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OFW’s body arrives from Canada

Thursday, October 18, 2007 by balikbayan_box

Migrant workers ask Arroyo to pursue justice


MANILA, Philippines -- The remains of slain domestic helper Jocelyn Dulnuan arrived in Manila on Thursday as a militant migrant workers’ organization called on the Arroyo administration to ensure that the investigation into her killing is solved.

“We reiterate the assertion that the Arroyo [administration] must play an active role in ensuring that Jocelyn’s killers are brought to justice. All legal and diplomatic avenues should be exerted so that her death does not become another statistic in a list of unsolved murder cases,” said Connie Bragas-Regalado, chair of Migrante International, in a statement.

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"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel." -- Will Kommen

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Murdered Filipina maid said she was threatened

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 by balikbayan_box

Mon, October 15, 2007
By JONATHAN JENKINS, SUN MEDIA
London Free Press



TORONTO -- Jocelyn Dulnuan called her husband in the Philippines and told him she was being threatened two weeks before she was found murdered in the Mississauga mansion where she worked, overseas television stations have reported.

"There was a TV station back home saying that the husband received a call from Jocelyn saying there had been some threats in her life -- someone scaring her or being jealous about her," Tobias Enverga of the Philippine Independence Day Council said yesterday.

"I'm hoping the police will look into this. We don't want this to be treated as a simple robbery."

Peel police homicide detectives, who are investigating Dulnuan's Oct. 1 murder on Doulton Place, were not available yesterday.

They have released little on the case, except to say they believed Dulnuan was murdered during a robbery at the palatial home where she worked as a live-in maid.

She had only been on the job at the home -- owned by family physican Jayshree Chanchlani and her software developer husband Vasdev -- for two months and was in Canada less than a year.

Reached in Hong Kong last week, the victim's mother Godeliva said she had spoken with her daughter twice the day before the murder and she made no mention of any threats or fears.

A trained criminologist, Dulnuan, 27, was forced to come to Canada and work as a maid to support her husband Sandy Kinnud and daughter Kristine Angelique, 4.

Offshore workers and the money they send home are a huge part of the Phillipines economy and Dulnuan's murder is a sensational story in the country.

It has also seized the attention of the local Filipino community, about 200 of whom attended a vigil for Dulnuan yesterday

Fay Hangdaan, a cousin of Dulnuan, read a letter from her sister that spoke of theirfriendship and Dulnuan's pain at being away from her family.














"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel." -- Will Kommen

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Travelling pregnant women

Thursday, May 03, 2007 by balikbayan_box

Dear Sir/ Madam:

My family and i are constant and impulsive travellers. My younger sister
is 6 months pregnant. I would like to know your airline policy for pregnant women who are travelling.

Im looking forward for a quick reply regarding this matter.

Thank you,
AYEZA



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From Philippine Airlines


Dear Ms. Garcia,

With regard to your query, an expectant mother may be accepted for travel,
provided that she is not beyond 8 months pregnant. She will be required to
fill up for processing an Expectant Mothers Information Sheet (EMIS) form,
available at any PAL ticket Office. The processed form if valid for 3 days
(for domestic travel) and 7 days (for international travel) from the date
of issue. The passenger must travel within the validity period.

For your information and guidance. Thank you.

Customer Relations
Philippine Airlines


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From Cathay Pacific:

It is generally safe for pregnant passengers to travel, though caution should be exercised about excessive amounts of flying during the early weeks because of hypoxia. Heavy lifting during pregnancy should be avoided, so extra care should be taken with baggage. Please consult your gynaecologist or obstetrician before planning your trip.

You may visit our web site at the following web page for details
regarding your enquiry:

http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_HK/helpingyoutravel/pregnantwomen

Kindest regards from The Marco Polo Club.

Suzanne Wong
The Marco Polo Club Service Centre

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From Air Philippines

Air Philippines Guidelines for Pregnant Woman.


- 8 months or 32 weeks in pregnancy are not allowed to board the aircraft.
- below 6 months pregnancy. - required only to bring medical certificate ( with LMP/EDC) from thier OBGYNE upon
purchase of ticket. medical cert. is required upon check-in.
- 6 mo. to 7 months and 3 weeks are required to fill up our compny form - EMIS ( expectant mother information sheet)
part 1 and 2 are required to be filled up. validity of the form is only 3 days from the date of APC medical approval.
- EMIS Form are available at APC Medical and Ticketing offices.
for more information, you can call us up Air Philippine Medical Office tel# (02) 8531529 / 851-7601 loc 336
Thak you very much.
Joel Salimbangon
Medical Supervisor

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post script:

Im still waiting for who else, Cebu Pacific to reply regarding this.



"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel." -- Will Kommen

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My little sister

Monday, March 26, 2007 by balikbayan_box

Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead


She maybe my youngest sister but she's one tough cookie. I always envy her the way she takes on life. She may be small but indeed she's terrible

Her closest friends knows how much of a neat freak and Miss Oganized my sister is. Palabas na lang kami ng bahay, she will make sure the slippers are all aligned and organized. She is the best person to clean our living room. Super kintab ang sahig naman. Siyempre naman nilinis ni Sakee yan.

She had her share of ups and downs but those just makes her more tougher. When we moved here she become Miss Independent overnight. She was the first one who learned how to drive a car between us. She took odd jobs here and there with no complains. I for one couldnt believe my little sister is is not so little anymore.

She got married and gave birth to my nephew Nikko and now she is six months pregnant to her second child. We might not have noticed it but she has grown into a woman, a mother, my sister and my friend.


Happy Birthday Bulilit, we all love you!













"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel." -- Will Kommen

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To all the women i love before....... and until now

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 by balikbayan_box

Sa pagpupugay kamay sa
Araw ng Kababaihan,
maraming maraming salamat
sa mga babaing naging parte ng buhay ko.
Mabuhay kayong lahat!


My Mom, for all the joys, tears, laughters, pain and unspoken words.
I salute you not just today but for the rest of my life.
I love you so much Mama!


My sisters, Ann and Sakee.
Sometimes we dont need words to justify how much i appreciate you.
I might be the "odd" sister but i love you both.


My friends.
As the saying goes, Make new friends but keep the old.
Those are silver, these are gold.

Friendships that have stood the test -
Time and change - are surely best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray,
Friendship never knows decay.


Ate Sienna, Ate Jet, Prada Mama, Ate Gretch, Kiwipinay, Jah, Jim's wife Lydia Paredes, Ala, Aycs, Mizbelle, AnP, Mama Cel, Mina, Belle, Toni, Aya, Tet, Val, Clare, Alma, Tanya, Acey, Gail, Athens, Nix, Noringai, Nerie, BabyPink, Mec, Ate Bambit, Ate Yvette, Jojie, Kai, MissP, MsB, Den-den, Lauren, Tere, Mangga, Pam, Ina, Mae, Bev, Kakay, Lhynne, Cynthia, Sarah , Angela, Lea, Lot, Mei, Bianca, Russ, Pen, Cindy, Abi, Anna, Ivah, Malate Mail,Sinta, Kim, Evi, cHeR, Pinayhekmi, Jie, Gabby, to all your great Moms, wives, sisters, aunts , cousins, niece and
to all the great women reading this post ...
my deepest gratitude for being a part of my life.

Thank you very much for being YOU.



Karagdagang babasahin:

International Womens Day
Campaign for Real Beauty
Isis International - Manila
Women Human Rights Defenders






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