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ROXAS BLVD : The New Dumpsite Capital of the Philippnes

Posted by pakisuyoofw on August 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (11)

Kagabi lamang (July 31, 2012) ay aking nasambit...bakit ganito na ang panahon..bakit ganito na ang kapaligiran????  Napaka traffic...napaka itim ng kalangitan....Habang tinatahak namin ang Roxas Blvd ay wala na ang mga nakabandera sa news na santambak na basura...siempre nahakot na raw at mahigit na 20 dump trucks ang ginamit para malinis ito. Dinala ng alon sa pampang after ng magdamagang ulan at hangin. 


Paglagpas ng PICC inabot kami  ng halos isang oras bago makarating sa Coastal Road...bakit? Kasi ginagawa na naman ng madalian ang kalsada na kakagawa lang two months ago nung nag convetion yata ang mga GOVERNORS ng World Bank...ewan ko kung tama. Yun yung panahon na pinagtatakpan ang mga squatters area sa tabing kalsada... beautification ang turing nila...pero sa madaling salita takpan ang pangit sa paningin para di mahusgahan daw ng ibang bayan at baka di na tayo pautangin!


Di ko maiwasang mapasigaw sa bawat lubak ng kalsada, kasi talo pa ang buwan sa sama ng butas...may maliliit, malalaki at super lalaki...di mo talaga malubos maiisip kung paanong sinasayang ang milyones na pera sa DPWH.  Kakagawa lang heto wala pang 3 months ginagawa uliti kasi sa isang buhos lang ulan naglabasan ulit ang mga espaltong ewan kung paano ginawa....


Pagdating ng Coastal Road di umaandar ang mga sasakyan mula Uniwide hanggang Toll gate. Again, halos isang oras na parang parking lot ang highway na ito. Makikita mo ang mga tao umaalis sa sasakyan kasi inaabot na ng tawag ng kalikasan kaya kung saang sulok na lamang ito ibinubuhos..ma lalaki o babae - - basta ba may payong o pantakip puwede na. Walang pakialaman....para bang normal at expected na ito.... pangkaraniwan na lang.....  Itinuon ko ang aking tingin sa isang bus na aming katabi...parang sardinas..mga babae, matatanda at mga lalki na nakatayo. Yung isa tulog yata pero ang galing...di natutumba... karamihan makikita mong mainit ang ulo....aba sukat akalain mo ba naman na sumakay sila at tatayo lang pala ng halos dalawang oras mula Taft hanggang Dasmarinas, Cavite.....  naghahanap ako na kakilala na puwedeng imbitahan sa kotse...ngunit wala akong nakita....ang sakit sa mata ng ganitong tanawin sa bus na nakakaimbiyerna... mga pasahero na isiniksik na akala mo sardinas......  pero kagustuhan naman nila dahil gusto nilang makarating ng maaga.... di mo alam kung sino ang may mali sa kanila. Pasahero o mga bus driver o conductor na gustong kumita ng malaki....o ang Gobyerno natin na walang batas na ginagawa para iregulate ang ganitong mga practices...dun nagsimula ang sakit ng ulo ko...dito yata ako sobrang na stress.


Bigla kamo umulan na naman ng malakas....sinundan ng malalakas na hangin....kita mo tuliro ang lahat kasi open air ang lugar at katabi ng highway ay ang dagat..... nakikita mo nagdarasal ang karamihan...... buti na lang maya maya ng konti ay gumalaw na ang mga sasakyan ay parang nagpruprusisyon lamang hanggang makarating sa Bacoor.


Umalis kami ng Escolta ng 615pm sa wakas nakarating kami sa aming tahanan sa Dasmarinas ng 930pm. Tulog na ang aking bunsong si Robi...pati na ang aking alagang sila si ashley at si uleng.... isang gabing sobrang nakaka stresss!!!

 

Bago matulog ugali kong manood ng late night news...palipat lipat ng station.... heto ang bumungad...hazing at sa Dasma pa ginawa...o di ba sikat ang Dasma yun nga lang sa Hazing pa. Nakakadurog nag interview sa lola, sa ama at sa mga kamag anak ..maging nung mga nagiging biktima in the previous months...sabi ko na lang - hay naku kelan kaya matatauhan ang mga batang ito.....  kelan mawawala ang problema sa hazing.... mga kuwentong paulit ulit...panahong Leny Villa isa ako sa tumutok ng kaso pero hanggang ngayon NOT YET RESOLVED.... ganyan kabagal ang hustisya....


tapos sa pagpihit mo sa kabilang station bumungad ang SANGKATERBANG BASURA sa Roxas Blvd...lalo kamong sumakit ang aking ulo at ang aking nasambit na lang ay hay ang tao...napakadamak talaga!  Naisip ko tuloy na ilaunch ulit ang aking PLASTIC ALIS PAGE na aking ginawa after ng aking Ondoy na traumatic experience.....sabi ko aayusin ko ito ulit at pipilitin ko itong itutuloy tuloy baka naman makatulong kahit konti....


Umulan ng buong magdamag...malalakas ang hangin sa bandang umaga, mga 5am ..akala ko di na kami luluwas ng Escolta para sa pag oopisina pero dahil sa maraming gawain na naghihintay...my husband and I prepared ourselves... although alam namin matataas na baha ang aming susuungin sa bandang Bacoor na naman....tumuloy pa rin kami.


August 01, 2012 -  mabilis ang aming biyahe mula Dasmarinas hanggang Imus...natagalan lamang sa bandang Bacoor pagpasok ng SM dahil sa inaasahan na naming taas ng baha.... na ang sabi ng marami ng dahil daw sa SM Bacoor - halos lumubog na ang lugar na ito nga Bacoor...ewan ko ha...pero yun ang sabi nila dahil natakpan daw ang malalaking mga canal dito.... yung  ang usap usapan....noon hanggang ngayon.


We left Dasma ng 830am at nakarating naman kami sa Baclaran ng ,ga 915am...so mabili naman di ba? Pero after few minutes...nagsimula na ang aming kalbaryo....


Paglagpas ng overpass sa Buendia halos di na gumagalaw ang mga sasakyan....just imagine simula sa lugar na ito hanggang PICC inabot kami ng isang oras.... maaliwalas na ang panahon..walang ambon pero sa kabilang kalsada nakikita namin na proon at parito ang mga truck na naglalakihan... sa left side ng Roxas Blvd ay maluwag...walang traffic.... sabi ng aking hubby - naku mukhang nasa unahan ang problema...sigurado baha na....


True enough, right after we reach PICC nakikita na namin ang dami ng sasakyan na stranded. Napakaraming MMDA personnel kasama ng mga sweepers at lahat ay kitang kita mo na aburido.... diot na nagsimula ang aking pangangalap ng napapanahong balita.  Ala reporter inilabas ko ang aking DLSR.... simula sa tapat ng Navy Club wala na akong tigil sa kakapindot.... at ito ang highlight ng aming AUGUST 01, 2012 experience along Roxas Blvd kasama ang aking hubby at ang aming Pakisuyo Team Leader na si Rose.....


UNA .  "NAKALANGOY KA NA BA SA DAGAT NG BASURA?"  Sa dagat na nasa tabi ng   Philippine Navy office ay maikita mo ang sangkaterbang yate na talaga namang halos magbungguan....pero yun ay normal na tanawin...hto ang highlight...sa gilid ng dagat ay aking nasilip ang GABUNDOK NA BASURA na lumulutang sa tubig.......at dahil nakasakay kami sa kotse - - silip lamang ang aking nakunan pero makikita mo ang pagkamangha ng mga naglalakad...sabay ang mga mukhang sobrang dismayado. pagkamangha kasi yun palang napapanood natin nung kampanya ni Villar na nagsabing "nakalangoy ka na ba sa dagat ng basura...." as in literally talaga palang nangyayari ito.... you can see kids along that area (di ko nga lang nakunan ng malapitan) na may bitbit na mga sako at nakasakay sa styro at pilit na dumadampot sa bundok ng basura sa dagat ng mga plastic para pambenta..... para sa kanila panghanap buhay pero sa dumi at mikrobyo at disgrasya na puwedeng mangyari..... grabe di na nila alintana...ito ang tutuong itsura ng Maynila... ang sakit sa puso...sobrang sakit sa pagka Pinoy ko...tanawing di ko kayang ulit ulitin na tanawin...


PANGALAWA. "DELIKADO NA...SUPER UZI PA" Habang tinatahak namin ang pataas na pataas na baha sa Roxas Blvd...makikita mo sa kapaligran ang mga taong walang pakialam sa mundo. Sabagay ano nga ba ang pakial;am natin eh dun sila maligaya. Merong dala dala ang maliliit na anak at namamasyal pa sa tabo ng Roxas Blvd tapos tatakbo kung sasalpok na sa bato ang super lalaking alon ng dagat na halos kasingtaas na ng mga puno ng niyog.  Heto kamo...may mag boyfriend pa na tumtakbo papunta sa baywalk (dun sa mismong pader na inuupuan) at magpopose habang hinihintay ang along malalaki...kasama ang partner na inihahanda naman ang camera. Am sure mamaya ng konti nasa FB na ito ay nakalagay - - am here sa Roxas Blvd...kaya mo?? hehehe don't owrry kinuna ko din kayo at ipopost ko rin sa fb...and tulong naman...bigyan ninyo ako ng title para sa kanila....  Ang mg UZI sila ang nakakaabala sa trraffic...pero kung yan ang kaligayahan nila ano naman ang pakialam ko di ba? I am just wondering...bakit may mga ganitong kaligayahan pala.... ang ibilad ang sarili s akapahamakan o kaya ay mapicturan lang kahit lamunin ng alon ok lang....


PANGATLO. "TIRIK BLUES NA MGA SASAKYAN...ANG BAHA LAMPAS TUHOD"  Sa tapat ng simbahan ng Ermita halos abutin ang flooring ng aming sasakyan. May kasabay kami na tumirik na at mga motorsiklo na itinutulak na lang.  Halos pantay na ang dagat at ang kalsada. Ang tubig dagat ay nasa kalsada na at patuloy pa itong tumataas.  We can feel the water underneath the car. Sabi ng aking hubby...naku mukhang nabasa na ang preno natin....sana wag din pasukin ang tambutso or else titirik tayo. You can see na yung ibang mababang sasakyan naghahanap ng lugar na mas mataas para di abutin.... ialnag sasakyan ba ang aming nakita na tumirik...sobra sa aking mga daliri. Grabe perhuwisyo talaga.  Sa patuloy na pag click ng akign camera nakukuna ko ang hampas ng alon at nung akign titigan ang mga nakunang pictures - nakakapagtaka - halos BROWN ang kulay ng iba at sari saring lamng dagat ang isinasama sa bawat hampas..kung iyong titingnan.... may styropor, may panty,tsinelas, bote,  may baso, papel, bakal...at sangkaterbang plastic.....sa bawat hampas ng alon pabalik sa pampang mararamdaman mo ang GALIT NG KALIKASAN. Ang mga basurang itinapon IBINABALIK NIYA SA ATIN.....ng sabay-sabay!!!! 


Witnessing  this makes me feel so sad....so frightened.... sabi ko sa sarili ko heto na nga ulit ang shadow ni Ondoy...kung hindi talaga magbabago ang tao di malayong ang maynila ay mawawala sa mapa.....being at the middle of this unforgettable experience ramdam na ramdam mo ang galit ng kalikasan...ang pagpaparamdam sa mundo ng kayang hinagpis kumbakit natin siya sinasalaula.... ang baha, ang basura...ang alon....sama samang pagpapakita ng inis at galit sa tao.  Sa puntong ito - tahimik ko lang na ipinagpatuloy ang aking pag capture sa bawat pangyayari sa kapaligiran.... pero sa akig kalooban ay ang kamulatan na  - - OO nga , may sarilig paraan ang kalikasan para maipadama ang ating mga kamalian.


PANG APAT. "BASURA, BASURA, BASURA AT BASURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA".  Kung sa pag aakala ninyo ay tapos na ang paglalahad ng grabeng kaganapan..mali po dahil dito sa pang apat I can share the totality kung gaano kami nagimbal sa aming nakita.  Ni sa panaginip o sa TV hindi pa ninyo ito napanood.  Eh di lalo na kung kayo mismo ang actual na makakita at ma experinece na madaanan ito.  Bago mag US embassy galing sa PICC ay makikita mo ang sangkaterbang truck at mga naka orange na uniform...sa banda pa roon ay sari saring mga TV crews and TV network vehicles ang nakaparada at nangunguha ng picture at video. Nandun ang TV 5 at Solar News...at meron ding mga taga Radyo tulad ng DZRH ta marami pang iba.... akala mo may shooting. Napakaraming miorn....may mga usual UZI na pinoy at naku meorn ding mag foreigners.... at alam ba ninyo kung ano ang tinitingnan? Halos kalahating kilometro ang haba ng HIGHLIGHTED NA NEW TOURIST SPOT ng MAYNILA.... dahil napakabagal ng usad sari sari ang aming hula. Sabi ko ay meorng shooting...sabi ni Rose baka po may aksidente...sabi naman ng aking hubby baka mas mamalim dun ang baha..... Mali! Mali! Mali! at MALI po lala laming tatlo...dahil ang pinagkakaguluhan ay ang ...... dandarannnnnn..daran..darannnn..... ANG NEW ADDRESS NG DUMP SITE AY ROXAS BOULEVARD!!!! The latest and the most controversial TOURIST SPOT ng taon...THE NEW ROXAS BLVD DUMPSITE! 


Nakakagmibal ang BASURA nja aming nabungaran. Hindi lang BASURA kundi BASURA, BASURA, BASURA AT BASURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Agad kong nabanggit nung ito ay aking nakita.."naku...ano ang nangyari sa Maynila...naku ang daming TV..naku may foreigner pa...naku kawawa naman ang maynila".... I can't help but cry for Manila.... I can't help but say...what happened??? I can't help but sigh...walang masabi kundi..Diyos ko...ano ang nangyari sa Maynila?


Tons of garbage...tons of waste...tons of negligence...ng kadamakan ng Pilipino....


Ibinabalik ng kalikasan sa atin. Ipinapakita ng kaliksaan na kung hindi pa tayo kikilos...siya mas mabilis kumilos....


Ibinabalik ng kalikasan ang ating kabastusan sa kanya...ibinabalik niya ang ating kadamakan... ang ating kapabayaan....


Nagagalit na siya... galit na galit...di pa ba natin ito nararamdaman? Kailangan pa bang maexperience pa natin bago natin marealize na galit na siya? I tell you... this is not an easy experience.... this is another traumatic experience and meron siyang mensahe... kaya hindi ko palalagpasin ang pagkakataon na ito para maiparating sa inyo ang kanyang mensahe.... GALIT NA SIYA...GALIT NA GALIT kaya MAGBAGO NA RAW TAYO.  


Itigil na ang pagtatapon nga basura sa kapaligiran lao na sa mga kanal at sa ilog o dagat....


Itigil na ang paggamit ng plastic....


Itigil na natin ang pag pollute sa karagatan, sa ilog at sa ating kapaligiran...


Igalang ang kalikasan.....dahil may sarili siyang pamamaraan para miabalik sa atin ang lahat ng ating ginawang pagsalaula sa kanya.....


MAYNILA... kumilos ka.... habang nasa mapa ka pa ay magbago na. O kaya naman - ok lang daw na wag ka magbago...basta pa pangangatawanan mo na raw ang pagiging NEW ADDRESS PARA MAGING "BAGONG  GARBAGE DUMPSITE NG PILIPINAS!"


Arrived 1140am sa Escolta, Binondo, Manila - isang umaga ang  nasayang ng dahil sa galit ng kalikasan. What a day!


BENCH BRIEF BILLBOARD - TAMA BANG TANGGALIN O HINDI?

Posted by pakisuyoofw on July 8, 2011 at 7:59 AM Comments comments (2)

excerpts from this site :  http://www.starmometer.com/2011/07/08/philippine-rugby-team-underwear-billboards-removed/


Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos said Bench have agreed to take down the said sexy billboard upon his request.

“Hindi ko pinapaalis, I am just requesting advertisers to have it removed,” Abalos told abs-cbnNEWS.com.

Abalos reasoned out that the billboard was inappropriate, especially since it was placed prominently along a busy area.

“That road is in the center of Metro Manila, ang daming dumadaan,” Abalos said, adding that he’s specially concerned about the children who can see the ad.

The mayor clarified that this act is not a moral issue.

“Baka sabihin nila nagpapaka-moralista ako. I’m not very conservative,” he said.

The mayor’s next target is another Bench Body billboard located along EDSA Guadalupe, which features the Azkals’ team captain, Aly Borromeo in his underwear.

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THE JUMP SHOT

Posted by pakisuyoofw on July 6, 2011 at 10:06 AM Comments comments (0)

Posted: 29 Jun 2009 09:32 PM PDT by Francis Long

One day, two elderly men were talking about their favorite sport, basketball.

“I wonder if there’ll be basketball in heaven?” Ed asked.

“Of course there will,” Henson responded, “or it wouldn’t be heaven.”

Not long after that, Ed passed away; then, one night while Henson, was sleeping, Ed appeared in all his radiant glory- in a bright light at the foot of Henson’s bed. Henson was badly shaken.

“Calm down, Henson,” Ed reassured his friend.

“Everything’s going to be all right. I just came back to visit and to bring some good news and some bad news. ”

 

“What’s the good news?” Henson asked. “The good news is, there is basketball in heaven.”

“That’s great!” Henson responded. Then he paused and slowly asked, “Now, what’s the bad news?”

“Well Henson, the bad news is, you’re playing this coming Saturday.”

I love basketball and I used to play a lot of it when I was in high school.

I still have a lot of friends my age or even older who are still crazy about basketball.

That’s why somebody says: “OLD BASKETBALL players never die they just go on dribbling.”

Thinking back, I can’t dunk, I was too short, I ran a lot and I was fast and so lay ups and jump shots were the only ammunition I had. So let’s talk about jump shots. You would never see an NBA all-star toss a ball into the air casually and just crosses his finger and hopes that the ball hits the net. That’s for amateurs. Now look at the slowmo… Before each jump shot, players pause, find their footing, set their sights on the net, and visualize a swoosh before the ball has even left their fingertips. That’s what they do to make points and this is what you and I have to do in the workplace every start of the day to be productive. We should take the same approach at work by vi­sualizing a successful day before it officially begins. It all comes down to the first twenty minutes.

As soon as you get to work, before you turn on your e-mail or check your voice mail, take twenty minutes to plan the day ahead. Don’t just rush into your work without a plan. And here are some ideas on how you spend the first 20 minutes of your work day.

Define your top priority for the day. Remember- develop a mindset that says, there is only the word “PRIORITY” not “priorities.” There is going to be the one big important thing that you would sacrifice all others to achieve-to help fo­cus your energy. Next…..Update your “To Do” list. Allocate time for the tasks you need to accomplish. And these would include meeting preparations, conversations and allow a little room for interruptions like unscheduled and unexpected phone calls. Next…Prepare before hand the agenda for your meetings. Consider the people you will be meeting. Jot down the ideas you have that are important and will have to be discussed during the meetings. How many times have people spent hours in meetings and then hours later regretted the fact that there are important things they forgot to discuss about. Next…And if nothing comes out of this exercise, cancel the appointments. This would simply mean a waste of your time.Glance at your schedule for the remainder of the week and month to make sure you’re still focused on the right things.Then check your e-mail (and voice mail) and start your day. This is like taking a jump shot. As you leaped up in the air, you focus and you train your eye and hands towards the goal and then shoot. There is always a system to everything you do. Do not the mundane drag you from doing the important. Live each day too the full for everyday is a gift from God. So the moment you enter your work place, think of the jump shot.


 

OOPS! and MISTAKES!

Posted by pakisuyoofw on July 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM Comments comments (0)

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 09:15 PM PDT by Francis Kong

One day an extremely upset newspaper subscriber stormed into a newspaper office waving the current edition, asking to see “whoever wrote the obituary column”.

When referred to a young reporter, he stormed, “You can see I’m very much alive, and you’ve put me in the obituary column! I demand a retraction!”

Replied the reporter, “I never retract a story but I tell you what I’ll do. I’ll put you in the birth column and give you a fresh start.”

I certainly have.

Some people will never admit their mistakes and worst, some people will never want to correct their mistakes the proper way.

Have you ever committed mistakes in your life?

 

You’re probably thinking, “What a stupid question, of course I have.”

Well now that you have admitted you’re committing mistakes from time to time, how do you deal with your mistakes?

Mistakes that offend others, you have to be big and courageous enough to admit your mistake and make amends. But mistakes that you have done to yourself… think through them and learn from them. Mistakes are experiences in life that teach us lessons and make us wiser over time but the key thing here is that we have to learn from them.

When people say, “Experience is the best teacher….” I smile because I know this is not true. Only evaluated experience is the best teacher. As a people, we keep on making the same mistakes year in and year out because we have never taken the time to evaluate the experience, learn from it and resolve to correct it.

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But here is another thing to consider.

Smarter people learn from the mistakes of others.

Somebody says mistakes are mistakes but it’s a question of perspectives and it depends on how you really look at it.

Consider the following:

If a barber makes a mistake, it’s a new style…If a driver makes a mistake, it is an accident…If an engineer makes a mistake, It is a new venture…If parents make a mistake, it is a new generation…If a politician makes a mistake, it is a new law…If a scientist makes a mistake, it is a new invention…If a tailor makes a mistake, it is a new fashion…If a teacher makes a mistake, it is a new theory…If our boss makes a mistake, it is our mistake……If an employee makes a mistake, It is a “MISTAKE”I have committed a lot of mistakes in my life and some of them not very smart but most of them offered lessons I have learned from and has helped me a lot in my life and career today.

Some people cuss and some people curse when they make a mistakes but most people say: “oops!”

I do. But there are people I am sure you would not want to hear say “oops! From:”

1. Your surgeon.

2. Your dentist.

3. Your nurse.

4. Your hairdresser.

5. Your mechanic.

6. Your tax accountant.

7. The computer tech person.

8. The house painter, plumber or electrician.

9. The pilot.

You know you are growing and you know you are learning if you are making new mistakes. The key word here is “NEW.” But if you are committing the same kind of mistakes then YOU ARE THE MISTAKE!

Learn from the mistakes of others – you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.

CICERO, the Roman statesman and philosopher, wrote the following some 2,000 years ago: THE SIX FATAL MISTAKES OF MAN:

The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others;The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected;Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit reading and studying;Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.Welcome mistakes. They are our friends but they should also be our teachers.

Accept them and do not defend them.

Elbert Hubbard says it best: “The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid to make one.”

 

ANG PINAKAMASUWERTENG PINAY SA SINGAPORE

Posted by pakisuyoofw on July 21, 2010 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

By Agence France Presse

 

A devoted Filipina maid inherited six million Singapore dollars (more than $4 million) from her late employer after more than 20 years of service, a newspaper report said Wednesday.

“I am the luckiest maid in Singapore, with or without the money,” the 47-year-old single woman — identified only by the pseudonym “Christine” — told the Straits Times in an interview.

The maid refused to be named in public for fear of possible threats to her life in the impoverished Philippines, where wealthy people have been kidnapped for ransom and some killed by their abductors.

The windfall, including cash and a luxury apartment near the Orchard Road shopping belt, came from the estate of her employer Quek Kai Miew, a medical doctor and philanthropist who died last year at 66.

The maid had also taken care of the doctor’s late mother, and was told that she would be a beneficiary of her employer’s will when it was drawn up in 2008.

“There were no secrets between us. I was not surprised at all when she told me how much I was going to get,” the maid recalled.

“Christine” was devastated when Quek died a year ago, as the two were inseparable, and temporarily moved in with the doctor’s nephew for solace.

“It was heartbreaking for me as I saw more years with Doctor Quek than with my own mother. I would break down every time I thought about her. I could not be by myself,” she said.

“I was always beside her. Wherever she went, I was with her.”

The maid, who is now applying for permanent residency in Singapore, said her newfound wealth had not changed her lifestyle.

“I do not really think much about the money I got. I just live my life as I did before, and not as a rich person,” the maid, dressed simply in a blouse and slacks with short-cropped hair, was quoted as saying.

“I am still who I was before. I cannot behave differently because I have money now. Even my Filipino maid friends here still treat me the same.”

Nearly 200,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia, work in affluent Singapore, which has a population of five million.

THE STORY OF THE SEED

Posted by pakisuyoofw on June 14, 2010 at 3:51 AM Comments comments (1)

by FRANCIS KONG

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, 'It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. 'The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. 'I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.'

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.

Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the

seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot...

But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the boardroom. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. 'My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,' said the CEO. 'Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!'

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot.. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, 'The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!'

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, 'Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!

His name is Jim!' Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.

'How could he be the new CEO?' the others said.

Then the CEO said, 'One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!'

End of story.

I have read variations of this story credited to anonymity but in terms of lesson is worth repeating specially in a country like ours that need to be reinforced with lessons on virtuous leadership.

Scriptures say whatsoever you sow you shall reap.

Plant honesty and reap trust.

Plant goodness and you reap friends.

Plant humility and reap greatness

Plant perseverance and reap contentment

Plant consideration and reap perspective

Plant hard work and reap success

Plant forgiveness and reap reconciliation

Plant faith in GOD and reap a harvest.

I guess the question is what are you planting now?

LEADERSHIP AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

Posted by pakisuyoofw on June 14, 2010 at 3:49 AM Comments comments (1)

by FRANCIS KONG

 

Mark Sanborn in his book entitled: You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader talks about the correlation between leadership and customer service. Sanborn says:

Several years ago, I experienced an unfortunate breakdown in service with my insurance broker, whom I had used for many years. It was serious enough for me to escalate my complaint to one of the owners of the company. To my surprise, he expressed complete disregard for my situation. Offended, I decided to take my business elsewhere.

But I never did. What held me back was what I call "the hassle factor." I had several policies in place that were brokered by this insurance provider, and changing policies would cause more hassle than it was worth. I figured when each policy came up for renewal, I would shop for another insurance company at that time.

As fate would have it, something happened to one of my vehicles. In order to submit a claim, I was forced to call the bro­ kerage company I had come to dislike so greatly. The customer-service rep who previously handled my account was gone, and the woman who drew my number was named Theresa.

I was polite but direct when she and I spoke. "Look," I said, "I imagine you can tell from my records that my experiences with your firm haven't been good. If it weren't for the hassle of switching policies in effect, I'd take all my business elsewhere and never do business with your company again. It isn't any­ thing personal. This is the first time you and I have spoken. But you need to know where I'm coming from."

Theresa listened attentively and floored me with her response. "Mr. Sanborn," she said, "I don't know all that hap­pened to you, but I can understand that you are upset about your past dealings with us. I can't control what happened in the past, but I assure you of this: If you continue to do business with us, I will personally assist you and make sure that nothing like that happens again." That was several years ago. My policies came up for renewal, but I never left, thanks to the personal leadership exhibited by Theresa. In her thoughtful, direct way, Theresa increased what I call ROI: No, not her company's "return on investment" (although she did that, too). I'm referring to Relationships, Outcomes, and Improvements.

This is why there is a correlation between leadership and customer service.

Now listen to another story this time once more from Mark Sanborn.

Sanborn says: I was famished. I had fasted for a medical procedure that was scheduled for early morning; in addition to being hungry, I was dying for my morning jump start of caffeine. Fortunately, there was a Starbucks located just around the corner from the hospi­tal, so I picked up a cappuccino to go.

There was a popular deli nearby. I knew from previous experience that the food was good, so I parked and went inside with my just-started Starbucks cappuccino. "One for breakfast," I said to the hostess. Seeing my Starbucks cup, she rather sternly replied, "We don't allow outside food or beverages in the restaurant. You'll either have to down it or leave it at the counter."

I wasn't about to discard my three-dollar cappuccino, so I decided to take my coffee and money elsewhere.

Her curt challenge to my not-purchased-there coffee felt like a personal rebuke. I could empathize with a business owner who wanted to sell his or her own coffee, but I had already pur­chased mine elsewhere. I was more than willing to spend $10 for breakfast, but the restaurant, by requiring that I dispense of my recently purchased Starbucks cappuccino, ended up with nothing and lost me permanently as a customer.

Upset at how I was treated, I called my brother Shawn, who is a successful restaurant owner and operator. After explaining the scenario, I asked for his opinion on what had happened. He saw an easy solution: "She should have said, `We don't allow outside food or bev­erages, so let me pour your drink into one of our cups after I seat you.' No competitor's coffee cup would be on the table, you would keep your beverage, and they would get to keep the money you spent on breakfast."

Why didn't she think about that? Because she was blindly enforcing the restaurant's policy without much regard for the effect it had on its customers. By not choosing to lead or influ­ence the situation positively so that we both could win, she influenced negatively and lost a customer. This kind of behav­ior happens every day in business and in life: The woman who refuses to shop at a department store because she has been ignored or treated rudely. The curt waiter, the rude store manager…in each case, someone dropped the leadership ball.

One simple sentence could have earned that deli $1,500 a year-the cost of my breakfast three times a week over the next year. That would have been a pretty good return on investment.

There is a correlation between leadership and customer service. And it's as simple as doing unto others as you want others to do to you.

UNIQUE BUSINESS NAMES AND IDEAS! PINOY STYLE!

Posted by pakisuyoofw on February 22, 2009 at 1:37 AM Comments comments (2)

I enjoyed reading  two blogs from two different sites namely :

http://www.philmug.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=45095  and
http://nidesyonzon.multiply.com/journal/item/7/TOP_PINOY_BUSINESS_NAMES

these business names formed part also of an email chain sent to us months ago... getting back to these fun-filled business concepts creates a mindset that IBA TALAGA ANG PINOY!

These sites presented well on how creative PINOY'S are. It makes us realize that Pinoy's are truly fascinating species who can inject humor and fun with business.   Let's take a look and if you have other business names to include, please share.  Post your comment and we will be happy to know what you think of these business names.  Number 1 rule - please do not post offensive language that can harm anybody. Let's be subtle and simply share how do we look at it..in our own perspective. . .. game!

  1. Parlor in San Juan - CUT & FACE
  2. Wholesaler of Balut in Sto. Tomas, batangas - STARDUCKS
  3. Fastfood eatery in Nueva Ecija - VIOLYBEE
  4. Internet cafe in a side street - CAFE PINDOT
  5. A laundry place in manila - SUMMA CUM LAUNDRY
  6. Petshop in Ortigas - PUSSIES AND BITCHES
  7. A petshop in Kamining, QC -  PAKITA MO, PET MO
  8. a  bakery  - BREAD PIT
  9. Restaurant in Alabang - MEKENI ROGERS
  10. Restaurant in Pasig - THE FRIED OF MARKINA
  11. A dog grooming shop in Dasmarinas, Cavite - DOGBERO
  12. A boxing gym - BLOW JAB
  13. A  lapida maker - LITO LAPIDA
  14. A Restaurant in Pampanga: - MEKENI ROGERS
  15. A copy center in Sikatuna Village - PAKOPYA NI EDGAR
  16. A beerhouse in Cavite - CHICKPOINT
  17. A undry shop in Sikatuna  - STAR WASH: ATTACK OF THE CLOTHES
  18. An internet cafe in Taguig - N@KOPI@
  19. A kambingan eatery - SA GOAT KITA
  20. A beauty salon - CURL UP AND DYE
  21. A congee stall in Sta Maria, Bulacan - GEE CONGEE
  22. A water refilling station dapitan - WA-THIRST
  23. A feeds store for chicken - ROBOCOCK
  24. A shoe repair shop in Marilina - DR. SHOE-BAGO
  25. A petshop - PETNESS FIRST
  26. A taxi cab - INCOME TAXI
  27. A 2nd hand watch store - 2ND TIME AROUND
  28. A squid stall - PUSIT TO THE LIMIT
  29. A shripm store - HIPON COMING BACK
  30. A gay lawyers extension office - NOTA REPUBLIC
  31. A ceiling installer - KISAME STREET
  32. A car repair shop - BANGGA KA DAY?
  33. An aquatic pet store in Malolos - FISH BE WITH YOU
  34. A fishball named cart - POKE POKE
  35. A beauty salon - SAUDIA HAIRLINES
  36. A bakery - ANAK NG TINAPAY
  37. A laundry shop - WASH YOUR PROBLEM
  38. A restaurant along Mayon Road  - MAY LISA EATERY
  39. An ice cream parlor - DILA LANG ANG KATAPAT
  40. A chacharon stall - CHICA HUT
  41. A chicken to go station in Imus, cavite - CHICK BOY
  42. A neighborhood pizza - PIZZA HOT
  43. A fish ball cart in UST - EAT MY BALLS
  44. A barbershop in Cagayan de Oro - PINOY BIG BARBER
  45. A restaurant - THE LAST SUPPER
  46. A goto stall - GOTO KO PA!
  47. A peanut vendors cart - MANI NI PAPA
  48. A gym in malolos - GAYMAN FITNESS CENTER
  49. An internet cafe in Sabang, Dasmarinas - OTOT.COM
  50. A party needs shop - BALLOON BALLOONAN
  51. A chinese restaurant in Pasig - LAH FANG
  52. A beauty salon - HAIR DOT COMB
  53. A chicken station (Owners name is Dina ) - DINA FRESH CHICKEN
  54. A chicken to go stall - KFC - KANTO FRIED CHICKEN
  55. A shoe repair shop along Commonwealth - SHOEPERMAN - We will HEEL you, save your SOLE and DYE for you!
  56. An errand center - PAKISUYO CENTER , Your 1st One Stop Community Errand Center in the Philippines, "Ang Utusan Ng Bayan!"
  57. A congee stall in Marikina - GOTO BOB
  58. A cofee shop in bacolod - BREW HA!
  59. A carinderia  - PEK PEK EATERY
  60. An internet cafe in Caite - KAPEPINDOT
  61. A food shop - ADOBO PUTOSHOP
  62. An internet cafe along Aurora Blvd. - IT-LOG INTERNET CAFE
  63. A barbecue stand in Baguio - MCDOLIBEE
  64. A chicken to go station - CHICKS  NI PAPA
  65. A congee station along SLEX - GOTO HEAVEN
  66. A spetic tank cleaner - SIPSIP EB@K
  67. A 2nd hand car dealer - KOTSEKOTSEKU!
  68. A coffee shop - CAFE BARAKO BAMA
  69. An eatery in Sta Rosa, Laguna - TONGUE IN A MOOD
  70. An eatery in malolos, Bulacan - JULIEBEE
  71. A flower shop - PETAL ATTRACTION
  72. An eatery - COOKING INA MO!
  73. A cross stitch shop in Mabalacat, Pampanga - CROSS MY ART
  74. A peanut PACKAGING - MANI NI INDAY
  75. An eatery in Makati - SABAW NI VIVIAN
  76. A beauty salon in BF Paranaque - LE KUKU
  77. A car repair shop in banawe - CARBUCKS
  78. A bar - TRITOMA
  79. A food station - KIK MAI BALLS
  80. An ihawan in Boracay - CHICKEN NG INA MO!

Would you like to know who among these biz entities are formally registered with Department of Trade and Industry? The online registration and query is off due to maintenance schedule... I will try to get back to you later and share with you who amongst these names are formally registered or not.... abangan but share your comments first.... =)

UNIQUE BUSINESS NAMES AND IDEAS! PINOY STYLE!

Posted by pakisuyoofw on February 22, 2009 at 1:37 AM Comments comments (2)

I enjoyed reading  two blogs from two different sites namely :

http://www.philmug.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=45095 ; and
http://nidesyonzon.multiply.com/journal/item/7/TOP_PINOY_BUSINESS_NAMES

these business names formed part also of an email chain sent to us months ago... getting back to these fun-filled business concepts creates a mindset that IBA TALAGA ANG PINOY!

These sites presented well on how creative PINOY'S are. It makes us realize that Pinoy's are truly fascinating species who can inject humor and fun with business.   Let's take a look and if you have other business names to include, please share.  Post your comment and we will be happy to know what you think of these business names.  Number 1 rule - please do not post offensive language that can harm anybody. Let's be subtle and simply share how do we look at it..in our own perspective. . .. game!

  1. Parlor in San Juan - CUT & FACE
  2. Wholesaler of Balut in Sto. Tomas, batangas - STARDUCKS
  3. Fastfood eatery in Nueva Ecija - VIOLYBEE
  4. Internet cafe in a side street - CAFE PINDOT
  5. A laundry place in manila - SUMMA CUM LAUNDRY
  6. Petshop in Ortigas - PUSSIES AND BITCHES
  7. A petshop in Kamining, QC -  PAKITA MO, PET MO
  8. a  bakery  - BREAD PIT
  9. Restaurant in Alabang - MEKENI ROGERS
  10. Restaurant in Pasig - THE FRIED OF MARKINA
  11. A dog grooming shop in Dasmarinas, Cavite - DOGBERO
  12. A boxing gym - BLOW JAB
  13. A  lapida maker - LITO LAPIDA
  14. A Restaurant in Pampanga: - MEKENI ROGERS
  15. A copy center in Sikatuna Village - PAKOPYA NI EDGAR
  16. A beerhouse in Cavite - CHICKPOINT
  17. A undry shop in Sikatuna  - STAR WASH: ATTACK OF THE CLOTHES
  18. An internet cafe in Taguig - N@KOPI@
  19. A kambingan eatery - SA GOAT KITA
  20. A beauty salon - CURL UP AND DYE
  21. A congee stall in Sta Maria, Bulacan - GEE CONGEE
  22. A water refilling station dapitan - WA-THIRST
  23. A feeds store for chicken - ROBOCOCK
  24. A shoe repair shop in Marilina - DR. SHOE-BAGO
  25. A petshop - PETNESS FIRST
  26. A taxi cab - INCOME TAXI
  27. A 2nd hand watch store - 2ND TIME AROUND
  28. A squid stall - PUSIT TO THE LIMIT
  29. A shripm store - HIPON COMING BACK
  30. A gay lawyers extension office - NOTA REPUBLIC
  31. A ceiling installer - KISAME STREET
  32. A car repair shop - BANGGA KA DAY?
  33. An aquatic pet store in Malolos - FISH BE WITH YOU
  34. A fishball named cart - POKE POKE
  35. A beauty salon - SAUDIA HAIRLINES
  36. A bakery - ANAK NG TINAPAY
  37. A laundry shop - WASH YOUR PROBLEM
  38. A restaurant along Mayon Road  - MAY LISA EATERY
  39. An ice cream parlor - DILA LANG ANG KATAPAT
  40. A chacharon stall - CHICA HUT
  41. A chicken to go station in Imus, cavite - CHICK BOY
  42. A neighborhood pizza - PIZZA HOT
  43. A fish ball cart in UST - EAT MY BALLS
  44. A barbershop in Cagayan de Oro - PINOY BIG BARBER
  45. A restaurant - THE LAST SUPPER
  46. A goto stall - GOTO KO PA!
  47. A peanut vendors cart - MANI NI PAPA
  48. A gym in malolos - GAYMAN FITNESS CENTER
  49. An internet cafe in Sabang, Dasmarinas - OTOT.COM
  50. A party needs shop - BALLOON BALLOONAN
  51. A chinese restaurant in Pasig - LAH FANG
  52. A beauty salon - HAIR DOT COMB
  53. A chicken station (Owners name is Dina ) - DINA FRESH CHICKEN
  54. A chicken to go stall - KFC - KANTO FRIED CHICKEN
  55. A shoe repair shop along Commonwealth - SHOEPERMAN - We will HEEL you, save your SOLE and DYE for you!
  56. An errand center - PAKISUYO CENTER , Your 1st One Stop Community Errand Center in the Philippines, "Ang Utusan Ng Bayan!"
  57. A congee stall in Marikina - GOTO BOB
  58. A cofee shop in bacolod - BREW HA!
  59. A carinderia  - PEK PEK EATERY
  60. An internet cafe in Caite - KAPEPINDOT
  61. A food shop - ADOBO PUTOSHOP
  62. An internet cafe along Aurora Blvd. - IT-LOG INTERNET CAFE
  63. A barbecue stand in Baguio - MCDOLIBEE
  64. A chicken to go station - CHICKS  NI PAPA
  65. A congee station along SLEX - GOTO HEAVEN
  66. A spetic tank cleaner - SIPSIP EB@K
  67. A 2nd hand car dealer - KOTSEKOTSEKU!
  68. A coffee shop - CAFE BARAKO BAMA
  69. An eatery in Sta Rosa, Laguna - TONGUE IN A MOOD
  70. An eatery in malolos, Bulacan - JULIEBEE
  71. A flower shop - PETAL ATTRACTION
  72. An eatery - COOKING INA MO!
  73. A cross stitch shop in Mabalacat, Pampanga - CROSS MY ART
  74. A peanut PACKAGING - MANI NI INDAY
  75. An eatery in Makati - SABAW NI VIVIAN
  76. A beauty salon in BF Paranaque - LE KUKU
  77. A car repair shop in banawe - CARBUCKS
  78. A bar - TRITOMA
  79. A food station - KIK MAI BALLS
  80. An ihawan in Boracay - CHICKEN NG INA MO!


Would you like to know who among these biz entities are formally registered with Department of Trade and Industry? The online registration and query is off due to maintenance schedule... I will try to get back to you later and share with you who amongst these names are formally registered or not.... abangan but share your comments first.... =)

TOP PINOY BIZ NAMES - PAKISUYO CAN BE ONE ALONG WITH DOGBERO...

Posted by pakisuyoofw on February 18, 2009 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (2)

(An excerpt from Dogbero's site...just want to share  -http://dogbero.multiply.com/journal/ite%20m/3/About_Dogbero)

I was browsing the net, and found an interesting topic, TOP PINOY BUSINESS NAMES, created by a Multiply user.  Another user replied, and mentioned Dogbero in his post.  Thanks totomatic!

So, let me just share this, especially for my foreigner and non-Filipino speaking site visitors.   Dogbero is a name that comes from two words, namely "dog" and "barber".  It was a suggestion from one of my pet mom's friends, Ma'am Beybs a.k.a. MCR. during one of their YM chats.  See, my mom was telling her friend about her plans of putting up a dog beauty parlor, and right there and then, her friend suggested, "Dogbero!"  It was a nice, catchy name.  So they agreed to have it registered with DTI immediately.  (Okay, now I'm doing this for my pet mom's friend.  She has her own business, Pakisuyo Center, where you can ask them to do whatever you want done and they'll relieve you of the headaches, burdens and hassles of having to do all the leg work yourself. Thus, it followed that Pakisuyo Center coordinated everything and did everything to arrange the required documents for the set-up of Dogbero.  Thanks to MCR!  I'll share the link to their site later, just in case anyone is interested to avail of their services.)

Going back on topic, "Pagupitan ng Aso" literally means "a place where dogs get their hair cut".  So, "Dogbero Pagupitan ng Aso" means a dog grooming salon, a dog beauty parlor, a dog barbershop. 

And yes, as they say, when you dream, dream big.  So when Dogbero was conceptualized, what my pet guardians had in mind was to put up the first fully-dedicated dog grooming facility in Cavite, a dog grooming salon where dog grooming is the core business.  It is not just an after-thought or a supplemental business to an already existing business like a veterinary clinic or a petshop.  It is as it is, a real, complete, full-service dog grooming parlor.

Now, dog lovers from Cavite and nearby places don't have to travel far and sweat through the traffic jam just to bring their dogs for regular grooming in Metro Manila.  There is Dogbero that is just around their neighborhood.  There is a dog barbershop in the community!

Okay, that's all for now.

Here are the links, for your reading pleasure:

http://nidesyonzon.multiply.com/journal/item/7/TOP_PINOY_BUSINESS_NAMES_

http://www.freewebs.com/pakisuyoofw/

RECESSION... APEKTADO KA BA PINOY OFW?

Posted by pakisuyoofw on November 23, 2008 at 6:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Sa lahat ng business magazines eh walang tigil ang pag uusap tungkol sa recession...sa financial crisis at sa kung anu ano pa mang paghihirap ng ekonomya. Hindi lang dito sa Pilipinas... kundi mas matindi pa sa ibang bansa.

Nag declare ng recession ang US, sinundan kahapon ng Japan at pati Singapore.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito. Sa mga economist ang tendency daw nito ay ang tinatawag na domino effect. Since pinakamayayamang bansa ang affected na... pati daw tayo o mga dependent countries  sa kanila ay affected na rin - automatic daw?  Mukhang tama nga sila kasi kung ang malaking company sa US na nag-eemploy ng 10,000 na workers at marami dito ay pinoy OFW...tapos magsasara o magbabawas ng production dahil humina ang demand due sa recession ay posibleng magbawas ng tao. At yun na nga.... affected ang pinoy OFW's.

Sa ganitong mga usapin anu ano ba ang basis sa pag lay off ng mga tao?  Sa pagbabawas laging nasa isipan ng bawat company eh ang effectiveness ng mga empleyado. Meaning, aasahan nating gagamitin nila ang BELL CURVE MEASURE OF PERFORMANCE at kung sino man ang pumasok sa non-performing curve ay sor sure una sa listahan ng mga matatanggal.  Efficiency at productivity ang labanan tuwing may recession. So ano ang tip natin sa ating kawpa empleyado?

Magpaka seryoso tayo sa trabaho. Tulungan nating ang ating mga kumpanya para mag cost savings dahil ito ngayon ang pinaka unang gagawin nila... ang kontrolin ang controllable expenses. Ibabalanse nila ang expense sa pumapasok na income.

Aside dun, ipakita natin ang sense of ownership...pagpapahalaga sa bawat  minuto ng ibinabayad sa atin. Pahalagahan natin ang trabaho na ibinigay sa atin dahil ito ay isang opportunity na minsan minsan lang nangyayari. Napakahirap mawalan ng tranaho at pang huli eh ibigay natin ang ating puso at isip sa ating mga trabaho para maging lubos tayong fair sa ating mga sarili at sa ating companies.

Ang recession daw ay tatagal pa hanggang 2009.  Ngayon palang ay naghahanda na ang lahat lalo na ang mga employers, ang mga businessman. Tayong mge empleyado ay dapat kumilos na rin....you need to strengthen  your worthiness or else...baka bukas o makalawa wala la ng trabaho dahil nadamay ka sa recession na ina-nnounce ng company mo so kaibigan.... umpisahan na ang pag-iisip kung ano ang magandang gawin para  hindi ka mabulaga sa mas matinding crisis ngayong 2009.

Ikaw kaibigan... mga pinoy ofw's may opinyon po ba kayong mas maganda.. please share and let's help other pinoy ofw's to survive the on-going and worst financial crisis that might be along our way.... share na

RECESSION... APEKTADO KA BA PINOY OFW?

Posted by pakisuyoofw on November 23, 2008 at 6:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Sa lahat ng business magazines eh walang tigil ang pag uusap tungkol sa recession...sa financial crisis at sa kung anu ano pa mang paghihirap ng ekonomya. Hindi lang dito sa Pilipinas... kundi mas matindi pa sa ibang bansa.


Nag declare ng recession ang US, sinundan kahapon ng Japan at pati Singapore.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito. Sa mga economist ang tendency daw nito ay ang tinatawag na domino effect. Since pinakamayayamang bansa ang affected na... pati daw tayo o mga dependent countries  sa kanila ay affected na rin - automatic daw?  Mukhang tama nga sila kasi kung ang malaking company sa US na nag-eemploy ng 10,000 na workers at marami dito ay pinoy OFW...tapos magsasara o magbabawas ng production dahil humina ang demand due sa recession ay posibleng magbawas ng tao. At yun na nga.... affected ang pinoy OFW's.

Sa ganitong mga usapin anu ano ba ang basis sa pag lay off ng mga tao?  Sa pagbabawas laging nasa isipan ng bawat company eh ang effectiveness ng mga empleyado. Meaning, aasahan nating gagamitin nila ang BELL CURVE MEASURE OF PERFORMANCE at kung sino man ang pumasok sa non-performing curve ay sor sure una sa listahan ng mga matatanggal.  Efficiency at productivity ang labanan tuwing may recession. So ano ang tip natin sa ating kawpa empleyado?Magpaka seryoso tayo sa trabaho. Tulungan nating ang ating mga kumpanya para mag cost savings dahil ito ngayon ang pinaka unang gagawin nila... ang kontrolin ang controllable expenses. Ibabalanse nila ang expense sa pumapasok na income.Aside dun, ipakita natin ang sense of ownership...pagpapahalaga sa bawat  minuto ng ibinabayad sa atin. Pahalagahan natin ang trabaho na ibinigay sa atin dahil ito ay isang opportunity na minsan minsan lang nangyayari. Napakahirap mawalan ng tranaho at pang huli eh ibigay natin ang ating puso at isip sa ating mga trabaho para maging lubos tayong fair sa ating mga sarili at sa ating companies.


Ang recession daw ay tatagal pa hanggang 2009.  Ngayon palang ay naghahanda na ang lahat lalo na ang mga employers, ang mga businessman. Tayong mge empleyado ay dapat kumilos na rin....you need to strengthen  your worthiness or else...baka bukas o makalawa wala la ng trabaho dahil nadamay ka sa recession na ina-nnounce ng company mo so kaibigan.... umpisahan na ang pag-iisip kung ano ang magandang gawin para  hindi ka mabulaga sa mas matinding crisis ngayong 2009.


Ikaw kaibigan... mga pinoy ofw's may opinyon po ba kayong mas maganda.. please share and let's help other pinoy ofw's to survive the on-going and worst financial crisis that might be along our way.... share na

PASKONG PINOY, GANUN PA DIN BA?

Posted by pakisuyoofw on December 25, 2007 at 11:34 AM Comments comments (1)
Napapnsin ba ninyo kung paano na nagbago ang panahon?  Napansin ba ninyo na ang belen ay hindi na masyadong nakikita sa mga dekorasyong pamasko?  Napansin ba ninyo na ang mga palamuti sa mga Christmas tree ay paunti na n paunti? at napansin ba ninyo kung iilan na lang ang mga bumbilyang kumukutitap sa mga bintana at nawawala na ang tradisyonal na parol....

Bakit kaya?  Dahil ba sa ekonomyang pababa ng pababa ang kalidad o dahil sa nawawalang spirit ng Pasko sa puso ng bawat isa?  Ito ba ay dala ng kahirapan o dala ng "values" na talaga namang nagdedeteriorate na.... at sumasabay sa katagang......"lilipas din yan....".

Nakakalungkot tingnan na ang mga kabataan o pati mandin ang mga paslit ay parang ayaw na tumanggap ng regalong nakabalot mula kay ninang at ninong.,... mas gustong makita ang kulay ube o mga litrato ni Ninoy s amag inaabot na pamasko....

Nakakalungkot isipin na ang Pasko ay parang pera pera na lang.... at kung sino ang maraming pera ay yun lang ay may magandang Pasko....

Ang diwa ng Pasko ay nawawala na, yana ng tutuong nangyayari.... bakit kaya???? o sige nga tanungin kita.... anmo sa palagay mo bakit ganito na ang paskong pinoy?????  Baka meron kang ibang ksagutan... pakishare naman.....

FLEXIBLE WORK OPTIONS... IS IT OK FOR PINOYS?

Posted by pakisuyoofw on December 25, 2007 at 11:27 AM Comments comments (0)

WHAT ARE FLEXIBLE WORK OPTIONS

Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures, flexible work arrangements, time worked does not equate to achieved outcomes. Outcomes are based on the staff member's achievement of results and use of competencies critical to achieving those results. Except in the case of conversion from full-time to a less-than-full time schedule, such as for a part-time assignment or job share, the total numbers of hours worked and expected productivity remain the same.

Typical flexible work options are:

Flextime: The most requested, easiest to manage and the most affordable FWO, flextime offers flexibility in arrival, departure and/or lunch times, typically with a designated core-time mid-day during which all staff are present.

Flexplace: This arrangement allows for a portion of the job to be performed off-site, on a regular, recurring basis. The majority of work time is spent at the office and the off-site work typically is done at home. It may be the most complicated flexible work option to arrange since it generally requires electronic equipment and technological support.

Note: Flexplace does not connote the professional or management practice of working at home after-hours to work on reports or presentations or to catch up on reading. For University purposes, Flexplace also does not represent an off-site work arrangement implemented by the organization to meet organizational goals and requiring use of electronic equipment and technology to complete the work assignment. This is referred to as Telecommuting assignment. Most or all of the work is performed at the off-site location.

Compressed Work Schedules: A traditional 35-40 hour work week is condensed into fewer than five days of work. This option is more easily applied to non-exempt (weekly paid) staff for whom maximum work hours are identified, but it is not ruled out for monthly paid staff who may work more than 40 hours during the work week. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires weekly paid staff to be paid overtime if they work over 40 hours in a work week.

Part-time work is a regular arrangement for between 17.5 and 28 hours a week. This is different from a temporary work assignment where an employee is expected to have a temporary, non-recurring relationship to the workplace and does not receive paid time off.

Job sharing allows two staff members to share the responsibilities of one full-time position, typically with a prorated salary and paid time off. This is not the same as a part-time job. Each staff member shares a specific proportion of a full-time position. Creative and innovative schedules can be designed to meet the needs of the job sharers and the office. Note: If one position is scheduled for less than 17.5 hours a week, it becomes temporary and cannot retain regular part-time status.

BUSINESS TIPS ON HOW TO DRAW ADDITIONAL CLIENTS

Posted by pakisuyoofw on December 25, 2007 at 11:24 AM Comments comments (0)
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PROUD AKO SA IYO KAIBIGAN!

Posted by pakisuyoofw on December 25, 2007 at 10:08 AM Comments comments (2)

Isang pagbati ang aking ginawa para sa isang kaibigan na nagsecelebrate ng kanyang birthday kahapon....  ginagawa ko ang pagbati sa kanya taon taon mula pa nung ako ay 15 years old..... tama ba ako 15???? ilang taon ba ako nung ako ay second year high school?  ah basta, maraming taon na ang nakalipas.

Sa aking pagbati mabunyi niya itong tinanggap at nagbigay ng pasasalamat na  hindi ako nakakalimot sa isang malayo pero mabuting kaibigan.  Isang simpleng mensahe na sadyang pinahalagahan.... at sa aking pagsara sa batiang walang patid.... sabi ko sa kanya.... kahit 44 ka na you need to celebrate life kasi life is worth living!!!!  Paglipas ng isang minuto, isang sagot ang aking natanggap na may mga katagang.... "thank you for being part of my life, I am so proud of you!!!" 

Sa mahigit na 25 years na pagkakaibigan ngayon ko napagtanto na meron pala akong kaibigan na nagmamalaki at nagmamahal sa akin kahit mahigit dalawang dekada na kaming hindi nagkikita .  Isang kataga na nagpapatunay sa isang samahan na punumpuno ng pagmamahalan, punumpuno ng pagtitiwala at punumpuno ng katowasayan....  Ngayon ko napagtanto na wala sa layo o lapit ang pagpreserba ng isang mabuting ugnayan kundi ito ay ang kabutihan ng puso at pananais na bawat mahal o kaibigan sa buhay ay mapabuti lagi.

Sa anu pa mang kadahilanan kung bakit niya ako ipinagmamalaki at kumbakit niya ako pinasasalamatan dahil sa  naging part ako ng kanyang buhay ay hindi ko na tatanungin. Sapat na nalaman ko ito at ito nagsilbing magandang pamasko para sa isang kaibigang hindi ko nakita ng halos dalawang dekada na.....   Ang pasalamat at ipamgmalaki ng isang kaibigan ay sadyan nakakataba sa puso... ito ay pagpapatunay na sa inyong naging samahan ay sadyang naging mabuti ka sa kanya.  Ito ay isang kataga ng sumukat sa aking pagkatao at nag validate na isa akong mabuting tao... at salamat sa kanya dahil kahit papaano at nalaman ko ito..... Para sa'yo kaibigan... SALAMAT at umasa ka na maipagmamalaki mo ako lagi...magpakailanman....  Ikaw kaibigan...ipinagmamalaki ka din kaya ng kaibigan mo???

(source:marman's book of friendship 1980)

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DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Posted by pakisuyoofw on October 8, 2007 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (1)
Hay naku, sa tutuo lang medyo na exags na lang yata yung vry short line na yun eh.  With so much brouhaha ng kapwa natin pino kahit yung hindi nakapanood o hindi nakakaalam hayun nalaman na tuloy.

At nay rate, instead of getting into negativities we Filipinos should take a closer look why some nationals treid to joke on us on whatever ways then makikita natin mukhang may mga napagkukunan naman sila ng idea di ba?

Kailan na ba nakaron n malaking kalokohan sa pRC dfahil sa leakage sa mga nursing review schools?  hindi ba halos napakaraming banso noon ang nagban sa atin mga graduates?  hayun o di ba may pagkukunan nga talaga ng mga negatibing ideya.  Besids, saan nag ugat ang issue, di ba sa Pilipinas din at kagagawan ng kapwa natin pinoy?

Yan ang pagtuunan natin ng pansin... oo napakatatalino natin at utak ng ang ating ine-export sa labas dahil pulos tao na ang pinanghahanapbuhay natin at yun ay pinakikinabanagan ng ibang bansa..... yun nga lang dito naman sa atin angkakaloko loko.  Imbes na sila ay ating mapagyaman dito hayun iban bansa ang nakikinabang  sa knaila.

Balikan natin ang issue... ang dapat nating ayusin ang ang values ng pinoy na sobra ng nagdedeteriorate dahil saan? sa kagustuhan makapangibang bansa, sa kagustuhang makapasa at makapag abroad kaagad.... at ito naman ay kinukunsinti ng mga mas matatanda... ang mga gustong makapera na siyang gumagawa ng kababakahan!

Sila ang dapat nating patawan ng parusa at lalong pag igtingin ang batas para magkaroon sila n takot.  Ang gagawa ng kalokohanna makakadungis sa pangaan o integridad n anumang sanay ng pamahalaan tulad ng PRC dapat hay naku....bitayin!

Values, values at values pa rin na patuloy na nawawala sa atin an ugat ng lahat kaya dapat ito ang ating inaayos.  Sa pagtutulungan ng lahat for sure pasasaan din at malalapasan natin ito.

So sa nmga nag rereact sa desperate housewives, naku wag na kayong mag ingay o mag react dahil tayo ding mga pinoy ang masasaasaan nun..... di ba?

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Posted by pakisuyoofw on October 8, 2007 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hay naku, sa tutuo lang medyo na exags na lang yata yung vry short line na yun eh.  With so much brouhaha ng kapwa natin pino kahit yung hindi nakapanood o hindi nakakaalam hayun nalaman na tuloy.

At nay rate, instead of getting into negativities we Filipinos should take a closer look why some nationals treid to joke on us on whatever ways then makikita natin mukhang may mga napagkukunan naman sila ng idea di ba?

Kailan na ba nakaron n malaking kalokohan sa pRC dfahil sa leakage sa mga nursing review schools?  hindi ba halos napakaraming banso noon ang nagban sa atin mga graduates?  hayun o di ba may pagkukunan nga talaga ng mga negatibing ideya.  Besids, saan nag ugat ang issue, di ba sa Pilipinas din at kagagawan ng kapwa natin pinoy?

Yan ang pagtuunan natin ng pansin... oo napakatatalino natin at utak ng ang ating ine-export sa labas dahil pulos tao na ang pinanghahanapbuhay natin at yun ay pinakikinabanagan ng ibang bansa..... yun nga lang dito naman sa atin angkakaloko loko.  Imbes na sila ay ating mapagyaman dito hayun iban bansa ang nakikinabang  sa knaila.

Balikan natin ang issue... ang dapat nating ayusin ang ang values ng pinoy na sobra ng nagdedeteriorate dahil saan? sa kagustuhan makapangibang bansa, sa kagustuhang makapasa at makapag abroad kaagad.... at ito naman ay kinukunsinti ng mga mas matatanda... ang mga gustong makapera na siyang gumagawa ng kababakahan!

Sila ang dapat nating patawan ng parusa at lalong pag igtingin ang batas para magkaroon sila n takot.  Ang gagawa ng kalokohanna makakadungis sa pangaan o integridad n anumang sanay ng pamahalaan tulad ng PRC dapat hay naku....bitayin!

Values, values at values pa rin na patuloy na nawawala sa atin an ugat ng lahat kaya dapat ito ang ating inaayos.  Sa pagtutulungan ng lahat for sure pasasaan din at malalapasan natin ito.

So sa nmga nag rereact sa desperate housewives, naku wag na kayong mag ingay o mag react dahil tayo ding mga pinoy ang masasaasaan nun..... di ba?

KOMENTARYO AT KURO-KURO

Posted by pakisuyoofw on September 6, 2007 at 12:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Ano nga ba ang PAKISUYO?  bakit ito na conceptualize?  Then bakit PAKISUYO OFW?  Mga katanungang sasagutin natin ng masinsinan punto por punto.

Kailangan mong kumuha ng AUTHENTICATED NSO DOCUMENT, tulad ng birth certificate o marriage contract pero otso oras ang trabaho mo araw araw.  Isa pa isang mahaba habang biyahe at pila ang iyong susuungin.  Ang tanong liliban ka ba sa work o half day na lang?  Ngayon may kasagutan na.... hindi mo na kailangan pang magpakapagod dahil dumating na ang UTUSAN NG BAYAN., si PAKISUYO CENTER o ang PAKISUYO ONLINE!

Papaano ito gagawin.... kung ikaw ay nasa ibang bansa mag email lamang sa pakisuyocenter@yahoo.com.ph  o bunisista sa site na ito at ihain ninyo sa amin ang concerns o mga gawaing hindi na ninyo kayang gampanan.  We will be very happy to do it for you at ang presyo ng serbisyo ay presyong kaibigan. Presyong kapatid at presyong para sa masang Pilipino.

Example... birthday ng anak mo at gusto mo silang sorpresahin.  Mag email ka lamang na gusto mo siyang padalhan ng cake, sapatos, balloon, flowers, bulaklak, sapatos o whatever you want to give her sa kanyang birthday ay maaari na ninyong gawin sa pamamagitan lamang ng pag click sa inyong mga mouse.  Ibigay lamang ang complete instruction like kung ano ang eksaktong birthday, anong oras mo gustong ibigay, at ano ang gusto mong iparating..... gagawin po namin yun para sa inyo.  Ang hangarin ng PAKISUYO OFW ay  ang pabibigay serbisyo sa mga bagong bayani.... katuwang sa bawat hangaring mapaligaya o mapasaya ang bawat miembro ng pamilya.

Whate else???? Gusto mong magpahanap ng mabibiling bahay, magpa canvass kung magkano ang mga equipments na pang negosyo, bumili ng iyong kagamitan o kaya naman ay lakarin ang mga papeles para sa pamilya o opisina.  Kahit ano... basta puwede ang NON APPEARANCE ng kliyente... kami po ay handang umagapay sa inyo.  Kaya sa bawat suliranin o gawaing hindi kaya.... simple lang.... iPAKISUYO NA!

Ano mas importanteng kasabihan... TIME IS GOLD or HEALTH is WEALTH?  Alamin.... click me!


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