Saturday, April 30, 2005

SIXTY SIX HOTS FOR THE DYAB ABANTE BISAYA INTERNATIONAL JOBS FAIR

Additional list of applicants hired on the spot.

1. Leila Ogaob-domestic helper
2. Josefina Ygot- domestic helper
3. Daniza Rendon-domestic helper
4. Lodie Gonzales-domestic helper
5. Jolyn Alsola-domestic helper
6. Maria Jessica Gonzaga-domestic helper
7. Marissa Matondo-domestic helper
8. Dorothy Rivera-domestic helper
9. Mildred Gloria-domestic helper
10. Ann Solima-domestic helper
11. Sharon Despi-domestic helper
12. Stella Bustamante-domestic helper
13. Gina Bejona-saleslady
14. Alma Campaso-domestic helper
15.Miraflor Melancolico-baby sitter
16. Dycel Peresores-domestic helper

Friday, April 29, 2005

INITIAL LIST OF APPLICANTS HIRED ON THE SPOT

1. Richard Pasculado- driver for United Arab Emirates
2. Giovani Zamora of Guadalupe- fashion designer for UAE
3. Mary Grace Ortiz- domestic helper for Dubai
4. Maritess Alejado of Quiot Pardo-secretary
5. Janet Codilla-cook for UAE
6. Mona Macabinlac of Bulacao Cebu City
7. Maluchi Casas of Yati Liloan-housekeeper for Dubai
8. Erna Arante of Buhisan-domestic helper for Dubai
9. Walter Sasil of Consolacion- cook for Bahrain
10. Maria Alma Alfar-cook for Bahrain
11. Narlet Anoc of B. Aranas Ext. Cebu City-cook for Oman or Bahrain
12. Engr. Raul Artates- draftsman/Mechanical Engr for UAE
13. Ryan Bacatan-heavy equipment operator for Abu Dhabi
14. Lora May Soriano of Casili Consolacion- domestic helper for Lebanon
15. Herbert Sesnorio of Boljoon- quality check coordinator
16. Gloria Sorono of Gun-ob Lapulapu-domestic helper

A New High on HOTS


356 applicants were hired on the spot during yesterday's DYAB Abante Bisaya and ABS-CBN Local Jobs Fair. A record high according to DMDP Chief Fidel Magno.

LABOR OFFICIALS PRAISE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOBS FAIR

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Visayas Officer-In-Charge Evelia Durato and Department of Manpower Development and Placement Chief Fidel Magno profusely thanked and praised DYAB Abante Bisaya and ABS-CBN for helping Cebuanos find meaningful work and employment through the two-day Local and International Jobs Fair.

INTERNATIONAL JOBS FAIR HAS STARTED

DYAB Manager Leo Lastimosa has officially opened the International Jobs Fair at 8:53 a.m after a short program.

ABS-CBN Station Manager To Welcome International Jobs Applicants

ABS-CBN Cebu Station Manager Tata Cinco-Sy will formally welcome the employers and applicants to the ABS-CBN Central Visayas Broadcast Complex during the opening program at 8 a.m. today.

International Jobs Fair Crowd More Manageable


Jobs
Photo by Radyo Patrol.
DMDP-Cebu City Chief Fidel Magno is confident that the number of applicants for today's International Jobs Fair will be more manageable than yesterday's Local Jobs Fair which accommodated close to 10,000 applicants.

DYAB Abante Bisaya's 2nd International Jobs Fair

At least 7,000 applicants vying for the thousands of job vacancies offered by close to 30 overseas employment agencies troop to the ABS-CBN Regional Broadcast Complex today, the final day of DYAB's two-week jobs fiesta.

Pulso sa DYAB Abante Bisaya ug TV Patrol Central Visayas:

Angay bang ikalipay ang kahimtang sa mga mamumuo atol sa pagsaulog sa Labor Day 2005?
Please text your answer to DYAB REACT (opinion) and send to 2366.

Wishful Thinking?

Bunye: Measures in place to beat hunger
Malacañan on Thursday said it has laid out several anti-poverty measures to insure food will reach more Filipino households. A latest Pulse Asia survey showed that a third of the population is not getting enough food. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Back To School

DepEd: New teachers, new books ready for June opening
The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday assured that enough books and teachers will greet public school students in June, DZMM reported. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Yorac: Don't Deal With Danding

Yorac to govt: Don't blink on coco levy, SMC case
Haydee Yorac, resigned Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman, called Malacañan to bring to its logical conclusion the case on the coconut levy, which she said rightfully belongs to coconut farmers. abs-cbnNEWS.com

China Aid Against CPP-NPA

RP to use China aid to help fight communists
The Philippines intends to use $1.2 million in military assistance from China to strengthen its campaign against communist rebels. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Yorac Forced Out?

Yorac not pressured to resign, Malacanang
At least two senators believe that the resignation of Haydee Yorac, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, was a result of pressure despite Malacañang’s insistence that it was not connected with the “compromise deal” between the government and the business tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco.

Ex-AFP Chief Charged

AFP OK’s filing of graft raps vs Santiago, its former chief
The military leadership approved the filing of graft charges against Dionisio Santiago, former Armed Forces chief of staff and now undersecretary of the Dangerous Drugs Board.

Pagcor Opens Its Books

PAGCOR tells critics: Our books are open to audit
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. will open its books for auditing to prove that its finances are properly managed.

Punongbayan Is Dead

Helicopter crash kills ex-Phivolcs chief
Nine people, including the former chief volcanologist Raymundo Punongbayan, were killed Thursday when their helicopter crashed into a mountainside in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.

VAT Hike Still Uncertain

Slowdown continues to mar VAT approval
House leaders on Thursday called on members of the bicameral conference committee discussing the expanded value-added tax bill to exercise leadership and press for a compromise on the new VAT rate.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

NBA Wrap

Tim Duncan nailed 24 points and snared nine rebounds and Tony Parker added 19 points as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 104-76 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, leveling their Western conference quarterfinal a game each.

The best-of-seven series now shifts from San Antonio to Denver for Game Three on Saturday.

With Duncan labeling game two a must win, the Spurs rebounded from their first game loss in style, making nine of their first 10 shots and leading by 31 at the half.

After a sub par performance in the opener, shooting just 7-of-22, Duncan was back in his MVP form -- missing just four shots from the field.

"Everyone came out focused and knew the game play," said Duncan, a twice NBA MVP. "When we do that...we're tough to beat."

The Nuggets lacked the energy and intensity they displayed in the opener and appeared content to return home to Denver with the split, shooting just 36 percent from the floor.

In contrast, the Spurs played with a sense of purpose, Parker scoring 12 points in the first quarter matching his total contribution from Game One.

Argentine Manu Ginobili contributed 17 points to the Spurs cause off the bench and Brent Barry chipped in with 16.

The Nuggets had only three players in double figures, DerMarr Johnson leading the way with a modest 12 points while Andre Miller had 11 and Carmelo Anthony 10.

In Phoenix, Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion and Steve Nash all had double-doubles as the Suns fought off the determined Memphis Grizzlies to claim a 108-103 win and a 2-0 lead in their Western conference quarterfinal.

The best-of-seven series now moves to Memphis for Game Three on Friday.

Stoudemire had a game high 34 points and 10 rebounds, while Marion scored 22 and 13 and Nash hit for 12 while dishing out 15 assists for the top ranked Suns, who got all they could handle from the eighth seeded Grizzlies.

Joe Johnson added 20 points and Quentin Richardson chipped in with 15 points.

Spain's Pau Gasol led the Grizzlies with 28 points and 16 rebounds and Jason Williams hit for 21, but will still return to Memphis searching for the franchise's first ever playoff win.

In Chicago, Kirk Hinrich poured in a career high 34 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and Antonio Davis added 18 to power the Bulls to a 113-103 win over the Washington Wizards and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern conference quarterfinal.

The best-of-seven series now shifts to the U.S. capital for game three on Saturday.

Hinrich, who has often played in the shadow of Bulls rookie of the year candidate Ben Gordon, had the spotlight in game two, making 12-of-15 shots -- including 5-for-5 three-pointers.

Gordon had 14 points while Argentine Andres Nocioni contributed 10 points and seven rebounds to the Chicago cause.

The Bulls took control of the contest in the third quarter going on a 10-2 run to surge ahead 71-60, taking the 11 point lead into the final frame.

Gilbert Arenas had a game high 39 for the Wizards, while Larry Hughes had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wizards return home to the MCI Center with plenty of work to do, having not won a playoff series since 1982.

SUCCESS

MR. FIDEL MAGNO, CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMENT DMDP OF THE CEBU CITY HALL, HAS INITIALLY DECLARED THE LOCAL JOBS FAIR OF DYAB ABANTE BISAYA AND ABS-CBN A SUCCESS. HALFWAY THROUGH THE FAIR MAGNO NOTED THE TREMENDOUS RESPONSE OF THE PUBLIC AND THE EMPLOYERS. MORE THAN NINE THOUSAND APPLICANTS HAVE REGISTERED AND MANY MORE ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND TOMORROW.

HOTS

MANY APPLICANTS OF THE DYAB ABANTE BISAYA ABS-CBN LOCAL JOBS FAIR HAVE ALREADY BEEN HIRED ON THE SPOT(HOTS). ERIC INOSILLAS IS HIRED AS A PRODUCTION WORKER OF MEHITABEL INC. BEN LAS-AY OF TUBIGON BOHOL IS HIRED AS UTILITY WORKER OF PROGRESS COMMERCIAL. MARICEL HATOSA OF TABOK MANDAUE CITY IS GLAD THAT CITIBANK HAS TAKEN HER IN AS CARD SALES CONSULTANT. MICHAELTAPINE OF SAN FERNANDO CEBU IS HIRED AS BAGGER OF PILIPINAS MAKRO WHILE ELLEN RIVERA IS ACCEPTED BY RTM DISTRIBUTOR.

CROWD CONTROL

SOME APPLICANTS LINING UP IN FRONT OF THE ABS-CBN GATE HAVE FORCED THEMSELVES IN INTO THE COMPOUND. THEY PULLED OPEN THE GATE AND BRIEFLY OVERPOWERED THE GUARDS..SECURITY PERSONNEL THOUGH HAVE RETAKEN CONTROL OF THE GATE... BOB MALAZARTE, JUN TARIMAN AND THE REST OF THE SECURITY HAVE BEEN EXPLAINING TO THE CROWD THE FLOW OF THINGS OF THE JOBS FAIR AND URGED THEM TO BE PATIENT.

MORE COMPANIES

LIST OF COMPANIES FOR THE LOCAL JOBS FAIR:

22. GALVAPHIL INC.
23. GOTHONG SOUTHERN
24. INNODATA XML CONTENT FTY.
25. INSUPHIL INDUSTRIAL
26. INTEGRATED MICROELECTRONIC INC.
27. JM POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK SUPPLY
28. JOLLIBEE
29. KFC
30. L.C. BIG MAK BURGER
31. LENTON MARKETING
32. MEHITABEL INC.
33. METRO GAISANO
34. PILIPINAS MAKRO
35. RED RIBBON
36. RTM DISTRIBUTOR
37. STERLING PAPER GROUP OF COMPANIES
38. TMX PHILIPPINES INC.
39. TOYOTA CEBU INC.
40. WT CONSTRUCTION
41. WESTERN WATS PHILS.
42. ASIAN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
43. INTOUCH
44. LIMTONG PRESS

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

LIST OF COMPANIES FOR THE LOCAL JOBS FAIR:

1. ABE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ACCOUNTANCY
2. ABOITIZ TRANSPORT SYSTEM
3. ACGI-GORONES DIVISION
4. ALL FRESH FOOD PRODUCTS
5. AMA COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER
6. AMA CEBU CAMPUS
7. ARCENAS GROUP OF COMPANIES
8. ASIA GLASS
9. ATT-AQUA TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY
10. AUTO SOLUTION
11. BALAGTAS PONCE AND CO. CPA'S
12. BRUTUS FOOD SYSTEMS
13. BUDGET BUILDERS
14. CASA CEBUANA INC.
15. CEBU BIONIC BUILDERS INC.
16. CEBU MAGAZINE
17. CEBU PROGRESS COMMERCIAL
18. CITIBANK
19. CITY SAVINGS BANK
20. FAST DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION
21. GAISANO SOUTH GROUP OF COMPANIES

JOBS FAIR UPDATE


THE DYAB ABANTE BISAYA ABS-CBN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOBS FAIR HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY OPENED AT 8:31 THIS MORNING. DYAB MANAGER LEO LASTIMOSA DID THE HONORS IN DECLARING THE START OF THE TWO DAY AFFAIR. ABS-CBN CEBU MANAGER TATA CINCO SY WARMLY WELCOMED THE THOUSANDS OF JOBSEEKERS WHO TROOPED TO THE ABS CBN GROUNDS. SHE THANKED THE CEBU CITY GOVERNMENT AND LABOR OFFICIALS FOR THEIR ABLE SUPPORT.

JOBS FAIR


THE LOCAL JOBS FAIR IS ABOUT TO BE FORMALLY OPENED.
CEBU CITY VICE MAYOR MICHAEL RAMA HAS ARRIVED. EMPLOYERS FROM CITIBANK, SOUTHERN GOTHONG, ASIA GLASS, GOLDILUX AND OTHER EMPLOYERS HAVE TAKEN THEIR RESPECTIVE PLACES AT THE TV BARN WHERE THE INTERVIEWS WITH THE APPLICANTS WILL TAKE PLACE. THE FIRST TWO THOUSAND APPLICANTS ARE NOW ALLOWED INSIDE THE ABS CBN GROUNDS. AN ESTIMATED NINE THOUSAND JOB SEEKERS HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOBS FAIR. MORE ARE EXPECTED TO REGISTER TODAY AND TOMORROW.

Hunger, Hunger

1 in 3 Filipinos not getting enough food
About a third of the Philippine population say they are not getting enough food, according to an independent national survey.

Pulso sa DYAB Abante Bisaya ug TV Patrol Central Visayas:

Salig ka ba sa regional wage boards?
Text your answer to DYAB REACT (opinion) send to 2366.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Heat-Nets Game 2

New Jersey Nets at Miami Heat
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Pistons-Sixers Game 2

Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons
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Livelihood Skills Training at ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex Today

Today's sessions with food experts from the Cebu State College of Science and Technology (CSCST) would include:
  • Squash Pastillas & Bucayo at 9 a.m.; and
  • Squash Puto Cheese at 11 a.m.

Pulso sa DYAB Abante Bisaya ug TV Patrol Central Visayas:

Angay bang ilhon nga pagbudhi sa nasud ang pagtrabaho sa ubang kanasuran?
Please text your answer to DYAB REACT (opinion) and send to 2366.

Can Gloria Stop Oil Price Hike?

Solons want GMA to stop oil price hikes
House leaders on Tuesday asked President Arroyo to hold a dialogue with top oil executives soon and make them agree to postpone plans for a new round of oil price hikes that the lawmakers believe would raise the country’s inflation rate.

Ping On Jueteng

Lacson offers to bring jueteng whistle-blower to Senate probe
Opposition Sen. Panfilo Lacson offered to reveal the identity of the whistle-blower who said that three close relatives of a high-ranking government official are making money from jueteng funds.
abs-cbnNEWS.com

US Objects To Another RP Pullout From Iraq

DFA: US concerned over pullout of OFWs in Iraq
The United States has expressed concern over Manila’s move to bring home all Filipino workers from Iraq amid increasing insurgency there, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo said. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Cinese Leader Arrived Last Night

Hu Jintao to boost trade ties with visit
China and the Philippines are expected to sign investment agreements worth $1.1 billion during a three-day visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao, starting Tuesday. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Jumbo Kingdom Invades RP

Ho’s old ship attracts winds of controversy
Is it a floating restaurant or a casino in disguise? The $600-million Jumbo Kingdom holds its grand opening Thursday and its owners hope it would soon be one of the featured attractions in the Manila Bay area. abs-cbnnews.com

Weather Update

Frontal system affecting Extreme Northern Luzon.
Metro Cebu: Partly cloudy to cloudy with rainshowers and thunderstorms, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast, Coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 25 to 34°C (77 to 93°F).
Pagasa

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie in Africa?

Photos Show Pitt, Jolie Together in Africa
It's true — again? Despite denials of a romance between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, new photographs show the couple on a beach in Africa.
Yao, McGrady power Rockets past Mavs
Tracy McGrady had a secret. The only people who knew what he was going to do in the closing seconds of a tie game were his coach and his big man. Pulling off a plan arranged during a previous timeout, McGrady surprised the rest of his Houston Rockets.

Will The Real Tim Duncan Play?

Nuggets look to keep momentum vs. Spurs
Beating the San Antonio Spurs is only going to get tougher for the Denver Nuggets. ``Game 2 is always the hardest game, especially for the winning team (in Game 1),'' Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said.

How Do You Contain Shaq?

Heat send Nets back to drawing board
The New Jersey Nets make the plan sound so simple. They only need to contain Shaquille O'Neal, defend the pick and rolls that free Dwyane Wade for many of his points, keep the Miami Heat's shooters from taking 3-pointers and -- voila!

Rockets Sure Winners?

Kerr's blog: Two-stepping
After taking two games in Dallas, Houston may waltz its way into the West semifinals.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Finally, Pay Hike For Government Workers

Boncodin: Govt workers to get pay hike in 2006

Budget Secretary Emilia Boncodin on Tuesday said government could only seriously consider a salary increase for its workers in 2006. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Gomez Told To Answer Tax Evasion Case

DOJ subpoenas Richard Gomez

The Department of Justice on Tuesday sent a subpoena against actor Richard Gomez in connection with the tax evasion case filed against him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), DZMM reported. abs-cbnNEWS.com

No Pinoy Casualties in Japan

No Filipino casualty in Japan train crash, says envoy

There were no Filipino casualties from the train derailment that occurred in Amagasaki, Hiyogo Prefecture, in Japan on Monday, Consul General Antonio Villamayor of the Philippine Consulate General in Osaka said. abs-cbnnews.com

Guingona Back To Arroyo Administration

Guingona gets CA nod as RP ambassador to China
The Commission on Appointments on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Teofisto Guingona as Philippine Ambassador to China, ABS-CBN News learned.
abs-cbnNEWS.com

Pacers Even Series With Celtics

Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers climbed out of another hole, just as they've done all season.

Now they have home-court advantage in their playoff series with the Boston Celtics.

Miller scored 28 points and the Pacers beat the Celtics 82-79 Monday night two days after he had just seven points in a 102-82 loss in the opener of their playoff series.

``After what happened in Game 1, we all knew he would come back in a big way,'' Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said after they tied the series 1-1. ``He is the guy you want on your team this time of year. We'll keep riding him as long as we can.''

The best-of-seven series shifts to Indiana on Thursday night for Game 3.

Miller plans to retire after the season, but still had a big shot left in his 39-year-old body. He sank a running jump shot with 37 seconds to go from 17 feet for the game's final points after deciding to forgo a 3-point attempt when he saw Ricky Davis running at him.

Rockets Now 2-0 Against Mavericks

Yao Ming made 13 of 14 shots, but Tracy McGrady was the hero. McGrady made the last basket of the Rockets' 113-111 win at Dallas.
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Peace For Mindanao

Peace For Mindanao

Filipino Muslims flash the peace sign to show their support to the ongoing peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hailed the first tangible results in year-long peace talks with Islamic separatist rebels that resolves several sticking points relating to the minority Muslims' territorial rights.

Blessed Are The Poor

Blessed Are The Poor

Poor urban Filipino children look through a door while their parents join in anti-government protests against the recent spate hikes in basic food and electricity prices. The Philippines approved a rise of 42 percent in the average power charges of National Power Corp in a move expected to cut the state firm's heavy losses and ease the government's debt problems.

More RP-US War Games?

More RP-US War Games?

US Army personnel instruct Filipino counterparts during a training exercise in Basilan island, 21 April 2005. The US Pacific Command's logistics chief arrived in the Philippines for counter-terrorism talks with Filipino officials.

Game 2: Boston Celtics Host Indiana Pacers

Celtics lead the best of 7 first round series, 1-0.
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Livelihood Skills Training at ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex Today

On the second day of the screening of applicants for the Local and International Jobs Fair of DYAB Abante Bisaya and ABS-CBN Cebu, two sessions of livelihood skills training will be held: Chocolate Crispies baking at 9 a.m. and Laundry Soap making at 11 a.m.

Pulso sa DYAB Abante Bisaya ug TV Patrol Central Visayas:

Kon papilion, unsay imong palabihon: Trabaho o Saktong suweldo?
Please text your answer to DYAB REACT (opinion) and send to 2366.

Probe Jueteng Lords

Probe Jueteng Lords

Pinaiimbestigahan ni Senate President Franklin Drilon ang mga alegasyong tatlong jueteng lords na mga umano'y kamag-anak ng ilang opisyal ng gobyerno ang kumukontrol sa galaw ng Pambansang Pulisya.

Update on Typhoon Bising

At 6:00 a.m. today, Typhoon "BISING" was estimated at 1,080 kms east of Northern Luzon (18.8°N 132.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move northeast at 24 kph. Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao.
Metro Cebu: Partly cloudy to cloudy with rainshowers and thunderstorms, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast, coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 25 to 34°C (77 to 93°F).
Pagasa

Elton's Gay Wedding

Elton's Gay Wedding

Pop singer and composer Elton John, left, arrives with David Furnish, to be feted at the Kennedy Center Honors gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, on Dec. 5, 2004. John will marry his Furnish, his longtime partner, later this year or early next year.

Mike's Ex-Wife

Mike's Ex-Wife

Pop Superstar Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California. Overruling defense objections, the judge in Jackson's child molestation trial said he will allow Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe to testify as a prosecution witness.

Bush to Saudis: Lower Oil Prices

Bush to Saudis:  Lower Oil Prices

US Pres. George Bush greets Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. President Bush is seeking relief from record-high gas prices and support for Middle East peace as he opens his Texas ranch to Abdullah. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil producer.

T-Mac's Big D

T-Mac's Big D

In Game 1, Tracy McGrady played 47 minutes and shut down Dirk Nowitzki. The Houston Rockets believe there's more where that came from.

Another Pinoy Murderer in the US?

Pinoy accused of killing niece in California
A Filipino was charged with murder in California after he allegedly stabbed and killed his two-year-old niece, TV Patrol World reported Monday. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Japan Train Crash

DFA: No Filipino casualty in Japan train crash
The Department of Foreign Affairs said there was no reported Filipino casualty in the train crash that took place in Amagasaki, Japan. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Gloria Justifies Tax and Power Rates Hike

Arroyo asks Pinoys to bite bullet of higher taxes, power rates
President Arroyo on Monday asked Filipinos to bite the bullet of higher power rates and higher taxes for the sake of better economic footing.
abs-cbnnews,com

NBA Results for April 25, 2005

Denver Nuggets upset San Antonio Spurs, 93-87, to steal the homecourt advantage from the NBA crown favorite.
Shaquille O'Neal was his usual dominant self and Miami Heat dominated the New Jersey Nets, 116-98.
Phoenix suns beat Memphis Grizzlies, 114-103.
Chicago Bulls relied on Ben Gordon's brilliance and their stingy fourth quarter defense to trounce Washington Wizards, 103-94.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Local Job Opportunities

ABOITIZ CONSTRUCTION GROUP INC.

GORONES DIV.

CAD OPERATOR

Civil Engineering Graduate, must know how to operate AUTOCAD software

MECHANICS

Automotive graduate, w/ experience, knows how to overhaul light & heavy engine, knowledge in underchassis work w/ complete tools

AUTO ELECTRICIANS

High school grad. w/ experience, automotive electrician grad., knows reharness work light equipment, batt. function, w/ tools

BODY BUILDERS

High school level with actual experience, especially in body building and arc welding

MECHANIC FOREMAN

High school level with experience, knows all light equipment component mechanical job and knows how to use parts book/shop manual books

CADET ENGR.

Licensed Civil Engineer, good scholastic records, computer literate (Windows, Excel, Word)

MINI VIBRATORY ROLLER OPERATORS

Automotive Graduate with actual experience

BACKHOE, ROAD GRADER, VIBRATORY ROLLER OPERATORS, DUMPTRUCK DRIVERS

High School grad., w/ experience, Driver's License Code 1238

AMA [MANDAUE] COMPUTER LEARNING CTR.

BSED GRADS

Majors in English, Social Science, History, Political Science, Filipino, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy w/ Logic, Math, Algebra, Trigo, Physics & PE.


BS COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADS

Knows Computer Application, C/C++, Programming, Visual Basic, MS Access, OS, Multi-Media, Flash, Webpage designing, Visual C++

BS COMMERCE

Majors in Accountancy, Business Management, Accounting, Financial Management, Marketing.

BS COM ENG'G.

Skills in computer installation and configuration, date communications and networking, software engineering, logic circuits & switching theory.

LICENSED LIBRARIAN

With experience

BALAGTAS PONCE & CO., CPA's

BOOKKEEPER

· Accounting Graduate;· Single;· Male or Female

FAST DISTRIBUTION CORP.

SALES ASSOCIATE

Graduate of any 4-year course, 1-year sales experience, excellent interpersonal skills, team player, has driver's license, willing to be relocated outside Cebu.

ACCOUNTANT/ ACCTG. CLERK

CPA, w/ experience in accounting, computer literate, hardworking, excellent interpersonal skills, systematic, highly analytical, can work under pressure.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Business course grad., 1-year experience in Marketing/Sales, computer literate, good in oral & written communication, can work under pressure.

BRANCH MGR.

Business or Marketing graduate, 3 yrs. managerial experience especially in sales or distribution, computer literate, team player, independent, can work under pressure.

INTEGRATED MICROELECTRONICSPROCESS ENG'R.

Engineering graduate, 2-3 yrs. experience in electronics industry, knows Flip Chip assemblies, familiar w/ basic ISQ 9002 standard, internal auditor certification is an advantage.

FACILITIES ENGR.

Licensed EE or ME, 2-4 yrs. experience as Facilities Engr., computer literate, esp. spreadsheets & autocad, can interpret electrical, mechanical, civil plans, and skilled in maintenance system.

QA INSPECTOR

High school grad, 1-yr experience in Quality Inspection, can work with a microscope for extended periods, good in color discrimination, can lift 50-pound objects, can stand for a long period of time.

BUYER

Engineering graduate, 2-3 yrs. purchasing experience in electronics manufacturing, above average communicaton skills, can interpret mechanical drawings & similar schematics.

EQUIPMENT TECH

Graduate of vocational or technical course, 3-4 yrs. experience in troubleshooting electronics & computer controlled equipment and hands-on experience in SMT & FCOP technologies.

TOYOTA CEBU

IN-HOUSE TRNG. INSTRUCTOR

BS Ind'l Technology maj. in automotive, 2 yrs, experience in teaching automotive courses, can communicate well with customers and service personnel, and has a valid driver's license.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Low Cost Biz: Events Planning

How to Start a Event Planning Service
Put your party experience to good
use by planning, designing and
throwing events for private and corporate clients.


Compiled by Laura Tiffany

The special events industry has grown enormously in the past decade. According to recent research conducted by Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional), spending for special events in the United States alone is at least $800 billion annually. Goldblatt is the founder of International Special Events Society (ISES), the founding director of the Event Management Program at George Washington University, and co-author of The International Dictionary of Event Management. "Suffice it to say, the marketplace is large enough to support and sustain your endeavor," says Goldblatt. "If you're working in one special events area, there are many directions in which you can expand. If you're just entering the profession of special events, there's a lucrative market awaiting you on many fronts."

According to Goldblatt's research, profits in this industry continue to rise. Just a few years ago, Goldblatt says, the average profit margin for an event planning entrepreneur was around 15 percent. His most recent studies, however, show profit margins anywhere from 15 to 40 percent. He attributes the industry's good health to several factors, including the improved economy and the trend of corporate America to outsource their meeting-planning functions.

What Is Event Planning?

This question actually breaks down into two questions: What kinds of events are we talking about? And, what is event planning?

First things first. Generally speaking, special events occur for the following purposes:

  • Celebrations (fairs, parades, weddings, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries)
  • Education (conferences, meetings, graduations)
  • Promotions (product launches, political rallies, fashion shows)
  • Commemorations (memorials, civic events)

This list isn't an exhaustive one, but as the examples illustrate, special events may be business related, purely social or somewhere in between.

Now we move to the second question: What is event planning? Planners of an event may handle any or all of the following tasks related to that event:

  • Conducting research
  • Creating an event design
  • Finding a site
  • Arranging for food, decor and entertainment
  • Planning transportation to and from the event
  • Sending invitations to attendees
  • Arranging any necessary accommodations for attendees
  • Coordinating the activities of event personnel
  • Supervising at the site
  • Conducting evaluations of the event

How many of these activities your business engages in will depend on the size and type of a particular event, which will, in turn, depend on the specialization you choose.

Why Do People Hire Event Planners?

This question has a simple answer: Individuals often find they lack the expertise and time to plan events themselves. Independent planners can step in and give these special events the attention they deserve.

Who Becomes An Event Planner?

Planners are often people who got their start in one particular aspect of special events. Business owner Martin V.K. had a successful catering company before he decided to plan entire events. Many other planners have similar stories. This explains why planners often not only coordinate entire events but may, in addition, provide one or more services for those events.

Event planners may also have started out planning events for other companies before deciding to go into business for themselves. Joyce B.W. planned in-house events for a retail chain for 11 years and then worked for another event planning company before striking out on her own.

Becoming Certified

Consider getting a degree or certificate from a local university in event planning or management. A list of colleges and universities offering educational opportunities in this field is available from Meeting Professionals International (MPI). (See the Appendix for contact information.)

Also consider working to become a CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) or CMP (Certified Meeting Planner). These designations are given out by ISES and MPI, respectively. Many corporations, and some members of the general public, look for these designations when hiring planners. Because of the research and study it takes to become a CSEP or CMP, clients know that these planners are professionals.

Low Start-Up Cost Biz: Child Care Services

How to Offer Child-Care Services
Does children's laughter sound like music to your ears?
Do you enjoy the idea of six rugrats chaotically
crawling at your feet at any given moment?
Then read on for your perfect business.

June 14, 2001
Compiled By Laura Tiffany

The number of working parents--including single-parent families and families with both parents employed--is climbing, creating an ever-growing need for quality child care. That need is creating a tremendous entrepreneurial opportunity for people who love children and want to build a business caring for them.

Child-care services range from small homebased operations to large, commercial centers and can be started with an investment of as little as a few hundred dollars. You can stay very small, essentially just creating a job for yourself, or you can grow into a substantial enterprise with potentially millions of dollars a year in revenue.

You also have a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to the exact services you choose to offer. You may limit your clientele to children in certain age groups or tailor your operating hours to meet the needs of a particular market segment. You may or may not want to provide transportation between your center and the children's homes and/or schools. You may want to take the children on field trips. As an alternative to child care, you may want to consider a business that focuses solely on providing transportation for children.

Of course, the basic work you'll be doing--caring for someone else's children--involves a tremendous amount of responsibility and requires a serious commitment. When the children are in your custody, you are responsible for their safety and well-being. You will also play a key role in their overall development and may well be someone they'll remember their entire lives.

Filling an Important Need

One of the biggest challenges facing American families today is caring for their children while the parents work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 13 percent of all families fit the traditional model of husband as wage-earner and wife as homemaker. In 61 percent of married-couple families, both husband and wife work outside the home. Six out of every 10 mothers of children under age 6 are employed, and the labor-force participation of women in their childbearing years continues to expand. As the number of working parents rises, so will the demand for child care.

Another issue that has an impact on child-care issues is the new, 24-hour global market. Occupations with a high number of employees working nights and weekends--such as janitorial, hospitality, customer service and technical support--are experiencing substantial growth, and workers in these fields find obtaining quality child care an even greater challenge than their 9-to-5 counterparts.


Start-Up Checklist
As you complete your start-up efforts, use this checklist (and tailor it to your own needs) to make sure you've covered all your bases before you open your doors.
  • Type of center: Will you operate from your home or a commercial location?
  • Licensing: What licenses are you required to have and from which agencies? What are the requirements, costs and lead times?
  • Training and certification: What types of training and/or certification do you need?
  • Market: What are the child-care needs of your community?
  • Location: Choose a site that is appropriate and affordable.
  • Legal requirements: Check on zoning and any other legal issues.
  • Financial issues: Estimate your start-up costs and identify the source(s) of your start-up funds.
  • Health and safety issues: Plan for accident and illness prevention, and develop emergency procedures.
  • Programs: Develop an appropriate schedule of activities for the children.
  • Equipment: What do you need to adequately equip your center, where will you get it, and how much will it cost?
  • Insurance: What coverage do you need to adequately protect yourself and the children in your care?
  • Staffing: If you plan to hire people, know the required staff-to-child ratios and develop your human resources policies.
  • Links: What community and professional resources are available to you?

For many working parents, there is no single solution to their child-care needs. More than a third use more than one option, such as day-care centers part of the time and friends, neighbors or relatives on other occasions. A recent study conducted by the Urban Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization, revealed that about 30 percent of working parents have two child-care arrangements, and another 8 percent are using at least three. The study found that 65 percent of parents juggling multiple child-care arrangements use a combination of formal day-care centers, Head Start programs, and baby-sitting by relatives and friends. Another 20 percent use two separate day-care centers.

Do You Have What It Takes?

What are the characteristics of a person who would do well operating a child-care center? Lois M., who began the first of her six child-care centers in Toledo, Ohio, in 1982, answers, "The person needs to be energetic, business-minded, a competent leader, have a pleasant personality, be professional, be willing to take calculated risks, be a good role model, have strong financial resources, be consistent in expectations of the staff, and be consistent in the delivery of service."

If you're going to be running a family child-care center, Brenda B. of Stockton, Illinois, adds, "You have to really like kids." Janet H. of Exeter, California, agrees; she says, "A person who is going to own a child-care center needs to love children, be a people person, have a high tolerance for stress, have good insurance, and have some management skills."

A child-care business can easily be started in your home with just a few weeks of planning and a modest amount of start-up cash. A commercially located center takes a greater investment of time, energy and money. The size and type of business you choose will depend on your start-up resources and goals for the future. Many child-care providers are satisfied with a one-person operation in their home that generates a comfortable income while allowing them to do work they enjoy (and possibly even care for their own children). Others may start at home and eventually move to a commercial site as the business grows. Still others begin in commercial locations and are either content with one site or have plans to expand.


April 24 Historical Moments

Historical Moments for April 24

In events:
April 24th 0858
Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
April 24th 1061
Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed
April 24th 1185
Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
April 24th 1288
Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
April 24th 1311
Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
April 24th 1364
Pope Urbabus V names John V van Virneburg as bishop of Utrecht
April 24th 1524
Duke of Bourbon drives admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
April 24th 1547
Battle of Mhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave
April 24th 1558
Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Fran‡ois
April 24th 1570
Battles between Spanish troops & followers of sultan Suleiman
April 24th 1596
Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
April 24th 1704
"Boston News-Letter," 1st successful newspaper in US, forms

Iraq's Shiite Mosque Attacked

Iraq's Shiite Mosque Attacked

Iraqis inspect the site where a car bomb killed at least nine people outside a crowded Shiite mosque during Friday prayers just hours after Iraqi insurgents released a video purporting to show the brutal execution of the survivor of a downed helicopter. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)

Jesus Christ cruficied on April 23, year 34 A.D.

Historical Moments for April 23

In deaths:
April 23rd 0034
Christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton
April 23rd 0303
George, knight/saint/patron of England, beheaded
April 23rd 0303
George, knight of Cappadoci‰?/saint/patron of England, beheaded
April 23rd 0871
Ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies
April 23rd 0990
Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies
April 23rd 0997
Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40
April 23rd 1014
Brian Boru, king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87
April 23rd 1014
Sweyn Forkbeard, Viking king of England (1013-14), dies
April 23rd 1016
Aethelbred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies
April 23rd 1416
Blaise/Blasius of Parma, Ital astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies
April 23rd 1616
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69
April 23rd 1616
William Shakesphere, Engl author (Hamlet), dies on his 52nd birthday
April 23rd 1625
Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, dies at 57
April 23rd 1670
Loreto Vittori, composer, dies at 69
April 23rd 1691
Jean-Henri D'Anglebert, composer, dies

AP's World Headlines

Security Tight Before Papal Installation (AP)
Bolton Finds U.N. Nomination in Jeopardy (AP)
Snow Falls in Parts of Michigan, Ohio (AP)
China, Japan Fail to Settle Bitter Feud (AP)

Typhoon Bising's Latest Satellite Image

Typhoon Bising's Latest Satellite Image

At 2:00 a.m. today, Tropical Storm "BISING" was estimated at 730 kms east of Bicol region (13.2°N 131.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 140 kph. It is moving north northwest at 15 kph.

Today's Weather Forecast From Pagasa

Metro Cebu:

Mostly cloudy with rainshowers and thunderstorms, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the north and northwest, coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 25 to 33°C (77 to 91°F).
Metro Manila:
Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast and north, Manila Bay will be slight to moderate, temperature range 24 to 34°C (75 to 93°F).
Baguio:
Partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast, temperature range 16 to 24°C (61° to 75°F).
Tagaytay:
Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast and north, temperature range 21 to 32°C (70 to 90°F).
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority:
Partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast, Subic Bay will be slight to moderate, temperature range 23 to 34°C (73 to 93°F).
Clark Zone and Lahar Areas:
Partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northeast, temperature range 23° to 34°C (73 to 93°F).
Metro Davao:
Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northwest, coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 24 to 34°C (75 to 93°F).
Cagayan de Oro City:
Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northwest, coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 23 to 33°C (73 to 91°F).

Pag-asa

Pope Benedict XVI: My Papacy Is Transparent

Respect ethics, seek truth, new Pope tells media

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict on Saturday reminded journalists in four languages of their responsibility to seek the truth and defend human dignity and pledged to have a papacy as open to the media as his predecessor. abs-cbnNEWS.com

New Typhoon In The Visayas

'Bising' inches towards RP

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced it has spotted tropical depression Bising near the Visayas Region. Bising is expected to move closely to the country within the next few days. abs-cbnNEWS.com

How Capable Is BJMP In Administering Jails?

BJMP overhaul pushed

A fact-finding team has recommended sweeping changes in the operational system of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to prevent a repeat of the prison uprising in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig, in March that left more than 30 people dead. abs-cbnnews.com

TMac Scores 34, Rockets Steal Homecourt Advantage From Mavericks

There was the 3-pointer several feet behind the arc, with the shot clock starting to buzz and a hand in his face. Then there was the baseline dunk that followed and, soon after, a swished 15-footer that helped protect a shrinking lead.
Yet as much as Tracy McGrady dazzled, it was the clutch baskets by his supporting cast that showed why the Houston Rockets feel so good about their playoff chances.
McGrady scored the majority of his 34 points while the Rockets were building a big early lead, then Mike James and Jon Barry made it hold up in the fourth quarter, preserving a 98-86 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their first-round series Saturday.
``I feel this is my time,'' said McGrady, who also had six assists and five rebounds. ``I'm more confident than ever and I've got my team feeling the same way.''
McGrady has never made it out of the first round in his career, going 0-for-4 and stung most by a blown 3-1 lead in his last postseason, two years ago in Orlando. This is his first season on the Rockets, who have been bounced in the opening round their last three playoffs. They last won a series in 1997, when the lineup featured Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley.
This season's mix of McGrady, center Yao Ming and a bunch of hardscrabble veterans already was thinking big. A solid victory -- and a team history of being 17-1 when winning Game 1 of a series -- has them even more excited. Game 2 is Monday night in Dallas.

Pistons Beat Sixers In The Opener, 106-85

For the first time since the season opener, Rasheed Wallace strutted into The Palace with the boxing-style championship belts he had made for the Detroit Pistons.
Then the demonstrative forward showed how he plans to help the Pistons defend their title.
Wallace scored 24 of his 29 points in the second half Saturday, helping Detroit pull away from the Philadelphia 76ers 106-85 in the first game of the NBA playoffs.
``There's no pressure on us. Most of the attention is on Miami and San Antonio,'' he said. ``We like being on the back burner.''
The Pistons went from Eastern Conference contenders to champions after dealing reserves and No. 1 picks for Wallace just before the trading deadline last season. He gave the Pistons just what they needed with his inside-outside scoring, defense and swagger.
``You've got to know Sheed to know the intangibles he brings,'' said Philadelphia's Chris Webber, a former teammate of Wallace's. ``You can tell what a difference he makes on their team.''

Shaq Lost 15 lbs., May Not Play Game 1 Against Nets

Saying his bruised right thigh still hampers his mobility, Miami center Shaquille O'Neal returned to practice Saturday -- yet was coyly noncommittal about whether he'll be playing when the Heat open their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New Jersey Nets.
O'Neal was injured a week ago and hadn't been on the court since. Miami coach Stan Van Gundy said he expects O'Neal, who missed the last two regular-season games, to play in Sunday's Game 1 against the Nets.
The 12-time All-Star sounded less certain.
"You've got to start off in the right way," O'Neal said. "I've never missed a playoff game, I don't think. This is the first time where I'm going in iffy-iffy."
O'Neal still is undergoing multiple treatments daily to alleviate pain and swelling in the leg. If O'Neal cannot play, then former Nets center Alonzo Mourning -- who asked out of New Jersey since he did not consider the team to be a championship contender -- is Miami's probable starter.
"Feeling pretty good. Went hard today," said O'Neal, who averaged 22.9 points and 10.4 rebounds in his first season with the Heat. "The true test is going to be how I feel when I wake up in the morning. ... I'll most likely be out there tomorrow unless I come in and I can't walk. Hopefully that's not the case."
O'Neal's health has been a big source of concern for the Heat of late. He missed 5½ of the team's final eight games, first because of a stomach virus that caused him to shed 15 pounds, then the thigh injury.

Knicks, Lakers, Timberwolves and Cavaliers: All After Phil Jackson

Knicks president Isiah Thomas isn't the only NBA executive who needs to hire a new coach. And he isn't the only one who wants to make a run at Phil Jackson.
Thomas will meet with Jackson, who's won nine NBA championships, sometime in the next 10 days.
Jackson had intimated before Lenny Wilkens' resignation in January that he would be interested in coaching the Knicks, the team for which he played in the late 1960s through much of the 1970s.
Thomas said Thursday he wouldn't have a problem working in concert with Jackson, who coached the Chicago Bulls in the early '90s when Thomas and the Detroit Pistons were their biggest rivals.
"I can work with anybody that wants to win," Thomas said.
The Knicks, Lakers, Timberwolves, and Cavaliers are all considered to be interested in hiring Jackson.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Inday Tikay's Practical Tips for Job-seekers! {",

Essentials of a Good Application Letter and other Tips:

1. Always use paper made of good material.( Avoid onion-skin and newsprint, pls.)

2. Write the letter yourself...remember, if your speaking/verbal proficiency does not 'match' your writing skills, this will say much about your sincerity and credibility.

3. Use only one side of the paper (not back-to-back, pls.)

4. Address the application letter appropriately: ideally, to the 'receiving officer' (one who makes the decisions whether to hire or not), or to the Human Resources Officer. Pls make the effort to find out the full name and address of the company, and the CORRECT spelling and title/designation of the person you are addressing your letter to.

5. Type the letter NEATLY and observe proper margins: normally there should be more margin at the bottom than at the top.

6. Arrange your paragraphs systematically; be concise, yet, 'interesting' and if you're working, NEVER use your company's letter head for your application letter.

7. Write a letter that stimulates enough interest and curiousity and creates a desire in the employer to see you personally.

8. 'Sound' friendly and courteous in your letter...this induces a feeling of goodwill and friendliness in the prospective employer.

9. Be honest, yet, modest in writing about your qualifications --- without boasting or under-rating.

10. Observe basic rules in grammar, spelling and punctuation in writing your letters ALWAYS.

11. Your letter should describe YOURSELF, your personality, and should be specific. The descriptions you write should not apply to any other person who may have similiar qualifications or experience, or to someone you 'wish you were'.

12. Be brief, without losing facts at the cost of brevity: highlight your strengths and 'assets' whilst honestly admitting your 'weak points' (i.e., undergraduate, underboard, few or no work experience) and assuring the prospective employer that you are willing to learn and willing to be trained.

13. Use headings, capital words and underline important words and phrases to highlight your application. (Remember, the one reading your letter may not have the luxury of time.)

14. Show your confidence in being able to handle the job efficiently through your letter's tone.

15. Give your reason for wanting to leave your current employer, without resorting to making remarks that may create unfavorable reaction from the reader, or which might be misconstrued or misunderstood.

16. Use only envelopes made of good material, and ideally, it should 'match' the material of your letter.

17. Never use carbon copies or mass-produced/photocopied letters...make the effort to write each letter separately, and send only original copies.

18. Apply for a job for which you believe you possess the required qualifications and where you may be interested, even remotely. ( Do not waste time applying for a position/job for which you know you are not qualified for, or are not interested in.)

19. Prepare yourself for any interviews you might have to appear in and try to go through each interview with an open mind. Every interview adds to your wisdom and experience; there is always something new to learn, and these information/experiences may help you finally get a good job subsequently.

20. Looking for a job is like 'selling yourself"...so the way you 'package yourself' could very well make or break your success!

Trust in what you can do, in what you can achieve and in what you can contribute/share...yet, always be humble in admitting that yes, there is still so much out there that needs to be learned, and to be unlearned!

GOOD-LUCK, Kapamilya!!! {",

* if you want your resume's/CV's assessed/edited/'corrected', or for more advise on related matters (how to conduct yourself during interviews, what to/not to wear during interviews, etc), please feel free to email us at

Preparations for the DYAB-ABS-CBN Jobs Fair


ABS-CBN employees and volunteers have completed the composition of the working committees. Merlie Pelen-Neri (left) and Trixie Lopez-Tolentino (right) will be actively involved in the facilitation and marketing committees respectively for the Local and International Jobs Fair on April 28 and 29, 2005.

DYAB Air Jobs Marathon The Whole Week Next Week


DYAB anchors, including Jun Tariman and Marlon Bellita (shown in photo), will highlight the state of joblessness in the country, the employment opportunities for the fresh graduates here at home and abroad, the labor programs offered by local and national government agencies, the observance or breach of the country's labor laws, and the sucess and sob stories of job applicants. This marathon coverage starts on Monday when screening of applicants starts until the jobs fair days Thursday (April 28) and Friday (April 29).

ACT Members Volunteer to Register Applicants for the DYAB Abante Bisaya/ABS-CBN Cebu Local and International Jobs Fair


Minda Ocleasa (extreme right), President of the Association of Concerned Texters, leads her members in manning the registration booths for the jobs fair applicants. As of today, April 23, close to 5,000 applicants have registered. The screening of applicants, where their skills will be matched with the job vacancies offered by participating employers, starts on Monday, April 25, in the ABS-CBN Regional Broadcast Complex in Jagobiao, Mandaue City.

Kapamilya Relief Campaign For Mambaling and Mabolo, Cebu City Fire Victims


DYAB Abante Bisaya has launched its latest relief operations to gather donations for the more than 1,000 families, most of them Badjaos, who were displaced by the huge fire in Alaska, Mambaling Tuesday last week. We are also collecting donations for the fire victims in Camansi, Mabolo last Thursday where 16 houses were gutted down displacing 41 families. Please bring your donations to the ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex in Jagobiao, Mandaue City.

SUICIDE



A 44 year old man was found dead inside his room early morning today in an apparent case of suicide in Sitio Kalinaw Barrio Luz Cebu City. Police identified the fatality as Godofredo Rubi. He had a gunshot wound in the head. A 38 caliber homemade revolver was recovered near Rubi's body. A brother, Jose Rubi, said Godofredo had a nervous breakdown prior to his death.

RAID

Elements of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau CIIB of the Cebu City Police Office swooped down on four houses of suspected drugdealers in an early dawn raid at Sitio Kalinaw Barangay Lorega.

Police arrested 64 year old Placido Flores. A 38 caliber homemade revolver, dried leaves of marijuana and white crystalline substances believed to be shabu were found inside his residence...

Three other subjects of the search warrant, Wilson Magdasal, Mario Rodil Sr. and Ester Libato were not at home during the police operation.

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Friday, April 22, 2005

The Best In The West Has To Beat His Latest Test


Will the real Tim Duncan please stand up? The San Antonio Spurs were the clear favorites to win this year's NBA crown. Until Duncan's ankle collapsed under him. Can he recover? Or will he content himself staring at his one and only ring?

Is Shaq Still The Beast Now That He's Back In The East?


Miami Heat's Shaquille O'Neal will miss their first game against the New Jersey Nets in the first round. Is he really injured? Or is the Heat just overconfident and preserving him?

Will The Run And Gun Phoenix Suns Go All The Way This Year?


Guard Steve Nash (picture), who led Phoenix Suns to the best record in the league (62-20), says the Suns need to be active and disruptive on defense. "I continue to harp on it," he said.

The Good, Mad and the Great Martin Nievera Is Back!

Makikita na ulit si Martin Nievera every Sunday sa ABS-CBN! "The big news is that I'm semi-back on ASAP. Only because that's been my promise to the station. I don't know if there's any artist in ABS CBN who's been here as long as I have without a contract, some thing that's kind of unheard of. So it's never really been about the deal or money or I would be in another station, cause I've been offered a lot by another station. I'm one of the true believers of this station, through good times and through bad. My offer has always been every time I'm in town, I can be one of their male hosts if need be. If they don't need me it's cool. It's not about money, it's not about price or my fee but I'm a true believer that ASAP has started many shows and me being one of the pioneers or one of the letters in the acronym ASAP, I thought of the title, it's nice that they still consider me as one of the family, kapamilya talaga."

LA Aunor Arraigned for Illegal Drug Possession in an LA California Court

Aunor pleads innocent to drug charge

Actress-singer Nora Aunor pleaded innocent to drug possession charges before a Los Angeles court on Thursday (Friday in Manila). abs-cbnNEWS.com


Are They Really Tax Evaders?

BIR investigating 219 artists for tax evasion
Richard Gomez and Regine Velasquez are only two of the 219 show biz personalities being investigated by the Bureau of Internal Revenue for allegedly not paying their taxes. abs-cbnNEWS.com

National ID System No Threat to Right to Privacy

Neri: Privacy protected under ID system
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Romulo Neri on Friday said the all-purpose identification system that will be adopted at government offices in two months' time poses no risk to individual's privacy. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Cardinal Vidal Exclusive Interview


New Pope thanks Pinoys for prayers, eyes RP visit
Pope Benedict XVI has sent his greetings to the Philippines urging Filipinos to continue praying for the church and for him, Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said in an ABS-CBN exclusive interview aired Friday. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Another Maritime Mishap

Boat sinks off Occidental Mindoro, 10 rescued

The Philippine Coast Guard reported Friday that it has rescued 10 passengers of a vessel that capsized off the coast of Looc in Occidental Mindoro. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Market report: Vegetables

Per kilo
Baguio beans - P24
Carrots - P30
Cauliflower - P70
Eggplant - P20
Garlic - P40
Kangkong - P20 (bundle)
Kamunggay (Horse radish) - P50 (bundle)

Market report: meat

Beef - P170 /kg
Ribs - P130 /kg
Pork - P140 /kg
Goat - P190 /kg
Chicken -P100
Native chicken - P140
Eggs small - P36 /doz
Eggs med - P39 /doz
Eggs large - P42 /doz

Market report: Rice and Corn prices

Market prices today (partial list)
Rice - supreme - P26.50 per kg
Rice - ganador- P26.00 per kg
Rice - fancy - P38.00 per kg
Rice - ordinary - P24.00 per kg
Corn grits - #14 - P17.50 per kg
Corn grits - #16 - P18.00 per kg

Kapamilya Media Forum On Proposed Minimum Wage Hike Today

The Weekly Kapamilya Media Forum will tackle the minimum wage hike demanded by labor groups. But business and employers groups have warned that this would force them to close shop. A joint project of DYAB Abante Bisaya and SkyCable, the media forum is aired over DYAB AM and SkyCable Channel 15, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

Pulso: Motu-o ka ba nga mosira ang mga negosyo kon mosaka ang sweldohan?

Write down your answers here or send them to 2366 by text

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Will Cebuanos Support The National ID System?

Executive Order on ID system for govt workers out

Malacañan released Executive Order 420 directing the adoption of the ID system in all government agencies, DZMM reported. abs-cbnNEWS.com

Nets' Kidd and Carter Ousted Lberon James and Cleveland Cavaliers from NBA Playoffs

New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd (5) and forward Vince Carter confidently walk up court in the closing seconds of a 102-93 win over the Boston Celtics, which sealed an NBA Playoff spot, in Boston, Wednesday April 20, 2005.

Really Now, Will Iraq Be Another Vietnam?

A US Army soldier passes by destroyed Army vehicles after a car bomb exploded near a U.S. convoy in an area of western Baghdad, Iraq, where the notorious Abu Ghraib prison is located, setting a US Army convoy on fire, Wednesday, April 20, 2005. No casualities were reported. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Jobs Fair Participants Given Tips To Enhance Their Chances Of Being Hired-On-The-Spot

The pre-employment orientation seminar (PEOS) for the participants of the DYAB Abante Bisaya and ABS-CBN Cebu's 2nd Local and International Jobs Fair was attended by thousands of applicants from all over Cebu. The resource persons were POEA 7 Director Evelia Durato, Dole 7 Employment Chief Grace Diaz and DMDP-Cebu City Employment Officer Fidel Magno.

Job Opportunities For Lebanon During the DYAB/ABS-CBN 2nd Local & International Jobs Fair

A total of eighty-one (81) Domestic Helpers are needed for Lebanon in the Middle East. An overseas employment agency, who will take part in our overseas jobs fair on April 29, 2005, is offering US$200.00 per hour.

Job Opportunities For Singapore During the DYAB/ABS-CBN 2nd Local & International Jobs Fair

Two employment agencies who will take part in our Jobs Fair need forty one (41) Domestic Helpers. They are offering 350 Singaporean dollars as monthly salary.