Tropical Storm Maysak due to hit the Philippines Easter Sunday morning

Tropical Storm Maysak

                                                     Tropical Storm Maysak

Tropical Storm Maysak is due to hit coastal Isabela Province in the Philippines on Easter Sunday morning with 60mph winds. It will be a heavy rain producer for Isabela and the Cagayan Valley.

Tropical Storm Maysak Satellite view

                      Tropical Storm Maysak Satellite view

Tropical Storm alerts

                         Tropical Storm alerts

Tropical Storm alerts have been posted for Luzon Island.

Isabela Province is under Tropical Storm Signal #3 and Cagayan Province is under Signal #2.

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave ; NOAA Weather Emergency Radio

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave ; NOAA Weather Emergency Radio

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Jitney vs Jeepney

jitney-bus-service

jitney-bus-service

Jitney vs Jeepney

Both Jitney’s and Jeepney’s are a form of transportation called a share taxi which falls between both taxicabs and buses. These vehicles for hire are typically smaller than buses and usually take passengers on a fixed or semi-fixed route without timetables, but instead departing when all seats are filled.They may stop anywhere to pick up or drop off passengers. Often found in developing countries,the vehicles used as share taxis range from four-seat cars to minibuses      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Share_taxi

Jeepney Philippines

Jeepney Philippines

Malaya was an old term for Malaysia

Federation of Malaya - STAMP

    Federation of Malaya – STAMP

 

Malaya was an old term for Malaysia

Federation of Malaya map

         Federation of Malaya map

 

Please don’t confuse Americans by using the term Malaya.with regard to the Philippines

Federation of Malaya currency

     Federation of Malaya currency

We know, and we have proof that Malaya was an old term for Malaysia.

University of Malaya

University of Malaya

So what does Malaya have to do with the Philippines?

Apparently there is a lack of understanding for those of us who live in the Western HEMISPHERE

and we just want to try to understand as best we can...

Federation of Malaya

 Federation of Malaya

Thanks and have a GOOD DAY.

Federation of Malaya

  Federation of Malaya

Imelda and the Carabao – notes from the author

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

Imelda and the Carabao by Steven Wiseblood

It has been a year since I wrote Imelda and the Carabao which is loosely based on my travels to the Philippines in 2012.

During my travels I learned about life on a Philippine farm, growing and harvesting rice, farming equipment as well as growing vegetables and selling them at the Philippine market.

Carabao in water

Carabao in water

kuliglig -  farming equipment

kuliglig – farming equipment

I highly recommend  my book,  Imelda and the Carabao for anyone who wants to learn something about Philippine rural life in the  Cagayan Valley, which is  in the far northern part of Luzon.  Imelda and the Carabao is also available on AMAZON.COM and at a kindle book also. I hope that you will read it and  enjoy it!

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some of my photos of Manila – Ermita

Philippines map

Philippines map

Manila map

Manila map

Here are a few of my photos that I took while staying in the Ermita section of Manila in 2012.

The photos were taken from my 4th floor hotel window

Manila -Ermita

Manila -Ermita

Manila - Ermita

Manila – Ermita

Manila - Ermita

Manila – Ermita

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Facts about Philippine Overseas workers in Saudi Arabia

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There are an estimated 1.8 million Philippine OFW (Overseas Foreign workers) in Saudi Arabia.

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150,000 are employed as nurses.

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many hundreds of thousands are employed as domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

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The sad fact is that 350 Philippine OFWs died last year in Saudi Arabia due to industrial accidents and sickness. This accounted for 43% of all OFW deaths in 2013. (http://www.arabnews.com/news/525651)

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800 Philippine OFW’s are currently in Saudi Arabia jails, mostly for alcohol and drug posession.

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http://www.redressonline.com/2013/12/the-abuse-of-migrant-workers-in-saudi-arabia/
The abuse of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia
With few opportunities at home, millions of poor, desperate men and women from southeast Asia and the Horn of Africa migrate annually to Saudi Arabia, where many are enslaved and badly abused, or even killed.

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Philippine OFWs

 

In my blog we just report the facts

In my blog we just report the facts

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colorful buses and Jeepneys

Let’s compare the Jeepney of the Philippines with buses in Haiti and in the African nation of Senegal

Here are the Jeepneys of the Philippines

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This bus in found in the Caribbean country of HaitiImage

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This bus is found in the west African nation of Senegal.

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