Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A call to boycott payment of the 10% fees!

A call to boycott payment of the 10% fees!
A call to repudiate our contract with UPI!

Immediately upon our arrival here in the US, we were asked to sign a contract with Universal Placement International (UPI). There was no effort by UPI to explain the stipulations of the contract nor were we given substantial time to review the document.

We were told by UPI that the contract is simply the same as the one that we signed with PARS in the Philippines. And those who questioned were met by intimidation, with the threat of being sent back home. Still exhausted from the long trip, we signed the document despite our apprehensions.

It is clear that UPI intended to hide the details of the one-sided contract from all of us. It is now apparent that Lourdes Navarro is deliberately concealing important information from her clients.

She knows that once we arrive here in the US, we will have no other option but to follow her policies no matter how oppressive or unjust. Navarro knows that we can not easily back out as we have already spent a lot for the processing of our visa, placement fees, plane fare and other related expenses. Further she is aware that we don’t have our family and friends here whom we could easily approach for help.

This unjust contract with UPI stipulates that: “For the first twenty-four (24) months of employment, Client will pay Agency ten percent (10%) of client’s gross monthly income, payable monthly, commencing with the 1st pay period.” We were made to believe that the 20% of our projected annual gross income that we paid upfront to UPI and PARS in the Philippines is already our payment for the placement fee. Some of us thought the 20% fee we paid earlier is already our advance payment to the 10% being asked for in the contract.

On top of the 20% that we already paid, we are appalled that we will then be made to pay another round of fees – 10% of our monthly gross salary on our second year – which was never discussed or agreed upon in the Philippines.

The 10% additional fee is unjust! In fact we have paid more than what is required for us by the deceitful contract. While we only received a temporary or acknowledgement receipt for our payment, it is a hard evidence that shows that we have paid PARS and UPI 20% of our projected gross annual income. Bear in mind that we have not signed any other document requiring us to pay the 20% to UPI but we did, in good faith.

Further the contract has many questionable provisions and unfair stipulations. If you read the whole contract, it is full of provisions that ensure that the gluttonous Navarro receives our fees and get to keep the payments in all possible scenarios. See Sections A, B, D paragraph 3, E and G – that is a total of 13 paragraphs to protect the pockets of Navarro.

On the other hand, in the lopsided contract we are only given one provision, just one short paragraph, where we can collect from UPI. Section F on “Refund” states “In the event that the Agency does not provide client with at least one interview with a prospective employer, through no fault of the client, then agency will refund to Client US$150.00.”

One hundred and fifty US dollars!!! Half of the $300 required upon signing of the contract (section A paragraph 1). It simply means that in our agreement with UPI, whatever happens Navarro gets to keep the thousands of dollars that we paid! But if UPI does not perform its end of the agreement they will simply give us $150!!!

Observe further how this unjust contract describes UPI’s end of the agreement – “provide client with at least one interview.” Is that what they promised us – one interview? Lest we forget, what UPI committed to us are jobs!

In simple terms this is what PARS and UPI wants to happen: Give Navarro $300 and she promises to provide you her services, then give her $1000 so she will process your papers, then give her $10,000 for placement fee, then give her 10% of your income in your second year. But if Navarro fails to do what she promised, then she is willing to give you back $150!

Lulu Navarro, a convicted felon, is preying on our vulnerabilities as individuals. This greedy criminal will continue these corrupt and oppressive practices not only against us but against more of our Filipino brothers and sisters who, just like us, are hoping to fulfill their dreams for their respective families.

Navarro’s strategy is to divide us and prevent us from uniting against her, from voicing out the oppression we went through. Please let us not allow UPI, PARS and Navarro to continue bullying us. Let us not allow UPI, PARS and Navarro to hurt more families.

The time for fence-sitting has expired. The time to procrastinate is over. We are left with no choice but to fight back together! We are left with no other option but to fight now! Join us as we attack this monster from both the legal front and through democratic actions.

Let us boycott the payment of the 10% fees!

Let us boycott UPI in the renewal of our visa and in any other transaction!

Let us repudiate this excessive and deceitful contract with UPI!


Signed:

Pinoy Educators Network (PEN)

(To be part of this campaign and the actions that we are undertaking, please email your complete name and cell phone number to gurongwagi@pinoy.org. One or two of our leaders will get to meet with you once we verify your identity. Remember that you can trust us with your identity as this blog is the number one enemy of Lulu Navarro.)

162 comments:

  1. count me and my friends in this struggle. we have our own little effort, maybe it is best we will join our groups for a much stronger force.

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  2. count my sister in this struggle. she has no job yet...victim of human trafficking by UPI. watch out lulu if i start moving. you will regret why you became evil!!!

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  3. I think all of us have given them the 20% and they got that before we flew in. So I think we do not owe them anything. We paid the one stipulated in the contract way before. So, count me in. I am not paying, too! This is not doing injustice to UPI but it is doing justice to myself and my family. We did not evade from paying them because even before we had the work, we gambled and gave what they asked. Thanks guys.

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  4. Northerners, yes we are in this together. Lets consolidate our efforts for we have common aims. Hoping to meet with you and your group soon.

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  5. ISupportThisBoycottJuly 7, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    PinoyTeachers, this is a very good and a just campaign! We are justified of not paying 10%. Just as what SecretAgent said, we dont owe UPI anything. Gurong Sulong, sama kami na susulong!

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  6. I think we were fooled talaga. Parang tama si Secret Agent. Oo nga no... bayad nag nag pala tayo kasi 20% yung kinuha nila ahead at tama na pala yun sa 24 months... hahaha TAMA!!! bayad na talaga pala tayo. At saka kapag mananakot pala si Lulu ay hanggang pananakot lang naman yan kasi kapag pala magsampa siya ng kaso tungkol dyaan, makikita at makikita ang mga papers nya na may maraming kababalaghan. Oo nga no. Malakas na ang loob ko. Hay salamat nagpadala pa naman sa akin ng letter si Ms. Napakasakit. Ignore ko na lang yun oi

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  7. Count me in...I think we paid more than 20%. Mel ask us more than the right salary we have now....How about the $1000??? I think we should get a refund from it. LULU be scared justice is coming soon!!!

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  8. Well said. I go for freedom from injustice and oppression.Sulong!!

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  9. LET GO OF THE PAST
    EVERY BODY GOES THROUGH DISAPPOINTMENTS AND SETBACKS FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT IF WE HOLD ON TO HURT AND PAIN, WE END UP LIVING NEGATIVE AND BITTER LIVES. MAYBE YPU'VE MADE SOME MISTAKESS OR SOME POOR CHOICES, AND NOW YOU'RE TEMPTED TO SIT AROUND FEELING GUILTY AND CONDEMNED THINKING SOMETHING SUCH US;

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  10. IT'S SO EASY TO LIVE LIFE FOCUSED ON THAT REAVIEW MIRROR. WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE PAST, AND WE HAVE NO GUARANTEES REGARDING THE FUTURE; WE CAN ONLY DO SOMETHING ABOUTH RIGHT NOW. THE GOOD NEWS IS YOUR PAST DOES NOT HAVE TO POISON YOUR FUTURE.MAYBE YOU;VE MADE SOME MISTAKES, OR YOU'VE HAD SOME UNFAIR THINGS HAPPEN TO YOU.

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  11. THE VALUE OF BLESSING

    THE WORD IS VERY NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART, THAT YOU MAY OBSERVE IT.

    NEGATIVE WORDS CAN DESTROY A PERSON. YOU CANNOT SPEAK NEGATIVE ABOUT SOMEONE ON ONE HAND THEN TURN AROUND AND EXPECT THAT PERSON TO THE BLESSED. IF YOU WANT YOUR SON OR DAUGTHER TO BE PRODUCTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL YOU NEED TO BEGIN DECLARING WORDS OF LIFE OVER YOUR CHILDREN RATHER THAN PREDICTIONS OF DOOM AND DESPAIR.

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  12. IT IS GOOD TO GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD AND TO SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME,O MOST HIGH;TO DECLARE YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS IN THE MORNING,AND FAITHFULNESS BY NIGHT.

    PSALM 92;1
    HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED THAT PERHAPS YOU ARE NOT GETTING YOUR PRAYER ANSWERED BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GRATEFUL FOR WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY DONE FOR YOU?THINK OF IT AS A PARENT.IF YOUR CHILD IS GRATEFUL AND HE/SHE SINCERELY THANKS YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE,YOU WANT TO DO MORE FOR HIM OR HER.ON THE OTHER HAND, IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT GRATEFUL, AND ALL HE/SHE DOES IS HOUND YOU FOR MORE,YOU'RE NOT APT TO HELP THAT CHILD VERY MUCH.IT'S SIMILAR TO GOD.THE SCRIPTURE TEACHES US THAT WE SHOULD CONTINUALLY GIVE GOD THANKS;WE SHOULD LIVE WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.YOU HAVE TO QUIT LOOKING AT WHAT YOU HAVE LOST AND START THANKING GOD FOR WHAT YOU HAVE LEFT.(NO MATTER WHAT COMES AGAINST YOU,HAVE A GRATEFUL ATTITUDE)

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  13. FATHER ' PLEASE HELP ME TO GET MY EYES OFF MYSELF AND TO SEE THE MANY NEEDS ON THE PEOPLE ALL AROUND ME. MAY I BE A MEANS OF HELP COMFORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO SOMEONE ELSE TODAY!!!

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  14. To Mary,

    Your words are inspiring but what are your actions for this perticular issue?

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  15. Philippine code only allows up to one month salary on a yearly basis. Beyond that it is illegal. Only registered recuiter in the Philippines can offer this service. Once in the US, this obligation is done. UPI services are irrelevant.

    For those who overpaid, consider filing for small claims court here in Baton Rouge individually and schedule the claims at different dates. Small claims fee is not that expensive(<$100). But you will gain a lot if you win.

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  16. Clarification of employment agency service fee.

    Louisiana code states that "No employment service shall charge or collect any fee from an applicant except for: employment is procured through the efforts of the employment service....". It means that only when the applicant has a job offer from an employer NOT interviews,the payment of fee is justified.

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  17. To Mary and all,

    What do you think will Jesus do if he witness a human being exploiting others? If he sees a human being systematically oppressing more people?

    Would he simply sit down and watch? Would he simply not care about the victims? Would he simply turn a blind eye and tell himself to stop looking at the "rearview mirror"? Would he simply allow more people to be victimized and more families to suffer? Would he not do anything to stop the oppression?

    I am sure you have read bible stories of the things Jesus and his disciples did to help others; to oppose an injustice; to enlighten people; to right a wrong.

    I am sure Jesus (and whoever your God is) will be disappointed at us if we don't do anything to stop these injustices. I am sure Jesus will be disappointed at us if we allow our families to suffer without fighting for our rights. I am sure Jesus will be disappointed if we don't care about the other families that will be victimized in the future.

    You know what? These questions are not even for Jesus alone. But for all of us - for all reasonable freedom-loving individuals who envision a world where there is fairness, mutual respect and caring for each other.

    P.S. Mary, thanks for the long sermon, but God helps those who help themselves.

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  19. Consider also checking the legitimacy of UPI. I have seen the contract and is nowhere allowed by the California CIVIL CODE SECTION 1812.503-1812.5095. Please email Debra Bowen, the Secretary of State of California. Her email is

    secretary.bowen@sos.ca.gov.

    Please inquire if this agency is bonded or not.

    I strongly believe it is not bonded since the contract document must be approved and there are several violations I saw in the contract.

    The stake is high, given the number of violations in the code and the sheer number of clients involved. Each violation is about $2500 per person. Figure the math. $2500 x 3 x 200,
    this is just based on 3 code violations and 200 applicants. I am just being conservative.

    If it is proven that UPI is not bona fide, then you hit a jackpot.

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  20. In addition, file complaints the La agency listed below. I already talked to her and according to her the agency is not in her list.

    Louisiana Workforce Commission
    Office of Regulatory Services
    Private Employment Service Division
    P. O. Box 94094
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9094
    Phone: (225) 342-7825
    Fax: (225) 342-2717
    Web site: www.laworks.net
    Email: wpace@ldol.state.la.us

    Teachers, what are you waiting for? Act now!

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  21. If there is an exploitation done then let us help to stop them of their doings. For sure there will be alot of filipino teachers or not just teachers will be victimized by this agency (Universal Placement International,Inc.)

    We will not be like this if we are treated as professionals and most of all human beings. They think of us that we are "patay gutom","dam" and "ungrateful". We all want "insaktong paniningil", we will pay if it is valid. Now? all you know is to ask money from the teachers, to do this and that. Ano pa ibibigay namin? buhok sa kili-kili? come on people, hindi pa kami tapos sa utang namin pinas, we have to pay again for renewals and dependents. Ok lang if fare yung pricing but we are not "tanga" that we can't ask for the exact price to the immigration. Yes, it's a business but it's too much.

    Remember this UPI, too much of something is bad enough.tandaan yan! Teachers let's do it. tama na sat-sat.

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  22. Lulu, napakawalang hiya mo, wala ng natira sa amin, kinuha mo na lahat, kami ang naghihirap dito, sobra ka na.Tama na, di mo madadala ang salapi mo pag namatay ka.

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  23. Let's not get affected by whatever harrassment Lulu will do. She can't win in her game. She will get a dose of her own medicine. Many of us approached different lawyers already about that rediculous contract and one common thing they say is that it is very ambiguous... to a point that one even said it is very rediculous. No wonder why Lulu warned us not to speak to anyone from Filipino community nor our local co-workers! She warned us not to speak to anyone about our status here because she is doing dirty job! We will not give up and we will not be pissed off even if someone is trying to mess up with this blogspot by simply cutting and pasting just anything in here.

    We will continue. The heat is on! The fight goes on! No one pays 10% because everyone has already PAID!!! TAKE NOTE OF THAT!

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  24. Mga kasama, don't worry about spammers, we have volunteers to clean out spams. Its in fact a good sign, we are getting into the nerves of Lulu Navarro and she is getting crazy. :-D

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  25. SPAMMERS....how much money did you get from copying what's in the bible?!!!kayo ba may trabaho na sa pagsagot nyo?!!!kayo ba narenew na?!!well,make sure you understand what you're writting!!!ALAMIN NYO MUNA KARAPATAN NYO!!!DON'T JUST LISTEN TO YOUR MONSTER..I mean your MASTER!!!wake up!!wake up FELLOW PINOY TEACHERS!!!

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  26. Go guys, we are in this together. Where going to throw the arrows of justice at her. Lulu Navarro is intensely desperate to obliterate this blog. Our detractor paid someone to disrupt bloggers and readers of these blog. It just shows that the avaricious Lulu Navarro is greatly affected by this blog. We are not going to allow you, to stop our intentions in nailing Lulu down. Fight for fairness, and justice. Go Teachers. Maria Makiling inom tayo!!!

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  27. It is inconceivable that Lulu Navarro is paying somebody to post some article or passages in our blogsite. Have you not thought of any other article other than passages excerpt from the bible?. It just makes me think that you are a derange and a psycho woman, a convited felon who is lost in contact with reality. Your case Lulu is very familiar from what I have seen in Psychiatric ward who dances, playing with her index finger on her hair near the right ear in circling motions, head vowed down uttering a Godly incantation.

    See you in jail Lourdes Lulu Navarro, worry no more when the verdict will be announced, make an appeal to plead insanity. You will just be incarcerated in the Severe Mental Health Facility in Los Angeles.

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  28. No to 10 percent! Maki cow. Maki cow na. in other words pala makibaka. makibaka pala. hehhe just for laughs

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  29. Lulu, sa dami ko nang spam na nilagay sa blog na ito, malilibre ba ang 10% fee ko? sige naman o. huwag mo naman akong baratin.

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  30. O ayan, Lulu, bomoto pa ako ng "No" dyan sa poll ha. Dapat pati renewal ng visa ko libre na ha. I promise you, i will place more spam comments in this blog.

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  31. The fact that you have landed in the US is the prima facie evidence:
    1. you have a job offer from an employer
    2. valid H-1 visa

    The service fee of up to one month salary on the yearly basis is the only money to be paid. Anything beyond this amount is excess. This is in accordance with the definition of employment agency service-the procurement of job. You only pay when this requirement is satisfied.

    I do not see the reason to pay UPI any amount
    since you are already in the US with a job offer
    and paid the Philippine agency.

    Section 1812.504 of the California Civil Code
    stipulates that the contract document will have a REFUND section. I did not see this in a signed contract. It means that the contract document signed in Los Angeles can be ruled "null and void". CA Secretary of State, Debra Bowen can rule over this.

    Here is the section of the CA Civic Code pertaining to that section.

    Section 1812.504
    (11) The following statement, with the caption in type no smaller than 10-point boldfaced type and the remainder in a size no smaller
    than that generally used throughout the contract, and in full
    capitals, boldface, or italics:

    RIGHT TO REFUND

    "If you pay all or any portion of a fee and fail to accept employment, the employment agency shall, upon your request, return
    the amount paid to you within 48 hours after your request for a refund.
    "If you leave employment for just cause or are discharged for reasons other than misconduct connected with your work within 90 days
    from the starting date of employment, the agency shall reduce your fee to that payable for temporary employment and shall refund any
    excess paid within 10 days of your request for a refund.
    "No fee larger than that for temporary employment may be charged to you for employment lasting 90 days or less unless the agency's fee
    schedules, contracts, and agreements provide for a further charge if you leave employment without just cause or are discharged for misconduct in connection with your work.
    "If any refund due is not made within the time limits set forth above, the employment agency shall pay you an additional sum equal to the amount of the refund."

    This is an evidence that UPI may not be bonded or license in the State of California.

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  32. Assuming that you will receive 50k on a 9-month
    basis. The amount has to be annualized, 50/12.
    The full amount of fee as dictated by the laws of the Philippines and a state of the US would have been $4167 shared between employment agents.

    The excess can be recouped through small claims court and/or the CA Secretary of State or the LA Workforce Commission.

    Act Now!

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  33. dear teachers and friends,

    this is the time that we need to be united more than ever...time has come and with the legal bounds UPI has to reap what it sow.

    let us do all legal remedies and be united. i will join this effort, let us all do.

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  34. Here goes again the servile followers of Lulu Navarro. If your going to start it again I promise to expedite the case that we filed against Lulu then you'll see. Just keep posting, I make sure that im going to beat you up. You must be out of your mind, It will take you more time to highlight and then copy and paste. for us, it's just one click and your message will be deleted.

    Let the game begin!

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  35. Madami na tao ngayon, matapang na mga teachers... Lalabanan natin si Lulu, huwag ng matakot. Sa mga tuta ni Lulu,Aling Minda at kasamahan mag-isip-isip kayo at maging makatothanan, harap-harapan na panloloko sa atin. Hoy, gising Pinoy teachers!

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  36. sobra sobra ang galit namin na wala na kaming natitirang kayamanan.

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  37. tahimik si spammer a. palibhasa etong si lulu at mga galamay nya puro porn ang alam kaya walang ibang masabi.

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  38. WHERE IS THE FELON LOURDES IN THIS SITUATION IF SHE UNDERSTANDS HERSELF THE CONTRACT? SOMEONE HAS TO CHECK HER STATUS IN HOMELAND SECURITY AND POST HERE PLS.

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  39. Depol, kamusta ma'am lulu mo?! AHAHAHAHA...

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  40. Mary....WHOEVER YOU'RE.... do not act like a pastor in words bacause you do not sound normal. Lulu is a public enemy. This is an issue of legal matters - TANGA!

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  41. Basahin at intindihin mabuti ang second letter (reminder of 10%) ni Lulu. Si makasakit na ang nakapirma. Ano ba yan, pati apelyedo allegorical.

    Uhmm...mga teachers pwede daw muna pagusapan yung adjustment. lol:) may contract bang ganun. BOBO TALAGA SI LULU!!!

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  42. Ella Flores, wag na wan mo get na Nenang si Lulu ha baka madamay yung bata sa issue. PLEASE, BE A MOTHER WITH INTIGRITY FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILD, NOT TO GET FREE 10%.

    Magbagong buhay ka na! Focus on your child and on your husband.

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  43. Isali ang mga galamay ni Lulu sa kaso. Huwag ninyong kalimutan na ang mga ginawa nila. Maski na may anak na citizen.

    Kung wala sila mahina ang epekto ni Lulu.

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  44. My friends and I have been hearing sad reports about Filipino teachers in Baton Rouge recently. I can understand now why teachers are so angry at their situation there. It seems that an agency has charged the teachers exhorbitant fees from getting here in the US. And my gosh, that's not easy to produce! And I believe based on the information provided in this blog that there are teachers who openly accept these manipulative treatment and fearful threats like teachers being sent back to their homeland if they do not agree with the agency. Just remember there will be justice when you seek for it. Hope you'll all have courage and disposition to stop the shark, I meant the agency, from usurping your intellect and energy. -- A Teacher from Florida.

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  45. Please take note of what I have analyzed as Lulu's evil strategies:

    1. Lied and misled the new teachers that those 34 who have no more jobs were terminated by the district because they did not obey her. "Mga Pasaway daw sila sa kanya... lies, lies, lies.

    2. Blockmailed those of us whose VISA renewal has been processed by UPI. She plans to employ the "No Checks No Visa". Sounds scary! She is harrassing people again. This is not possible because this is against federal law. OMG lulu, please do not hoard those papers!!! It's too many and you will get suffocated and die.

    3. She sends us letters but she never signs them. Sorry, we want your signature! Why are you so scared to write? Is it because its illegal? Please send letters that have your signature. We demand!!! But you are really avoiding it right! All because its unlawful to collect another 10% after you have collected the 24 months before we came here.

    4. She hires a non-Filipino to call each one of us. She instructs this person to call everyone. She is again playing her cards that if it is going to be this person to communicate with us, she will get what she wants. O my gosh!!! Di na kami takot sa mga nag English Lulu. Kung alam lang nang empleyado mong yan kung ano ka talaga... naku, ewang ko lang.

    To my friends:

    Still, let us not be afraid because she can't hoard our papers? We can call USCIS if she will really blockmail us!!!

    About the 10%, the contract stipulates we pay her every month and she breached that contract by making us pay the 24 months at one time! Now she is claiming another year... its already paid. Look if we really pay her again we will then have paid more than 24 months. That is against the law. Take note mas takot si Lulu mag sampa ng kaso kasi siya ang may mga illegal na gawa. Mayagyag ang mga baho nya!

    Lulu does not want us to discuss things about how much we paid because she does not want us to be aware.

    We will not pay the 10% and never be guilty because we have paid them more than the 24 months they wrote on that rediculous contract the moment we flew in.

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  46. nullify the contract through legal remedies. for the moment let us not pay the 10%.

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  47. username: LULU_loko-loko
    password: (baliktarin ang LULU)'ULUL'

    count me in. sino bang may koneksyon sa pinas sa media? pwd to natin ipa IMBESTIGADOR. i've heard na intresado raw ang media sa pangyayaring ito. they can come here and do some interviews. let us also help other teachers in pinas na magbabayad na naman kay MEL KALBO kasi may trabaho raw na naghihintay dito.

    habang bakasyon ngayon, pwd tayo mag kita2 para mas solid. yung mga spi ni LULU, mag ingat2 kayo. ok? oo ikaw. alam mo na na ikaw ang tinutokoy ko.

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  48. If lulu will not give our papers if we do not give the 12 checks, that is a strong evidence of blockmailing. Do not be afraid if we don't get it as long as USCIS already gave approval no worry. We can get another copy anyway!!!

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  49. Please inform USCIS in case Lulu Navarro would not give you your NOTICE OF ACTION. Only your lawyer, your employer and yourself should have the copy of that. If Lulu insists, please call the USCIS and you can also call the police.

    I heard from some people in California whom Lulu sued for small claims, the 10% monthly salary issue, that Lulu lost cases. These people filed a counterclaim and she lost the case. Lulu was made to pay and refund these people quite a substantial amount.

    Nowadays, each time she will have hearing in California, she has no lawyer anymore and always insists on settlement. If she will have a lawyer to defend her, she will up end paying the lawyer more than she would ever collect from a teacher. It also is probable that she does not want the judge to know about her illegal activities such as scamming people.

    The best way to deal with this in fact is to file a class suit against Lulu. Do not be afraid about Lulu suing you. IT WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR GREENCARD in case you will be sponsored for this. This is just a small claim. I already asked an immigration lawyer about this and this has no bearing to the processing of your greencard.

    You all have to unite in paralyzing an individual and a company whose job is to scam innocent people whose dream is to help their families in the Philippines.

    I also heard from a reliable source that she employs illegal immigrants in her office. I also heard that she has this homecare business where nurses are also illegal immigrants for extremely cheap labor. This is a clear indication that she is a scammer.

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  50. I am happy about this information... and THANK YOU so much Ms. Anonymous or Mr. Anonymous, whoever you are. Although you only said it's a reliable source, still I find that info very promising. To all my friends, lets keep on reading and learning further about these things.

    You know what, let me reveal this to you. I used to believe in what Lulu said to us when she was still in the Philippines. I thought she was an honest businesswoman... to a point that I tried to understand all the money aspect of my application. I relly thought that it was just like that! So, even though I had to pay a very high cost, I still went out of my way, exhausting all my savings and even the savings of some relatives just to be able to meet their expectations and payment deadlines. One other thing that made me consider was the salary promised by the agency... which turned out to be a mere fabrication of figures, or a misrepresentation.

    My actual salary is not the salary they promised so I ended up having paid more than 20% of my actual income or more than the 24 months that she has written on that contract. Now that she is trying to collect another 10%, I just thought that she really does not have a heart to understand all of us. So I made a big decision in my life... I will stand for myself now and I will never pay and no more harrassment from Lulu will ever scare me anymore because she made me see the truth already.

    If she will compute for my nex 10%, I will also compute the extra payments I gave including the 1000 dollars we were asked to pay as deposit. All of you, remember we were made to deposit 1000 dollars we can claim that as part of the extra payment we made. She computes for another payment to be done, well then, let us also compute the interest that had been incurred by the extra payment we made. I tell you friends, it will end up that we do not owe Lulu anymore money. And worse on her end, it will be her who should be paying us back.

    So I will not really pay. Count me in. Thank you...thank you...thank you.

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  51. As part of the campaign against this agency, please consider drafting a letter of complaint with signatures and send the letter to the authorities in both California and Louisiana.
    The authorities I have mentioned above have the power to dissolve any contracts you signed and the agency itself. They also have the power to pursue prosecution and to return the money you paid.

    Please contact the organizer of this blog and do it as soon as possible while the school is out.

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  52. Good luck y'all. I'm an American in BR and support your fight against this tyrant. I'm sure that most BR residents would support your fight if they knew the truth about what happened. Be persistent and don't give up.

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  53. I Know Emilio Villarba personally. While he maybe imperfect he is, he is a true Hero to thousands of Filipinos who have lived the American Dream and those in the Philippines whose lives have been lifted up by his actions.

    He arrived in the US in 1988 on an H1B visa like yours. Like you he was recruited by a Filipino recruiting company and shared the same situation you now endure. They were made to share apartments and rent taken from them individually.

    Feeling exploited he made a trip to NYC and found an US recruiting firm and transferred. He then invited his other friends to join him.

    The US firm took notice of the hard work and talent of their new Filipino hires. Soon Emilio made a trip back to the Philippines and brought in more recruits.

    The Filipinos continued to shine and others took notice. They came in droves that at one point, the Philippine Computer Society filed a complaint with the US Embassy to stop the brain drain.

    The only thing that made them stop were when we ran out of talent and only after, the local companies in Manila raised their salaries to compete with US companies.

    Thru Emilio Villarba's single action he has managed to lift up the lives of thousands of Filipinos. He opened doors for them and once here, they worked hard to open more doors for others.

    Louisiana was where most Vietnamese boat people were relocated in the 70's. They received little assistance from the US and yet today, you will find that most of them had prospered. They did so by working hard and looking out for each other.

    The teachers in LA should do the same as we did in the 80s. Work Hard, Stick Together, Look Forward and Open Doors for others.

    The Teacher H1B is a social experiment. Make it succeed so that the scheme will finally be adopted and more doors can be opened for others.

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  54. You have some wisdom there. Sir Mel is much much nicer than Lulu Navarro. I see he means well but his predicament right now has been caused by the greed of her sister Lulu. If only Lulu had not been too selfish and too imposing on us when we came, we would have been able to give our understanding and relationships would not have been strained nor tarnished.

    Sir Mel, please do whatever you can to stop Lulu from blockmailing us. Please advise her to be fair so that your agency will be blessed. Please ask your sister to meet the teachers half way.

    Did you know that until now she still sent letters to collect money from teachers even those who lost their jobs??? I just find it cruel and very unfair. She could have sent them help... she could have returned to them the extra payments they gave last year for their food sustenance during the times they had no food. But where is she??? She is there asking her office people to send letters, do phone calls simply to collect all the checks! It's money... money... money.

    I know Sir Mel that you can relate with these experience because you were once here in the ame situation, although, your experience may not bo as harsh as ours. And if you had been a victim of the same circumstance, you can understand why there are such reactions.

    However, the sad thing is that history repeated itself. And worse, your sister is creating it... she is doing it. You just happen to be an accessory to her crime in this case.

    Please convince her not to go too much. It is just way too much to fatten her pockets while the very families of every teacher suffer. She collects too much.

    So, if you want your business to keep going, advise Lulu not to collect more than the 24 months that she already got. It is just too much.

    I for one would rebel. I for one will not pay. And I am not scared even if she has a list of lawyers.

    We have been awakened now Sir. We also know lawyers, not just by the way it's name is said or spelled, not just by the way lawyers function but we know lawyers who have volunteered to help us.

    Just tell Lulu, do not collect anymore because it is time to be human... it is time to be fair... it is time to change for the better.

    Thank you Sir Mel.

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  55. so what's your point 'anonymous?' what's with the thought of knowing emil villarba? anything to do with us?

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  56. I firmly believe you are bitten by "Buyers Remorse". After making an impulsive decision, perhaps driven by desperation, you are now regretful and wish to be freed from the obligations you entered into.

    The difference between 1st world and 3rd world is how people of the 1st world think, act and behave. Here people are thought to use logic and caution in their dealings.

    On all matters, people are advised to think hard, plan, research, compare and then, at decision time, to take ownership of their actions. Always be prepared to "Walk Away". To say "NO".

    Somehow our best "Teachers" did not do their "Homework". And now we see them whining on their misfortunes.

    You may eventually end up winning the battle but lose the war. You may end up getting "Justice" but end up closing the doors for others who may have followed you here. Worse you may never get your "Green Card" and end up going back.

    Mel V and you shared the same situation but Mel V moved on and looked forward and did something that benefitted many others. You, on the other hand, are waging a destructive fight. A fight which will end up clsoing doors and harming the others you may otherwise have helped.

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  57. If this Emilio Villarba is honest, he will not charge more than one month expected annual salary. He knows fully well the labor recruiting law. Where is his 'good work gone'? He is the same as his sister.

    So do not give me this crap of yours. It does not work.

    He should realize by now what he is doing is morally wrong. He may appear a 'puppy' but he is a wolf.

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  58. Do you have a crush on this Sir Mel? Sorry. Do not call him Sir. The title 'Sir' is bestowed only to a man of integrity, dignity or for some
    extraordinary work or achievement like Sir Paul Macarthy or Sir Isaac Newton. Sir is also a distinguished title for a scientist or a teacher.

    For those teachers fighting for this struggle, you are all Sirs and Ma'ams to me.

    For Mel he does not deserve to have this title.

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  59. hushhhhhhhhhhh ok na we will not fight na kasi isa lang naman ang gusto natin di ba na hindi magpatuloy ang kasamaang gawa nila. so tayo ay di mag worry kasi kung ma banned naman ang pars at upi mayron naman healthquest, badilla at iba pa kaya s anonymous ok lang yan. hindi naman ibig sabihi na kapag ma close ang pars ay kawawaang kasunod mas swerte sila kasi ang charges ng healthquest sa lahat lahat around 7 thousand land naman daw, i compare mo sa pars at upi na aabot sa 25K e... mas ma swerte yata yong mga kaunod kasi doon na sila sa mas mura di ba?

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  60. I think it is a weak argument if we bring in the concept of being in a 1st world or a third world because no matter where you are standing, still there are people who would put down other people and people who take so much advantage.

    UPI & PARS took too much advantage of us. If Mel was able to move on when he came here, maybe because he was not in the same situation. Maybe he was not a true victim of fraud! Maybe his suffering was simply about being new to the place, demanding jobs, or othes but not truly the same as what we have suffered. We are suffering from injustice!!!

    If your Mel V is still a human person right now, he could act. He must act now to stop her sister. It is her sister who plays devil here with us. It is her sister Lulu who delves in the sin of greed, pride, gluttony and even lust.

    Let me tell you something about your remorse buyers analogy. Always remember that here in the US, once you buy something and then find out that you made a poor or a wrong decision because it was not the item that you thought you liked to have, you always have a choice and a chance of returning it and get back 100% of what you've paid for. In here also, you won't be charged for any service that you will not be enjoying.

    The problem with PARS and UPI, aside from not accepting returned items,and not appropriately servicing, they even want to KEEP THE CHANGE!

    OMG!

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  61. Hoooh! Let's tell all the Filipino teachers to go... go forth! Boycot 10%. No one will become afraid, come out from our shell and don't let evil Lulu over power us. No to 10%... No.... NO....

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  62. Sue her in small claims court in Baton Rouge and at different times. No lawyers required. For just under $150, file your small claims. You might get up to $5000 back.

    With the use of a lawyer, you can get all you money back plus more.

    My two cents.

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  63. Rararararah! boycott the 10% of lulu navaro, you will reap what you sow lulu, are you not afraid of "KARMA?"... Well, you better think of it! We will not pay you anymore, pay us back, give us our money!!!! sobra ka na!

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  64. http://globalnation.inquirer.net/features/people/view/20090724-217049/Filipino-teachers-shine-in-America

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  65. I am looking into this so we can pursue legal action. I have a previous applicant who is presently under this draconian contract.

    Those who post about being able to move forward, good for you.

    The point here is that the contract is draconian & the fees are illegal. You can do business without stepping on others.

    Huwag manggipit ng kapwa dahil hindi lang sa iyo babalik yan. Remember, what ye sow, ye shall reap.

    "If you can read this, thank a teacher..."

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  66. Teachers, let us all be united... be brave to face the modern satan "Lulu Navarro", goddess of money!!! We will not pay the 10%... it's over...over... 1 year of our sacrifices and tears are all being paid for her. No, way!!! Don't pay 10%! hoooh! don't pay!!!!

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  67. Yeah yeah so much for the saying.
    Do it now. If you do not complain on time, you will regret it. There is a time limit to this.
    I believe it is 3 years from the time the fraud is discovered. Time is ticking. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

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  68. US and La Fair Housing Act

    It is prohibited for apartment owner/agent:

    1. to set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling.

    << rental fee should be uniform for all renters
    Filipinos and non-Filipinos>>

    2. provide different housing services

    << should be the same for all renters >>


    Also, It is illegal for anyone to:

    1. threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right

    << it is the renters' right to pay same rent as others>>

    or
    2. threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere to those assisting others who exercie that right

    For complaints, see the links below:

    http://brgov.com/dept/ocd/fairhousing.htm

    http://brgov.com/dept/ocd/prohibited.htm

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  69. There you go, another way to level this against 'you know who'. Not because you signed a renter's agreement you are legally bound. If it is lawful, yes. If it is not, then no.

    Check with other residents of the complex if you are paying the same rent for the same sized unit. If all of you Filipino teachers are paying higher than the non-Filipino residents, then you are hereby been discriminated against. This would be unlawful.

    Provided you have the evidence, of course.

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  70. Walanghiya ka Ella Flores ikaw ang nakakaalam sa Savoy, di ka marunong makiramdam sa kapwa Pinoy mo na nangangailangan, magsama-sama kayo sa impyerno ni Minda yung YAYA ng anak mo, syempre si LULU ang panginoon mo.

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  71. Ayan na, pirma na sa petition mga kabayan. sugod na, laban na.

    see

    http://gopetition.co.uk/petitions/protect-filipino-migrant-teachers-and-all-migrant-workers.html

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  72. Lulu, it's too much, you are charging us "too much in everything, how much is the real price of rent here in Savoy? no wonder why many of us are leaving... You will pay for it! we want to expose everything you did to us.... just wait for the result Lulu, just wait....

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  73. Teachers what are you waiting for? Common, go out from Savoy, we are being fooled by the Management, lulu is getting kick back from us, "Laki ng kita" syempre pa huwag kang pahuhuli sa secretary ng SAVOY, walang iba kundi si Rafaela Flores... Sama na kayo sa amin, ganda ng apartment sa labas at mura pa.

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  74. This is a piece of advise.

    Although the 'petition' is a positive sign of realization and acceptance of the injustices done by 'you know who'. I hope this petition will not expose the petitioners.

    Petition will only go far only to expose the injusticial deeds. It will not resolve or correct the injustices being committed.

    I hope with the leadership of GurongSulong, this action will lead to conviction and return of all money taken plus emotional renumerations.

    I always have given you the necessary legal venues to solve this injustice.

    It will not cost you anything except your time
    to file compalaints to the authorities. I have given you several authorities here in this blog in California, Louisiana and a few entities. Do not be afraid to go to the US authorities.

    Please adhere to my words and in my opinion this is the only solution.

    Nobody can not compell her to do the right thing,
    and only through legal means you can confront her and get your money back.

    Do it now! It is already August and school time is just around the corner.

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  75. Putang Ina Mo Lulu Navarro, pagbabayaran mo lahat ng gigawa mong pang-aapi sa kapwa mo. Ikaw Rafaela Flores hanggang kelan ka sisiksik sa pwet ng amo mo? Teachers alam nyo ba na "NO" din si Ella pero nalakad yan, wala kang pagmamalaki hoy ella.
    Laban tayo, sama-sama tama na LULU!!!!

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  76. O, ayan, yung mga loyalists at balimbing ni Lulu, maraming hindi na renew. Na deny. Ilan kayo?

    Kawawa naman kayo. Naki simpatiya ako. Advice ko sa inyo, hanap na kayo ng ibang lawyer.

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  77. send letters to this site and air ur grievances.

    http://trafficking.org.ph/v5/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

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  78. Not all of them are her loyalists but they were left with no choice. They were the ones who still had one more inch of respect for Lulu. But Lulu did something again. Now, this is a clear and present danger... Lulu manipulated everything. This is not only the realization of those denied but all of us! Lulu Navarro is money monster. It is her intention to mess up with them so she can send in more new teachers because new teachers means money... crispy dollar bills. What a syndicate! My heart goes to those who are again the victims. We shall all stand for our right. Enough Lulu. Enough!!!

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  79. Aling Mary ,ano nga ba ang kulay mo? Huwag ka nga dyan pa ebanghelyo effect! Uwi ka kay Madam Ulol mo kasi alam na ng lahat ng Pinoy dito na ikaw ay isang spy na nagpapanggap na madre,Heh!Buyers remorse daw ,ikaw,wala ka ba nun? Magpakatotoo ka nga SISTER!

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  80. If it will be proven that there is negligence, much more intent on the part of the agency to sabotage the papers of the teachers re renewal, the case against the agency will have more merits than ever.

    So victims, try to be more critical now. ask and demand for your notices of denial and see what are the reasons for such.

    We are with you because we know ours are at the brink too.

    Unite and fight!

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  81. UPI is sending letters to the teachers to the effect that the teachers are not employed by UPI. This is because UPI provided a document that the teachers are UPI employees. UPI used it for Savoy.

    Don't sign.

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  82. If Lulu will not tell you the reason for the denial of your immigration petition, and if she will not give you the notice after paying her, you tell the USCIS and or call the police. It is your right to know and I am sure you paid for the immigration sponsorship even when you are not supposed to.USCIS has to know Lulu's anomaly not only in Louisiana but also in other states.

    Furthermore, lulu has been suing teachers in California from what I heard. When they meet in Court, Lulu would make an amicable settlement with the teachers. She is afraid of being discovered as scammer in the process of a hearing. If Lulu will sue you, please do not be afraid and do not agree with the amicable settlement, you can SUE her back as the most intelligent step to do. In fact some of the teachers got their money back in California after a court order. That makes her afraid of continuing the case in court. She only intimidates people by filing a case or telling them she would sue them but the truth is she is afraid of it when it is happening in court. Thus, she wants an amicable settlement right before the hearing starts when the judge would tell both parties if they can just have an amicable settlement.

    Lulu intimidates people whom she can frighten and she will take advantage of that. But when Lulu notices that she cannot frighten you, she is scared.

    Best you can do is to report her business to IRS. Show all your receipts and the number of teachers being recruited and IRS will find out whether or not she paid the right tax...

    Remember, you pay your placement fees in the Philippines? U.S. Law states that any US citizen must pay their taxes even when working or having business outside the U.S.

    You think Lulu pays the right tax? My guess is She owes the US government, IRS big chunks of money. IRS will know.

    Go to US Internal Revenue Service website and you can find a way to become IRS whistleblower and they will protect your identity. In fact they will give you portion of what they can collect.

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  83. Yes and you know what, Lulu is now trying to find out the weakest link among all of us here in LA. When I say weakest link, I mean to say that these are the individuals whom she thinks are not going to argue with her and would give up to her intimidation strategies. OOOOppppps. That was before. Did you know that she is pursuing a few with their 10%? Why can't Lulu call each and everyone? Why does she choose to collect on some and then remain silent on others? The answer is simple. She is careful because the contract is very rediculous and ambiguous. Now, about the denied VISAs, she is doing the Pontio Pelato now, and will not even tell the reasons for the said denial. We already know what she is doing... in fact, it is not that she is NEGLIGENT ... It is worse than that! It is her evil strategy to get more people denied, by not submitting all their requirements. .... Bakit Lulu, may paparating na rin ba? Ano, sagot Lulu. Akala mo mga bobo kami dito????????? GALIT NA GALIT KAMI SA 'YO! Pagbayaran mo itong lahat!

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  84. Putang ina ka Lulu sana huwag ka ng magising, napaka itim ng budhi. Mamatay ka na sana walanghiya ka.

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  85. " Ang mga Espiya"
    Mga guro kong mahal at kakampi
    Tayo'y huwag paaakit sa ngiti
    nina YAYA Minda, sa uhaw na si Eden V.
    at sa isa pang humahabol sa pwet ni Rafaela
    na si Anna.
    Sila'y mga espiya, na walang ginawa kung di magmanman ng mga guro,
    kaya naman ang resulta "NO" din si Eden V. nalakad lang po iyan.
    Bakit hindi kayo magpakatotoo?
    Harap-harapan na ang panloloko ni LULU, sunod pa din kayo ng sunod.
    HOY GISING BAYAN!
    Lulu, pagdating ng araw pagbabayaran mo lahat ng ginawa sa amin.
    Gumapang ka sa lusak at tatadyakan pa kita.
    Ikaw Rafaela, masyado kang nagpagamit kay LULU,
    ngudngod ko mukha mo sa pader.

    Sobra - sobra na ang ginagawa ng PARS at UNIVERSAL PLACEMENT sa atin.

    Boycott, Filipino teachers! Let us be ONE, let's fight! Sama na kayo sa amin.

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  86. http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20090816-220551/Why-longtime-US-residents-risk-deportation

    Email Philippine Daily Inquirer on the above link. Let the Philippines know your situations. Teachers unite for the sake of those teachers whose visas were denied.

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  87. sing this in the tune of BANAL NA ASO, SANTONG KABAYO...
    I hope magustuhan 'nyu. more to come pa...

    Title: manLULUko

    Lulululu (8x)
    Ang sabi ko sa inyu
    Punta kayo dito
    Sa Louisiana
    Kayo’y magtrabaho

    Pumila para ma interbyo
    Magbayad kayo sabi ni lulu
    Kasi no money no entry
    Naluko tuloy ang ale

    Chorus:

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    **tang ina ‘nyu
    Manluluko

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    Pare-pareho
    Manluluko …..lulu


    Ang kontrata sa LA
    Pinapirma kami
    Hiningan ng pera
    Mag ho-hotel kami


    Pasensya na 2 years lang naman to
    Ten percent lang naman kayang kaya ‘nyu
    Talagang diba pupwede
    Galit tuloy ang demonyong babae

    Chorus:

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    **tang ina ‘nyu
    Manluluko




    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    Pare-pareho
    Manluluko …..lulu

    Lu. Lu . lu. Lu .lu lu lu lululululu

    Ano man kanyang ginagawa
    At kanyang kapatid
    Ay pagba…bayaran nya
    Sa atin


    Chorus:

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    **tang ina ‘nyu
    Manluluko

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    Pare-pareho
    Manluluko…..lulu

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  88. She and You
    She doesn't care about her clients. She only cares for the gold. She doesn't care if you work like a mule and sleep like an owl. She doesn't care how many children you left and the other crying kids out there in the Philippines waiting for their poor loving parent to return . Here you are , toiling and doing the best of your craft because despite the grueling work ,your family and God is your inspiration. You work hard till the break of dawn. She doesnt care . Even if you starve and bury yourself in indebtedness from her wicked schemes of extortion and shrewd plans . Poor you - a victim of this hungry lioness . She's tearing and eating you up to the last drop of blood ,flesh and bone. She is a master of her trade of human trafficking in a sea of deceit and willful lies. You- resilient , humble, and sacrificing Pinoy thought you may let her dig your pockets with her treacherous greedy hands to the last savings because anyway you might be able to sacrifice for a year and a half to get over your debts so you still hoped that someday you'll be able to pay off your debt after a year and a half - the almost $20,0000 you now realized could only be paid for 2 years! You were enticed by her convincing words to sell your properties to come here only to learn she has so many hidden charges plus the 10% of your annual salary for 3 years !The financing agencies she recommended you only helped nail you down in debt! Now you again said its ok , anyway if I have another more year , I can be able to pay. Poor you, how can you when you lost your job and she cannot even help you find one? Now again your visa expired and though an employer wants to hire you ,they can't take the risk with someone of an expired Visa. You had so many sleepless nights. Mental ,emotional and physical stress seeped into your being. Thank God you kept your sanity. You run to seek the help of a friend only to sympathize with her too because though she paid UPI in advance for her precious 1 year renewal and waited in vain ,her Visa has expired! YOu go to another friend and found out she's leaving the country because though she had a job, her visa has been denied !You seek the help of another friend and she has been hiding from everyone because she can't stay in SAVOY anymore because she has no job,no money, no payment for rent ,and is threatened by Savoy to destroy her credibility by reporting her to the Credit Bureau. Now, her 3 friends who share the apartment with her is harrassed by SAVOY to pay for her behalf. How could they when they can even hardly pay for themselves? Lulu 's greed is endless ,continuous and now you wake up to reality robbed of all your self-respect,dignity,and most of all your money. Your Visa which is supposed to be a 3 yrs. HIB has just been reduced to 1 year because she wants more money for your renewal.You felt robbed of your money,self-respect, and everything because of her threatening and intimidations. Poor You !May God hear your plight and the rest of your brethren , but not Lulu because she is a tyranny to the Filipinos -a living example of greed, pride and insult to what our forefathers have taught us. She will stop when you lose all you've got.She's a leech. A hungry unscrupulous bloodsucker whose greed is beyond bounds . She has no mercy for your plight . Instead of helping you, you just received her mail asking you to pay her 10 % - and imagine , you have no job!!! She doesnt care if you scrub the floors of apartments and scour the dishes in a friend's party just to survive the while ? You have no job and she's asking you to pay the 10%??? She is impossible !!!

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  89. Grabe na ito... 34 teachers natanggal sa trabaho na di pa tapos ang mga utang sa Pinas. Tapos may dumating na 16 teachers. Up to now, meron pa din sa knila ang walang work.
    Now, what will happen to us? We don't have money. I would like to clear that ms. lulu Navarro did not give us a single centavo. That means that the $100 that she is talking about with the teachers with visas denied, and was told that she gave us is NOT TRUE... Dios mio, naghihirap na nga kami ginawan pa kami ng kwento na puro kasinungalingan. Ni noodles nga wala siyang naibigay how much more ang $100... maawa ka naman ms. lulu...

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  90. Good day Teachers!
    I would like to clarify something. Accorsding to one of the teachers whose visas were denied, Ms Lulu Navarro gave us $100. In the name of Jesus, wala po siyang ibininigay sa amin not a single centavo or even the cheapest noodles in Walmart. She promised that she will help thoose teachers who were terminated but up to now wala po. Yan po ang totoo. Di ba lulu girl?

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  91. Lulu also claims that she offers assistance to those teachers who were terminated. It is hard to believe that the greedy bitch will give a cent of her earnings from her hard work.
    Damn Lulu… you are queen of the damn. … hope to see you in jail. Or hoping someday we can read your obituary, about your kindness written by Rafaela Flores and Minda.

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  92. You can try to report Lulu to the U.S. IRS and see if she is paying the right taxes. In the event that she did not pay the U.S. government the right taxes given all your placement, visa renewal, overcharing licensing and immigration processing fees, she will pay the U.S. government big time. Even when she earned the money in the Philippines, she is entitled to pay the U.S. government taxes because she is a U.S. citizen.

    If you tell the U.S. IRS about this and if IRS proves Lulu is guilty, you will have a percentage of money collected from Lulu by IRS only if you were the informants.

    The best thing to do is to tell the IRS about this and present all your receipts. Do not worry because IRS will absolutely protect your identity. There is no way Lulu will find out unless you have some Filipino friends who will betray you and tell Lulu about this.

    It does not harm to try. Who knows Lulu is a tax violator? This is your way to get her millions in case she is really guilty.

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  93. Yes, IRS pleassee!! This Lulu needs to be investigated. She is wallowing in the money of Pinoy teachers who worked hard for it and does not satisfy herself yet. Her services are horrible that many on the job teachers were denied Visas. Instead of hearing her say I'm sorry,don't worry I'll do something about it ,she instead even talked unpleasant things about us . She would consistently send her messages asking us to issue her 12 monthly payments for 10% of each month of our salary even though she knows June and July are months when we have no pay. She asks this even to those who have no more jobs and even to those who renewed their Visas with her and were denied. These are good teachers. They submitted their papers on time and paid in advance. What went wrong? Her inefficient service ! And all these are part of her wicked plan to displace us and just let us teach here for a year and send us home so that her human trafficking business can go on and on and on because there are some more teachers coming? The POEA should stop PARS and UPI in their operations now because they cannot even place the teachers.Fellow teachers,Lulu's design is to place us here in the U.S. and made her way to convince EBR to modify our supposedly 3 yrs. HIB Visa to only 1 year because she wants money for the renewal each year . She put us all in difficult situations each year faced with Damocles' sword hanging over our heads .We have to face the fear of not being re-hired (which is just ok if our Visas are 3 yrs. HIB so that we can find other employers !) .At the same time ,we are faced with expiring Visas each year as well as filing issues. If UPI did their part in submitting all our needed documents, there would be no reason for the denial. Again , Lulu must have done it so that her new batch could be placed and the cycle goes on. After a year you're off and back to the Phil. so that the more money she could get from the newcomers. Just think about this : For each newcomer she could get around $10,000 while for a renewal of the Visa she could only get just a few hundred ?
    Fellow teachers , UPI stinks! This agency is not here to help us and consider our welfare . Lulu is a monster in disguise and all she wants is money! However I believe that all things that have beginnings would have to end and her story would surely not be a happy ending for herself..

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  94. Please have all your receipts/proof of payments scanned and saved in your computer's hard disks for back up copy. An individual from your group should collect a copy of all proof of payments from each teacher recruited and submit these to the IRS.

    IRS will only hear your case if you show relevant documents. If your cries remain here, your case will stay here and justice will not be served. If you think Lulu is cheating you in reference to your immigration and employment then you may inform USCIS, US Department of Labor, US Department of Education. You can also write a letter to the US Embassy in Manila and inform them about her actions so they will inform the USCIS offices in the US.

    Since Lulu allegedly earned millions from her business she is required to pay U.S. taxes. Whether or not she paid these taxes is the IRS's job to investigate. Have a copy of your proof of payments and have one individual collect all of these proofs of payments from each of you and submit these documents to the IRS.

    Lulu and her family might then have their lifestyles, trips, properties, etc. scrutinized by the IRS.

    Please bear in mind that a third conviction (strike) for violent or serious felonies results in a lifetime sentence in California.

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  95. I am very sad that this is happening to us. Let's be one, be strong and never be deceived again. I tell you, Lulu is the best actress in all this drama going on. She lies to us, she makes us hope for nothing, she continues to blackmail but you know what the truth is??? She wants some of us to go back home so that she can send in another batch of people... another group of victims. Don't ever believe her. Plus, never ever pay her any check. Guys, guys, guys, please read the contract. It says pay 10% for the first 24 months!!! We have paid Lulu already. We have paid more than two years and it is already enough. She threatens us to go to court... ah ah, sorry, she is the one who is scared to death to go to court. She has a lot of violations done. Come on guys, we have never violated anything:

    We have true credentials.
    We underwent legal processing of papers.
    We were interviewed and we qualified.
    We did not cheat.
    We paid.
    We worked hard... we worked smart and we gave our best.
    We are dignified!!!

    Look at Lulu and who she is! Who is more credible now??? You think we are that stupid Lulu, sorry, you just made a big mistake. I tell you, no one goes home without justice. If someone has to be deported, it should be you but since Philippines also dread your presence, you will be deported to jail... NO, I do not want to see you in a tomb yet, tomb does not pay... it's the jail Lulu...the jail makes you pay.

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  96. Malapit na magwakas ang lahat

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  97. Since the philippines dread her presence and I think even the jail wardens don't want to see her ugly face. I would suggest, throw her in the septic tank and put a stick in her teeth to let her mouth open. Ready for the smelly thing to get into her.

    Kung papalag si Ella at si Minda i- sama na sila sa septic.

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  98. Ipako sa puno ng balite ang kampon ng kasamaan! Ilublob sa kumukulong tubig si Ella Flores na walang hiya at dupang, tadyakan sa ngala-ngala si Mindang tsismosa, ikadena at ipagahasa sa warden si Eden bukal - bukal ang mukha tutal sya'y isang UHAW! Si Lulu dukitin ang mata, bunutin ang mga kuko at unti-unting ihulog sa impyerno kasama si Satanas na kakampi nya. Si Mel pugutan ng ano! ewan ko na. Si Francis na sinungaling ipahabol sa mabangis na leon. Mga kampon kayo ng demonyo, mamatay na kayo!

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  99. Si dipol, anong gawin natin sa kanya? pwede pa mag suggest kayo. please... hehhe para masaya naman

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  100. Ang maganda kay dipol kumuha nang kawayan para lechonin nalang natin.si Lulu ipakain sa buaya. o anaconda ba kaya. si Minda i chop2 nalang yan. tayka parang may nakalimutan ako ah... ah wag nalang naka limutan ko na talaga. sorry hope maalala ko.

    Post mga kabagang

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  101. Labor Org - Attention all pinoy teachers. Please make sure to join the national education association affiliate in your school district or area. These labor organizations may be able to assist and help you with these possible illegal actions that you are experiencing.

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  102. Ang KASAMAAN kailanma'y di nagtatagumpay. Bilang na ang mga araw ng kasamaan mo LULU, bayaan na lang nating KORTE ang maghusga. Kita-kita na lang tayo sa korte, isama si Rafaela walang budhi, si YAYA Minda at ang nagsusumiksik na Eden "UHAW" V. Guys, ihanda mga resibo ng pinagbayaran sa SAVOY, kasangkot din sila isaksak natin sa baga nila mga resibong pinagkakitaan ng husto. Sobrang galit na ito, susugod na sina Gabriella at Bonifacio... Sibatin ng matulis na balaraw ang reyna ng kasamaan si lulusiper.

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  103. Yes, US government can get lulu's mansion in beverly hlls , her porsche car, her millions of gold jewelry and other stuff that we don't know.

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  104. To Ms. Lulu Navarro,

    We are not STUPID and don’t make us one. Why don’t you just be honest and tell us what the REAL situation is? Stop making up stories just to keep you out of the hook, after all this is your MESS. You brought this to yourself. You have let GREED and POWER take over your head. What happened to your CONSCIENCE?

    POINTS TO PONDER:
    - Regarding the Income Tax Return, you are spreading the news that the cause of the denial is the non-filing of income tax. You are trying to mislead us, why don’t you just accept that there has been a NEGLIGENCE on your part. Though there is a treaty exempting teachers to pay taxes, the procedure to get your REFUND is to file your income tax. Common sense, why wouldn’t we do that if that’s how we are going to receive our REFUND.

    Give us our COPY OF DENIAL NOTICE and it will save you from another curse. If that was really the reason, why do you keep us from getting a copy of it? Are you hiding something? Why are you delaying things? Are you up to something again?

    Another thing, if that income tax return was a part of the RAE (Request for Additional Evidence) Notice. Why didn’t you ask us to submit a copy of it? We are paying you to do your job. It is YOUR JOB to notify us so we could furnish the necessary documents.

    To Francis, it seems like you are too incompetent for your job? When you learned about the RAE notice, did you call ALL the teachers who are in that status, and ask them to give you the documents needed? The Teachers were the ones who made an effort to call and ask you about the documents. Isn’t it part of your JOB to notify those teachers who have that concern?

    Why is Ms. Lulu hiring people who can’t even do their job? Ms. Lulu you are just wasting your money over this kind of people. There is NO system in your office. POOR Management!

    WE ARE PAYING YOU TO DO YOUR JOB NOT TO MESS UP OUR PAPERS.

    - Silverman not giving out the copy of the denial, stating that we are not his client...THE EMPLOYER is his CLIENT.
    If we are not his client, why are we paying him to do the petition or the extension?

    (His possible excuse, he is not the one receiving the payments, it's the agency. But who is representing the agency?)

    If you are going to say that you are not representing the agency, then who is doing all the filing? It will just prove that there is really a NEGLIGENCE on the part of the agency because they let incompetent people handle the filing.

    And if indeed you work for the EMPLOYER, you have been asked already by the employer to give them a copy of the denial. Why aren't you giving it to them? YOU SAID your CLIENT is the EMPLOYER.

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  105. lulu alam ko di kana makatulog. hintayin mo nalang ang panahon. malapit na malapit na talaga. pagbabayaran mo ang lahat. mag ingat-ingat ka rin ha. yang celfon mo nakarecord lahat ng tawag mo.may kopya na ang FBI tsake taga immigration. Lalo na yung babaeng tumutawag sa amin, naku nakarecord na yun. Klarong klaro pa naman ang mga sinasabi nya. "this is.... from UPI....regarding po sa 10 percent". Tapos pag hindi na nya masagot ang mga tanong ng teacher na tinatawagan nya, ito ang sinasabi nya "si LULU kasi..." Nakarecord na ito. patay ka ngayon lulu. Eh gud luck nalang. hahaha

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  106. We just received an eviction letter from Savoy. We would be evicted if we do not pay this 4x $320 by tomorrow. We are required to pay for the broken furniture as well. Who told us that after we have complied with our 1 year contract at Savoy, the furniture would be ours? We were told many times before that it would be ours, it was even emphasized at one of our meetings with her in the presence of Savoy representative. Then, why do we have to pay for it? ano ko lulu? I meant, ulul?

    We know who is behind this scenario. She just wanted us to feel more miserable and be treated like little insects after her teachers' visa fiascoes. Well, this must be a great time to realize that we need to use our own brain to process the real motive behind this eviction. I am fed up of these sick and manipulative tactics of Lulu. We need your voice and action. Time will come we really need to help one another by being strong. Stop this evil agency. For those conspirators, you may hide yourselves now but you already left a stigma in our minds and broken hearts and dreams to live better lives. May your conscience never give up on your evil ways,kasi kawawa kayo when stingy Karma hits you. Just be careful because we'll never forget how much you relish and enjoyed the good times laughing at us while we suffer before your very own eyes and ears. Keep reporting because we understand that same feathers flock together. Hear this: If Lulu is your friend and idol, then you are just like her. Congratulations!!! You deserve her/it.

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  107. Black Eyed Peas agreed to sing this song. The group approved and already signed the contract. We're going to start recording this week.We are going to post the the video on our website next week. We would encourage the teachers to make your own lyrics and post it on our blogsite.

    We are still hiring Singers for our album.



    sing this in the tune of BANAL NA ASO, SANTONG KABAYO...
    I hope magustuhan 'nyu. more to come pa...

    Title: manLULUko

    Lulululu (8x)
    Ang sabi ko sa inyu
    Punta kayo dito
    Sa Louisiana
    Kayo’y magtrabaho

    Pumila para ma interbyo
    Magbayad kayo sabi ni lulu
    Kasi no money no entry
    Naluko tuloy ang ale

    Chorus:

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    **tang ina ‘nyu
    Manluluko

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    Pare-pareho
    Manluluko …..lulu


    Ang kontrata sa LA
    Pinapirma kami
    Hiningan ng pera
    Mag ho-hotel kami


    Pasensya na 2 years lang naman to
    Ten percent lang naman kayang kaya ‘nyu
    Talagang diba pupwede
    Galit tuloy ang demonyong babae

    Chorus:

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    **tang ina ‘nyu
    Manluluko




    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    Pare-pareho
    Manluluko …..lulu

    Lu. Lu . lu. Lu .lu lu lu lululululu

    Ano man kanyang ginagawa
    At kanyang kapatid
    Ay pagba…bayaran nya
    Sa atin


    Chorus:

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    **tang ina ‘nyu
    Manluluko

    Kalbo na ulo
    Kapatid demonyo
    Pare-pareho
    Manluluko…..lulu

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  108. email the other Filipino recruiters what UPI and Pars are doing.

    Avenida : Leavenida@aol.com

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  109. So many complaints so little time.

    Have you sent complaints to
    1. POEA, Philippines
    2. NBI, Philippines
    3. BIR, Philippines
    4. USCIS, USA
    5. IRS, USA
    6. Secretary of State, California
    7. Louisiana Workforce Commission
    8. Secretary of State, Louisiana
    9. US and LA Fair Housing Act
    and
    10. your mother?

    If not,the you will not be successful.

    The persons in question will still operate.




    "No body;no murder;No complaints nothing happens; Only shit happens"

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  110. Mga Kababayan,mag ingat kay Gemma sipsip!

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  111. Sa lahat ng ginawa mo LULU Navarro, bahala na sa yo ang Diyos. Sana magising ka sa katotohanan, na hindi lahat ng bagay ay nakukuha ng salapi. Ang lahat ng masamang ginawa sa aming kapwa mo Pinoy, lahat ng yan ay may kapalit.

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  112. We are 2 teachers na wala pang trabaho since we got here last year.And our Visa already expired.We will file a case against UPi and Pars.If anybody who wants to join us please email me at asian.hottie99@yahoo.com.This is the right time to stop the culprits.

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  113. To those 30 teachers who have their visa denied or soon will be denied due to lack of documents, please join now. Don't let pass what UPI and Pars had done to you. Who will take action? Don't rely on the Philippine government. That you know very much that nothing will happen or no help will come from our government.

    Rumors are spreading that there will be around 30 to 60 new teachers coming. What??? Some or many of these teachers were not properly screened in the Philippines. The ones interviewed and approved by EBR during EBR's stay in the Philippines were usually replaced/substituted by less capable teachers by Pars. EBR is shortchanged. That's what happened to those another 30 teachers disapproved by their school principals.

    For info to all, there are already a lot of teachers who have closed their bank accounts used in their post dated checks give to UPI. And, leave Savoy. Just ask around.

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  114. We need to validate if this certain asian.hottie99@yahoo.com is not a spy of LULU. prettybabe, sorry but this is not to offend you. We just need to be sure that no one from among us will be in a trap. UPI and PARS had been weaving their nets and we shouldd be extra cautious.

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  115. We are not spy of LULU nor Mel. Im still waiting for u to response to my email.We need ur support.We've been to Philippine Embassy yesterday and going back today to formally file a case against them.We will give our full name and contact number visa gurong wagi email.I just hope that you will take this seriously because we are all in the same boat.

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  116. Good day to all my Kababayans over there in the USA!

    Dahan-dahan naman po sa inyong description sa mga naiwang teachers pa sa Phils at this time.Why are you addressing these teachers, less capable teachers? Less capable teachers ba sila dahil nasa Phils. pa sila? at kayo naman ay very capable dahil nasa US na? Isipin ninyo naman ang mga kalagayan ng mga teachers na naiwan pa hanggang ngayon sa Phils., halos lahat no work na dahil sa ambition na makapagtrabaho sa ibang bansa particularly in the USA, na katulad din sa inyong pangarap!

    Wala naman kayong utang na loob eh, tinulungan pa naman kayo na makapunta dyan sa EBR, LA at ngayon na nandiyan na kayo,ang grabe naman ng pagsira ninyo sa mga taong tumulong sa inyo lalung-lalo na kay Ms. Lulu at Mr. Mel Villarba.

    If you have some concerns,please talk to the person/s concern so that it will be addressed right away and be given a solution. Ang nangyari, you are barking on the wrong tree. Kaya walang kasagutan ang mga concerns ninyo.

    Puwede bang itigil na ninyo itong blog-blog thing na ito!Makatutulong ba ito sa paglutas ng problema sa isa't isa? I think, No! Instead of doing all these,let's all PRAY to GOD for Prosperity,Peace and Love among us. We all lift everything to Him and trust in His mighty power!

    God bless us all!

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  117. Lulu may katapusan din ang kawalanghiyaan mo, di ka na makatulog, uusigin ka ng konsiyensya mo. Aaanhin mo ang pera kung buong mundo galit sa 'yo. Walang kang kapayapaan sa puso't - isipan mo.
    Sa mga kampon ni lulu, kay mindang tsismosa, gemma halcon lubidin ang dila, kay ella flores - pugutan ng ulo kasama si lulu, kay depol balimbing itulak sa imburnal,eden uhaw ikiskis ang mukha sa pader.

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  118. Si Gemma. Lubidin ang dila at saka ipakain sa malaking aso ang kamay niya. Si Ella ipakain sa Anaconda. Minda ang sinabi mo na mag hintay hintay lang tayo dahil may mabigyan tayo nang trabaho ni Lulu. Kaw may trabaho kana ba. Si depol gawing bola sa basketball ang tiyan niya. Sino ba si Eden hindi ko ata kilala yan ah.Sige si Eden gawing cheese at ipakain sa Daga. Hahay si Lulu hindi ko na alam ang gawin sa kanya. hay Lulu sana kunin ka na ni Lord. Si Mel na Kalbo bitayin sa puno nang saging.

    Sige pa magsuggest pa kayo!!!!!
    The best suggestion will win Lulu Navarro. Im sure kung yan ang mangyari. Hindi tulugan ni Ella yan gagawa nang suggestion na maganda dahil gusto niya si Lulu i. Hala Ella sayo na si Lulu. Kung gustong aagaw ni Minda hala Chopchopin si Lulu. Paghataan niyo.

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  119. Please All concern Teachers: Kung gusto nyo talagang me mangyari sa mga hinanakit nyo eh pakicontact naman ako sa asian.hottie99@yahoo.com. I will give my contact number and the our lawyers number so that we can consolidate our concerns regarding the case against them. you can contact Migrant Heritage Comission to validate the two of us. The people behind the comission are the people that will help us without any fee.This is a Pro Bono.All we need is your cooperation and support to win the case and bring the culprits to jail.We will file the case the soonest possible time.We already talked to Labor attache head Mrs. Herrera of Philippine Embassy in Washington DC and she will help us to bring our concern to POEA and DFA so that PARS will be closed and no longer hire teachers and be victimized just like most of us.Our lawyer will contact Ambassador to the US Mr. Gaa and will send our testimony to him and review our case.A case will not be a case unless it is properly documented and signed. This blog will not help us unless you will have the courage to do it in black and white.To all my co UPians who have problems please contact me.

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  120. I think the comment raised by the anonymous above on September 3, 2009 at 11:13 AM is totally clueless about what Lulu has been doing to the teachers. He/she asked us to tell our concerns to Lulu in order to address the problem. Let me tell you that Lulu has been the problem. Lulu does not have the decency to talk to people in humane manner. She always makes false promises. She would always tell people to return their calls but she would never do it anyway.

    Lulu's own action has been destroying her already dirty reputation. We, teachers, have the right to voice this out because we are customers of the agency. The agency has provided extremely poor services if any services were provided in the first place.

    I would suggest that people continue to spread this news if you really want to help. Better, sue Lulu for her anomalies.

    Do not address the debt of gratitude here because it is pointless. We all paid overcharged services before we came here. We did not fly here for free. Lulu overcharged us and made the lives of some people miserable.

    Lulu's action has to end. I call all of you to join this effort to end the evil deeds of Lulu.

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  121. If anyone who wants to file a case against LULU PARS please ask my contact details from gurong gala.I emailed my lawyer's number and OWWA officer Duero too.This is a pro bono so wala kayong ipag alala sa pera. This will be taken care of a Filipino migrants non profitable organization.Please act now!

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  122. For sure, the teachers approved by EBR during their stay and interview in the Phils are not all coming here. Some cannot come because of financial concerns, and so there were substituted by PARS. Look at some Filipino teachers here who cannot speak and express English fluently? Sa tingin mo ba basta marunung lang mag english ok na? Kaya na NO ng kanilang school principals kasi nga mahina.Not all but there were some and most of them were not interviewed or failed in the interviewe by EBR . Some of them applied to other parish and were accepted. Hopefully, they will improve their English. Also, all need to pass certain state exams. Look at Filipino teachers who failed.

    Kaya yang ginawa ng gobyerno sa Pinas na binawasan ang English sa schools, malaking problema yan.

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  123. Have u seen the visa denial notice and the reasons provided by USCIS? One word to describe Lulu's work : negligence. Pinabayaan lang ang documents. Teachers, demand refund on ur visa processing fees.

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  124. to anonymous sept 3 11.13 am,

    di alam kung bobo ka or tanga ka or wala kang alam. nagcomment ka pa.

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  125. kaya nga kami kumikilos dito e para sa mga future victims. kaya kung sino man yong ms anonymous na nag request na dahan dahan, sana maintindihan mo kung bakit namin ginawa ito. kung tutuusin, itong blog na ito ang dahan-dahan naming kilos. kapag kami ay magpapakilala na kay lulu na kasama na ang ibat-ibang lawyers namin, yan na talaga ang climax sa lahat ng drama ni lulu. kaya ikaw, bawiin mo na lahat ng pera mo at punta ka sa healthquest, badilla at marami pa. sabihin ko sa iyo, hindi lang pars at upi ang agency. may mas ok pa. alam mo ba na may mga teachers pa na walang work dito dahil sa gawa ni lulu? at saka sabihin ko sa iyo, kahit konti hindi mo matwag na utang na loob namin ito kay lulu dahil bayad namin ang bawak kilos nila nuon, bawat papel na pinirmahan, bawat pagbit-bit .....LAHAT! overpayment lahat. ikaw ba kapag magpadeliver ka ng pizza at bayaran mo na, utang na loob ba yon? business yon! kung sana wala tayong alam at walang degree tapos pina-aral tayo ni lulu, yon ang utang na loob. hindi kaya. so wag ka na lang mag-sumbat dyan kasi kahayopan ang gawa ni lulu sa lahat.

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  126. Mr. Pogi
    Excuse me! It does not mean that we are less capable teachers because we were not retained by our school principal. We also work hard, struggle, knead phlegm and wipe sweat of blood just to please our principal and assistant principal.

    It seems like you make things worse, instead of showing your sympathy to us. You unhesitatingly mentioned that we are less capable teachers.
    I just wish it will not happen to you. I just wish that everything will turn out fine for you this year. I do hope that you will not experience how it feels when you don’t know where to go! I am praying that you will not feel how we struggle, thinking of our debts that we have not fully paid in the Philippines, while knowing the fact and the sad reality that we were out of job.

    You have a bloated ego. Even if some teachers who were accepted in other School Parish, They did not even swanked about it,instead, they offer their hands and warmth to those teachers who lost their job.

    I feel bad about this…

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  127. and Im Sure Mr. Pogi your not a real man. Bakla si Mr. Pogi. Bakla si Mr. Pogi.

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  128. the point is, some are NOT APPROVED by their school principals. How do u explain that? The school has rigid procedure in evaluating and testing the actual performance of these teachers. Either these teachers failed in the EBR interview in the Phils and substituted (read: has money)by PARS to come in USA or they passed in the EBR interview but their actual and long term performance does not meet EBR / Principal's standard.

    It's not the question of hard work, struggle, etc. Its the question of personal experience, capacity, skill, command of English.

    As the saying goes, there may be luck in finding a job, but there's no luck in keeping it.

    You have to admit that this situation happens.

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  129. Naku tama na nga kayo! Wala na kayong ginawa kundi mag away away at magpataasan ng ihi! Imbes na magtulungan kayo eh pulos walang say-say ginagawa nyo.Kung sa tingin nyo eh dapat kayong lumabas at magfile ng kaso gawin nyo! at kung takot kayo at marami kayong dapat isaalang alang eh manihimik na lang kayo at gumawa ng lesson plan at ayusin ang pagtuturo para makakuha kayo ng green card.

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  130. Did u watch Balitang Amerika on TFC by Gel Santos Relos tonight (9/8/09).Na feature ang PARS at UPI at ang mga anomalya ni LULU.Watch out LULU and MEL! Malapit na kayo!

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  131. walang tamang argumento yong mr. pogi. gusto nya lang manggulo para ma divert ang attention natin sa kanyang pang-aasar. huwag ka ng magyayabang, hindi mo pa naprove ang worth mo. at bakit ka naninira ng teacher na walang maling ginawa laban sayo. mag-isip ka rin kung sino ba dapat ang kalabanin mo. at huwag kang magyabang sa english mo kasi hindi lang yan ang basihan ng lahat. kung ako sayo, huwag ka na lang magsali sa blog kasi nang-aapi ka ng kapwa mo gurong inapi. or baka alipores ka ni lulu, then ok... bagay sa yo

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  132. Mr Pogi,

    Don't underestimate the terminated teachers. They might be better than you. Think of it, Sir.

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  133. Mga kababayaang Gurong Pinoy,

    May tsika ako sa inyo,
    si Lulu may kalaguyo
    niloko ang asawa pati tayo
    walang hiya bruhang yan
    nagpapakasarap buhay milyonaryo
    habang ang mga guro baon sa utang.

    Ella masunuring tauhan
    Minda taga sunod ni Ella.
    Gemma dakilang manunulot.
    Sama sama kayo sunugin sa impyerno.

    Mel kalbong mandurokot.
    Divine leon na walang buntot.
    Hoy mga demonyo isauli nyo ang pera ng mga kalahi nyo.

    Halina na kayo mga gurong Pinoy,
    magkaisa at manindigan
    ipaglaban ang karapatan
    pagtulungan natin makulog si Lulu
    at maloka ang religiosya na manloloko.

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  134. see Balitang America video in this link.

    http://consumersdomain.blogspot.com/2009/09/balitang-america-on-louisiana-teachers.html#comment-form

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  135. see press statement from Partido Manggagawa ng Pilipinas.

    http://laborpartyphilippines.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109&Itemid=9

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  136. It is not underestimating the teachers. It is finding the probable cause of their evaluation DENIAL/NO by their superiors. I am pointing out the probable cause of the procedural mistake (which is the sending by PARS of teachers not approved by EBR back in the Phils).

    I don't understand why these bloggers find it difficult to get the point.

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  137. ambot ninyo oi. Bahala mo unsa inyong ika sulti. hala ilabyog na anto kung unsay angay nato ilabyog. matulog na ko kay mag beauty rest sako. luoy ang wala kasabot kay maayo ni akong balita.

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  138. File your complaints thru the internet to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU,) Louisiana branch. There is a link for the compliant form.

    http://www.laaclu.org/

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  139. If you have facebook or friendster account, please post the link and the video on your account and ask people for the strength of the people who are undergoing all these sufferings. Do not be afraid, the whole world has known already. You only want to inform those who missed the watch the news. Thanks.

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  140. There you go again barking at the wrong trees.

    In my opinion, the only authorities who have the power to stop/seize/penalize are the following:

    1. Secretary of State, California. It has the power to search and seize documents and close the office of the employment agent. It has the power to fine and force the agent to pay back the fees.

    2. Secretary of State Louisiana and LA Workforce Commission = same as in #1

    3. Immigration. As a group you can tell INS that some of you arrived here did not have the jobs/positions. The immigration documents were held in the agents hands against your will. This prevents you to pursue your extension of visa.

    4. Report the agent to the IRS. You know what
    IRS can do. IRS can hold or put garnish on the agent's bank accounts. It can also seize properties.

    5. File ocmplaints to the US and LA Fair Housing Act for unfair rental fees.

    6. Philippine authorities - ooh Good luck here!

    Contrary to what your lawyers say, this can be another piece to the puzzle. It is not in their benefit to go through this route.

    Once these authorities act, you know what happens to the rest. They will make sure that they will convict.

    Just my opinion.

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  141. http://consumersdomain.blogspot.com/2009....ml#comment-form

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  142. http://consumersdomain.blogspot.com/2009/09/balitang-america-on-louisiana-teachers.html#comment-form

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  143. I would like to thank and congratulate those people who were being interviewed, Yes, you did a good job folks! You tell the whole world what is really happening to all of us here in Baton Rouge. Let all entrust everything in the hands of our lawyers. They will be the one to work for our case. Victory is coming closer to us! Good luck!

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  144. pls watch http://consumersdomain.blogspot.com for another good news update regarding the anomaly here at Baton Rouge.

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  145. bebang.......kilala na kita........

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  146. As far as I know two of my coteachers based in Louisiana they always shared their experiences that so far they were in a good hands.They earned much better compared here in Pinas.Through PARS they extend their gratitude for all the good opportunities.YES,I had no doubt for these because I personally deal with SIR MEL with his staff of PARS which I really appreciated their commitments, concerns for everyone of us who were still here in Phils.



    MERLYN E.PAMPOLA

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  147. See Lulu in New Moon the movie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbAppj00nZo&NR=1

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  148. To Merlyn Pampola,

    Don't u know that around 30 teachers here had their visa process denied due to incomplete documentation by UPI? In short, it was a sabotaged.

    Get real. Get a life. Get the facts.

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  149. Merlyn Pampola,
    You donnot know what is going on here in Baton Rouge.Your coteachers might be sleeping. Please tell them to wake up.

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  150. To: Merlyn Pampola

    Thanks for sharing that. Who are your friends here? Si ella impakta ba? o si minda alalay? baka naman si gemma sipsip?

    You only have 2 friends speaking the other side of what the majority is saying.

    And yes I do agree, we earn much more than what we earned back home..but that is an issue, in fact that is what supposed to happen.

    i do hope you will have other friends too who could provide you with facts and make you see the truth.

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  151. to merlyn pamplona,

    sana makapunta ka din dito para maramdaman mo ang mga pighati nang mga kapwa mo guro.oo mataas nga ang sweldo, pero pag andito ka na, tska mo lang malalaman ang buong istorya kung bakit lahat kami dito sa EBR nagkakaganito.

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  152. Hey MERLYN PAMPOLA!!!Yan ba ang inutos ni SIR MEL MO?!!we've heard that he was asking all of you were still there in pinas to praise UPI and PARS..for what?!!!!good standing in the US embassy..gumising ka naman sa katotohanan and how can those praises help you with the embassy...pagaralan mo nga muna lahat ng sinasabi mo dito..those kind of things you've been telling this blog is a big lie!!!!!!!!

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  153. Mel Villarba, stop telling the PARS appilicants to clean the name of your agency, the whole world knew it already, that you are greedy! Kawawa naman mga PINOY kung makapunta pa sila dito. To all teachers, who are aspiring to come here in the US. look for other agencies in the Philippines. Please don't go for PARS! magiging kawawa kayo. At sa'yo Merlyn Pamplona, ikaw ay isang "UTUSAN ni Kalbo" di mo alam sinasabi mo. Gising Bayan. Let's be united! Sue Lulu Navarro and Mel Villarba.

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  154. To Merlyn Pampola,
    Hey girl, hwag kang magpakatanga ha before ka pupunta ng America,baka tatlo na kayo ng friends mo na nasa America na nagpakatanga sa Agency na mandaraya at sinungaling. Hindi mo alam lahat nangyari sa mga teachers sa baton rouge kung wala ka doon, nagsisinungaling yang mga friends dahil yan ang briefing sa mandarayang agency sa kanila.
    Goodluck na lang sayo if makapunta kapa ng America with your devil agency.
    WAKE UP, wag kang magpakatanga ha, okay intendissssss..

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  155. LULU magdasal kana. Dumadami na kami na kokontra sayo.Sana mabasa mo ito para dahan2 kang manghihina. Wag ka sana muna kunin ni Lucifer. We still want to see you behind bars. Mabuhay ang UPI
    Universal PRISON International

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  156. Try calling UPI..is it a homecare already? wow! what a quick transformation huh.

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  157. http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/63116587.html

    ayan na. nasa yahoo news na at 2theadvocate ang UPI

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  158. punta sana d2 sa AVOYELLES PARISH ang mga taga (ABS-CBN) TFC sa EBR kc takot ang mga teachers na PINOY d2 dahil tinatakot sila ni Lulu Navarro kc naka Hold sa kanya ang lahat ng RENEWAL ng kanilang NOA

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  159. I want to fight for justice. However, I am afraid of the consequences of it.I heard several teachers have been emailed by a lawyer stating that they will need to wait and see whether or not ebr is still willing to renew their visa.Their visa will expire this year.The lawyer said ebr is contemplating on whether or not to renew us considering the case filed against lulu and the possible involvement of the school system.baka naman in the end eh tayo lahat ang apektado.highly qualified na ba kayo?ako, hindi pa.baka hindi na ako ihire ng ibang school district at mapauwi na lang ako sa pinas.

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  160. mabuhay ka Gurong Sulong! isa kang bagong bayani ng henerasyon dahil hindi ka umatras sa takot at pambabatikos ng mga taong puro pansarili ang iniisip. we all hope and pray that justice will be served soon. sana maparusahan si Lulu pati ang mga nagpagamit sa kanya para alisan tayo ng kalayaan at karapatan at mamuhay na parang mga alipin ng kapwa pa naman natin Pilipino. mabuhay din ang mga gurong may paninindigan at sumuporta kay Gurong Sulong. may justice prevail because all the complaints you filed thru AFT are the truth and nothing but the truth.

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  161. By the way? it seems gurong sulong has been silent the past month. Nasaan ba siya? I like his/her/it arguments, parang totoo kasi. Magaling yon magsulat eh, pati si gurong gala nawawala rin.
    My salute to Ingrid Cruz at Ian, they have nothing to do with this blog, they are the real heroes here. They put themselves in the open, no matter what. Pero yong iba dyan, hahahhahahahahaha. naki kisawsaw lang. Anyway...Happy New year sa lahat!

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