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The Superficial "Economic Boom" of the Philippines

The Superficial “Economic Boom”
Of the Philippines
by Apolinario Villalobos

One need not have to be a statistician or an expert analyst to come up with an honest view of the real state of the Philippines and the Filipinos. 651 more words

Apolinario Villalobos

Exit Clearance: An OFW's Nightmare

by Stella Ruth O. Gonzales, originally appeared here

I am now a full-fledged OFW. I share a common bond with thousands of overseas Filipino workers who had no choice but to get an exit clearance from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and, in the process, experienced what would possibly be one of our worst encounters with government bureaucracy. 2,285 more words

Exit Pass

What is an OEC?

What the heck is an OEC you ask? It is your Overseas Employment Certificate or exit pass. Honestly I didn’t know that thing existed until I brought the subject of going home to the Philippines to my fellow overseas workers. 727 more words


10 Must-Try Local Delicacies in Europe

People will usually tell you to try the local food. Travelling brings the opportunity to experience new cuisines and savour new flavours. There are plenty of food choices when you go to Europe, and if you wander far enough, you will find local delicacies that will make your holiday even more pleasurable. 1,291 more words


Hesus: Gurong Gumagamot at Gumagabay

Pagninilay sa Ika-4 Linggo sa Karaniwang Panahon—Taon B
1 Pebrero 2015

Para sa mga nag-aaral ng kurso upang maging guro, isa sa mga paksang kanilang aaralin ay ang buhay at estilo ng pagtuturo ng ating Panginoong Hesus. 654 more words

Gospel Reflection

Nasaan si Purisima?

Nasaan si Purisima?
Ni Apolinario Villalobos

Kung hindi siya guilty, dapat lumabas si Purisima upang magpaliwanag o pabulaanan ang mga ibinabato sa kanya na siyang pasimuno sa pumalpak na operasyon ng SAF sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao. 111 more words

Apolinario Villalobos