NEWS CLIPPINGS – my diary of important events

This blog contains postings of news clippings that concerns Overseas Filipinos, Migration and my diary of important events as an Overseas Filipino Worker in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Bong Amora


In ancient Babylon, the term “Amora” is derived from the Hebrew and Aramaic verb amar “to speak”, and therefore please allow me to speak and be heard. I am not a leftist, centrist nor a rightist, but I support moved that concerns to the general welfare of Filipinos Overseas. I am just an ordinary Overseas Filipino Worker who believes what Pirke Avot says – “It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes a difference in the world”.

A Boholano by blood and born in Butuan City. Grown up and graduated intermediate (Nasipit, Central Elementary School) and secondary course (Saint Michael’s Institute now Saint Michael College of CARAGA-SMCC)  in Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte.

Graduated Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course at Philippine State College of Aeronautics-PSCA   formerly Phil. Air Force College of Aeronautics-PAFCA, Mactan Air Base, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu.

 Worked as a Para Legal Officer in a Law Firm in Makati from 1986 to 1993 prior employment abroad. Married to former Minda” Vi” Baguna Corpin from Leyte and blessed with 2 children daughter Mary Danielle “Angel” Amora and Manuel  “Dane”  Amora.

 I am a community leader and actively involved in (Overseas Filipino Workers) OFW Advocacy.  Former President of KAKAMPI-KSA (Kalipunang Kaakabay ng Mangagawang Pilipino sa Ibayong Dagat) and chaired the Political and Legal Affairs Committee. Currently, I am the Secretary General of the Overseas Filipino Workers Congress-Riyadh (OFW Congress-Ruh). Member of International Coalition for Overseas Voting Rights (IcoFVR), Founder and former President of Nasipitnon-KSA, Int’l. ( Hometown Organization in KSA) and a proud member of Overseas Filipino Council, International (OFCI) and United Filipinos Worldwide for Community Development (UFWCD).

I am an Overseas Filipino Worker for 16 Years. I worked in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1993 to 1997 and in Riyadh from 1998 up to present.

Employment History:

* A.M. Bahlas Co. Ltd. (Tahlia Road, near Bugshan Hospital, Jeddah, K.S.A. – 1993 to 1997)

* Al Ajial Co. Ltd. ( 3rd. Industrial Area, Al Kharj Road, Riyadh, K.S.A. – 1998 to October 2007)

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, KACST ( King Abdullah Road, Riyadh, K.S.A. – 2008 up to present)

Past OFW Community Affiliation in Jeddah, KSA:

* Founding Member, Overseas Filipino Cooperative Council (OFWCC)

*Board of Director/Bohol Leyte OFW Cooperative (BLOC)

Chairman Committee on Education/Boholano Community in Jeddah (BC-J).

Present Employment:

I am at present working in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), an independent Scientific Organization in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assigned in the office of the Directorate for International Cooperation.

Favorite Quote:

 The continuing saga in our fight for OFW recognition and empowerment can only be achieved through a unified collective effort among our ranks – Bong A.



3 comments on “About

  1. Hi OFW News Journal-
    Wanted to bring to your attention a new report by the Migration Policy Institute that examines the role that recruitment agencies play in brokering the flow of Filipino workers to the United Arab Emirates. The report, which offers some policy prescriptions, is based on dozens of interviews with OFWs and government and NGO officials in the Philippines and UAE. It can be found at:
    Best regards,
    Michelle Mittelstadt
    Migration Policy Institute

  2. Biena Magbitang

    June 24, 2010

    Dear Sir/Madam:
    Crossing Borders is an ABS-CBN News Channel Current Affairs Show aiming to connect the Global Pinoy to their country. It is hosted by Immigration Lawyer, Atty. Mike Templo and airs every Saturday, 6:00 PM and in different countries worldwide.
    In line with this, we would like to interview atleast two Noynoy Aquino supporter via Skype for our Aquino Inaugural Special. We are knowledgeable that youtook part in the campaign of President Elect Aquino and we would like to hear your take about the upcoming Aquino Inauguration.
    The taping and interview will take place tomorrow, June 25, 2010, 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM (Philippine Time). Anytime you’ll be available.
    Our Skype account is ANCalerts and mine is bienamichelle.
    We are earnestly hoping for your kind consideration and approval.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Biena Michelle Magbitang
    Coordinator, Crossing Borders – ANC
    Mobile: 09268484337

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