Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Cebu As A Special Economic Zone

TV Patrol Central Visayas Anchors Haide Acuna and Leo Lastimosa

DYAB Manager Leo Lastimosa during his morning radio show, Arangkada

Kulokabildo.Com: ABS-CBN Anchor Leo Lastimosa (middle) with panelists (l-r) Alan Bucao, Enrique Rama, Filomeno Lim, Michael Rama, Eric Mendoza and Thads Bentulan

The panel discussed the merits of the proposed declaration of the whole Cebu as a Special Economic Zone Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Mass Transport System

LTFRB 7 Regional Director Rogelio "Jingjing" Osmena will implement Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Mandaue, Cebu and Talisay cities in two months

The PUJs drivers lead by Rudy Laconza warned that the fielding of more buses would worsen Cebu's traffic woes Posted by Picasa

Saturday, May 20, 2006

DYAB's Local & International Job Fair In Liloan A Huge Success

Jollibee management representatives interview applicants

ABS-CBN Central Visayas Area Manager Tata Cinco-Sy and Cebu City Labor Employment Officer Fidel Magno

During the Job Fair, one-stop-shops were put up by NSO and NBI

The opening program was graced by Liloan municipal councilors

Liloan Mayor Maria Sevilla (middle) welcomed Job Fair participants

Local & Overseas Job Fair Pre-Registration and Screening in ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex

PESO Managers Grace Jamio (Lapulapu) and Joel Laput (Danao) screen the applicants

ACT Volunteers Ronald Bustamante and Luz Bugtai register an applicant

Applicants shopping for job vacancies

DMDP-Cebu City's Fidel Magno leads the screening process

ACT member Minda Ocliasa explains the registration requirements to an applicant

Friday, May 19, 2006

Pinoys In Mt. Everest

Leo Oracion: A Cebuano by choice

Oracion at the top of the world

Leo Oracion's Trail of Greatness

DYAB Anchors

Edgar Gutierrez, Juve Villar, Tisha Ylaya, Leo Lastimosa, Randy Jainar, Dave Tumulak and Ramil Albano

Monday, May 15, 2006

Australian Job Fair

The Australian Job Fair will be held in Manila on May 17 & 18, 2006. Kindly click on this link for more details: I'm feeling lucky

Saturday, May 13, 2006

DYAB's Local and International Job Fair

Overseas Job Fair organizers: DMDP's Fidel Magno, DYAB's Leo Lastimosa, POEA's Evelia Durato, Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama and DOLE's Grace Diaz

Hopeful future Overseas Filipino Workers

Rama declares Overseas Job Fair open

Local Job Fair applicants in the Cebu Provincial Capitol

Overseas Job Fair applicants

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

71 Babies Baptized in Binyagang Bayan of DYAB Abante Bisaya and ABS-CBN Cebu

Don Bosco's Fr. Andie Mendoza administers baptismal rites during the Binyagang Bayan in Sacred Heart Church

Fr. Joy Danao of Fatima Parish in Basak, Mandaue City also co-officiated the mass and baptismal rites

Fr. Dan Delos Angeles, anchor of DYAB AM's Asin ug Kahayag, was the main celebrant

The family of the oldest "new" Christian (24 years old, 2nd from right) posed with DYAB Manager Leo Lastimosa

Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama and Cebu City First Lady Margot Osmena graced the Binyagang Bayan

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

List of Skills Required in Australia

What is the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)?

The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) as being in ongoing national shortage.

What occupations are currently MODL?
The following is the current (as at 28 March 2006) list of occupations in demand for migration purposes.

Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Computing Professional - specialising in CISSP
Computing Professional - specialising in E-commerce Security (non-programming)
Computing Professional - specialising in Network Security
Computing Professional - specialising in SAP
Computing Professional - specialising in SIEBEL
Dental Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
General Medical Practitioner
Hospital Pharmacist
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Occupational Therapist
Petroleum Engineer
Radiation Therapist
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Registered Midwife
Registered Nurse
Retail Pharmacist
Specialist Medical Practitioners (not elsewhere classified)
Specialist Physician
Speech Pathologist

Associate Professionals
Chef (excluding Commis Chef)

Trades Persons
Automotive Electrician
Boat Builder and Repairer
Carpenter and Joiner
Electrical Powerline Tradesperson
Electrician (Special Class)
Electronic Equipment Tradesperson
Fibrous Plasterer
Flat Glass Tradesperson
Floor Finisher
Furniture Upholsterer
General Electrician
General Electronic Instrument-Tradesperson
General Plumber
Lift Mechanic
Mechanical Services and Air-conditioning Plumber
Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker)
Metal Machinist (First Class)
Motor Mechanic
Panel Beater
Pastry Cook
Pressure Welder
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
Roof Plumber
Roof Slater and Tiler
Solid Plasterer
Sheetmetal Worker (First Class)
Vehicle Body Maker
Vehicle Painter
Wall and Floor Tiler
Welder (First Class)

* Important: If you nominate one of the above specialist computing occupations, you will only be awarded MODL points if your skills assessment from the relevant the Australian Computer Society (ACS) states you have met the criteria to be recognised in one of the above specialisations.

The ACS has advised that assessments provided to successful applicants will state the ASCO Code for Computer Professional nec with the specialisation in brackets -- for example, 2231-79 (SAP). In addition, the assessment will have the following statement: "Based on the provided certified documentation, it is my opinion that the applicant has 12 months experience in (name of specialisation, for example, SAP)".

If you have a skills assessment which only states the ASCO Code for "Computer Professional nec 2231-79", you are not eligible to be awarded MODL points. A new assessment will be required if you wish to claim points for having an occupation on the MODL.

How often does the MODL change?
The MODL is reviewed twice a year to take into consideration existing and emerging skills shortages. This does not mean the list is changed twice a year. Changes only occur if there has been a significant change in labour market trends.

As the MODL may change from time to time, you are advised to check the current MODL at the time you are lodging your visa application. You should also be aware that your occupation must be on the MODL at the time you lodge your application or when your application is assessed in order to be awarded 'occupation in demand/ job offer' points on the General Skilled Migration points test.

How are occupation points awarded on the points test?
If your nominated occupation is on MODL at the time your application is assessed, you will be eligible for 'occupation in demand' points on the points test.
You will receive extra points if, in addition to your nominated occupation being on the MODL at the time your visa application is assessed, you have a job offer from a suitable Australian employer.

What is a 'suitable Australian employer'?
A 'suitable Australian employer' is an employer that has employed at least 10 people on a full-time basis for the previous two financial years.

If you intend to claim points for 'occupation in demand/job offer' you are required to submit documentary evidence that your proposed employer meets these requirements. This evidence should include:

a letter of offer from your prospective employer on official letterhead of the company which states the full address of the company and any telephone, fax numbers, e-mail and website addresses
the name and position of the person authorised to sign the employment reference typed or stamped below that person's signature – a reference with an illegible signature will not be accepted
details of the position you are being offered, the main five duties to be undertaken, and the salary level
details of the organisation making the job offer, including the number of people it has employed on a full-time basis for the previous two years
The department will make any necessary checks to ensure that the information provided is correct.
Priority processing
The Migration Act 1958 contains powers by which the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs can consider and finalise migration visa applications in an order of priority he/she considers appropriate.

Under this power, the Minister has identified a number of General Skilled Migration visas that are both a priority for employers generally across Australia and, more specifically, for regional and low population growth metropolitan areas. The Minister has issued a directive to give priority processing to these applications. As part of these arrangements, if your nominated occupation is on the MODL, your General Skilled Migration visa application will receive priority processing.

Australian Job Fair on May 17 & 18

THE AUSTRALIAN embassy is holding a job fair in Manila for Filipino professionals and skilled workers on May 17 and 18, in line with its migration program that opens up tens of thousands of jobs for recruits from around the world each year.

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Tony Hely said a life ‘’free from discrimination” awaited successful applicants in his country.

Interested job seekers will be told the fair’s venue after they register with the embassy, according to the mission’s media officer Kiel Enrique.

They can log on to www.immi.gov.au/skillexpos for more information, or contact Skills Expo Information line at tel. 845-9200 or visit the Australian Embassy website at www.philippines.embassy.gov.au.

The two-day Skilled Migration Expo specifically targets migrants with skills considered to be in “shortage” in Australia, the embassy said Friday.

“Australia operates a global and nondiscriminatory migration policy,” Hely said, stressing that “an applicant’s nationality, ethnic origin, sex, race and religion play no part in determining eligibility.”

The estimated 200,000 Filipinos living in Australia today are one of the most productive immigrant sectors in his country, he added.