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T he Of fici al P u bli ca ti on of Fil i pin o EPS W or kers Ass oc ia ti o n - So u th K o rea (F EW A )
필리핀 EPS ( 외국인 고용허가제) 근로자 협회 공식 발행 – 대대 한민국 필리핀| EPS ( 외국인 고용허가제) 근로자 협회 공식 발행 – 한민국
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Editorial Compassion Not Crackdown!
eelected as the president of FEWA, Marzy Serdeňa III in his address profusely thanked the pioneers, previous officers and those who continued to volunteer and support the organization. The induction of new officers was held last August 1, 2010 at the basement of Hyehwa Catholic Church. Serdena acknowledged the many challenges as president and the turn-over and leadership changes of last year. While he was not keen to promise anything, he says that he’s determined to do his best to fulfil the mission of the organization. Fr. Alvin Parantar, MSP, FEWA’s Spiritual Adviser, he emphasized that leaders should always keep
Feature Paano’ng Takbo ng Isip mo? Literary
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READY FOR THE NEW CHALLENGE. New Officers of FEWA inducted by Ambassador Cruz last August 1, 2010
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leadership with passion for service and it should be kept burning. He related how Fr. Glenn Giovanni B. Jaron, MSP inspired the formation of FEWA with passion and drive. Fr. Alvin remembers that Fr. Glenn was always available when anyone calls him for help. Fr. Alvin praised the pioneering leadership of FEWA
for their initiatives and for working hard in helping the Hyewha Filipino community. Fr. Alvin reminded the group to keep the focus and purpose of the objectives of promoting and upholding rights of Filipino workers who may be at a disadvantage; treat all equally and their eyes on a wider picture: that FEWA is not an isolated association
but part of a bigger community and of Korean society; to keep spiritual dimension in leadership, focus on their spiritual strength, and not to give up on weaknesses, and; to keep their hearts in their leadership that it becomes more meaningful and fruitful. Invited to lead the oath taking was H.E. Ambassador Luis T. Cruz. He commended the group for their wide reach among Filipino communities and the good impact of their work in responding to the needs of its members. LabAtt Felicitas Q. Bay cited that Filipino workers are among the top choices of workers among Korean companies.
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She also recognized that the Employment Permit System (EPS) has some problems but are being improved. Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the head of the Jongno Police gave an update and their messages on the said occasion.
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A SUCCESFUL VISIT IN SOUTH KOREA. VP Binay and Ambassador Cruz working to sustain the bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and South Korea.
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angerous jobs, hard labor, long hours of work, delayed or unpaid salary are issues that further compounds distress among migrant workers with the ongoing high profile arrests of undocumented migrant workers. After all theseundocumented workers could be their relatives, friends, acquaintances or fellow countrymen who are wanting to make a better life for themselves. Kowtowing to the pressure of its peers among industrialized economies, authorities are overreacting and overdoing its crackdown that violates rights of undocumented migrant workers. These workers are protesting the procedure as multiple punishment, once caught they are detained, forcibly fined or their belongings confiscated and then deported. This show of force is in line with the notorious record and government’s image as a bully when hosting international events. The staging of the 1988 Seoul Olympics was not without harm done to its own people when they were forcefully evicted and relocated from their residences to construct those stadiums. Today the toll is on migrant workers as the country prepare for the upcoming G 20 summit this November. The crackdowns being religiously implemented resemble that of a cult that terrorizes the ranks of migrant workers who are even suspected as potential terrorists. Migrant workers have human rights that ought to be respected no matter what their status. They are guaranteed full protection under international laws. All they want is dignity in their work and be dignified as migrant workers. These migrant workers are backbones to Korea’s 4D (dirty, difficult, dangerous and distance) jobs that supports its bid in maintaining its G 20 status. Connivance is the main issue.
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The Korean government seems to neglect the fact that the undocumented workers' employers are also part of the equation. They condone the employers but punishe the migrant workers. If there are no employers who hire undocumented workers for their cheap labor then there should not be these crackdowns. The government is at fault for being reactive rather than proactive. And to break this vicious cycle it is political will that is needed in addressing the root cause of the problem. It is unfortunate to note that even with Korea’s UN Sec. G en Ban Ki Moon at the helm of power, the country is not keen on showing leadership among developed countries in recognizing international norms such as the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (Migrant Workers Convention). Until today, Korea has not ratified the convention that could serve as a legal framework for the government to address the myriad
issues of it’s migrants workers. However, some Korean Civil Society groups are showing their support to Migrants Trade Union on their hunger strike and ongoing protest on these ongoing crackdowns. The church, progressive and other religious groups, continue to provide their much needed assistance to all migrant workers especially those undocumented workers. The proliferation of migrant workers’ centers run by civic groups is a stark contrast to the profane arrests the government is doing. The Filipino EPS Workers Association (FEWA) is calling on the government to respect the human rights of all migrant workers. They should be given more leeway to follow and observe the government’s mandate for their voluntary surrender. Through FEWA’s online forum, the organization is being consulted by several undocumented Filipino migrant workers on how they could avail of the amnesty being provided by the government.
They want to know how they could be assured of a decent repatriation. Although information is available but the process of operationalizing the amnesty is lacking and time is running out for the grace period. Several deaths and accidents have been recorded as migrant workers tried to elude these arrests. These could have been prevented should there been a more humane treatment and proper information of making undocumented migrant workers surrender on their own accord. Compassion will be more effective and do more good to the image of Korea wanting to create global trademark. After all some of these undocumented migrant workers are willing to go back to their home country provided they are guaranteed and accorded legal protection and not treated as criminals. Crackdown is not the way a civilized government operates in a global community of prosperous countries but a characteristic and behavior of a dictatorial and autocratic government.
EDITOR’ S NOTE
By Mind Cataract
here have been many incidents in the past when zoo visitors became victims of animal maulings, because they may have accidentally entered the animals’ territory or were intending to create a prank that went wrong. Animals have suffered the consequences with euthanasia or bad treatment, and animal rights activists’ words have gone ignored considering the continuous and seemingly endless reports of such. If you spell to think, is it really the animals fault for responding to how it is brought up to do? The animals respond as such because it is the instinctive survival tradition that have been passed down to them by those who have had the chance to survive the times, either in the wild or in domestication. It is how we learn, and it is how our species thrive. Don’t they say that when there is change and unexpected events, people initially react the same way? Humans are claimed to be of the highest species in the animal kingdom, given their ability to not only make tools but also of thinking. Feelings were also primarily included, but studies then and now also show that the rest of animalandia may also have this, especially those that can guarantee survival of oneself and the animal tribe, such as anger, happiness and affection. As part of the animal kingdom, people are also entitled to have these feelings, and are levelled in different terms, expressed in more manners, and found in
more occasions. Thus, people are allowed to react in their angriest, their saddest, their happiest. However, what makes people different from animals is how they do express this, and the result for those at the receiving end of it. This month of August subtly showed events around the world what may have evaluated the Philippines’ condition at present and how it would course into the future, given no interference from outside forces or changes in the status quo. This not only includes the gruesome results of the hostage incident at the Quirino Grandstand, and not only of the Miss Universe Pageant debacle (if you may name it as such). It also includes the issues that were and are considered momentarily on hold because of all the international public relations juggling act that government offices are currently handling. Most popular to currently name would be the said hostage-taking event and the “major major” pageant. If it isn’t enough that the police force, no matter if they were supposed to be part of the elite team or not, now has a new name all over the internet (search for the new meanings of SWAT), this incident highlighted all the inefficiencies and the lacking in all fronts, in namely all sectors. Never mind that they don’t have the equipment. But the police force may as well have announced to the whole world that they are not psychologically and mentally prepared for emergencies such as these. Never mind, also, that
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they would need to encounter another such event to find out if they can do better. But imagine if something greater happened. Do we want that? Of course not, nobody did and does. But is it possible? And do we even need to start with how the media handled the entire thing? Even while the incident was happening, I had already tweeted that hopefully, the consulate and the Filipinos residing in HongKong would not bear the brunt of whatever outcome arises. In response, people I knew and did not in the social media world replied that I was exaggerating, and that I should stop spreading panic. And yet, we who are residing overseas know that such reactions are not rumor molehills made into mountains. As many can see right now, many may be accused of not thinking straight with generalizing all Filipinos to be like Mendoza, and many have suffered the consequences of that hatred. It does not help at all that evidences of insensitivity from the student population and the police force itself would surface. As those at the receiving end, and in comparison of economic might and needs, we can only apologize and hope it will stop. And yet, we are also the ones with the chance to think: it is an opportunity to make the status quo better. When the incident ended, many have expressed and written about their hope that the Philippines’ candidate in the Miss Universe pageant would improve the international image of the country. Miss Raj very much prepared for it; she looked perfect, walked perfect, dressed perfect, and was PR -ed perfect. However, she may have forgotten about the question and answer portion. Diane Sawyer said it correctly that the mishap may not have been entirely an isolated case. Many given the question characterized as intellectuals were also left stumped, and psychologists have also answered why. However, considering both the qualifications of being in the pageant as well as the prominence of the event itself, many will agree that she could have answered the question in a better way. Many from the common populace put their own two cents of how the question could be answered, albeit admitting the question to be difficult, and came up with surprisingly good responses. But then again, the common populace is called common because we’re lacking in the “perfect” aspect.
(To be continued in next issue of Sulyapinoy…)
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Paano’ng takbo ng isip mo?
By Corinna Bianca Estarija
Sabi ng ilang sikologo, maaari mong malaman ang katangian ng isang tao ayon sa kanyang pagkakabasa ng isang salitang dalawa o higit pa ang kahulugan. Ayon sa kanila, kapag walang ibang kasamang salita na bubuo sa konsepto o ideya, umaasa ang utak sa kasalukuyang kundisyon ng isip para sa una at madaliang mahihinitang diwa ng napagsama-samang titik, o kung sa Ingles ay frame of mind. Ikaw? Papaano mo binasa ang unang salita sa artikulong ito? Ilan ang naisip mong posibleng kahulugan? Ayon sa pangkasalukuyang diksyunaryong Tagalog, mayroong higit sa sampung kahulugan ang salitang bago, depende sa gamit at silbi sa isang pangungusap. Kung tatanggalin ang mga unlapi maaaring pagsanibin ang iba ayon sa kanilang pareparehong salitang ugat. G ayunman, maaari mo bang sabihin na sa sampung taong makakasalubong mo sa daan ay maaari ka ring makahanap ng sampung iba-ibang katangian? O kung hindi man, ilan sa mga taong makakasalubong mo ang magkakaroon ng pare-parehong basa sa salita, at bagkus ay nangangahulugan bang pare-pareho rin sila ng mga katangian? Pangkaraniwang lalabas na kahulugan sa salitang ito ay maaaring ihalintulad sa mga salitang moderno, kakaiba, isang salitang Magkaganunman, naaayon ba sa kanya o sa iyong asal o kilos ang diwa ng pagkakaintindi? Maaaring sabihing malayo ang nagpapahayag ng pagkakasunud-sunod, sariwa, at iba pa. Kung kakilala mo ang taong iyong pinagtanungan, pwede mo
sigurong mahita kung nababagay ba sa pangangatawan ng kanyang loobin o pamumuhay ang kahalintulad na diwa ng salitang nakita. Magkaganun man, paglapat ng pagpapatibay kung ayon lamang sa isang salita ang basihan ng konklusyong ito. Subukan niyo pa sa ilang salitang kabigkas: araw, kabit, tama, tanda, para.
Pagtingin sa malakihang tanawin, mayroon tayong bagong gobyerno, para sa mga baguhan sa banyagang bansang ating kinalalagyan araw-araw na pagkakataon sa panibagong karanasan at matututunan, sa bawat daan na lalakarin bagong mukha at potensyal na kaibigan, sa bawat okasyon at sulok may naghihintay na sorpresa. Kumusta ang iyong frame of mind? Paano mo tinatanggap ang lahat ng ito? Higit sa lahat, ano ang ginawa, ginagawa, gagawin at maaari mong gawin ayon sa iyong dati, kasalukuyan, panghinaharap at kabuuang kundisyon ng isip?
EULWANG BEACH, INCHEON D I S C L A I M E R Different opinions are encourage to stimulate member input and involvement. SULYAPINOY’s role is to provide information that permits FEWA members to develop informed opinions on subjects that will affect their status as migrant workers and, in some instances, their personal lives. FEWA does not hold itself responsible for statements made by any contributor. Statements or opinions expressed in SULYAPINOY reflect the views of the author(s) and not the official policy of FEWA unless so stated. For Comments, Suggestions, Contributions & Advertisements, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com * SULYAPINOY observes the Philippine Press Code of Ethics . * We reserve the right to refuse any submission we deem does not meet our policies and guidelines.
Frame of mind. Hindi ba’t parang magkasalungat ang mismong diwa ng pariralang ito; na magkakaroon ng partikular na pangangatawan ang isang bagay na maaaring makawala sa kahit anong limitasyon? Na magkakaroon ng katangi-tanging hugis at hubog ang isang konseptong maaaring walang kilalaning hangganan? Sino’ng magpapatunay na maari ka lamang magkaroon ng pangkaraniwan at iisang pagiisip, kung hindi rin ang mismong aamin para sa sarili nito?Hindi niyo pa ba napapansin? Isang pagbati ng bagong simula, at pinabuting panimula para at mula sa Sulyapinoy.
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Seminar Workshop Committee. Also, serving in various capacities such as editorial staff, news editor and Board Chairman of Publication of Sulyapinoy, FEWA's official newsletter. Aside from his commitment to FEWA and with his computer background, he enjoys doing volunteer work for the church. He also belongs to Sambayanan's (Filipino Catholic Church Newsletter) IT Committee. Since he has interest in teaching and sharing his knowledge and skills , he served as a teacher for beginners computer class. Joseph has two motivations for joining the Binibini at Ginoong Kalinangan 2010. First, he would like to participate and let people experience a unique presentation of Filipino Culture thereby strengthening and establishing a truly multicultural community, and secondly, he is proud to represent FEWA and the Sulyapinoy.
Noel Joseph Lucasia Alvarez is 28 years old. He’s an OFW and currently working at Chungcheongnamdo Province. He was born in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija and moved to llocos SurHe graduated from the University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, with a degree in Computer Science. At present, Joseph is an active member of Filipino EPS Workers Association (FEWA), serving as chairman of the Training and
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by Ehd Villarta sa aking pag-uwi sa lupang sinilangan isang pagbabalik tanaw sa mga nakaraan ilang taon na ang lumipas mula ng lumisan upang sa ibang bansa ay makipagsapalaran bitbit ko mga pangarap,naging sandigan lakas ng loob,sandata ng kasipagan talinong ipinamalas,sa trabaho'y maaasahan kahit saan man sa mundo kayang makipagsabayan panandaliang iniwan mga mahal sa buhay upang magandang kinabukasan sa kanila'y maibigay anumang kapalaran ang sa aki'y naghihintay tiyak aking kakayanin,hangad ay tagumpay panibagong kultura aking nagisnan ibat-ibang lahi,bagong pakikisamahan sa diskarte at talino nakikipagtagisan kahit anu mang hirap,di sumusuko sa laban by Ehd Villarta
Kapalaran sa mundo ay sadyang mailap kabigua'y naging kakambal nitong pangarap sa kabila ng pagpupunyagi at pagsisikap di mawawala sakit,siphayo at paghihirap Kapalaran natin di ba pwedeng baguhin kung anu ang nais diba dapat sundin prinsipyo'y ipaglaban,pangarap ay abutin bumagsak man o masugatan lahat dapat kayanin Sadyang di lang siguro maswerte kahit anumang pilit di talaga Pwede masasayang lang mga oras at Andali dahil ang buhay sa mundo ay di madali
EDITOR’ S NOTE
Pero kahit anu man ang sabihin nila alam kong maraming bagay makukuha sa tiyaga kahit ilang beses man mabigo at madapa tuloy pa rin ang laban,walang mawawala Sisikapin natin sa kamalian ay matuto sa bawat hamon at ating pagkabigo huwag isiping di na kaya at biglang susuko palawakin ang isip,sundin ang nasa puso Kapalaran natin walang nakakaalam mga pagsubok sa mundo tila walang hanggan masusubukan ating pananalig at katapatan sa Diyos Ama na may likha ng sanlibutan.
sa aking pag-uwi, muling makakasama't masisilayan aking kapatid,kamag-anak at mga magulang munting tahanan sa pagamamahal pinagyaman kumpletong pamilya,larawan ng tagumpay ngayon sa sariling bayan makikipagsapalaran dala kong dolyar hanggang kelan tatagal? sa bagsak na ekonomiya at sa hirap ng buhay meron pa kayang trabaho ang saki'y naghihintay? kaya aking maiipapayo,sa aking mga kababayan pagiging isang OFW ay panandalian lamang biyayang tinatamasa dapat natin pahahalagahan mag-impok ng maaga para kinabukasa'y mapaghandaan
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Raechelle Agustin Montalbo is a masteral student at The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon. From, hundreds who applied for this scholarship at The Catholic University of Korea, she’s one of the 16 students chosen which makes her very happy and proud to continue for a higher education in South Korea. She arrived in Korea last February 2010. She’s 24 years old who aspires to be a professor and an advertising agency executive. A graduate of De La Salle University of Manila, and now majoring in Master of Arts in Digital Media.
Ginoo at Binibining Kalinangang Filipino 2010
importance of the contributions of the OFW’s not just to their own families but also to the entire country. She is very proud to represent FEWA in the Ginoo at Binibining Kalinangan Filipino 2010. Raechelle is prepared to face this new challenge and ready to share her talents and the values of the real Filipina in South Korea.
Raechelle was born in Sta. Ana Manila, but grew up in Alfonso, Cavite. She loves to sing and play the guitar. She’s a leader and a team player at the same time. She’s adventurous and welcomes challenges.She’s one of the newest additions to the FEWA family by being the new Lay-out editor of The Sulyapinoy, the official publication of FEWA. In Phillippines, she has worked for four years, and had learned so much especially from her employer, Kodak Philippines, Ltd. Raechelle understands the sentiments of the OFW’s since she’s a daughter of an OFW herself. She knows the
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CONSULAR SERVICES: PASSPORT Philippine Embassy, Seoul Filipinos residing in South Korea may now apply for the Philippine electronic passports, or e-passports, at the Philippine Embassy in Seoul effective 01 August 2010. The ePassport is a highly secured and enhanced Machine Readable Passport. The ePassport system reduces identity theft by storing the biometrics and signature of the passport holder and recording his thumb marks. As taking the biometrics of the applicant is an additional requirement, processing will take longer than that of the machinereadable passport. In order to streamline the procedure, the Embassy will adopt the appointment system and courier service. Schedule an Appointment For Your sPassport Application Starting 15 July To ensure efficiency and orderly service to the public, only fifty (50) ePassport applications will be entertained per day. An applicant can get an appointment by calling the APPOINTMENT HOTLINE NUMBER 010-9385-0535 and by giving your full name including middle name, date and place of birth, your old passport number and mobile number in South Korea. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , and type in your full name including middle name, date and place of birth, your old passport number and mobile number in South Korea. An appointment date will be given to you which is in the morning between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday or first Sunday and third Sunday of every month, except on declared Philippine and Korean national holidays. Further, getting an appointment for passport processing is free. Please come exactly at the appointed date and time. Failure to do so will subject the applicant to reapply for a new schedule. Upon completion of the encoding of the passport application, the forms will be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila for processing. The new ePasport will then be sent to the Embassy after six weeks and thereafter mailed to the applicant, if he availed of the courier service. In case of a lost Passport, the applicant will be required to execute an Affidavit of Loss, for submission to the DFA. After the Department has cleared your application, you can get an appointment for application of an ePassport. Processing of a lost passport will take at least two months from the date of submission of the Affidavit of Loss to the Embassy. Courier Service To avoid returning to the Embassy to claim your ePassport, you can avail of the courier service to collect and deliver your passport at your designated address. Only those who can provide a complete return address can avail of the courier service. You will be asked to complete the courier form upon application for ePassport and payment will be collected upon delivery. The consular officer will cancel the old passport and return the same to the applicant . When Courier Service is not Applicable If you cannot provide a complete return address, you cannot avail of the courier service. Any error or incorrect address would make the applicant liable to the courier company and cause the return of the undelivered ePassport to the Embassy. If you intend to travel or use your old passport for any other purpose after application of ePassport, please inform the consular officer. Green Passport Valid until Date of Expiry If you are a holder of the manual or green passport, you can still use your passport for travel abroad until the date of expiry. The ePassport fee is US$ 60.00 payable in U.S dollar bill(s). You will be required to pay upon application in US currency. READ BELOW : How to Apply for ePassport Schedule an Appointment starting 15 July 2010. Only fifty (50) ePassport applications will be entertained per day. Call the APPOINTMENT HOTLINE NUMBER 010-9385-0535 ( from 9:00am to 5:30pm M-F)
Source: Investigation and Enforcement Division Korea Immigration Service 1. Illegal stayers detected by immigration officers are subject to fines: · Those who stayed illegally for less than one (1) year are exempted from fines; · KRW 500,000 won for illegal stay of one (1) year to two (2) years (excl.); · KRW 1 Million won for two (2) years to three (3) years (excl.); · KRW 1.5 Million won for three (3) years to five (5) years (excl.); · KRW 2 Million won for five (5) years or over. There is no commutation of detention to penalties for those who are incapable of paying fines. Instead, illegal stayers will be deported after undergoing a prescribed process and will be banned reentry for a certain period of time. 2. The period of entry ban for the deported illegal stayers: · Three (3) years for those who paid fines before being deported; · Five (5) years for those who failed to pay fines before being deported. 3. The detected illegal stayers will be deported following the procedures below: 1. An illegal stayer is arrested, 2. Will be investigated for illegal stay, 3. Will be detained (upon issuance of detention order), 4. Decision will be made after examination (possible decisions include imposition of fines and issuance of deportation order), 5. Will prepare for departure (issue a passport and buy tickets, etc.), 6. Will be deported. OR you can send an email to email@example.com and give your full name including middle name, date and place of birth, your old passport number and mobile number in Korea. Requirements: •Old Philippine Passport and a photocopy of the passport data page, last page showing the name and signature of the signing officer, and the page with the date of last entry to Korea •Passport application form •Remember your Appointment Reference Number •ePassport fee – US$ 60.00 payable in cash only.NOTE: It takes about six (6) weeks to process the ePassport as the approved applications are sent to a central processing facility in the Philippines.
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EDITOR’ S NOTE
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Matanong Kay Amba
1. 2. May shelter house po ba ang Embahada? Ano po ang gamit nito? At sino ang maaaring gumamit? Sira po ba ang hotline ng Embahada? Bakit parang wala pong sumasagot? Marami pong kababayan ang nagtatanong at nakakaranas ng pagka-abala at pagka-ubos ng load sa kanilang mobile phone dahil sa napakahirap na pagkontak sa hotline.
Ang Composition ay paraan ng pagsasaayos ng isang subject sa viewfinder o lcd ng camera bago kuhanan ng litrato. Mas maganda ang resulta kung maayos at tama ang composition. Ano ang Rule of Thirds? Ito ay simpleng pagpupuwesto ng isang subject sa kaliwa o kanang bahagi ng viewfinder o lcd. Iwasan ang dead center o nakagitna ang mukha ng subject na para mo syang tinitingnan sa loob ng ataul. Ngunit dapat ring tandaan na ito ay hindi absolute sapagkat may mga pagkakataon na dumedepende rin ang rule sa subject na kukuhanan. Halimbawa nito ay kapag ang subject ay tao na gusto mong close-up ang mukha, maaring ilahok ang ibang bagay sa paligid ng subject bilang background. Sa ganitong paraan hindi ka
lamang nakakuha ng magandang resulta bagkus nakagawa ka pa ng mumunting istorya. Tandaang importante ang mga bagay sa paligid ng subject dahil makakaapekto ito sa resulta ng larawan. Mahalagang bigyan ng signal ang subject sa pamamagitan ng pagbilang upang magkaroon ng kaunting panahon makapaghanda sa pagpose, pagngiti at maging relaxed ang subject. Napakasimpleng bagay na malimit makalimutan lalung lalo ng mga baguhang photographer. Sa parte ng kumukuha importanteng magstand still para hindi maging blurred ang subject. Ito ang susunod nating pag uusapan. Maraming salamat at hanggang sa muli!
(mula sa mga concerned OFW’s)
FILIPOS is still open for membership. Please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/ pdpclubkorea or their Facebook account: FILIPOS (Filipino Photographers in South Korea)
Mahilig kang magsulat at may blog? Sali na sa PEBA 2010 ang tema ay :"Strengthening the OFW Families: Stronger Homes for a Stronger Nation." Bukas para sa lahat ng mga OFW at expats. Kapag nanalo ang Awarding Night ay sa Manila, sa December 16, 2010 tamang-tama kung ikaw ay magbabakasyon. Para sa guidelines, ang OFW/Expat blog to be eligible should be: a) Managed by an OFW, Pinoy Expat or a Filipino or halfFilipino living abroad. Any Filipino blogger temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than Philippines can be nominated or can join. Those Pinay or Pinoy married to different nationalities can also join. b) Blog posts (other than the entry post) includes the life of Filipinos abroad, and must promote peace and goodwill. c) Blog posts should be the source of inspiration and hope for Filipinos. d) Blog posts should enrich the culture and heritage of the Philippines and the Filipino people e) At least 6 months presence in the blogging world with at least one post per month. Sundan ang link na ito para sa iba pang impormasyon: http://www.pinoyblogawards.com/p/peba-is-conducting-
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Procedure on Date of Appointment: Step 1: •Check your name on the list of applicants with appointment •Complete all information on the passport application form •Wait for your name and number to be called at Window 4 •Submit the application form and present your old Passport and photocopies •OPTIONAL : If you wish to avail of the courier service, get a courier form and write your name and complete return address. Get a copy of the courier form. Payment will be made upon delivery of your ePassport. Have your old passport canceled by the consular officer.
Step 2: •Go to cashier and pay the exact amount of US$ 60.00 in cash. No check may be accepted •Keep your receipt and show it when you claim your ePassport in person after 6 weeks. Step 3: •Go to the encoder for encoding of data, picture taking, taking of thumb marks and digital signature. Applicant should be in decent attire. Both ears should be shown •Keep your receipt of payment and bring your old passport for cancellation to claim your ePassport. You can also authorize a representative to claim your passport by giving authority at the back of your claim receipt. SYLVIA M. MARASIGAN Consul-General
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