. Hopefully, their ex-
dent on the country that you email@example.com. proper motivation and assur- measures presented to the countries, they are more ful- perience should serve as an eye-
ance from their relatives with government that might en- filled to put their ‘kababayans’ opener to other Filipinos with
whom they entrust their earn- courage these experts to re- first to safety. TNT (tago ng tago) status not
OFW Hotlines ings, nothing will go wrong. A
little sacrifice both sides may
consider their decision of
leaving the country and use
In other words, let us leave
the decision to these profes-
only in Brunei but in other parts
of the world. It pays to be docu-
Overseas Workers Welfare lead to a stable future. their expertise elsewhere. sionals. Let them decide for mented workers. Safety-wise,
Tel no. 551-1560 / 551-6641 One suggestion of course themselves. Whether to stay protection is always a privilege
Website www.owwa.gov.ph SINGAPORE’S DEPEN- is a moratorium of keeping or not to stay. It is the question and is never compromised.
National Statistics Office
DENCY ON OFWs. Well, these workers at bay for at least only they can answer. It should The columnist is a
Department of Labor and Employment Tel no. 737-1111 don’t look now but Singapore three (3) to five (5) years be- never be a question about Commissioner of the
Tel no. 527-8000 Website www.census.gov.ph manpower ministry’s rejection fore they are able to practice money. It should be about the Commission on Human Rights.
Website www.dole.gov.ph He was a former Administrator
Philippine Overseas Employment
for a mandatory “day-off’ for their profession abroad. question of self-fulfillment and of the Overseas Workers
Department of Foreign Affairs Administration Filipino domestic helpers is a sad Sounds like ‘doctor sa sacrifice. They can amass all Welfare Administration.
You may email him at
Tel no. 834-3000 / 834-4000 Tel no. 722-1144 / 722-1155 news through and through. barangay’. The intention the fortune and material firstname.lastname@example.org or at
Website www.dfa.gov.ph Website www.poea.gov.ph
The Manpower ministry, coun- might be for the greater ben- things in matter of years com- email@example.com.
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FAWAZ A. ALHOKAIR & CO. AL BABTAIN MOULD COMPANY
RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (K.S.A.) NEEDED IN LEBANON
Accreditation No. 10085726
IS URGENTLY IN NEED OF THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:
MOULD DESIGNERS - Balances knowledge of plastics and mechanics with creative skills to
PRINCIPAL : ALL PRO
design a functional mould as part of the manufacturing process.Designs a mould to suit a specific
DIVISIONAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER purpose in a cost-effectiveness manner. The mould must be safe to manufacture and operate,
Responsible for growing the sales volume and profit for the areas of responsibilities assigned; while maximizing material properties. Examines engineering drawings and manuals, visualize
Should direct the Merchandise team to translate all the relevant information on market trends,
brand initiatives, fashion knowledge into specific action plans that direct specific growth and
drawings and objects, determines mould specifications and material properties, produce computer-
assisted mould designs.
200 DOMESTIC HELPERS
required profitability in line with Company/ Brand partner goals and objectives. Must be able to DYE MAKERS -Trained for 4 or 5 years through post secondary courses or apprenticeship - Female
recognize fashion trends and brands; interpreting and translate Brand partner vision/direction into
programs, and apprenticeship programs are normally favored by employees. Makes tools, dyes,
annual business plans, specific direction to the merchandise team and review of detailed assortment and customized guiding and holding devices that allow production equipment to produce many
- 18 to 40 yrs. old
plans; Ability to delegate and direct the daily activities of the Merchandise team and Brand partner - Experience is a must
different kinds of products, from clothes and furniture to heavy components used in airplanes.
requirements and provide direction to the team.
MERCHANDISER CNC OPERATORS - ITI diploma, 5 years experience in a reputed tool room. Can write and - Good in English
Must be able to execute financial planning and sales forecasting, margin and inventory to meet speak English. - Medical Fit to work
Business Plans; Merchandise support team to create optimum assortments to maximize sales
and to identify profit opportunities and effectively selling space; plans and oversees sales AL JARIZA DIES FACTORY - Ex - abroad (advantage)
promotions; maintain all aspects of sales and markdown plans; Ability to manage all buys and
oversee the inventory levels for all stores; maintain effective retail reporting; manage PO status, (Riyadh, K.S.A.)
shipment preparation and speedy receiving execution.
SUPERVISORS - specialized in metal dies ,qualified to run NCS machine and Knowledge with
All applicants are required to submit:
PLANNING MANAGER Resume, original passport, NBI, 2x2 colored pictures / whole body picture w/ white
Coordinate and manage the development, execution and communication of merchandise financial AUTOCADD.
plans. Develop and drive initial financial strategies to maximize Business opportunities and MOULD DESIGNERS - Balances knowledge of plastics and mechanics with creative skills to background, Employment Certificate and other credentials, medical certificate
mitigate risks in partnership with cross-functional team. Responsible for initial developing and design a functional mould as part of the manufacturing process.Designs a mould to suit a specific NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:
planning of financial strategies for sales, inventory by category, markdowns, store trading densities purpose in a cost-effectiveness manner. The mould must be safe to manufacture and operate,
by Brand; analyzing current business trends and recommending course correction and improvements while maximizing material properties. Examines engineering drawings and manuals, visualize Please be informed that MR. ROLANDO SANTILECES, MR. RUDY ESPINA, MS. MILCA
based on assessment.\ drawings and objects, determines mould specifications and material properties, produce computer- ESPINA, MS. SHARA AMMAN and MS. MERCIDITA PANCHA is no longer connected
Requirements: assisted mould designs. with EXCELLENT SEARCH INTERNATIONAL AGENCY CORP. effective MARCH 15,
BS Degree in Industrial/ Marketing Management or any related course required; male; with pleasing personality, with excellent PLASTIC MOULD MAKERS – 3 years experience in plastic moulding company. Can write and
leadership skills; excellent in oral and written communication skills; minimum of 2 years work experience in fashion trends and Brand speak English.
initiatives; excellent management skills and decision making.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRESS, INC. EXCELLENT SEARCH INT’L. AGENCY CORP.
International Resource Development Services 61-E TImog Ave., South Triangle Diliman, Quezon City Unit 104 Bldg., Residencias De Manila, Jesus St., Pandacan Manila
Rm 215, 2nd Floor, 509 Padre FauraStreet, Ermita, Manila Tel. 926-7427 / 924-2112 / 413-3850 Fax: 416-5298 Tel. 564-8265 Fax. 564-4502
Tel. (00632) 521-3662 / 521-1879 E-Mail: Fe Salting Cadavona [firstname.lastname@example.org] E-Mail: email@example.com
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URGENT FOR SULTANATE OF OMAN AL HASAWI & PARTNER
AL TARF TRADING LLC. KUWAIT ATTENTION : NURSES
1 EXECUTIVE CHEF - Salary US$ 1200+F+A+T
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR – B.S. Computer Science plus CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) Minimum NCLEX / CGFNS PAASERS OR CGFNS ELIGIBLE
5 years experience in the skills-set: routers and routing protocols,static route/OSPF/EIGRP within networks. LAN protocols
1 PASTRY CHEF - Salary US$ 650+F+A+T
such as Spanning Tree Protocol, VLAN Trucking protocol and DHCP.Understanding of DNS design and applications.
Fulfill your dream to be gainfully employed, work in your chosen profession,
4 BAKERS - Salary US$ 420+F+A+T DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR – B.S. Computer Science or in related discipline. 5 years extensive experience as a
4 LADY WAITRESS (Height:5’3”,exp. in VIP Lounge,fluent in English) - Salary US$ 350+F+A+T
be an immigrant and live the “American Dream”
2 CONFECTIONERS - Salary US$ 440+F+A+T Server (database design and stored procedures),BE or MCA with OCP for 9i and 2-3 years experience in Administration
All of the above categories should have minimum experience of at least 4-5 years at an international food cuisine of Oracle 8.x/9i/windows environment.
PROGRAMMER - Diploma from a recognized post- secondary institution in the faculty of computer sciences or related
fields, and or Microsoft Certification in the relevant area.
MANPOWER REQUEST!!! 5 years experience worked as Programmer with the skills-sets:- estimation/analysis, development, enhancement and
support of various client applications.
ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICES INC - BROOKS ALBERTA TECHNICAL SUPPORT ( SECURITY SYSTEMS ) - Diploma in Electronic & Communication Engineering or Electronic •Immigrant Visa (EB3) / Greencard Sponsorship / Petition
20 WELDERS & Instrumentation Engineering or any other relevant discipline, 5 years extensive experience in installation and troubleshooting
of High Voltage Security Fence and associated electronics control system. •Competitive Salary
OPSCO ENERGY INDUSTRIES LTD. - CALGARY ALBERTA
TELECOM ENGINEER – Graduate in Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication.Erickson Microwave PDH/
SONET Carrier Systems. Familiar with ITU and IEEE Telecom Standards, 7 years experience in Installation, Operation,
•Full Insurance Coverage
10 WELDERS Testing, Commissioning and maintenance of PDH/SONET Microwave Carrier Systems, VHF/HF Communication systems, •Assistance for NCLEX
Network Management .
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR - Bachelor Graduate plus UNIX Certified Administrator in any of the Unix flavors, HP/UX, •Continuing Education Classes
1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Solaris, DG/UX, AIX and Red Hat Linux operating systems, 7 years experience worked as System Administrator in reputed
2. GAS Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) MIG organization.
•No Placement Fee
3. Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) NAVAL ARCHITECTURE ENGINEER - Engineering Graduate in Naval Architecture or any other relevant discipline.10
years experience as a Boat/Ship Construction Engineer in an international Shipyard or Consultancy Firm to the shipyards,
4. Pressurized Piping on vessels
Additional experience (will be given priority)
knowledge in standards related to Ship/Boat construction derived by International Standard bodies, IMO,ISO,BS,IHO,Lloyds UNITED STAFFING REGISTRY, INC. d.b.a. UNITED HOME CARE
5. Must be familiar with: ELECTRO - OPTICAL ENGINEER - Engineering graduate in related discipline or M.Sc in Physics and specialization in (Licensed by the New York State Department of Health, with 30 client
Thermal Image Systems and Night Vision Technology,10 years extensive experience in Installation, Testing, Operation,
a. Operating manual, semi automatic and or fully automated welding equipment
Evaluation and commissioning of Electro Optical systems such as Gen II/Gen III Thermal Image Systems, Night Vision institutions) needs REGISTERED NURSES to work in various prestigious
b. Manual or semi automatic flame cutting equipment c. Oxygen arc cutting equipment (arc-air) (AOC) and drill presses Binoculars, Goggles, CCTV Network, Perimeter Surveillance Camera Network and Under Water Optical Systems. hospitals, nursing homes, medical clinics, private homes and health care
6. Experience - at least 4 to 5 yrs. as welder DRAFTSMAN ( AUTOCAD ) - Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering. 5 years extensive experience in AUTOCAD
7. Send resume with duties and responsibilitiesat least 40 CVS Certificate of Employment by DHL 3 weeks before and able to create, modify and finalize the design, shop, As-built drawings of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical drawings facilities in NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY. United Staffing Registry has
as on requirements.
8. Fluent in verbal / written english FIBER OPTIC TECHNICIAN – B.S. ( E.C.E. ) Electronics Graduate,expert in splicing and jointing single mode fiber optics deployed thousands of healthcare professionals since 1988.
Contract - two years Salary - US$20.00 per hour
& 5 years experience. POEA Reg. No. 1008222
Principal will be in town to conduct interview
INTERNATIONAL PROGRESS, INC.
International Resource Development Services 61-E TImog Ave., South Triangle Diliman, Quezon City INTERNATIONAL STAFFING REGISTRY INC.
Rm 215, 2nd Floor, 509 Padre FauraStreet, Ermita, Manila Tel. 926-7427 / 924-2112 / 413-3850 Fax: 416-5298 G/F Catalina Bldg., 9 New York St. cor. E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Cubao,
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POEA Lic. No. E-Mail: email@example.com
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OUR URGENT POSITIONS!!! ENGINEERING JOBS IN EUROPE
NEEDED WORKERS FOR QATAR
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Vollsveien 13H, Lysaker, Norway
QATAR ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO. PIPING DESIGN ENGINEER - With hands on experience in static dynamic, single and , multiple
FJORD ENGINEERING AS is a global engineering company based in OSLO, NORWAY offering services in Engineering design and
REG. NO. 10060496 analysis on CEASAR II software preferred. With a minimum of 5 years design experience for in Construction management for the oil and gas industry including both contract and operators. Its involvement starts with the concept
plant and cross country pipelines. study phase going through to detail engineering, construction and commissioning on projects within offshore oil and gas production
ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER - Minimum of 5 years work experience as electrical engineer platform, drilling rigs, floating production developments, petrochemical plants, refineries and offshore facilities.
SURVEY CONTROL MANAGERS / CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS (MECH) / and in ETAP software . Capable on petrochemical parts, substation and commercial buildings
CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS (LNG TANKS) / PROPOSALS MANAGERS / including relaying of substation / switchgear. STRUCTURAL/MATERIAL DESIGN ENGINEER - $9,000-$12,000/mo
Supervision of structural design on behalf of contractors and operating companies; Global design and response analyses. Detail
MANAGERS (ENG) / MANAGERS (SHUTDOWN) / PROJECT MANAGERS (MECH) / design of deck structures, hulls for floating rigs, offshore loading buoys, suction anchors etc. Fatigue and fracture mechanics
PROJECT MANAGERS (LNG TANKS) / PROJECT QC MANAGERS / ETIHAD ETISALAT COMPANY (MOBILY) (Riyadh KSA) assessments. Offshore modification and revamp projects Construction site follow-up of steel structures, Corrosion protection,
Fabrication and welding Marine engineering activities and Riser design
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS / SENIOR CONTRACT ENGINEERS / PIPING DESIGN ENGINEER- $9,000-$12,000/mo
MARKETING OFFICER - Graduate of marketing business administration and any related course.
CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATORS / QC WELDING INSPECTORS / HEAVY With experience in communication and telecoms company. Must have experience in marketing Discipline lead personnel, Layout capabilities from concept to detail design, Piping design and checking, Piping stress analysis, Pipe
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS / CRANE OPERATORS / ELECTRICAL support design, General piping engineering covering MTO & WTO piping specifications development activities, Site follow-up of all
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INSTRUMENTATION & CIVIL WORKS / INVENTORY PLANNER - MECH FINANCE OFFICER -Graduate in accounting finance administration and any related course. Has INSTRUMENTATION/ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENG’R - $9,000-$12,000/mo
(ROTATING) / INVENTORY PLANNER - MECH (STATIC) / INVENTORY PLANNER - experience in communication and telecommunication companies.Must have higher experience Discipline lead personnel; Execute conceptual studies for safety and control instrumentation; Revamp/retrofit of existing plants and
in finance accounting, auditing, fraud analyzing, financial performance, credit and adept in functional platforms; Redesign; Detail design of safety and control systems; Field instrumentation and control valves; Site follow-up for all phases
MECH (INSTRUMENTATION) / QC CIVIL INSPECTORS/ENG / CIVIL ENGINEERS / of fabrication, installation, testing and plant start-up; Telecommunications
analyzing and all financial specializing.
PLANNING ENG (CIVIL) / PLANNING ENG (MECH) / ELECTRICAL ENG / PROCESS DESIGN ENG’R - $9,000-$12,000/mo
Discipline lead personnel; System design capabilities from concept to detailed design; Energy and mass simulations; Equipment and
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MECHANICAL/HVAC DESIGN ENG’R - $9,000-$12,000/mo
SCAFFOLDING FOREMEN / SCAFFOLDERS / MALE NURSES/ Discipline lead personnel; Mechanical design studies; Rotating and static equipment; Engineering requisitions; Package specifications;
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INVENTORY PLANNER – MECHANICAL (ROTATING)/ 1 year in construction material testing experience, particularly in concrete, asphalt, soil and SAFETY / HSE ENGINEER- $9,000-$12,000/mo
aggregates. Discipline lead personnel; Safety philosophies including area classification, F&G/ESD systems Active and passive fire protection and
INVENTORY PLANNER – MECHANICAL (STATIC)/ escape/evacuation studies; Detail engineering of safety systems including safety programs; Piping and instrument diagrams for active
INVENTORY PLANNER – MECHANICAL (INSTRUMENTATION) fire protection, with area design and demand calculations; Area classification, and escape/evacuation studies; Planning / execution of
FUTURE PIPE INDUSTRIES (KSA) HAZOP´s and 3rd party verifications. The successful candidate will be offered a globally competitive compensation package ranging
between $60-$80/hr ($9,000-$12,000;159hrs/mo) commensurate w/ experience and skills plus the opportunity for career
Qualifications: All applicants should have at least 3 yrs. experience in their PIPE DESIGN ENGINEERS / PIPING DRAFTSMAN / PIPE SITE SERVICE ENGINEER / PIPE advancement and international exposure.
STRESS ANALYSIS ENGINEER - minimum 5-10 years working experience in piping application MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
respective field for Heavy Equipment Dept. & Energy and Industrial Markets Direct system and knowledge in Microstation, Autocadd and CeasarII design software programs. Must The designers should be familiar with PDS and / or PDMS, AUTOCAD and / or Microstation. Piping stress engineers should be familiar
Sales Dept. with TRIFLEX and / or Autopipe and others. Structural engineers should be familiar with STAAD, STAAD PRO, ETABS, etc. Candidates
be able to graduate of Mechanical Engineering or any related field must be a graduate of any 5-year engineering course with good academic records, preferably licensed, with at least 5 years credible
work experience; Proficient with the latest and relevant software in respective expertise; Conversant with the international standards,
codes and practices in respective engineering field; Can handle oneself in a professional manner and of good moral character and
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TECHNOLOGY Philippine Association April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian 15
of Service Exporters, Inc.
Jobs on this page were taken from PASEI members. For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected.
April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian Visit trabahoabroad.com for more job openings.
KETTANEH CONSTRUCTION SAUDI ARABIA LTD.
(200) DOMESTIC HELPER H + R + A (SAUDI ARABIA) has a requirment for experienced
for LEBANON (Principal: ALL PRO) HEALTHCARE RECRUITING AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. professionals/skilled workers for the following positions:
Qualifications: Female, 18-40 years old, Experience is a must, Good in Accre # 75128
English, Medical Fit to work, Ex-abroad (advantage). of SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA needs for its client, the following • DRAFTSMEN (AUTO CAD) • CIVIL ENGINEERS
personnel: • ELECTRICAL ENGRS (For Construction Site) • MECH’L ENGRS
HEALTHCARE GROUP (Omar D. Sheikh) - U.A.E. - Familiar with the construction Sites activities - good exp. in
• (10) SKIN CARE / BODY THERAPIST - English is a
must, must be trained/educated on different type of facial treatment
(70) REGISTERED NURSES constructionprojects.
• LAND SURVEYORS
and body massages/treatments, must have 3 years hands on previ- Qualification:
• QA/QC CIVIL INSPECTORS
ous experience in the skin care industry. * Reg. Nurse (PRC License), at least with three (3) years work experi- • PIPING & PLUMBING FOREMEN
ence, IELTS Passer, must be under 40 years old, Physically and • PLUMBERS
TURKI M. ALANAZY - K.S.A. mentally fit.
• DUCTING FOREMEN
• (10) DENTAL ASSISTANT - Experience is a must, female, Terms and Conditions: • DUCTMEN
* Minimum salary of AUD $4,000.00/mo. exclusive of overtime pay, • PIPE FITTERS FABRICATORS
22-35 years old, knowledge in the same fields. Two (2) years contract with option to be a permanent resident, Ben-
efits provided in accordance with the Australian Labor Laws. • PIPE WELDERS
All Interested applicants are required to submit: Resume, Original • HEAVY DUTY DRIVERS (Truck & Bus Drivers)
Passport, NBI, 2x2 colored pictures/whole body picture w/ white back- Bring: Two (2) sets of Resume` (another in diskette), passport, school
credentials, employment certificates, 2 pcs. 2x2 pictures and NBI • HVAC TECHNS
ground, Employment Certificate & other credentials, Medical Certificate. All the above candidates should have 5-8 yrs. experience in respective fields. Min. 2 yrs of gulf
clearance to: experience.
EXCELLENT SEARCH INT’L AGENCY CORP. OTA INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS ARAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
Unit 104, Bldg. II Residencia’s de Manila. Pandacan, Manila & MANPOWER CORP. 2325 Opalo corner Perlita Sts. San Andres Bukid, Manila
Tel No.: 5648265 / 5644502 2808 Taft Ave., Ext. Pasay City (near LRT EDSA Station) Tel. Nos.: 4852701-03 / 5636620 Fax No.: 5636621
POEA LIC. Tel. No.: 5511442 / 5511486 Look for Marielle & Letty POEA LIC.
E-mail: email@example.com 578-LB-
E-mail add: firstname.lastname@example.org
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AL TAYAR PLASTIC & RUBBER MFG. CO. LTD. MASTOURA COMPANY - Dammam, K.S.A IMMEDIATE DEPLOYMENT
BASED IN JEDDAH, K.S.A. • QA/QC ELECT’L. INSPECTOR - Must be licensed Electrical Engr.; w/ min. of 4 yrs. exp. DRAKE AND SKULL INTERNATIONAL (L.L.C.)
Accreditation No. 10089793 - READY VISA as QA/QC Inspector; w/ 5 yrs. actual exp. in Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industries; Exp. in installation
of power transformer (13.8 KV/480-227 V); Have knowledge in different types of electrical testing
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
“Employer will conduct FINAL INTERVIEW by 3rd week of April 2006.”
• 8 PVC EXTRUDER MACHINE OPTR. instruments (Hipot, Megger, Holiday Testing...); Computer literate & w/ driving license.
PE-EXTRUDER MACHINE OPTR.
PVC MIXER OPTR.
• QA/QC CIVIL INSPECTOR - Must be licensed Civil Engr.; w/ min. of 4 yrs. exp. as QA/QC
inspector; w/ 5 yrs. actual work exp. in Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industries; w/ exp. in soil & concrete
• MECH’L. DRAUGHTSMEN
• ELEC’L. DRAUGHTSMEN
• 8 PLASTIC BAG MAKING MACHINE OPTR. testing; Computer Literate & w/ driving License.
• 8 EXTRUSION BLOWN FILM MACH. OPTR. • QA/QC INSPECTOR (CATHODIC PROTECTION) -Must be licensed Electrical Engr.; w/ min.
• 6 INJEC’N MOULDING MACH. OPTR. of 4 yrs. exp. as QA/QC Inspector; Have exp. in installation of Cathodic Protection system as heads
• 5 RE-CYCLING MACHINE OPTR. & pipe lines; Have knowledge in different types of electrical testing instruments (Hipot, Megger, Experience & Education Pre-requisite:
• 5 RUBBER BANBURY/MIXER MACH. OPTR. Holiday Tester, Soil resistance tester, etc.); Have knowledge of different types of Anodes; Have at - Min. of 5 yrs. hands on exp. in mechanical & electrical drafting.
• 4 RUBBER EXTRUDER MACH. OPTR. least 5 yrs. actual work exp. in Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Industries; Computer literate & w/ driving - Graduate in BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent.
• 4 INDUSTRIAL WELDER license. - Diploma / Certificate in Vocational Technology.
• 4 INDUSTRIAL PLUMBER • CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (ELECT’L /CIVIL) - Must be licensed Electrical/Civil Engrs.; - Can create / prepare details and isometric drawings of structural, me-
• 2 INK JET PRINTER TECHNICIAN Can prepare scheduling (Manpower & Equip’t Resources); Shld. have background on PRIMAVERA. chanical & electrical designs in each field of experience.
• 4 IND’L. ELEC’N. FOR PLASTIC INDUSTRY FOR ELECTRICAL - shld. have knowledge on National Electrical Codes (NEC) - Must be conversant with either AutoCad R12/13/14/200 in 3D/2D mod-
• 4 CHILLER TECH’N. FOR CIVIL - shld. have knowledge on Uniform Building Codes eling, detailing & material listing system; Can create CADD files on
• 6 RUBBER INJECTION MOULDING MACH. OPTR • QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER - Must be licensed Electrical Engr.; w/ min. of 10 yrs. Microstation SE V 5.05.
• 4 QUALITY CONTROL INSP’R FOR IND’L. PLASTIC MFG. exp.; have knowledge & training in the ISO-9000 series Int’l Standards; must have 5 yrs. actual exp. - Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel); Voltage drop calculation
• 2 MOULD MAKER (FABRICATOR) FOR PLASTIC IND. as Quality Assurance Manager for Oil, Gas & Petrochem’l; Computer Literate.
All applicants should. have at l east 3-5 yrs. exp.; ex-abroad is an advantage.
for electrical draftsmen.
All qualified applicants may apply personally with 2 sets of comprehensive Resume, Diploma, Certificate of
All interested applicants should. bring the ff.: 2 sets of Resume, Certificate of Employment, 2 Employment, Seminars / Trainings attended, 2 pcs. 2x2 picture (white background) Original Passport/NBI & other Qualified applicants must bring detailed Resume, 2 pcs. 2x2 Colored pic-
credentials. tures, Diploma, Certificates NBI, Copy of Passport.
pcs .2x2 picture to:
SARA INT’L. MANPOWER SERVICES, INC. FIRST DREAM HUMAN RESOURCES
Suite 7 G/F Midland Plaza Hotel, M. Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila Rm. 307 Merchant Bldg., 509 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila CORPORATION
TeleFax #: 5246388 / 3380185 - 86 / 3380193 T Q M 2899 Finlandia St., Bgy. San Isidro. Makati City
Tel. No. 3023920 / 5284620 to 22 Tel. No. 8433403 / 8447719
POEA LIC. POEA Lic. Email Add: email@example.com POEA LIC.
021-LB- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org 217-LB 046-LB- E-mail: email@example.com
080904-UL Beware of Illegal Recruiters. Manpower Pooling Only. No Fees To Be Collected 080603-R Beware of Illegal Recruiters. Manpower Pooling Only. No Fees To Be Collected 021303-R Beware of Illegal Recruiters. Manpower Pooling Only. No Fees To Be Collected
CATERING STAFF (OMAN) EMPLOYER ARRIVING TO CONDUCT TESTING & SELECTIONS NO PLACEMENT FEE for
Our Principal, urgently needs highly qualified workes for their catering projects on the ff:
1. EXECUTIVE CHEF 2. CHEF D’ PARTI 3. SOUZ D’ CHEF
KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (Acree. No. 73771-9)
4. PASTRY CHEF
7. BREAD BAKER
5. PASTRY MAKER
10. WAITER & FOOD SERVER in the Counter
6. SWEETS MAKER
9. ASST. COOK * STAFF NURSES (ALL AREAS)
11. CLEANERS and DISHWASHERS
ICU, NICU, PICU, SICU, Cardiac Surgical ICU, OR, Neuro Cardiac ICU, OB/GYNE,
Qualification: NURSERY, PEDIA,ER, CATH. LAB, ANAESTHETISTS, THEATRE, M/S,
Nos. 1 - 8 5 -10 yrs. experience on food preparation perferably w / exp. in multi - national
camp. For About 750 workers CT SCAN, MRI TECH. (Should be BS MED TECH Grad, At least 8 yrs. exp..
Nos. 9 - 11 Well versed on the latest kitchen equipment
DR. SOLIMAN FAKEEH HOSPITAL SAITO COLLEGE - Malaysia
Accre No. 73084-12
EWAN RECRUITING EST. (POEA Reg. No. 10087717) we are in need of LECTURERS in the field of:
*NURSES (ALL AREAS) *MIDWIVES
• (50) DOMESTIC HELPERS - FOR JORDAN
Qualification: 24 - 35 yrs. old , Single / Married / w / or w/out experience.
*CARDIAC CATH LAB. TECH. GRAPHIC DESIGN - Bachelors degree and 3 yrs. experienced in the related field.
MULTIMEDIA DESIGN - Bachelors degree and 3 yrs. experienced in the related field.
Note Salary deduction on a case to case basis * ECHO TECH. INTERIOR DESIGN - Bachelors degree and 3 yrs. experienced in the related field.
Documents: Required: Resume with Detailed job description, Valid Passport, NBI • (2) Swimming Instructors(M & F) • (1) GYM Instructor • (1) Tennis Pro
Clearnce, Cert. of Employment, 4 pcs. 2 x2 colored photo. WITH SALARY DEDUCTION (All candidates must have at least 3 yrs. exp. in the same fields) Salary US$670 - US$800 - negoatiable based on their experience and capabilities.
KRONA INT’L SERVICE SYSTEMS, INC.
G/F SMS, Annex Bldg.,213 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
CAREER PLANNERS SPECIALISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
2/F David Building II, 561 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Telephone No. 817-2470 Tel. 7230686 / 7238730 / 7184095 / 7248972 Fax: 7239083 CP: 09178553448 / 09178553452
Email Add: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
529-LB website: www.kronaphils.com E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Website:www.careerplanners.com.ph
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