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November 7, 2011 national holiday pay rules

Many had been surprised about the declaration made by Malacanang last week, through Proclamation 276, that November 7 would be a national holiday because of the Islamic feast of Eidul Adha (not to be confused with Eid al-Fitr, the one celebrated last August 30). Proclamation

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Saudization means fewer overseas work opportunities for Filipinos

by Mark Pere Madrona (This blog has been published in DefinitelyFilipino.com last August 11:  http://definitelyfilipino.com/blog/2011/08/11/saudization-means-fewer-overseas-work-opportunities-for-filipinos/) Through the years, much has been written about the misfortunes that plagued overseas Filipino workers. Countless OFWs have been abused physically and sexually. Many were forced to work in extremely