Friday, October 16, 2015

This year's search for MassKara Queen 2015 ended with Candidate No. 2 Sam Gergiana Yu rising above the rest.

At the coronation ceremonies held at the SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City,  the 1st Runner Up was Candidate # 11, Kennyveb Casabuena and 2nd Runner Up was Candidate Number 5, Ivy Benedicto.












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Sam Gergiana Yu Crowned As Bacolod's MassKara Queen 2015

I am Really pleased to hear that the Government have been forced to do a U-Turn over their ridiculous immigration policy of deportation of nurses from outside the EU who earned less than £35,000 within 6 years. I was asked to write a report some months ago to reassure Filipino nurses back home that this quite ludicrous policy would never work. As I said at the time, the British public would simply not allow hard working NHS nurses to be deported, especially as theirs is such life saving essential work Yes I do support the idea of more training for nurses from the UK, I believe that all study fees, accommodation and expenses should be free for all students studying to gain a qualification in the healthcare sector. Until this happens, we will always need to recruit from overseas. 

Thank goodness the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) fought for nurses here and thanks also to everyone else who highlighted this absurd idea by the Government. 

As far as I understand nursing is to be added to the list of skills shortage in the UK on a temporary basis until more research is done. This is of course fantastic news for all our nurses in the Philippines who had visas refused as we had reached our quota. This is a victory for common sense. Great Britain deserves the very best skilled workers from around the world, including nurses and this U-Turn by the Government now enables this. 

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Malcolm Conlan, Pinoy At Heart : Elated With Good News For Filipino Nurses

I have to be honest. I have always been a fan of Philippine culture, film and music. My first OPM tape I heard around 25 years ago featured ‘Anak’ by Freddie Aguilar. I can understand a little Tagalog, but to be honest, I can enjoy music in any language; as long as that music or song tells a story, I’m hooked…


So to have been invited to play a small part in telling a story of love — for me love of Philippine culture — is such a privilege. I was first approached by singer/songwriter LJ Manzano earlier this year, around seven months ago. LJ shared the concept with me of creating a music video and tell a story with 100 parts. I had already been a fan of his through his massive hit, Hay Nako. I have watched many videos on YouTube of groups retelling this story.

In fact, as I knew that Hay Nako had several million hits, I knew this latest song was destined to become a classic OPM hit.



I was also aware that so much hard work and dedication has gone into this project. Honestly, as soon as I heard the song at the beginning of 2015, I immediately found it fun and clever; with a catchy lyric and pleasing tune.

However, in order to feature in the video, I had to learn several lines of the song. Thing was, I only had a day to practice. So I basically ended up learning my lines overnight. The following day, I asked a work colleague of mine, Abi, to record me performing my bit.

The video even features the Mayor of Davao, Duterte… Such an honour to appear alongside the honourable Mayor.

Around 50 takes later, we had a rap and there you have it, my work was done. Again it’s an honor and privilege to have played a small part in ‘May Forever’ by LJ Manzano. Enjoy…
Please like and share friends!!!

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#Davao
#Duterte
#MayForever
#OPM
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Pinoy At Heart, Malcolm Conlan Appears In an OPM Music Video

 
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