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IN METRO
 MANILA
  2      April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian
                                                                                                                                                                  COVER STORY
                                                                                                         “I wrote it in the toilet,” recalls Joey “Pepe” Smith. “Twenty
                                                                                                         minutes before going onstage. I was on acid at the time -
                                                                                                         Pink Elephants.”
                                                                                                           “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.

                                                                                                                                                                Rock On
                                                                                                                                                                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




Rockin’ Round
                                                                                                         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.




the
                          World
                                                                                                         Pinoy Rock Pioneers
                                                                                                         Pepe formed the Blue Jazzers in 1959. They later
                                                                                                         became known as the Villlains. When surf music
                                                                                                                                                                        Trippin’ Trivia
                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                  by collectors.
                                                                                                         Cruz did become overseas Filipino workers


J
                                                                                                                                                                  • 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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                                                                    The
                                                        Death March
“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.
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                                                                                                                                                              March and the surrender of Corregidor. There
                                                                                                                                                              are excerpts from books and photos of Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                              can military personnel who were key to these
                                                                                                                                                              events.
                                                                                                                                                                  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-


                                                                                                 The Rock
                                                                                                                                                              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


                                                                                                   and The
                                                                                                                                                              ancestors but, as a nation, should acknowledge
                                                                                                                                                              these atrocities.
                                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                              (http://www.corregidorphilippines.com/)



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                                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                         Bataan.html)                                         (http://www.worldwar2history.info/Bataan/)
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)
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    NEGOSYO
                                                                                          If the Hat Fits
                                                                                                                                                                        boutiques do not directly import as that would
                                                                                                                                                                        be too expensive. Aspire to be the supplier of
                                                                                                                                                                        these stores.
                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                             Tel. 921-6580
                                                                                                                                          That’s why the Tantocos       fashion trade fairs all over the world. (Japan,
                                                                                             Tel./ fax: 436-9197
                                                                                             E-mail: etantoco@skyinet.net                 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-


H
            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
                                                                                                                                                       SPORTS
                                                                     “I love it when
                                                               I make people smile”.



Super Stacy
                                     A
                                             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,
                                                                                                                                                   Stacy Keibler
                                                         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
                                                             name “Miss
                                                            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.
 ENTERTAINMENT
 COVER STORY                                                                                                                                                    October 17-23, 2006 I OFW Guardian
                                                                                                                                                                    April 3-9, 2005                                9



                                                                             Moments
                                                  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


D
          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)

                                                                                            Blind Teacher
                                                                       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-
                                                                       cently.
                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                   YOUR MONEY
                                 MONEY BASICS
                                                                                                       CURRENCIES

Renting Versus Buying                                                                                   Countr y                Unit
                                                                                                                                                         Peso
                                                                                                                                                      Equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                    Equivalent of
                                                                                                                                                                       1 US$
                                                                                                                                                                                    Equivalent of
                                                                                                                                                                                       1 Euro



O
                                                                                                        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




                                                                                                       51.300
                                                                                                                                           OPEN
                                                                                                                                           51.135

                                                                                                                      SAVE                  HIGH
                                                                                                                     YOUR                  51.165

                                                                                                                     MONEY                 LOW
                                                                                                                                           51.300
                                                                                                                     SPEND
                                                                                                                     WISELY
                                                                                                                     WISELY               AVERAGE
                                                                                                                                           51.238

                                                                                                                                          VOLUME
                                                                                                                                          $413.540M

                                                                                                       Source: BSP
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.
                                                                  Montaña)
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ADVICE
                                                                                  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.
      www.ofwguardian.com
      email: info@ofwguardian.com
                                                                                  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
             Chairman
                                               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,
      LEONARDA CAMACHO
        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
         Publisher
                                               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
       Design Director
                                                   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
       NICK BALLESTEROS
         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.
            Contributors
                                               before that applicants for         way they attend to custom-         franchise system. Visit             Thanks.                                  Hence, my advice to you
         SUIEE SUAREZ
     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
          Marketing Services
                                               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-
         ISKO CATIBAYAN
        Marketing Director
                                               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-
           Administration
        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-
        REUBEN RAVAGO
        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         editor@filfranchisers.com. For      yourselves vulnerable to a          He may be reached at 687-48-
      National Bookstore
 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
      AWARE Foundation
                                               franchisee to use the system       franchiser for minor con-                 www.filfranchisers.com.      nage. In fact, if you yourself                 junaba@pldtdsl.net.
               Sanry’s                         he developed, and run a
        Makati • Greenbelt •
   Guadalupe • Robinsons Galleria •
                                               “copy” of the business.
     Unimart Greenhills • Glorietta            While a franchisee will over-
                EVA Air
              Korean Air
                                               see the operations, the way
           Malaysia Airlines
            Air Philippines
                                               it is managed and operated
             Thai Airways                      still depends on what the
           Emirates Airlines
     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:
                                               - Coachable
                                               - Can follow business proce-
                                               dures
                                               - 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
 info@ofwguardian.com. 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
 0920-9524769.
                                               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 modern-economic-heroes,
                                                                               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                   fonsmariano@gmail.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,
                                           Administration
                                           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             w_d_soriano@yahoo.com 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-              comwds@hotmail.com.
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                                                                    Association Of The Philippines
                                                                    Jobs on this page were taken from OPAP members. For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected.

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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2006
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 [afredex@pldtdsl.net]                                                                                           E-Mail: excellentmanpower@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  POEA Lic. No.
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                                              E-mail Address: ird_services@yahoo.com.ph
   POEA Lic. No.                                                                                                                               POEA Lic. No.
                                                                                                                                             409-LB-081402-R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 035-LB-020403-R
 457-LB-031204-R                                                                                                                                                     Beware of Illegal Recruiters • Manpower Pooling Only • No Fees To Be Collected
                                            Beware of illegal recruiters. Manpower Pooling Only. No Fees to be collected




                                         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”
                                                                                                                                           Database Administrator with the skills-sets: Oracle 8i/9i, Oracle PL/SQL, VB. VB, .NET, JavaScript, VBScript, MS SQL
                                              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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “SWIFTEST IMMIGRATION”
                                                      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 .
Qualifications:
                                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                           and DNV.
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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Q.C.
                                                     Tel. (00632) 521-3662 / 521-1879                                                                                           E-Mail: Fe Salting Cadavona [afredex@pldtdsl.net]                                                                                         Tel No. (02) 723-8646 Mobile:0915-202 8307
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                POEA Lic. No.                                     E-Mail: intl.staff@gmail.com
     POEA Lic. No.                             E-mail Address: ird_services@yahoo.com.ph                                                        POEA Lic. No.             Ernie E. Salting [ipiees@ipi.com.ph] / Web Site: www.ipi.com.ph                                     051-LB-091905-PL                              URL: http//internationaljobscenter.com
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                        NEEDED WORKERS FOR QATAR
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                       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
                                                                                                                                           corporate and consumer segment, pricing product and marketing data solutions.                                                      phases for the fabrication and installation of piping systems
     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
   INSTRUMENT ENG / ESTIMATORS / SAFETY OFFICERS / CONSTRUCTION                                                                                                              BODYCOTE MATERIALS TESTING CENTER                                                                subsystem analysis; Safety and operability analysis; Process and utility flow diagrams; Piping and instrument diagrams, Process
    RIGGERS / INSTRUMENT TECH / INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIANS / COOK /                                                                                                                     (ABU DHABI, UAE)                                                                         datasheets and piping line-lists; Operation manuals; Site follow-up of fabrication testing and start-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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;
              ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION & CIVIL WORKS/                                                                                    LABORATORY TECHNICIANS - BS graduate with excellent English communication skills. At least                                         Equipment data sheets; Factory acceptance tests; Material handling; HVAC calculations; Ducting and instrument diagrams
             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
                      VENTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INT’L. CORP.                                                                                                            LBS e-Recruitment Solutions Corp.                                                                    must be proficient in both spoken and written English.

                             Suite 116-A Skyfreight Bldg. N. Aquino Ave. Parañaque City 1700                                                                          Rm M3 & M4 Gochangco Building, T.M. Kalaw St.,                                                                                               LBS e-Recruitment Solutions Corp.
                                Tel. No. (632) 854-5162 / 851-8886 Fax No. (632) 854-5294                                                                                    cor. M.Y. Orosa St., Ermita, Manila                                                                                                                      Rm M3 & M4 Gochangco Building, T.M. Kalaw St.,
                             E-Mail: venture@pldtdsl.net Website: www.venturemgntsys.com                                                     POEA Lic. No. Tel. No. (02) 524-4745 / 524-4750 loc. 101 / 102 Fax No. (02) 302-7036
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cor. M.Y. Orosa St., Ermita, Manila
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                                                                                                                                            301-LB-110603-R Email: apply@e-recruitment.com.ph URL: http://www.e-recruit.com.ph                                                                                             Email: apply@e-recruitment.com.ph URL: http://www.e-recruit.com.ph
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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.
 POEA LIC.
                          E-mail: excellent_search@hotmail.com                                         578-LB-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E-mail add: aram@tri-isys.com
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 0020403-R                                                                                            052804-R                                                                                                          091203-R
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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.
   •
   •
       6
       6
           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:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TECHNO-QUEST MANPOWER
                 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: wrkesjob@yahoo.com                                                     POEA LIC.
  021-LB-                E-mail : simsil@sarainternationalcom.ph                                      217-LB                                                                                                             046-LB-                    E-mail: tqmnl@globelines.com.ph
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                 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:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         JEDDAH K.S.A.
Categories:
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
                     8. COOK
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
POEA Lic.
                     Email Add: krona@kronaphils.com info@kronaphils.com
 529-LB                          website: www.kronaphils.com                                                                 E-mail address: recruit@pldtdsl.net; manpower@pldtdsl.net Website:www.careerplanners.com.ph
042304-R      Beware of Illegal Recruiters.    Manpower Pooling Only.    No Fees To Be Collected    POEA LIC. 409-LB - 021104-R                                                        Beware of Illegal Recruiters • Manpower Pooling Only • No Fees To Be Collected
16   April 3-9, 2006 I OFW Guardian

				
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