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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

EVENT: Join Us and Unmask the Mystery

Sweet ‘n Sassy Note

  1.   Party Fee: Attendees: 70.00QAR, Non-Attendees: 5.00QAR
  2. Due Date for Payment: 01st December 2015, please contact Miss Isay
  3. Masks will be available at the venue for your convenience. (You can also bring mask of your choice)
  4. Valet Parking is available.
  5. Please bring tipsy bottles and cans after the party. We might not have enough stocks at home. :D
  6. Attached Location Map: Grand Qatar Palace Hotel 

Grand Qatar Palace Hotel:

Thursday, 5 November 2015

THOUGHTS: An Open Letter from Qatar regarding the "Tanim-Bala" Scam

"Sa aming kabayang OFW dito sa Qatar na nabiktima ng “Tanim Bala” modus sa NAIA, ramdam po namin ang stress at abala na dulot nito sa iyo. Dahil dito, nais kong gawin ang Open Letter na ito para sa ating Mahal na Pangulong Aquino."

5th November 2015
Doha, State of Qatar

Dear His Excellency President Aquino

Ang Hamad International Airport ay napapabilang sa pinakamagandang Airport sa buong mundo, dahil sa kaayusan ng system naito lalo sa seguridad. Sophisticated at high-tech and mga security equipment, kung kaya’t maituturing na self-incrimination o isang pagpapakamatay ang magpalusot ng mga element na bawal sa aliuntunin ng airport at ng batas ng Qatar.

Alam po naming mgma OFW dito sa Qatar kung gaano kahigpit ang pagpapatupad ng batas ng gobyerno ng Qatar, kung kaya’t napaktaas n gaming respeto dito at pagdidisiplina sa aming mga sarili para maiwasan na kami ay makalabag sa kanilang batas.

Paano po mangyayari na an gaming mahal na kabyan na kasama naming nagtatrabaho dito sa Qatar ay magpapalusot ng isang bala gayong alam na alam nya na kung makalusot man ito sa NAIA ay hinding hindi ito makakalusot sa Airport ng Qatar?

Kamakailan ay merong OFW galling din dito sa Qatar ang nadukutan sa loob mismo ng NAIA sa may conveyor area. Nang tingnan ang CCTV ay sira umano ang mga camera sa lokasyon na pinaghihinalaang pinangyarihan ng pandurukot.

Kami pong mga OFW dito sa Qatar ay tinatayang nasa 200,000. Marami po kaming pinagdadaanan dito sa aborad. Sinusuong ang 50 degrees Celsius na init ng araw, para kumayod, itaguyod an gaming mga mahal sa buhay, at tanggapin ang sakit ng pagkakalayo sa pamilya.

Sobra kaming excted at masaya kapag kami ay magbabakasyon dahil matapos ang mahabang panahon ay mauli naming makakasama an gaming mga mahal sa buhay. Samantala, gumuguho naman ang aming mundo kapag kami ay humahakbang na papalayo sa bahay, habang pinagmamasdan ang humahagulgol na asawa at mga anak na isinisigaw pa an gaming pangalan, bilang pagpapakiusap na wag na kaming lumisan, sa tuwing kami ay babalik na sa Qatar para muling harapin ang hamon ng buhay dito.

Tapos dadagdagan pa ng pangamba nab aka masira lamang ang aming binubuhay na pangarap nang dahil lamang sa isang bala na kahit nga sa tanang buhay naming ay di pa nakakahawak man lamang nito.

Mahal na Pangulong Aquino, Sir, para po sa amin, ang “Tanim-Bala” ay isang napakaseryoso at kritikal na isyu na dapat nyo pong sugpuin sa pinakamabilis na panahon. Maawa po kayo sa aming mga OFWs. Maraming salamat po.

Lubos na gumagalang,

On Behalf of the 200,000 OFWs in Qatar

Engr. Ressie S. Fos (Signed)

Random Pics (credits to the owner of each photo)

And while reading this open letter, nothing has been resolved. Everything is still the same in NAIA – scandalous, filthy and disappointing. So for the meantime, yes, we are on our own, and I believe, we will be on our own for a longer period of time.  All I ca say is secure your luggage whether they are check in or hand carry luggage. Keep an eye on them every minute, every second. Yes, we're paranoid, and yes, in our Airport. This is what we have become as the corrupt prey on the innocent nomads with freedom.


Monday, 17 August 2015

PROMO: Century Hotel's Filipino Night

Para sa Buwan ng Pambansang Wika

Here comes Filipino Night at Century Hotel Doha Qatar

Saturday, 15 August 2015

INFO: Kabayan Passports on your Doorstep
Filipino expatriates in Qatar will soon find it easier and convenient to receive their passports (renewed or newly issued) at an affordable cost.

The Philippine embassy in Doha and Qatar Postal Services Company (QPost) have signed an agreement to deliver passports of Filipino expatriates either to their homes or offices.

Ambassador Wilfredo Santos and QPost acting chairman of the board and managing director Abdulla Slash al-Hajri led the signing ceremony of the delivery services agreement at the Barzan Tower on Monday. It was attended by other QPost and embassy officials and staff.

According to Santos, Qatar's national courier service will charge a minimal fee of QR25 for the delivery of every passport.

“This service will make passport application more convenient for Filipinos in Qatar,” the envoy pointed out. 
Santos said the arrangement will also help lessen foot traffic and decongest the embassy. 

“It will have more working space for conducting other official business transactions,” he added.

The envoy also thanked former Philippine ambassador to Qatar Crescente Relacion, as well as vice-consul Kristine Bautista and other embassy officials, for initiating the project.

Quoting al-Hajri, the envoy said QPost will deliver on its commitments provided that clients complete their information accurately by specifying the street address, zone number, and building number.

Santos also thanked the Qatar government for its hospitality, hosting nearly 200,000 Filipino expatriates “who stand to benefit from the provision of passport delivery services in the country.”

As the sixth Philippine ambassador to Qatar, Santos reiterated his commitment to Filipino expatriates in the country to further enhance the embassy's services, improving its efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. 
For his part, al-Hajri thanked the envoy for giving QPost the opportunity to handle the embassy's passport courier service as it expands its market reach to include the diplomatic community.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

PLACES: UAEscapades 2015! (Part 5/5)

Day 05 21st July 2015 Tuesday

The last day of our UAEscapades. We woke up early, went to Al Ghurair, bought some Dubai shirts (which are highly in demand hahah!). afterwards, we had our big breakfast meal, and went back to the hotel.

By 12nn, we checked out and went straight to the Airport. Our flight was 4:00 in the afternoon. But for some reason, it was delayed by an hour. Nevertheless, it didn’t affect us. We enjoyed and we had fun even if we are just inside the waiting area.

Our experience is really light and cool and memorable. This is actually the first time wherein we visited other country. We still have plans to go back, and visit other countries. But for now, we will cherish first our trip called UAEscapades2015!

PLACES: UAEscapades 2015! (Part 4/5)

Day 04 20th July 2015 Monday

We experienced a very hectic schedule for the past 3 days. Imagine a 2-3 itineraries a day’ s kinda exhausting, but actually, that’s the essence of the word “tour”, wandering around… Anyhow, today is a relaxation day for me and my hus-buddy. We Yes, it’s Aquaventure Day! 

We packed our best swimming suits, hurriedly went out and took Union Station straight to Jumeirah Lake Towers Station. From there, we transferred to Tram and paid using our nhol cards, this is also new for me, Yumu-Europe lang ang peg.

After Tram, we again transferred to private monorail, straight to Atlantis Hotel. Happy Swimming, Happy Swamping!

we didn't go back straight to the hotel. We asked the cab driver to take us to Jumeirah Open Beach and have a selfie moment with Burj Al Arab as the back drop, as this is one of the highlights of anyone's vacation in UAE.

Such a comforting and tranquil day for both of us. We enjoyed the water, slides, the food, the weather. The weather was good actually. Not so mainit.

Right after the Atlantis, we went back to the hotel and rest for a little while, because we still have one more place to go. Boracay!

A dinner treat from my former and most generous company of all time hahaha! I worked with them for 5years with assigned in 3 branches (Makati Philippines, Hanoi Vietnam and Dubai UAE).

Although it lasted for only 2 hours, we’re so busog and satisfied with the food, not to mention those pinoy bands who constantly singing good music. Nostalgic…

Before we went back to the hotel, my former manager dropped us to tadan! Day to Day Union and bought some souvenirs and Dubai stuffs for our friends.

Well, Pardz slept at 12:00mid night. I slept at 1:30 in the morning cause I need to pack our things, check everything, and double check again everything.

It’s almost 2:00 and it’s killing me..zzzz…