Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I have often adored the Side A Band. I love their songs. I love the singers. I literally blossomed into a woman of substance (charing lang po!) as they emerged as a band icon. Proud as I can be, there's no other band yet in this generation that could surpass the long list of hit songs of the Side A Band.
Truly, Side A Band will bring the generals swaying and swinging during an evening of the YAMAN GENSAN 2009!
Again, many thanks to the Fishman for this YAMAN GENSAN 2009 treat!
In line with the celebration of YAMAN Gensan 2009, a local and overseas Job Fair co-sponsored by the 1st Congressional District, DOLE and GSC Local Government Unit shall be held on June 6 & 7, 2009 at the KCC Mall of Gensan Convention & Events Center. For further details regarding this YAMAN Gensan 2009 Job Fair, you may contact our GSC Public Employment Service Office (PESO) through tel. no. (083) 553-3479.
Along with this also is the conduct of YAMAN Gensan 2009 Pre-Employment Orientation - Seminar (PEOS) this afternoon at the Casa Luisa Restaurant. Key personnel from DOLE and PESO will be there to facilitate the activity. This is our way of telling the whole world that the Department of Labor and Employment is in full support of the YAMAN Gensan 2009.
TAYO NA MAMAMAYAN SA YAMAN GENSAN 2009!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I never thought I am going to love photography. Not until I became a blogger and been able to hobnob with famous photographers like Leonard Pe, Avelman Manansala, Ric Dumalay, Lyle Santos and many others whose works are really to be envied for.
I am not really critical on pictures. As long as I know the person or object on it and it is colorful, it's more than enough for me.
When I started blogging and realized the importance of pictures in every post we make, I also began and learn to appreciate the importance of the subject in every picture we feature.
To top it all, my passion to learn more about photography was triggered when I underwent a training of Basic Skills on Photography yesterday in Koronadal City. It felt like heaven when one of my shots during the workshop was adjudged as part of the Top 10 photos.
Another contributory factor to my eagerness now to learn more about photography is an overseas call from a good friend that says "A Canon Digital Camera for you is on board an airline from the US of A and is scheduled to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow!"
I have nothing to say now, but THANK YOU! Thank you, Lord for your goodness. Thank you, bloggers for your continued guidance and inspiration. Thank you, Bing and family for this one of a kind gift. Thank you, my hubby and my family for the support.
Nothing beats the comfort of traveling in a cool vehicle. You feel good upon reaching your destination since you traveled sans feeling the heat and ruffled weather. If you feel good, everything good follows. Good mood, good health and good outlook towards everything. Who wouldn't want this?
Good thing that there is Diesel Parts Pros at hand to help us in our auto air conditioning problems. They are just a click away to get us out of the dilemma of having to travel in oven hot vehicles. So to spare us and our families of this nightmare, always check our auto A/Cs and should there'll be problems, let your fingers and your PCs do the clicking.
Happy traveling, everyone
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Hon. Marianito D. Roque, Nitoy to his peers, friends and family, started his stint as Secretary of DOLE in 2008. He was the former Administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). He was once a teacher. He was one of those government officials who categorically rose from the ranks. He started his career in the government as a Statistician and Planning Officer. Through hard work and sheer determination, he eventually became the person who calls the shot at OWWA and ultimately at DOLE.
OWWA people, whom he had been with longer than DOLE people, regarded him as an action man, a very dear friend and mentor to each and everyone who had the opportunity to work with him and whose lives he has touched.
The dinner happened to be my second encounter with the man who was responsible for the negotiations with the Kuwaiti government for the mass evacuation and repatriation of 28,000 Filipinos during the Gulf war. I first bumped into him three weeks ago during President GMA’s cabinet meeting in Gensan. Having read and heard so much about him from the media, I was sort of starstrucked seeing in person the very dignified looking DOLE Secretary. Having met him personally was already enough for me then and having the prospect of talking while having dinner with him seemed like next to impossible.
It all happened out of the blue. I don’t know what made me beat the odds. It just seemed that everything fell into its’ place and before I knew it, I am face to face and started making chitchat with our mighty Secretary Roque over plates of pizza, pasta and garlic bread.
The brilliancy in him came out as he talks and elucidates on things we were talking about. Truly, the radiance of a true man can be measured if we do not only see him on TV but in person as well. If I admired him by what I saw and heard, the more I admired and salute this government official after having a friendly and cherished talk with him personally.
Looking forward to another rare chance of meeting personally people I look up to in government service and hoping that when that time comes, the tab is on me!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
(Many thanks to Bariles of www.gensantos.com for the poster above)
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Again, for everybody's reference, here's a reprint of our holidays for this year as declared by the Office of the President:
Maundy Thursday - April 9
Good Friday - April 10
Araw ng Kagitingan - April 6 (Monday nearest April 9)
Labor Day - May 1 (Friday)
Independence Day- June 12 (Friday)
National Heroes Day - August 31 (Monday), Last Monday of August
Eidul Fitre (Feast of Ramadan) - November 3
Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Monday)
Christmas Day - December 25 (Friday)Rizal Day - December 30 (Wednesday)
Special (Non-working) Days
Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Friday)
All Saints Day - November 1 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day - November 2 (Monday)
Additional special (non-working) day - December 24 (Thursday)
Last day of the year - December 31 (Thursday)
For more information, please click on the link below:
Proclamation No. 1699 (.pdf file) - DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS FOR THE YEAR 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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