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        The Social Security Agreement                                                                                                     kayo o ang inyong beneficiary
                                                                                                                                          ng    kaukulang   benepisyo.
                                                                                                                                          4. Mutual Administrative



A
                                                                                                                                                 Assistance
        ng Social Security Agree-                 Photo by: Lhai Alvarez
                                                                                                                                          Sa SSA, ang liable agency ay ang
        ment sa pagitan ng Pilipi-
                                                                                                                                          SSS. Ibig sabihin nito ay hindi na
        nas at South Korea ay
                                                                                                                                          kailangang pumunta pa sa
isinagawa noong taong 2005.                                                                                                               NPS office para mag apila ng
Ayon sa kasunduang reprosi-                                                                                                               penson. Dahil ang SSS na
dad ng dalawang bansa, ki-                                                                                                                ang    bahalang      mag     aasi-
nakailangang magkaroon ng                                                                                                                 kaso nito kasabay sa pag-
parehong benepisyo ang dala-                                                                                                              kuha ng pensyon sa SSS
wang       partidong      nabibilang
sa nasabing kasunduan. Ibig                                                                                                               Disadvantages & Advantages
sabihin kung ano ang benip-
isyong natatanggap ng mga                                                                                                                 Disadvantages:
manggagawang         Pilipino    dito                                                                                                     1. Once magratify na ang
sa Korea ay gayun din da-                                                                                                                 SSA,    hindi  na    makakaku-
pat ang natatanggap ng mga                                                                                                                ha ng lump sum refund.
manggagawang         Koreano       sa                                                                                                     2. Para maenjoy ninyo ang be-
Pilipinas.     Halimbawa         nito                                                                                                     nepisyo, kailangang maghin-
ay     ang     National      Pension                 Forum with the SSS Officials and Filipino Community Leaders at the                   tay ng 60 taong gulang.
na     hinuhulugan        ng    mga                                Philippine Embassy last Oct. 28, 2012
                                                                                                                                          Advantages:
manggagawang          Pilipino    na           Nang malaman ito ng NPS,                        isang myembo ang kanyang                   2. Sa panahong hindi na makaka-
nagtatrabaho dito sa Korea                     nagpahayag sila na dahil lopsid-                kontribyusyon      ng     sampung          pagtrabaho,     may      mapag-
ay nakakatanggap ng lump                       ed ang kasunduang reprosidad,                   taon upang makatanggap ng                  kukunan pa rin na pagkaka-
sum refund(kookmin) mata-                      ititigil na rin nila ang pagbi                  pension. Kung kulang ang                   kitaan. Dahil buwan-buwan ay
pos ang kanilang kontrata at                   bigay ng lump sum payment                       hulog      ng     myebro        nito,      mayroon makukuhang bene-
makabalik sa Pilipinas. Batay                  (kookmin) sa mga Pilipinong                     ang tanging makukuha la-                   pisyo,   hindi  lamang     mula
sa kasunduang reprosidad, ki-                  manggagawa dito sa Korea.                       mang ay lump-sum na may                    sa SSS kundi pati na rin
nakailangan ding makatang-                     Layunin ng Kasunduan (SSA)                      kasamang       interes.    Ito    ay       sa NPS. Sakaling mamatay,
gap ng lump sum refund ang                     Ang      layunin   ng    kasundu-               higit na mas maliit kung iku-              patuloy pa rin na maka-
mga Koreanong nagtatraba-                      an na ito ay protektahan                        kumpara       sa      makukuhang           katanggap      ng     benepisyo
ho at naghuhulog ng SSS sa                     ang      kinabukasan    ng   mga                pensyon      na    siyang     mata-        ang      naisamang beneficiary.
Pilipinas. Subalit hindi po ito                manggagawang Pilipino nang                      tanggap kada buwan. Kung
nangyayari. Kapag ang man-                     sa ganoon ay may makukuha                       lump-sum refund lamang ang                 QnA
gagawang Koreano ay uma-                       silang pera sa kanilang pagtanda.               makukuha,         mahigit      ilang
lis na ng Pilipinas hindi na po                                                                libo lamang ito, samantalang               Q: Kung sakaling maipatupad
nila nakukuha ang kanilang                     Probisyon ng Social Security                    ang katumbas na halaga ng                  na ang SSA, ano ang mangyayari
naihulog sa Social Security                    Agreement (SSA)                                 pensyong makukuha ay aabot                 sa    binabayaran    kookmin?
System. Ayon sa SSS, bilang                    1. Pantay na karapatan                          sa humigit kumilang 5 milyon.              A. Una sa lahat, hindi ililipat
isang National Pension Insti-                  Nilalayon nitong maging patas                   Dahil kapag may agreement na,              ang contributions ninyo sa SSS.
tution ng Pilipinas, ay mag-                   ang pagtrato sa mga Pilipinong                  ito ay lifetime. Simula 60 taong           Ito ay mananatili sa NPS.
bibigay lamang ng pensyon sa                   nasa ibang bansa at patuloy                     gulang hanggang sa inyong                  Wala ni isang kusing ang ililipat
mga myembrong Pilipino ka-                     na maprotektahan ang ka-                        kamatayan ay may matatanggap                                 continue to page 2
pag umabot na sila sa edad                     nilang karapatang pang so-
na     nirereuired     nito.     Ibig          syalidad   o    pangkabuhayan.
sabihin, makukuha o mare                       2. Export of benefits
refund lamang nila ang ka-                     Kadalasan, kapag walang bi-                                                                 PAALALA
nilang pensyon kapag sila ay                   lateral agreement sa pagi-
umabot      na    ng      animnaput                                                                                       MAPAGPALANG ARAW, SA LAHAT PO NG TAGASU-
                                               tan ng 2 bansa, hindi na                                                     BAYBAY AT TUMATANGKILIK SA SULYAPINOY
taong gulang. Isa sa pag-                      mapoprotektahan       ang  kara-                                         PUBLICATION,NAIS PO NAMING IPABATID SA INYO NA
kakamali ng National Pension                   patan para sa social benefits.                                              MAY PAGBABAGO SA ATING WEBSITE. MAYROON
Service ng Korea ay hindi                      Lahat    ng    mga     manggaga-                                             NA PO TAYONG BAGONG WEBSITE AT ITO AY
nila nasuring mabuti ang pa-                   wa ay dapat magkaroon ng                                                              WWW.SULYAPINOY.INFO
takaran ng SSS sa Pilipinas.                   pension kahit na umalis ng                                                ANG LUMANG WEBSITE NA WWW.SULYAPINOY.ORG
Simula ng naipatupad ang bi-                                                                                             AY HINDI NA PO MAGAGAMIT NGAYON PANSAMAN-
                                               bansang       pinagtatrabahuhan.                                                              TALA.
lateral agreement sa pagitan                   Subalit,   hindi   ito   mangya-                                             KAMI PO AY HUMIHINGI NG PAUMANHIN SA
ng 2 bansa, inakala ng NPS                     yari kung walang agreement                                                ABALA KUNG HINDI PO KAYO MAKAPAG ACCESS SA
Korea na nakukuha rin ng Ko-                   sa pagitan ng mga bansa.                                                   LUMANG WEBSITE. HANGAD NAMIN ANG INYONG
rean nationals ang kanilang                    3. Totalization of insurance                                                              PANG-UNAWA
contributions sa SSS gaya                      periods and pro-rata sharing
ng nakukuha ng mga mang-                       Ang patakaran ng SSS,                   ki-
gagawang Pilipino sa Korea.                    nakailangang makumpleto                 ng

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C O R D I L L E R A                                                                           The Social Security Agreement                 continuation from page 1
                                                                                              sa SSS. Makukuha ninyo ito             Ang interest ay base sa 91-day
  BROTHERHOOD                                                                                 bilang pensyon. Sapagkat ito           T-bills o average rates of
  ORGANIZATION                                                                                ay itatratong bilang pensyon,          SSS short-term incentives,
By Rela Pensica Turalba, FEWA Board                                                           magkakaroon ito ng interes             which     one     is    higher.
                                                                                              at mas malaki ang makukuha             Q: Kung kunwaring nagtake-
"Equality lies only in human moral                                                                                                   effect na ang SSA, at naka-
dignity. ... Let there be brothers first,                                                     ninyong      benepisyo.     Dahil
                                                                                                                                     paghulog na ako sa SSS ng
then there will be brotherhood, and                                                           ang requirement ng SSS ay 10           10 taon, ngunit patuloy pa
only then will there be a fair shar-
ing of goods among brothers. "
                                                                                              taong contribution, kung kunwari       rin akong naghuhulog sa NPS
       - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov                                           nakapagtrabaho na kayo ng              by obligation, makukuha ko
                                                                                              5 taon sa Pilipinas at 5 taon          pa    rin  ba   ang   kinon-
Filipinos in South Korea have                                                                 na rin kayong naghuhulog               tribute    ko    sa    NPS?
a history dating back to the es-                                                              ng SSS, at 5 taon din kayong nag-      A: Hindi kabilang ang over-
tablishment of South Korea.                                                                   huhulog sa NPS, pagdating ng           lap contributions. Kung kaya
Many live in Seoul, where they                        Korea as tourist then became facto-
                                                      ry workers.The First President of the   panahong makakatanggap na              para makuha ninyo ang
gather in the Hyehwa-dong and                                                                 kayo ng pension, 5/10 ng               kaukulang contribution sa
Dongsung-dong areas of Jong-                          Organization was Mr Jimmy Lim.
                                                      The Objectives of the organi-           pensyon ninyo ay manggagaling          NPS, kailangang magdagdag
no-gu. 7,500 Filipino soldiers                                                                                                       pa kayo ng contributions sa
                                                      zation     are       as     follows:    sa SSS at ang natitirang 5/10
fought in the Korean war on
                                                      1. To support and provide fi-           naman ay manggagaling sa NPS.          SSS para mabuo ang re-
the side of the UN Command.                           nancial assistance to member’s          Q: Kung sakaling maapruba-             quired years of contributions
In the 1990s, the economy of                          in case of death, accidents and         han ang SSA, at hindi na namin
South Korea made the country
                                                                                                                                     ng NPS. Kaya’t mas maganda
                                                      hospitalization   due    to  illness.   makukuha    ang    lump    sum
begin to become an increasingly                       2. To promote and maintain harmo-                                              kung mabuo ninyo ang re-
                                                                                              refund, may nakahanda bang
attractive destination for Filipinos                  nious relationship among members.                                              quirement ng 2 institusyon
                                                                                              programa ang SSS para sa
going overseas for work. by 2004,                     3. To extend our moral and
                                                                                              mga balikbayan OFWs? Ang               upang magain ninyo ang full
                                                      spiritual   support   to    members                                            entitlement      to     both.
the     Philippine's    Department                                                            kukmin ay siyang nagsisilbi
                                                      The goal of the organization is                                                Q: Kung sakaling hindi ko
of Foreign Affairs estimated                                                                  naming “"ipon”" nang sa ga-
                                                      focused on the needs of their           noon   ay   mayroon     kaming         makumpleto    ang   sampong
the number of Filipinos in
                                                      members base on South Korea.            panggastos   habang     nagha-         taong paghuhulog sa SSS, ano
South       Korea     at     41,000
                                                      The continuous and fervent sup-         hanap kami ng panibagong tra-          ang      mangyayari       sa
Filipinos in South Korea are God-
                                                      port of the organization"s mem-         baho pagdating sa Pilipinas.           mga    naihulog    ko    na?
fearing. The filipino Community
                                                      ber made the success of the             A: Hindi sakop ng SSS ang              A: Makukuha niyo pa rin yun
brings with them the religious fer-
                                                      group, because of this, the CBO         balikbayan program. Subalit            kasama ang interest pagda-
vor deeply ingrained in Philippine
                                                      shall have another Induction Pro-       may binubuong reintegration            ting ninyo ng 60 years old.
culture. they are people-oriented.
                                                      gram and Acquiantance PArty on                                                 Ganundin    ang  sa    NPS.
They actively participate in pro-                                                             program ang DOLE at OWWA
                                                      November 18, 2012 at 2 PM on                                                   Q: Paano kung hindi ako myem-
grams that contribute to the wel-                                                             para sa mga balikbayans. Wala
                                                      wards. The event will take place at                                            bro ng SSS, anong mangya-
fare of their fellows. They are                                                               ring unemployment insurance
                                                      Pinoy Bistro in Ansan Gyeongido.                                               yari sa NPS contributions ko?
nationalistic. Much has been said                                                             ang SSS. Alalahanin natin ang
                                                      The Outgoing President, Mr. Henjie                                             A: Gaya ng nabanggit kanina,
about the important role that their                                                           SSS at NPS ay mga pension
                                                      Velasco Omero shall have his fare-                                             makukuha niyo lamang ito kung
remittances play in helping                                                                   institutions. Ibig sabihin, mas
                                                      well bid to his constituents. And the                                          mabubuo    ninyo    ang    re-
the economy of the Philippines.                                                               binibigyan      nila  ng     impor-
                                                      newly elected officers of the CBO
As such many organizations                                                                                                           quired number of contributions
                                                      that will be inducted are as follows:   tansya            ang          pen-
have been established to show                                                                                                        ng NPS. Kung ayaw ninyong
                                                      President:Ms. Maureen Pulsingay         sion      o      ang     long-term
the camaraderie among Filipinos                                                                                                      maghulog sa SSS, wala kayong
                                                      Lesino     Vice     President:    Mr.   benefits at hindi ang short-
around the world. CORDILLERA                                                                                                         makukuhang      contributions.
                                                      Nestor        Sabali      Secretary:    term       benefits.     Mayroong
BROTHERHOOD ORGANIZATION -                                                                                                           Q:  Hanggang    kelan   pa
                                                      Ms.Jinky De los Santos Lontoc           programa              ang      SSS
The CBO is a non-profit organization                                                                                                 magbibigay    ng      lump
                                                      Treasurer: Ms. Imelda Ban-eg            para       sa       mga      OFWs,
which was initially created to up-                                                                                                   sum    refund  ang    NPS?
                                                      Auditor: Ms. Rona Jane Camara           ang                     flexi-fund.
hold the Bayanihan System way                                                                                                        A:Hanggang         hindi     pa
                                                      PRO's: Ms. Christine Cadena             Para         itong         alkansya
back in 1994. It progressed dra-                                                                                                     naaprubahan ang nasabing
                                                      Mr.         Johnny         Gasmenia
matically in quantity and iden-                                                               para sa mga OFWs. Withdraw-            agreement. Subalit, gaya ng
                                                      Attendance       of   every    mem-
tity as the years have passed.                                                                able ito anytime at nagkakain-         nabanggit      kanina,   maaari
                                                      ber of the CBO is highly ex-
Cordillera Brotherhood Organi-                                                                teres ang perang inihuhulog            nilang itigil ang pagbibigay ng
                                                      pected and appreciated to show
zation known as CBO, was founded                                                              ninyo sa flexi-fund. Ang month-        lump-sum refund sang-ayon
                                                      your support to the new sets
way back in 1995 by the early                                                                 lyly contribution ay Php1,560.
                                                      of officers of the organization.                                               sa     kanilang      patakaran.
Cordilleran's who came to South


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San Pedro Calungsod : Patron Saint for the Young Migrant
By Aldin Jalang Potot, OFW- Riyadh, S.A

                                                             S a n      man name Choco,            who     enthusiastic Catechist, and
                                                             Pedro      gained influence over the na-      a faithful lay missionary.
                                                             Calung-    tives of Marianas Island and       San Pedro Calungsod is
                                                             sod is a   was envious of the attention       the Patron Saint of the Mi-
                                                             Filipino   received by the two mission-       grants,    most     especially
                                                             Roman      aries coming from the natives      with the Young Migrants.
                                                             Catholic   of the island, Choco circulat-       “Witnesses record that Pe-
                                                             martyr.    ed false accusations that the      dro could have fled for safety
                                                             He was     missionaries were spreading        but chose to stay at Father
                                                             killed     poison through the ritual of       Diego’s side. The priest was
                                                             while      the pouring of water (exam-        able to give Pedro absolu-
                                                             doing      ple: baptism), and through         tion before he himself was
                                                             m i s -    the ritual of Catholic Masses.     killed. May the example and
                                                             sionary    Last March 5, 2000 He              courageous witness of Pe-
                                                             work in    was beatified by the late          dro Calungsod inspire the
                                                             Guam       Pope John Paul II. So Pe-          dear people of the Philip-
                                                             in 1672.   dro Calungsod was known            pines to announce the King-
                                                             As     a   in the Visayas as Beato            dom bravely and to win souls
                                                             s a c -    (Blessed) Pedro Calungsod.         for God.” - An excerpt from
                                                             ristan     Recently just this last 21st of    the Homily of the Holy Fa-
(Photo courtesy of http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/sun- coming     October 2012, Pope Benedict        ther during the canoniza-
day-times/the-sunday-times-magazines/122-spirituality/29236-
blessed-pedro-calungsod-was-an-artist-in-angono)
                                                             f r o m    XVI officially canonized him       tion (taken from Saint Pedro
                                                             t h e      as a Saint at St. Peter’s Basil-   Calungsod facebook page)


T
        he Philippines is in a       Visayas Region of the Phil-        ica in Rome. Others call San
                                                                        Pedro Calungsod as a Saint of      The Life of San Pedro Calung-
        great festivity, when ippines, he was a compan-
                                                                        the Young Migrant. Since at a      sod is a key for all OFWs that
        the whole nation re- ion of Blessed Diego Luis de
 ceived the news coming              San Vitores to the Marianas        very young age he travelled        we must not fear, because
 from the Palace of the Holy         Islands. Through their ef-         and lives in another country       the greatness of the Lord will
 See, that our Beato (Bless-         forts, many receive the sac-       to proclaim God’s kingdom.         help us fight all the struggles
 ed) Pedro Calungsod will            raments especially that of         At a very young age, he was        in life. And in our journey,
 be elevated into sainthood.         baptism. A certain Chinese         a skilled sacristan or acolyte-    the Lord is watching over us.




Pinoy soprano stars in European debut
Courtesy of Pinoy Worldwide , Posted October 25, 2012




F
       ilipino soprano Ma.          “More than 250 guests from
       Krissan Valencia Mani-       the Diplomatic Corps, Dutch
       kan starred in her Eu-       business community and
ropean Debut Concert on             Filipino community attended
October 19 at the Bernard           the concert. Also present at
Haitinkzaal of the Amsterdam        the concert were Philippine
Conservatory in The Nether-         Ambassador to The Hague
lands, the Foreign Affairs De-      Lourdes G. Morales, Con-
partment reported Thursday.         sul General ad honorem in
Hosted by the Philippine            Amsterdam Eppo Horlings
Embassy in The Hague                and his wife," DFA said.
and the Philippine Consu-           Paris-based Manikan, who
late General in Amsterdam,          is a scholar of the French
Manikan sang with the ac-           government, is working on-
companiment       of   Ameri-       her graduation recital for
can pianist Andrew Wright.          her Diplome d’Études Musi-
She perfomed, among oth-            cales at the Conservatoire
ers,    masterpieces      from      à rayonnement régional
Strauss,     Brahms,    Hahn,       de Paris.    Her most re-
Rachmaninoff, Abelardo and          cent work is a recording of         rine Deshayes, DFA said.           Source: http://www.philstar.
                                                                        The concert was sponsored by       com/pinoyworldwide/article.
Espino. Tulpen uit Amster-          Debussy’s La Damoiselle
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dam, the famous Dutch folk          élue with French artists            Horatio Assurance B.V., owned      Id=543&articleId=863281&se
song, was the finale piece.         Natalie Dessay and Ka-              by Consul General Horlings.        ction=pwwglobalfilipinoarticle



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            Kalinga ni Ama                                                                 Kalusugan ay Yaman
                                                                                                         By: Ayang Kornico
             By: Ayang Kornico
                                                                                           Lagi kitang nakakaligtaang pangalagaan
             Si Ama ang ating lakas at sandigan.                                           Sa tuwina’y laman ng aking puso’t isipan,
             Na kailan ma’y hindi ipinagkait kanino man.                                   Ay kung paano paano umunlad at yumaman
             Tuwing tayo’y natutuwa,                                                       Hindi ko nabatid na ika’y napabayaan.
             Siya’y nagagalak at maligaya
             At kapag tayo’y nagdurusa,                                                    Sa mura mong gulang ika’y nahirapan
             Siya’y tumatangis at lumuluha.                                                Kumakayod sa umaga pati na rin sa gabi.
                                                                                           Sapat na pahinga ay hindi natamo
             Si Ama na Siyang nagbigay ng buhay sa atin,                                   Sa kadahilanang makaipon ng sapat na yaman.
             Tagos kong pag-ibig ang kaniyang dahilan.
             Pagmamahal ang Kaniyang pamana na hangad Niya,                                Isang araw ika’y nagdamdam,
             Ay sa iba’y ating maibahagi at maipadama.                                     Ako’y iyong pinarusahan sa sakit na nararamdaman.
                                                                                           Doon sa akin ay iyong ipinamukha at ipinamulat,
             Sa buhay dito sa mundong ibabaw,                                              Ikaw pala ang aking natatanging kayamanan.
             Siya’y nakatanaw at nagmamasid.
             Sa Kaniyang mga anak na nakaka-alala                                          Ngayon ako’y bumabawi sa kasalanang nagawa
             Lalo na sa mga nakakalimot, pagmamahal                                        Sa iyo ngayon inaalay sapat na pahinga.
             ang Kaniyang inaalay.                                                         Pampalusog at masusustansyang kumpayan
                                                                                           Ngayon sa iyo’y aking ibinibigay at iyong tinatamasa.




       Minsan sa Pagdaan ng Panahon ng Taglagas sa Aking Buhay
                                                                  By Joey Rocamora


A
      utumn na pala. Unti-unti ng        Tahimik. Nagmumokmok. Laklak          saheng ipinapadala ko sa kanya.            mga bulaklak na nagbibigay kulay
      lumalamig ang hangin na            dito,   laklak  doon.    Pagkatapos   Pinatay na niya ang mga bagay              sa ating kapaligiran ay ang muling
      dumadampi sa aking mukha           ng maghapong trabaho, walang          na maaring magbigay-komuni-                pagbubukas ko ng panibagong pin-
habang nakadungaw sa may bin-            gabing hindi kaharap ang isang        kasyon sa aming dalawa. Pero sa            to at yugto sa aking buhay. Isang
tana ng aming tinutuluyang bahay.        lata ng beer upang madaling maka      anong dahilan? Hindi ko alam!              pintuang muling kakikitaan ng dedi-
Bahagya ng nalalanta at nagla            tulog at panandaliang makalimot       Anong mga pagkakamali ang na-              kasyon, katatagan, prinsipyo, dig-
lagas ang bawat dahon ng mga pu-         sa    dinaranas    na     kabiguan…   gawa ko? Hindi ko alam! Gusto              nidad, integridad, pananampala-
nongkahoy na dati ay kay luntian.        Paggising sa umaga balik na           kong sumigaw! Gusto kong mag               taya, pagtitiwala, kababaang-loob,
Maging ang mga kabundukan                naman sa pag-iisip sa lahat…          wala! Hindi ko alam kung saan              pagpapaubaya at pagmamahal .
na      nakapaligid    at     palagi     Di ko alam ang mga dapat              ko hahanapin ang mga kasagutan             Ang autumn ay isang panahon. Oo,
kong      tinatanaw    sa     aming      gawin.     Walang     konsentrasyon   sa aking mga katanungan sa kasa            isang panahon subalit punung-pu-
harapan ay unti-unti na ring             sa lahat ng bagay. Walang ga-         lukuyan. Alam mo ba kung gaano             no ng mga aral ng kahapon. Isang
nababalot ng kalungkutan… Naka           nang       magtrabaho.       Napaka   kasakit at kahirap tanggapin               panahon kung kailan nagtapos
kalbo na at iba na rin kasi ang          lamig na ng panahon kaya kung         ang pangyayarig ito? Naranasan             ang yugto ng isang masasayang
kulay. Ang mga ibon na dati              pwede nga lang na matulog na          mo na rin ba ito? Di ba masakit?           alaala ng tunay na pagmamahalan
rati ay masasayang nagsisipag-           lang palagi para matigil ang pag-     Sobrang             sakit!!!Habang         na aakalain mong matatagpuan
liparan sa may himpapawid na             iisip ng kung anu-anong mga           ginagawa ko ang komposisyong               lamang sa mga pahina ng isang
sumasabay sa pag-ihip ng hangin          bagay-bagay. Ano pang halaga          ito ay kaalinsabay ring umaagos            nobela at istorya sa mga telebi-
ay pansamantalang isa-isang nag          ng pagpapakapagod at pagtatra         ang luha sa aking mga mata. Mga            syon. Ito ang pinakamakulay na
sipag-alisan na rin upang mataka         baho mo kung iniwan ka ng iyong       luhang nagpapakita ng pangu                panahong dumaan sa aking buhay
san ang lamig na unti-unting             pinakamamahal at nagsisilbing inspi   ngulila, kahinaan, at panghihina           sa kabila ng lamig, kalungkutan at
bumabalot         sa   kapaligiran.      rasyon para magpatuloy? Paano         yang. Subalit kailangan ko itong           nakabibinging katahimikang buma-
Kay lamig na ng panahon…                 ka magpapatuloy sa isang laban        tanggapin kahit mahirap. Tama.             balot sa aking kapaligiran. Ito
Autumn         na    talaga.Parang       kung mismong ang sandigan at          Isa na lamang itong alaala                 ang panahon kung saan nakapu-
nadama ko bigla ang kalungku-            sandalan mo ang unang sumuko          ng kahapon. Isa itong masalimuot           lot ako ng pinakamagandang aral
tang nadarama ng aking kapa              sa laban ng inyong buhay? Oo. Ini-    na kahapon sa panahon ng autumn.           sa buhay na nagsisilbi ko ngayong
ligiran. Oo. Bigla ring nabalot          wan ako. Siya ang sumuko. Hindi       Hindi dito nagtatapos at magtata-          gabay upang patuloy na harapin
ng pighati ang buo kong katauhan.        ako! Anong dahilan? Hindi ko alam!    pos ang kwento ng aking buhay.             ang kasalukuyan at ang kinabu-
Isang katauhan na dati rati lamang       Ito lang ang naging huling men-       Kailangan ko lang tanggapin ang            kasan. Alam ko hindi ako nag-iisa
ay punung-puno ng saya at ka-            sahe n’ya, “Ayaw ko na. Huwag ka      katotohanan ng maluwag sa aking            at kailanman ay hindi ako mag-ii-
galakan. Isang katauhan na               ng tatawag.” Para akong binuhu-       dibdib at kalooban. Hindi ito isang        sa. Nandiyan ang aking pamilya at
nag-uumapaw sa pagmamahal                san ng isang palangganang napa-       pagkakamali subalit isang aral na          mga kaiibigan na patuloy na mag-
ngunit ngayon ay nag-iisa at nag-        kalamig na tubig. Para akong isang    nagtuturo sa akin sa kasalukuyan           mamahal, gagabay at aagapay sa
durusa dahil sa iniwan ako ng            tao na biglang naging bato nung       upang ako ay matuto at ituwid              akin upang patuloy na harapin ang
aking pinakamamahal sa gitna ng          mga sandaling nabasa ko ang huling    ang mga baluktot na gawi at asal.          bawat panibagong bukas ng may
kawalan ng katiyakan. Lumbay             mensahe n’yang yun. Para akong        At sa muling pagsibol ng mga lun-          katatagan at bakas ng kasiyahan.
na lumbay. Magulo ang kaisipan.          biglang pinagbagsakan ng langit at    tiang dahon ng mga punungkahoy,            Ang autumn – isang alaala ng
Puno ng mga katanungan. Gustong          lupa ng mga sandaling yun! Di ko      sa muling pag-init ng sikat ng araw        aking nakaraan, isang panahon ng
sumigaw upang maibulalas ang             na ‘sya macontact sa kasalukuyan.     na dumadampi sa aking katawan,             aking kasalukuyan , at isang in-
kinikimkim na bigat ng kalooban.         Wala kahit isang sagot sa mga men-    at sa muling pamumukadkad ng               spirasyon ng aking kinabukasan.

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                            Filipino Arts Day at Seoul
                                                                        By: Seoul PE
                                                                                              with a film showing        musical             performances
                                                                                              featuring “Andong”,        from Ms. Rachel Gerodias,
                                                                                              a short film by Rom-       the     Philippines      premiere
                                                                                              mel Tolentino, which       soprano      singer     and    the
                                                                                              won     the     Sonje      country’s       top-notch      op-
                                                                                              Award at the 2008          era performer. Ms. Gero-
                                                                                              Busan Film Festi-          dias performed a number of
                                                                                              val, and the “Babae        opera pieces and classic
                                                                                              sa Septic Tank,” a         Filipino Kundiman, to the
                                                                                              film by Chris Mar-         delight    of     the    audience
                                                                                              tinez and the Phil-        members.         The      opening
                                                                                              ippine official entry      act was performed by the
                                                                                              to the 2011 Oscar          Siera      Band,       the      all
                                                                                              Awards      for  For-      Filipino                  resident
                                                                                              eign Movies. The           band of the Grand Hyatt
                                                                                              film showing was           Hotel Seoul. Ms. Gerodias
Rachel Gerodias performing Filipino Kundiman at the Embassy’s Filipino Arts Day               made possible by           is in South Korea, for a
                                                                                                                         series       of      performanc-


T
                                                                                              Mr. Edward Cabag-
      he Embassy of the Phil-              scholars,     Seoul   PE   staff       not of the Cultural Center             es at the Daegu Inter-
      ippines in Seoul held                members and their family, vis-         of the Philippines, who is             national      Opera       Festival.
      a special Filipino Arts              iting officials from the Korean        visiting  Seoul   as mem-
day at its Multi-purpose Hall,             Cultural Center, Manila and            ber of the Philippine Del-             The special Filipino Arts
on 14 October 2012. The                    members of the Audit team              egation to the 2012 Busan              Day was organized in line
event was attended by Fili-                from the Commission on Audit.          International Film Festival.           with      Post’s    cultur-
pino    community     leaders,             The Filipino Arts Day started          The event was capped by                al   diplomacy    program.




                            MR. AND MS. FILIPINO CULTURE 2012
                                     Tongsong Auditorium-November 25, 2012
By Emely Dicolen-Abagat, Ph. D
                                                                                  sharing and interaction between        To make sure that the candi-
Professor, Catholic Univ of Daegu, Korea                                          the Koreans and the Filipinos; and



E
                                                                                                                         dates shall excellently perform
                                                                                  -To raise funds for the different
        very year, the Hyehwa-             Sinajon,     and      Geraldine                                               on stage and be able to show
                                                                                  programs and outreach activities
        dong Filipino Catho-               Persia. The male candidates            of the community such as:              the BEST of the Filipino, they
        lic Community organ-               are: Mark Joseph Yuzon,                                                       were given a series of inputs
izes big events such as con-               Marlon Aguila, Jake Rivera,            *Hospital and medical assistance;      on basic Public Speaking Skills,
certs and beauty pageants                  Nash Ang, Ryan Urbina, Kem-            *Scholarship program;                  Personality Development, and
                                                                                  *Emergency deportation; and
as a fund raising activity.                pee Eyas, and Isidro Antiquiera.                                              testimonies from former titlists
                                                                                  *Other urgent needs and out-
This year, the formerly called                                                    reach activities of the Philippine     and contestants of similar pag-
Ginoo at Binibining Kalinan-               Performances      shall    evolve      Center                                 eants. It is the first time this
gang Filipino is being changed             around Filipino presentations          Criteria:                              is being offered to candidates
to Mr and Ms Filipino Cul-                 showing Filipino cultural danc-        The candidates were care-              since this event has been intro-
ture to include candidates                 es, songs and music, history,          fully screened by the Commit-          duced to the community.
from the multicultural fami-               and culture. Regional tradi-           tee and the Community was
lies, to fulfill the same goal.            tional costumes shall be pa-           consulted by publishing their          Tickets worth 10,000 won shall
The previous beauty pageants               raded and instead of the usual         names, photos and personal             give every kababayan a chance
highlighted beauty, physi-                 gown competition, it shall be a        information in the SAMBAY-             to:
cal appearance, talent and                 parade of the traditional Maria        ANAN, the official Newsletter          *watch the event;
intelligence. Though we con-               Clara and Barong Tagalong.             of the community, making sure          *be reminded of the Filipino cul-
                                                                                                                         ture and values;
sider these of importance,                 The questions shall illicit res-       that the following criteria were       *win 1,000,000 won or other big
this event gives prime im-                 ponses from the candidates             satisfied:                             prizes in the raffle draw; and
portance to how the Filipino               that are reflective of the innate                                             *help a kababayan who is in need.
culture and values are high-               “Pinoy” values and intelligence.       1.must be a Filipino citizen by ori-
lighted, lived, expressed and                                                     gin                                    The man won (10,000) can
                                           Objectives:                            2.with good moral standing
portrayed by the candidates.                                                                                             go a long, long way to enter-
                                           Specifically, the        event has     4.with Community/organization
                                                                                  endorsement                            tain oneself, be proud of being
                                           the     following        objectives:
This year, there are 14 offi-                                                     5.single (for female candidates        Pinoy, and helping others.
cial candidates to the 2012 Mr             -Showcase the best of Filipino
                                                                                  who do not belong to a multicul-
and Ms Filipino Culture. The                                                      tural marriage)                        TANGKILIKIN    NATIN          ANG
                                           culture: dances, songs, language,
                                                                                  6.married Filipinos in multicultu      SARILING ATIN!
female candidates are: Sheila              costumes, beauty, values, and
                                                                                  ral marriage
Mae dela Cruz, Jessah Mae Ro-              traditions;                                                                   IPAGMALAKI     NATIN          ANG
                                                                                  7.willing to follow the event rules
                                           -Highlight the best practices and                                             SARILING ATIN!
sales Kim, Ayessa Carla Villa-                                                    and available for rehearsals
                                           characteristics of the Filipino mi-
                                                                                  8.with pleasing personality            SUPORTAHAN     NATIN          ANG
nueva, Liezl Mayuga, Josie-                grants in Korea;                                                              PROYEKTONG ITO!
lyn Yoon, June Rose Perez                  -Provide a venue for cultural          9.must be 18 – 35 years old


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                      National Pension Obligations & Rights
                                           Kuk min yeon geum (국민연금)
By Delfina Inojales, FEWA Board Member

Mandatory Pension Contributions:                                      Note: It is also possible to apply for your refund either through
Since 1999, all foreign workers between the ages of 18 and 60,        an attorney in your home country and on your own, by mail,
regardless of the size of the workplace or the number of em-          In both cases, you will have to provide a copy of your pass-
ployees, have been included in the mandatory Korean National          port, a copy of your local bank book, and likely documents
Pension Scheme with only a few exceptions. If you fall with-          proving that you’ve made the payments and that you’re en-
in one of the following categories, you do not have to be en-         titled to receive the refund (keep a copy of your alien regis-
rolled in the NPS and you do not have to pay the contributions:       tration card/number and receive a copy of the necessary
                                                                      documentation from your employer prior to your departure.
-You are a citizen of one of the 17 nations that do not mandate Ko-
rean citizens working in your country to pay into its pension plan:
Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Iran, Mal-
                                                                      Application forms can be found on the National Pension Scheme
dives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South       website: http://www.nps.or.kr/
Africa, Tonga, Vietnam.
-You are in one of the following categories: culture & art, study     Korean Pension Benefits:
abroad, industrial training, general training, religion, etc.         Foreign contributors to the Korean National Pension Scheme may
-You are over 60 years of age                                         also choose to receive their benefits (if/when eligible) rather than
                                                                      take the lump-sum refund. The benefits can be remitted over-
Calculation of Pension Contribution:                                  seas if they have left Korea. However, those who have taken
The law requires that Korean and Foreign workers be treat-            the lump-sum refund are no longer eligible to claim benefits.
ed equally. According to the NPS, “…there is no discrimi-             **Addresses and Contact Details for the Seoul and Regional
nation in terms of the benefit amount and remitting ben-              NPS offices can be found on the National Pension Scheme web-
efit abroad, etc.” The contribution is calculated by multiplying      site http://www.nps.or.kr/. Click on English - on the Eng-
the worker’s reported (by the employer) monthly income by             lish Page look to the right to the map of Korea, click on Go>>
the 9% rate (between minimum W220,000 and maximum                     and the list of offices will appear. Click on the one you want
W3,600,000). Both the employer and the employee each pay              and all the contact details will appear. When visiting the NPS
an equal amount of the required 9% contribution. The em-              office look for the sign that says "Kuk min yeon geum(국민연금)
ployer deducts 4.5% from the employee’s wage and must make            NPS Central Information Line: 'dial' 1355 (English-speaker
the matching 4.5% contribution payment at the same time.              usually)

Pension Contribution Refund:                                          Timing of refund payment depends on Pay Date:
Although Korea’s NPS policy does not call for repayments of their     Pension contributions are collected on the 10th of the
pension contributions when foreign workers leaving the coun-          month, so if your pay date is after that date, the final col-
try. However, if you are a citizen of a nation that grants Kore-      lection will be on the 10th of the following month, which
ans working in that country a lump-sum refund (see list below*)       means that your may not receive your refund until 2-3
or one that has concluded an agreement with Korea to secure           weeks later. (see more in the personal experience below).
benefit rights by combining the insured period in each coun-
try: Canada, France, Germany, Hungary and the United States.          Receiving your refund outside Korea:
*Venezuela, Grenada, Nigeria, Barbados, Saint Vincent and Gren-       The National Pension Service will send your refund to you
adines, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Congo, Thailand, Togo, Belize, Gha-       if you will no longer be in Korea by the time it is processed.
na, Malaysia, Bermuda, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, El Salvador,    Feedback indicates that the NPS is very efficient and general-
Jordan, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Trinidad and Togo,       ly willing to facilitate the process as much as possible for for-
Hong Kong, Turkey, Colombia, Philippines, and Vanuatu. (List valid    eign claimants.To receive your refund abroad, in addition to
as of June 2007 – duration of contributions requirements apply –      the items above, and in lieu of a local bankbook, you should
for more details or up-to-date info visit National Pension Scheme).   provide NPS with documented proof of your receiving bank ac-
                                                                      count - can be a voided cheque, a copy of a bank statement, etc.
Refund Procedure:                                                     If you don't have documentation regarding your account, the
If you are a national from one of the country’s listed above          NPS will also arrange to send your your refund by cheque to
and have met the requirements, you may be entitled to re-             your address in your home country (or to that of a relative, etc).
ceive both your and your employer’s NPS contributions. (Con-
ditions do apply so check with the Korean National Pension             Receiving payment if you have left the country by the time
Scheme website and visit your own Embassy in Seoul’s website).         it has been processed:
                                                                       You can fill out the Overseas Remittance Form. If the sys-
Documents required when you visit your regional NPS office**:          tem is responsible for you not getting your refund prior to
Your passport;                                                         your departure, the NPS will pay the transfer fee, but you will
                                                                       have to pay the bank charge levied by the receiving bank.
-Your alien registration;                                              If you have international access to your bank account (some-
-A copy of your bank book (Korean or Canadian bank – but unless
                                                                       thing you should arrange to have some time prior to your
the payment is made prior to your departure, you may to give a
home bank or ensure that you can access your Korean account            departure) you can withdraw the money from overseas.
after you’ve left the country) and                                     3. you can arrange for the refund to be paid into the ac-
-An airline ticket showing your one-way departure date (e-ticket       count of a lawyer who will then remit it to you (make
should be OK).                                                         sure    you     have     documented     this    authorization).

Your employer will also have to report the termination of the          NPS Central Information Line: ‘dial’ 1355 (Korean-speaker only)
contract to the National Pension Service (NPS) of Korea upon           Information in English is available through 02-2176-8703 (ask
your departure from the country. The NPS will deposit the re-          for English speaker) or through your regional pension office.
fund in your bank account after it confirms your departure.
                                                                       source:http://www.korea4expats.com


 6          www.sulyapinoy.info                                                                                   October 2012
Road Map for Peace: Highlights of the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement

O
         ctober 15, 2012, Mon-       the annexes on power-sharing,          from natural resources. A Fiscal       bacan, Carmen, Aleosan, Pigka-
         day, the Government of      wealth-sharing,       normalization    Policy Board and an intergovern-       wayan, Pikit and Midsayap) that
         the Philippines and the     and transitional mechanisms            mental sustainable development         also voted for inclusion in 2001
Moro Islamic Liberation Front        that are aimed to be finished          body shall be created to serve         -Other contiguous areas where
(MILF) signed the Framework          within this year.                      as mechanisms for partnership          there is a resolution for inclusion
Agreement that outlines the          -The MILF shall gradually decom-       with the central government.           from the local government unit,
general features of the political    mission its armed forces, and          -The Central Government will           or a petition of at least 10 percent
settlement between the two par-      transfer law enforcement to a          have reserved powers, and the          of the qualified voters may also
ties. It puts together the points    civilian police force that will be     Bangsamoro will have its exclu-        join after the requisite plebiscite.
of consensus reached during the      accountable both to the central        sive or devolved powers. There         -The       people       will     de-
series of talks between the gov-     and Bangsamoro governments.            will also be concurrent or shared      cide          whether           they
ernment and the MILF since the       Drafting of the Bangsamoro             powers between the Central and         will join the Bansamoro or not.
ceasefire agreement in 1997.         Basic Law                              the Bangsamoro governments.            -The final geographical scope
The deal defines the nature,         -The term Bangsamoro refers            -The Basic Law shall provide for       of the Bangsamoro shall be de-
structure, and powers of the         to the original inhabitants of         justice institutions that reflect      termined after the plebiscite.
political entity called the Bang-    Mindanao, the Sulu archipelago,        the plurality and diversity of         Bangsamoro Transition Au-
samoro that will replace the         and adjacent islands including         the communities in the region.         thority
Autonomous Region in Muslim          -Palawan at the time of conquest       -The draft law shall be submit-        -The basic law shall provide for a
Mindanao (ARMM). Under the           and colonization. Their descend-       ted to Congress for deliberation.      transitory phase where the Bang-
agreement, the following steps       ants, whether mixed or of full         -The ARMM shall continue to            samoro Transition Authority shall
will be taken leading to the crea-   native blood, and their spouses        function until the Bangsamoro          bridge the period between the
tion of the Bangsamoro by 2016.      also have the right to identify        Basic Law is passed and ratified.      plebiscite and the 2016 election.
Transition Commission                themselves       as   Bangsamoro.      Geographical        scope      and     -The Transition Authority shall
-After the signing of the            -The name Bangsamoro also re-          plebiscite                             prepare for the transformation of
framework agreement, Presi-          fers to the new autonomous po-         -Once the Bangsamoro Basic             the region into the Bangsamoro.
dent Aquino will issue an            litical entity that shall be created   Law is signed by the President,        Bangsamoro government
-Executive       Order    creating   under the agreement. It is not an      a plebiscite shall be conducted        -Elections for the new Bangsamoro
the     Transition    Commission.    Islamic state, but a secular gov-      in the envisioned core territory       government will be held in 2016.
-The commission shall draft the      ernment where the basic rights         of the Bangsamoro, as follows:         -The Bangsamoro shall have a
Bangsamoro Basic Law, includ-        of all people will be protected.       -The current ARMM provinces            ministerial form of government.
ing proposals to amend the Phil-     -All peoples in the Bang-              (Basilan,      Lanao     del   Sur,    -This will allow the MILF and
ippine Constitution if necessary.    samoro are Filipino citizens.          Maguindanao,         Sulu,      Ta-    other political forces to partici-
-The body will be composed of        -The Bangsamoro Basic Law              wi-Tawi)     and    Marawi     City    pate in elections through political
15 members – eight members to        shall define the relations be-         -The cities of Cotabato and Isabela    parties and seek power through
be selected by the MILF and sev-     tween the local government             -The six municipalities in Lanao       democratic and peaceful means.
en selected by the government        units and the Bangsamoro               del Norte (Baloi, Munai, Pantar,       -Voters will vote for political par-
representing different sectors       and       central     governments.     Nunungan, Tagaloan, Tangkal)           ties, and the parties that win seats
in     the      Bangsamoro.While     -The Bangsamoro shall have the         that voted for inclusion in the        in the legislative body shall elect
the Transition Commission is         power to create its own sources        ARMM in the 2001 plebiscite            the head of the Bangsamoro.
being organized, the negotiating     of revenues, as well as to have a      -The barangays in six munici-
                                                                                                                   Source: October 15, 2012 Reference:
                                                                                                                   OPAPP website Courtesy by Amanda T.
panels will continue to work on      just share in the revenues derived     palities of North Cotabato (Ka-        Fernandez/YA, GMA News




Basic Korean Info                                            Solving a Misunderstanding
By: JIMMY ALBERT GODOY

English                                                  Pronunciation                                            Hangul
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something)                 Mwŏ-ra-go-yo?                        뭐라고요?	     			
Sorry (for a mistake)                                    Choe-song-ham-ni-da.                 죄송합니다.	    			
No Problem!                                              A-ni-e-yo.                           아니에요.	     			
Can You Say It Again?                                    Ta-shi han-bŏn mal-ssŭ-mae-          다시	한번	말씀해
                                                         ju-shi-ge-ssŏ-yo?                    주시겠어요?	    			
Can You Speak Slowly?                                    Ch'ŏn-ch'ŏ-ni mal-ssŭ-mae            천천히	말씀해	
                                                         ju-shi-ge-ssŏ-yo?                    주시겠어요?	    			
Write It Down Please!                                    Chŏ-gŏ ju-se-yo!                     적어	주세요!	 			
I Don't Understand!                                      Mo-na-ra-dŭt-kke-ssŏ-yo.             못	알아	듣겠어요.	     			
I Don't Know!                                            Mo-rŭ-ge-ssŏ-yo.                     모르겠어요.	    			
I Have No Idea.                                          Chŏ-nyŏ mo-rŭ-ge-ssŏ-yo.             전혀	모르겠어요.	      			
What's That Called In Korean?                            Kŭ-gŏt han-gung-mal-lo               그것	한국말로	
                                                         mwŏ-ra-go hae-yo?                    뭐라고	해요?	 			
What Does "gato" Mean In English?                        Da-nŭn yŏng-ŏ-ro mu-sŭn              ”단”은	영어로	무슨	
                                                         ttŭ-shi-e-yo?                        뜻이에요?	     			
How Do You Say "Please" In Korean?                       “Please”rŭl han-gung-mal-lo          “Please”를	한국말로	
What Is This?                                            ŏ-ttŏ-k'e ma-rae-yo?                 어떻게	말해요?	 			
                                                         I-ge mwŏ-ye-yo?                      이게	뭐예요?		 			
My Korean is bad.                                        Chŏ-nŭn han-gung-mal                 저는	한국말	
                                                         chal-mo-t'ae-yo.                     잘못	해요.	    			
I need to practice my Korean                             Han-gung-mal yŏn-sŭ-p'ae-ya dwoe-yo. 한국말	연습해야	돼요.	 			
Don't worry!                                             Kŏk-tchŏng ma-se-yo!                 걱정	마세요!	 	

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