Monday, December 10, 2007

Better understand the Labor Law

To all my kababayan in Saipan,

It's really sad to see the children being used by adults for political purposes. We all know that as a Filipino that we can bring our U.S. Citizen children back to the Philippines. We all know that we came to Saipan for a better life and all parents including myself want a better life for our children. But we must know in our hearts that it is wrong to use our children for political purposes and lies (about can't take them home). The labor law will not separate the family at all!
How i wish that there could be someway for Filipinos to better understand the labor law. Beside we all know that no matter what the law is that there are not enought manpower (locals) here to do all the work. So jobs will always be available to us and eventually the locals will understand that. Maybe the law will even help the locals understand how important we are to the Island.

LET'S RESPECT AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

Nakakalungkot tignan na ang mga bata ay ginagamit nang mga magulang o mga matatanda para sa kapakanan nang politika. Alam nating lahat na bilang manggagawang Filipino at namamasukan dito sa Saipan ay puweding-puwedi nating iyuwe ang mga U.S. Citizen nating mga anak sa ating bansang Pilipinas. Alam din nating lahat na pumunta tayo dito sa Saipan para sa ikakaganda at ibubuti nang ating buhay at lahat tayong mga magulang gusto nating mabigyan nang mabuti at magandang kinabukasan ang ating mga anak. Pero mas alam naman natin sa ating PUSO na talagang mali na gamitin natin ang mga bata para sa kapakanan nang politika at kasinungalingan (gaya nang madalas sambitin na hinde natin puweding iyuwe ang ating mga anak sa sarili nating bayan). Hinde ako niniwala na ang bagong batas ngayon na ipinasa ay siyang magiging dahilan nang paghihiwalay nang mga anak sa mga magulang. Huwag tayong magbulagbulagan mga kababayan! Tayo ay kilala na matapang lalo na pag tungkol sa karapatang pangtao, ngunit tayo'y mag-isip at ipakita ang paggalang sa kapwa. Ang aking inaasam at parating ipinagdarasal na sana may masmabuting paraan upang maipaunawa sa lahat nang mga manggagawang Filipino ang tunay na kahulugan nang bagong batas nang Saipan (katulad ko, Isa rin akung manggagawang Filipino dito, ngunit naiintindihan ko at nirirespeto ko ang labor law nila dito sa Saipan). Alam nating lahat mga kababayan na walang sapat na manpower o local workers para sa lahat nang trabaho dito sa Saipan. Kaya marami pa rin ang trabaho para sa ating lahat at malay natin na sa pagkakataong ito ay maisip nang mga taga rito na kailangan nila tayo which is marami naman talaga ang nakakaappreciate sa atin dito. Malay din natin baka dahil dito sa batas na ito ay siyang susi para lalo pang tumibay ang ating pakikipagkaibigan sa mga taga rito. Mga kababayan huwag naman sana nating sirain ang magandang imahe nang ating pagiging Filipino. Dapat magmula sa atin bilang mga manggagawang Filipino gumalang tayo para tayo ay kanilang igalang din. Alalahanin natin wala isa man sa atin ang makakapagpabago nang batas nang Saipan. Kailangan nating magkaisa para sa ikakabuti nang Saipan para din ito sa ating lahat. Huwag sana nating igiit ang mga maling paniniwala!

6 comments:

Envelop Ideas said...

Ms. Steaker, you are right. US citizen children can go to China, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines or even the moon with their non-US parents if they want to.

But depriving parents to give decent living for their children
(US citizen children or not) because of the new labor law is a different story.

For the nth time please Ms. Steaker...just concentrate on FMI's endevour. Unity Marcher's problem is not your forte.

Regards!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Who is Ms. Steaker?

Marites said...

Hi envelop ideas! thanks for your comments. Anyway, i would like to ask you a questions and hope you can really give me the right answer. Do you think it is right to use our children for political purposes? Are you trying to say that bringging back to your own land your children can't have a decent living? What kind of parent are you, if you think that way? The labor law will make you lost the apportunity for getting what your hoping for, Am i right envelop ideas? The labor law is really not the problem here. Who's the problem? it is the people who want to be US CITIZEN! Regarding my FMI group envelop ideas? I think you visit our blogsite and you know that FMI are very busy, so, do you think i still need to concentrate? How about you? What do you do to serve this community (Island of Saipan)? Can you give your 5 hours a week for the community to do volunteer just pickup trash?

Envelop Ideas said...

Please calm down Ms. Steaker.

On various questions, just ask the people around you and you will find the answer. Get real!

I applaude what your group do. You guys deserve a praise because this is your forte (BTW forte means an individual's strongest talent or greatest strength according to wikipedea).


If I do something for the community, i don't bragged, and i don't pose for a trash bag.

Merry Christmas...

Alain said...
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flocaty said...

Ms. Maritess,
I have seen you have a wonderful little angel daughter photo shown, am just gonna ask, are you one who's gonna be sent home every 3 and a half-years out of this island for 6 months? Can you please share your brilliant idea what is your plan to your daughter, are you gonna bring her with you for 6 months a come back here. Are you one of the working class? Or have secured your residence here by marrying someone? Please share, so we can do the same to our little kids too. Get real Maritess, remember the saying, "tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are." You seem to be friendly with people who doesn"t know how to care is, now wonder when you said 1,5000 filipinos is nothing, how much number of them is not nothing to you? That number is a little closer to the numbers of soldiers who died in Iraq war, and all over the place they were given honor and respect they deserve for doing something for their country. For this number, did you mean really all of them is nothing. And did it mean too that you are out of that figure when you said that? Say something, educate me pls...