Sunday, February 24, 2008
Monday marks 22 years since the fall of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and although the economy has improved the lives of many, politics remains dominated by money, patronage and corruption, analysts say.
With the media often drawing comparisons between Marcos and the current President Gloria Arroyo, analysts believe people have become disillusioned with a political system that is fundamentally flawed and only benefits the few.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Blogger Mon Casiple suggests,
Malacañang is scrambling for the initiative. Mobilization by friendly LGU units are being planned, sprinkled by a few pro-GMA NGOs and church personalities. A media offensive has been launched–against Lozada, JDV, the opposition, and even against Vice-President Noli de Castro. The de Castro media attack seeks to prevent a possible de Castro defection that can fundamentally undermine GMA’s chances of survival.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Some 2,000 evacuees took temporary shelter inside the Catarman Cathedral when a sudden rise of water occurred in the early morning of Friday (December 29) in some of the barangays in Catarman, Northern Samar. Immediate food and clothing assistance to the evacuees was administered by the church and private groups and individuals. (SamarNews)
Kapamilya Relief Campaign: DYAB Abante Bisaya and ABS-CBN Cebu are now receiving donations for the Samar flood victims. Please bring your donations to the ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex in Mandaue City.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
When the prayer, "Today I start the Change I Want to See," was recited to Rodolfo Noel Lozada Jr. before his testimony at the Senate on the NBN scandal, he felt that the world became silent, "and these are the only words that I could hear:"
- "Lord, let me be the change I want to see
To do with strength and wisdom
All that needs to be done
And become the hope that I can be.
Set me free from my fears and hesitations.
Grant me courage and humility.
Fill me with spirit to face the challenge
And start the change I want to see.
Today, I start the change I want to see.
Even if I’m not the light, I can be the spark.
In faith, service and communion
Let us start the change we want to see,
The change that begins in me."
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Canada Jobs Update: DYAB Cebu is now working with DOLE, POEA, DMDP and KBP Cebu Chapter for the possible holding of a Job Fair for the 54,000 job vacancies in British Columbia, Canada to make it more convenient for the applicants and the accredited placement agencies. For more updates, please tune in to DYAB Cebu 1512 khz or subscribe to DYAB Cebu Email Group by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
In an apparent act of retaliation against Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada Jr., Malacañang on Wednesday called for the investigation of the Senate witness for "anomalies" in his office during his term as head of the Philippine Forest Corp. (PFC). (More)
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Here's another job opportunity:
The National Police Commission (Napolcom) announced that it is now accepting entrance test applications for civilian professionals wanting to join the ranks of those who serve and protect.
College graduates not more than 30 years old who qualify in the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) height requirements for both men and women are being given until March 17 for the April 27, 2008 examination date. (More)
Saturday, February 09, 2008
LATEST DYAB ADVISORY: POEA may start accrediting private placement agencies to recruit applicants in Cebu for Canada next week. All of the 109 recruitment agencies with approved job orders from Canadian employers and principals are based in Manila.
You can also click this link: The complete list of job vacancies and registered placement agencies for British Columbia, Canada
If you want to receive regular updates on job vacancies in Canada and elsewhere right in your inbox, please send a blank email to: email@example.com
Or you can visit the DYAB Cebu Email Group.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
The Human Resources and Social Development Canada has reported that 1.9 million new jobs will be created over the next decade (2006 – 2015) particularly in the Western provinces of
The sudden surge in labor demand in
Skills in demand in Alberta include physicians, dentists and veterinarians (5,000 workers for the period 2006-2016), facility operation and maintenance managers (up to 3,908 people by 2016), other engineers: industrial and manufacturing, metallurgical and materials, mining, geological, petroleum, aerospace, computer (except software) and other professional engineers, other elemental service occupations: dry cleaning and laundry occupation, ironing, pressing and finishing occupation, other elemental service occupations, central control and process operators in manufacturing and processing, technical occupations in computer and information systems, pharmacists, dietitians, nutritionists, managers in primary production (except agriculture).
APPROVED JOB ORDERS
POEA's government placement facility has no job openings for
NO PLACEMENT FEE POLICY
The general public is advised further that Canadian laws and regulations in these provinces prohibit the charging of recruitment and placement fee from workers seeking employment in
The Pilot Project of the Government of Canada for the hiring of foreign workers in occupations usually require a high school diploma or a maximum of 2 years of jobspecific training (level C and D). The prevailing policy requires the Canadian employers to cover all recruitment costs related to the hiring of the foreign workers under the project.
The POEA has issued Memorandum Circular No.03 (series of 2007) on the "non-placement fee" policy for
Job orders for Canada are available at DOLE-POEA licensed recruitment agencies with accredited principals/employers. Interested applicants may apply with these licensed recruitment agencies or search for job orders at POEA's website.
The complete list of 30,000 vacancies and 109 registered placement agencies
Against the backdrop of an acute shortage of blood in Cebu and neighboring areas, here's a bit of good news. The biggest Kapamilya Bloodletting activity ever was held Saturday (February 2, 2008) in four of Cebu's biggest shopping malls. 744 bags of blood were collected from over 800 Cebuanos who trooped to the four venues to give the "gift of life:"
- SM City - 225 donors (75 were deferred);
- EMall - 207 (10 were deferred);
- Gaisano Fiesta Mall - 205 (23 were deferred); and
- Gaisano Mactan - 107.