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Friday, October 29, 2010

In Search of PEBA and Ateneo Graduate School Scholar

We are in search of a returning OFW with the following qualifications, to be a PEBA and Ateneo Graduate School Scholar.
  1. Must be a returning OFW (of not more than 2 years from working abroad, send scanned copy of Passport with visa and date of entry to Philippines)
  2. between 21-35 years old.
  3. Willing to take an important position with PEBA Inc. as a volunteer for 5 years and sign a Contract of Agreement.
  4. Has occupied leadership position in his/her community, work place, business, etc.
  5. Has a good moral character.
  6. With above average communication skills.
  7. Must submit a 150-300 words essay on "Why should PEBA choose me to be a scholar of PEBA-Ateneo School of Government ACSEnt?"
  8. Must be a blogger of at least 1 year or at least active in social networking for more than 2 years.
Send detailed Resume, 2x2 ID and essay on or before Nov. 10, 2010 to: 

Learn and discover effective and sustainable ways of solving some of our country’s most difficult social problems or simply creating a change in your own, little way. Join the 7th Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Professionals every Saturday from 20 November 2010 to 26 March 2011, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Social Development Complex (SDC) Foyer Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

Through lectures, discussions, and case studies of actual social enterprises, this program will have you introduced to the concept ofsocial entrepreneurship as innovative means to solve social problems using entrepreneurial skills. The program will help you develop new and innovative social enterprise business plans to help you towards making a positive contribution in our society. Moreover, the program will also help you in developing ways by which you can earn profit while at the same time uplift the lives of the marginalized sectors of our country. Mentoring sessions with social enterprise experts will also be afforded as an opportunity to further improve your social enterprise business plan.  

The main faculty member for this program will be Atty. Arnel Casanova, a Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government atHarvard University. 

Program fee is only P18, 000.00 inclusive of a book on social entrepreneurship (HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD by David Bornstein), class materials, and a certificate of completion.
 DISCOUNTS: Less 10% for those who register and complete their payment on or before 04 November 2010. 

A group discount of 10% is also offered to groups of 3 or more. Early bird groups will be given 20% discount.

Members of the academe, government and non-profit organizations can also be given a discount on a case to case basis. 

Deadline of Registration and Payment will be on 17 November 2010.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our 2010 Honorable Judges

Hi all, this is Kenji here and it is an honor to present to you the 2010 honorable judges for the 3rd Annual PEBA International Blog and Photo Awards.Every year, we,the men and women of PEBAand OFW bloggers gives kudos and praises to the volunteer judges who painstakingly read, digest and rate Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards nominees numbering from 25 to 40. What a painful task for them!And take note, these are all pro-bono. Please join me in thanking and expressing love and appreciation to the following people whom we have selected for this year as 'Judges'

Ellen Tordesillas, Editor of Malaya and Abante

News and a blogger. For 3 consecutive years, Ellen has been PEBA's volunteer judge.

Eric Ariel Salas. Filipino. Pinoy. Cebuano. Bisdak.
A traveler. Easy-going. Radically honest. Incredibly hardworking.
Professional blogger. Own and co-own more than 10 blogs. Recognized as one of the top Philippine bloggers by some blog-ranking sites. He's the man behind the  “Filipino Blog of the Week”  blog awards and he's been running it for more than 3 years now.

Jim Paredes is one of the Photo contest Judge for this year. He is one of the famed APO singer and a blogger himself, winning the 2008 PEBA Blog Awards Top 1 and 2008 Best Blog in Asia Pacific Region

Susan Ople, President of the OFW Advocate organization, BLAS OPLE POLICY CENTER, and a blogger herself. She is one of the avid supporter of PEBA and KABLOGS

Anna Baldres is a Mom and a blogger based in Singapore. Her blog, Life is a Piece of Keyk is one of the top 10 of the 2nd PEBA Blog Awards.

Phil Saraspe is an OFW Mathematics teacher based in Bangkok Thailand. His blog is the 3rd most favorite at last year's 2009 PEBA blog Awards.

Jon Guzman, is PEBA's Vice President and a veteran Photographer, graphic artist and a blogger. He is one of the Photo contest Judge.

Ms. Nortehanon is a veteran Philippine based blogger, and is the woman behind the famous Pens of Hope, a project where she and sponsors gives out pencils to students. She is also an avid supporter of PEBA

Chris Luzana is a blogger based in Canada an
d also a Photography enthusiast. His blog TOPEXPRESS is one of the 2009 Top
10 and PEBA's best blog in the USA and Canada region. He is one of the photo judge and a blogger judge for this year, a task we know won't make him smile. :) Thank you Chris!

Ever Villacruz, another Photo and Blogger Judge is based in Kuwait and is one of the PEBA 2008 Top 10 Winner. Pamatay Homesick isalso a magazine writer and editor as well as a photography enthusiast.

Bon Talampas and his blog, "Boni Station" is a PEBA 2009 Winner. He is based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Tonyo Cruz is a Blogger, mobile/social media practitioner & consultant, advocate of citizen journalism and consumer welfare. He's also acts as Consultant to The Asia Foundation Blogger and Columnist at President at TXTPower.

Nalen Aguilar is based in Barrie Canada, and is a blogger and photography enthusiast. Her blog Manilenya won the 2008 PEBA Top 10. She is also The Kablogs Journal Editor in the US and Canada Region.

Caryn Paredes Santillan is a Mom, architect and a blogger based in Tokyo Japan. Her blog, Sari-Saring Kulay won the 2008 PEBA Top 10. She is also organizers of various online activities and a post doctoral researcher in the University of Tokyo

Amy Enson and her blog Francesca in France is based in Nice, France. She is a blogger and an OFW mother. Her blog won the 2008 and 2009 Best Blog for Europe Region and is one of the Top 10 in the 2009 PEBA Blog Awards.

The Pink Tarha Girls, are four sassy Pinay friends, and 2nd generation OFWs based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Shoegarfreeruby, Eyecandy, Maryhadalittlehump, and Sundrenched won 2nd in the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards. Sundrenched, or Miss Janelle Vales later joined PEBA 2010 Selection Committee and is one of the editors of THE KABLOGS JOURNAL Magazine.

Antonio Carranza or Anton is a professional chemistry teacher turned freelance online ESL teacher for students in South Korea. He's a traveler/adventurer, a certified blog addict and a photo enthusiast. You can see some of his travels and photos in his blog pusang-kalye.

Avel Manansala, the man behind the GenSan News Online Mag, Soccksargen's #1 blog. Its an online magazine that features abouthis hometown, General Santos. A blogger who is now involved in the fields of Communication and Media.

Kevin Ray Chua, PEBA's three-time partner as member of the Judging Panel. He used to be the Spokesperson for a bloggers group called Cebu Bloggers Society. He is now presently working as the Press Relation Officer for Cebu City Federation of Tertiary Supreme Student Councils and Government.

Lionel Gonzaga, one of the original member of PEBA, and is the person behind the PEBA original banner logo, is based with his family in Dubai UAE. He is also a blogger, a game developer, and a famous website designer.

Mark Aethen Agana is a software engineer. He is theco founder Soccksargen Bloggers Society; Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines 2008; 2010 Gawad GenyLopez Bayaning Kabataang Pilipino finalist. He is currently studying at the Universityof the Philippines – Diliman for his post-graduate degree on SoftwareEngineering

Kevin Jethro Abad is a 3rd Year Information Communication Technology student at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Kevin Jethro Abad is a young self-taught shutterbug who always wants to capture details that are often neglected by the naked eye. His photography journey deepened when he realized that there is a lot more than meets the eye.

John Arce, the founder of WebGeek Philippines, a Freelance Web Developer with extensive experience in CMS, web standards-based development, implementing semantics, accessibility & cross-platform compatibility Tech Community Advocate, Social Media Enthusiast & Technopreneur.

a feel good blogger. a pinay backpacker. a hobbyist photographer.

Jonha D. Revesencio is the blogger behind Defying Gravity, a blog about saving tips, investing and exposing au pair scams. She's the only Filipina included in the Top 10 of Standard Chartered Bank's World's Coolest Intern Competition. A Content Writer, Laughs a Lot, Left-Handed and a Social Media Addict.

Lloyd Tronco is an artist, photographer, and advertising executive, Lloyd Tronco is a person who is passionate about the advent of digital media. Seasoned in the field of advertising and marketingcommunications. Lloyd was a Media Strategist for the multinational advertising agency,McCann-Erickson.Handling non-traditional media, mainly outdoor billboards and signage during his agency stint, he moved on to cross over to digital media as he saw the shift from static billboards to the current LED and LCD screens. Lloyd is a strong advocate of the “new tri-media” which is composed of the internet, mobile, and digital signage

©2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Sunday, October 24, 2010

May POWERS na ang PEBA!

First ladies Jackie Kennedy and Betty Ford, Princess Grace of Monaco, Faith Ford (Murphy Brown Show) Ben Gould (Saved by the Bell) atbp. Mga successful na tao sa kani-kaniyang larangan. Gusto mo bang matulad sa kanila? Ang tanong eh, Kaya ba sila ng POWERS mo?

Hindi mo na kailangan pang lumunok ng bato (Darna!), bumuhat ng barbell (Captain Barbell!) o gumamit ng saklay (Super Islaw!) para magkaroon ng powers! Isa lang ang kailangan mo: JOHN ROBERT POWERS!!!
Ang JOHN ROBERT POWERS (or JRP) ay nagpoprovide ng training sa mga indibidwal para madevelope ang kanilang tiwala sa sarili (self confidence) at galling sa pakikipagtalastasan (communication skills). Hindi lamang yan! Maaari ka ring matutong umarte, mag-model at maging isang mabuting pinuno sa tulong ng leadership training. Pwede ka ring maging mahusay sa English at makipagsabayan sa mga customer service representatives (How may I help you?) ! Layunin ng JRP ang mailabas ang tunay na potensiyal ng isang tao.

Ang maganda dito, sponsor ang  JRP sa Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards or PEBA! Oh ha! San ka pa! You read it right! On the 16th of December, the 3rd PEBA will be held and good news is JOHN ROBERT POWERS will be giving away gift certificates to winners of PEBA Blog and Photo Contests! Nanalo ka na sa PEBA, may chance ka pang maimprove ang iyong personality dahil sa JRP! That’s double happiness!!!

Interesado ka? What are you waiting for? Join the 3rd Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards by filling up this NOMINATION FORM. Or If you’re an amateur photographer, you can also join the PEBA Photo Contest. You may read the details in our or in our Official Site.

Don’t get bad grammar get in your way! Visit to find out more! And don’t  think twice in joining PEBA 2010! Decide now! Join now! 


Nabasa mo ba ung nasa taas? eto oh "Good news is JOHN ROBERT POWERS will be giving away gift certificates to winners of PEBA Blog and Photo Contests!"....Winners lang ba talaga ang may Gift Certificates from JRP? Hindi rin! Syempre isa sa inyo ang mabibigyan nito...kailangan mo lang mag comment dito at ipaliwanag kung bakit IKAW ang KARAPAT-DAPAT na bigyan ng Gift Certificate na galing sa JRP.

Oh ayan! mag-explain ka na, at manalo ng Gift Certificate!

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ABS-CBNNews: PInoy Expats Bloggers to Launch 2 OFW Social Groups

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Pinoy expat bloggers to launch 2 OFW social service groups

MANILA, Philippines – Two action-oriented groups aimed at delivering social services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be launched in December.

Pinoy Expats OFW Blog Awards Inc. (PEBA), an alliance of international Filipino bloggers, announced the launching of its New Media Network Group and OFW Alliance Action Group.

“The PEBA New Media Network Group will post news events and stories through video blogs and articles that are relevant to the lives of Filipino migrant workers,” said Program Director Felix Jigs Segre, PEBA’s head of Public Relations and Media Affairs.

The New Media Network Group aims to provide firsthand and accurate reporting of events to promote greater awareness of the plight of Filipinos living and working abroad.

“In line with the primary objective is to provide [the] means to act on the issue arising from the story, especially if it involves the welfare and safety of our kababayans abroad,” said Segre.

The PEBA OFW Alliance Action Group, on the other hand, is an online referral action center that would assist Pinoy migrant workers or their families in addressing their concerns and in bringing the matter to the appropriate government agencies for immediate response.

“The presence of prominent Filipino community leaders in PEBA’s network of bloggers would definitely be an advantage due to their existing civic efforts in their host countries,” Segre said.

The 2 groups would operate under the management of PEBA and will be carried out by its members and volunteers in the Philippines and around the world.

“PEBA deemed it necessary to provide [an] easily-accessible channel to help migrant workers and engage the National Government, NGOs and even the global community to further and safeguard the welfare of the Filipino migrant workers using today’s most powerful new media, the Internet,” he said.
The launching will coincide with the 3rd Annual International Pinoy Expats OFW Blog Awards on December 16.

With the theme, “Strengthening the OFW Families: Stronger Homes for a Stronger Nation”, the event will be held at Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.

PEBA originally serves as an award-giving body that recognizes and honors the exemplary work of blogging Filipino expats and OFWs. (Related story: Blog awards for Pinoy expats, OFWs set)

Last year’s Top 10 PEBA winners were:

Isla de Nebz (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia)
Pink Tarha Girls (Riyadh, KSA)
Wits and Spirits (Bangkok, Thailand)
Francesca in France (Nice, France)
A Piece of Cake (Yishun, Singapore)
Palipasan (Doha, Qatar)
Top Express (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Boni Station (Damman, Saudi Arabia)
Ba Be Bi Bebing (Georgia, USA)
Hulascoop, atbp. (Misawa, Japan)

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

50 Dollars

I was once in an internet shop in Phnom Penh where people go to make cheap internet generated call. While I was busy on my own corner, a Mr X came in and I heard him asked the internet staff that he’s gonna make a call. After a few second I heard him saying “o ano anak musta ka na?” A few more lines followed then I heard him saying “ha? Ano? Yung bago mong tatay diyan nakatira? Ha? Kasama yung anak?.....”. Anak, pasensiya na wala pang trabaho ang tatay mo, i-pag-pray mo na makatrabaho ako agad. Mamaya, iwi-western union ko yung natitirang 50 dollars pagastos niyo muna diyan.” 

I wanted to shrink at where I am sitting, I was feeling very uncomfortable yet full of pity for this man whose life I came to know about in 1 minute and who I know is going through tough times trying to make a living in a foreign country.

Then I came to think, how many more Mr X’s with unknown names and tough stories to tell have to be away from their love ones back home if only to find a decent work that would provide food on table for their family back home. How many lonely souls out there have to fight their homesickness and loneliness in the hope of making life easier for their love ones at home? How many suffering souls out there have to be awake at past midnight if only to avail of cheap calls and hear the voices of their love ones back home? How many are out there in a faraway land of kingdom tralala working as servants for the kings and queens if only for kids to be able to go to school. How many poor souls are out there caring for somebody elses babies while their baby back home are missing their tender loving touch.

Cheers! To all OFWs who live by the word sacrifice
Kampai! To all OFWs who are no strangesrs to homesickness and pillows getting wet

God bless! To all OFWs who have to see their kids grow up in pictures

Mabuhay to all OFWs ! Ta matago-tago kayo!

***written by , who's presently working in Nairobi, Kenya.***

Get a chance to win a tote bag and Leslie Lehr's Wife Goes on Book if you can answer these questions correctly. These freebies will be given to the first two commenters who can answer a little Book Divas trivia. JessicaMarder recently interviewed the author of the book that was written for those  who wants to be pro-active in their own health care, who is the author of this book titled "The Good Body Guide"? BookDivas has featured some of the biggest names in publishing for their signature Author Visits, give at least 2 authors who participated in this Author Visits. There you have it.. just answer these two questions and the book and the tote bag will be yours.. brought to you of course by BookDivas and PEBA2010. Fly high with PEBA. Fly high till the end. See you this December! 

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

PEBA-Morphosis 2010

PEBA 2010 Annual Int'l Awards Venue: Teatrino Promenade!

 Concerts, and the recently 7th Golden Screen Awards was held there.

The owner of the Teatrino Promenade is Kuh Ledesma, located at the heart of Greenhills, and adjacent to the Greenhills Shopping Complex in San Juan. (also located infront of Music Museum, just a parking area away from each other) 


IT IS FOR FREE!!! But it will be a formal event. 

LOOK how happy they are!

COME and join us to this grandiose event!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ang Balabal...


Blog Entry of Support for PEBA 2010 by Duking


(In behalf of the men and women of PEBA Blog Awards and the millions of OFWs around the world, Thank you!)

Baguhin mo ang simbolo at kahulugan ng iyong watawat habang nariyan ka.

Ang pula ay gawin mong katapangan at katatagan ng loob na minana mo sa iyong Ama at Ina.

Ang asul ay hayaan mong maging ala-ala ng kapayapaan ng bughaw na langit at dagat sa iyong bayang sinilangan.Ito rin ang tahanang kumupkop sa iyo at nagbigay kapanatagan at kalinga sa lahat ng masasayang ala-ala na tinipon mo ngayon sa iyong dibdib.

Ang puti ay manatiling salamin ng iyong mabuting adhika at busilak na layunin na siyang dahilan ng iyong pag-alis.

Hayaan mong bantayan ka ng mga panalangin ng tatlong bituin sa mga gabi ng iyong pag-iisa- ang iyong pamilya, ang iyong mga kaibigan at ang bansa’t lipi na iyong pinaha-halagahan.
Ang araw naman ay manatili sana sa paghahari sa gitna ng sarili mong puso.

Ikaw ang magbigay ng sariling pakahulugan sa kanyang walong matatalas na sinag at hayaan mong kuminang ka mula sa kadiliman ng iyong pag-iisa…

Ibalabal mo ang watawat na ito sa iyong pagkatao.
Habang ikaw ay buhay pa’t pumipintig ang puso sa pangungulila sa mga minamahal.
Gawin mo itong pananggalang sa lamig ng pakikitungo sa iyo ng ilan sa ibang lahing makakasama mo’t paglilingkuran.
Gawin mo itong pananggalang sa init ng tukso na nag-aabang sa iyo sa malayong bayan.
Gawin mo itong pamunas ng luha, pawis at dugo na ibubuhos mo sa ngalan ng kabutihan ng iyong mga mahal sa buhay at bayang nilisan.
Ngayon habang ika’y buhay pa’t mananatiling buhay dahil sa dangal ng sarili mong adhika.

Aanhin nga ba ang watawat na iniyayakap sa malalamig na ataul nilang mga sinawing-palad sa ibayong dagat?

Ngayon, higit kailanman – ikaw bilang isang Filipino na itinuturing na bayani ng bagong panahon ang siyang nararapat na kalingain ng telang iyan.

Ngayon habang ikaw ay buhay pa’t mananatiling buhay dahil sa dangal ng iyong adhika.

Ika’y guro, doktor, inhinyero at nurse.

Ika’y accountant, entertainer, sundalo at siyentipiko.

Ika’y magsasaka, karpintero, mekaniko at panday.

Ika’y hiram na manggagawa nilang mga bansang iyong binubuo at kinakalinga.

Sa ganito mong paraan binubuong pilit ang sarili mong bansa’t pamilyang pansamantalang iniwan.

Ika’y propesyunal sa sarili mong larangan.


Get a chance to win a free t-shirt and a tote bag if you can answer our trivia questions for today. We'll be giving away free shirts and a bag for the first two commenters who can answer PEBA trivia correctly. PEBA was founded by Mr. Jebee Kenji Solis, an OFW based in Saudi Arabia, it was founded to recognize the growing popularity of blogging among the Overseas Filipino Workers all over the world, the first question is, when was PEBA first launched? After the PEBA2008 success , PEBA 2009 was launched simulataenously. Hundreds of Support PEBA banners were posted in almost how many blogging sites?
There you have it, answer these questions correctly and you'll get a chance to have a free t-shirt and a tote bag from PEBA. What are you waiting for? Start looking for the answers now!

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