Friday, April 16, 2010

Sweet Victory

Teachers and to all our supporters, we are so excited and happy to announce that the decision of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is very favorable to our cause! Congratulations to all those who keep the fire burning! Congratulations to those brave souls who stood as witnesses on our behalf! Kudos to AFT and LFT for their dedication to our cause! Bravo to the leaders and members of the Filipino Educators Federation for the needed leadership.

May this victory mean the strengthening of our efforts for justice and our advocacies to protect the rights of migrant teachers and workers. Let us remember that this development is not the end but is just a new beginning in our struggle. We expect that UPI will appeal and challenge the decision. We expect that there will be more arenas of battle. However, today we have a good reason to celebrate. But yes, the fight for justice goes on!

A Quick Review of the Findings

Despite UPI’s flimsy attempt to reclassify its operations and skirt the law, the Commission concluded that UPI is indeed operating as an employment service in the State of Louisiana as defined in the LPES (Louisiana Private Employment Service) law. As such UPI violated the said law by operating without first obtaining the requisite license. On top of that, below are the other findings of the Commission.

1. “The evidence established that UPI charged the teacher applicants a "marketing fee" which is prohibited by La. R.S. 23:111 B(2).”

2. “The evidence established that UPI collected placement fees from the teacher applicants "prior to actual commencement of work" in violation of Section 107.A.5 of Title 40 of the Louisiana Administrative Code.”

3. “The evidence established that UPI collected fees from teacher applicants who did not ultimately commence work on the job procured by UPI in violation of La. R.S. 23:111 B(3)(e) and Section 107.A.6 of Title 40 of the Louisiana Administrative Code.”

4. “The evidence established that UPI's contracts with the teacher applicants obligated the teachers to pay UPI a fee of 10% of the teacher's gross monthly income for the first 24 months of employment. This contractual provision violates La. R.S 23:111 B(3)(a) which limits an employment services fees to the applicant's first year's gross earnings.”

5. “The evidence established that UPI violated La. R.S 23:111 B(3)(b) which requires the employment service to adjust its fee upward or downward based on the actual gross earnings of the applicant.”

A Summary of the Awards and Penalties

With the findings above, the Commission ordered the following awards:

1. “UPI is hereby ordered to pay a fine to the Louisiana Workforce Commission in the amount of $500 for violating the LPES by operating an employment service in Louisiana without first obtaining the requisite license and otherwise failing to comply with the LPES as set forth herein.”

2. “The Commission does hereby order UPI to pay litigation expenses in the amount of $7,500.00 jointly to the AFT, LFT and Avoyelles Parish Intervenors as the prevailing parties.”

3. “The placement fees paid by the Filipino teachers were charged by UPI, an unlicensed employment service, in violation of Louisiana's Private Employment Service regulatory scheme. UPI is ordered to refund the placement fees paid by the Filipino teachers to UPI.”

4. “This Commission does not have the power to impose a criminal sanction on the Defendant. The matter will be referred to the appropriate authorities as the Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission may deem necessary.”

The LWC decision however falls short of nullifying the contract as it underscores that that is outside the powers granted to it by the law. The decision says, “The LWC is without authority to declare the contract between two parties null.” What is clear is that LWC finds the contracts in violation of the statute in several counts. And according to the AFT lawyer, if UPI “seeks to enforce the contracts in a court of law, the court would use the LWC decision to declare the contracts void.”

212 comments:

  1. Check this out:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-04-16-filipino16_ST_N.htm

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  2. The contract which is the main issue was not nullified....THE BATTLE BEGINS!...and we will see who will benefit what!!!!the union or the alleged victims?

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  3. We have won a war together! there is no reason why we can't win a battle. The teachers have been waiting for this moment, we have prepared long and good enough for our voices to be heard.

    The contract is just one of the issues and we all know that for a fact. The main issue is whether or not the teachers were exploited in one or more than many ways. Cornering the teachers to sign a very obvious one sided contract after a malicious scheme will never give UPI the moral and legal right to impose their whims and caprices over the Filipino teachers.

    Hats off to all who in one way or the other positively help this issue reach favorable results...to us teachers, to AFT-LFT most especially, to the unmentioned supporters, even to the others who keep on criticizing us...MARAMING SALAMAT!

    Teachers, let us be more inspired to move towards professional and personal growth. Let us value more than ever our principles as teachers and as Filipinos giving our beings a better perspective and proving to the world that we face adversities with conviction and pride and will never say no to a battle against exploitation, be it back in our country or anywhere else.

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  4. see, tama ang hula ko na enforceable ang contract until it is declared null and void by the court of law at kailangan ibalik ng UPI ang mga kinuhang pera sainyo mga teachers. it only means that the LWC is not the proper venue to asked for the declaration of the nullity of contract....way to go teachers! file it in proper court using the decision of the LWC as your primary evidence. dito lang natin nakita na talagang may butas ang testimony ninyo pagdating sa isyu ng contracts. pagdating sa civil court make your testimony more solid para di makaporma si LULU.

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  5. The LWC not able to nullify the contract doesn't mean we are at the losing end. Everything has to go on certain process. Great things in this world always begin with painful steps. We can't always stay in our comfort zone. Sacrifices have to be made. It is scary. Our decision of standing for our rights may not be popular especially to the detractors but that doesn't mean we can't do anything. We won the first battle. This is not yet the end but just a beginning. We all have to brace for something big and strong. They won't take it sitting down. They will fight! But always remember, Our God is so Great, so Strong and so Mighty and there's nothing our God cannot do. Keep up the faith. Keep praying.

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  6. Congratulations to Filipino teachers of La.
    It only means that LWC does not have the power to nullify the contracts. It does not mean they are legitimate. LWC has the power to nullify certain provisions of the contracts. This was a civil case. Forward to the criminal case..

    sb

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  7. Good job! tama ang strategy ninyo - attack the legality of UPI doing business in Louisiana. You're right, you can now attack the enforceability of the contract. I believe the contract will be declared void ab initio because it is the "fruit of a poisonous tree." Pero kung yung validity lang ng contract ang in-attack ninyo, di kayo mananalo dun kasi legally binding yun dahil pinirmahan ng dalawang partido. Anyway, congratulations!!!!Bang!bang!bang! -Mr. H4

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  8. pwede pakipost naman yong entirety ng LWC decision kasi ang nandito lang yong summary eh, mas maganda parin makita at mabasa yong kabuoan ng desisyon. salamat po...

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  9. Lest I be misterpreted again, ang ibig ko PONG sabihin ay (kelangan ko ng magpakahumble kasi panalo kayo sa unang round.hehe) hindi dahil hindi nai-declare na null and void ang contract ay valid na nga talaga ito. wala palang legal personality to do business ang UPI dito sa Louisiana bakit nagpapirma sya ng kontrata sa mga teachers? from the beginning, wala syang karapatang magpapirma ng kontrata dahil inexistent sya, legally.the contract is therefore void ab initio because it is the fruit of a poisonous tree. Sige na magfile na ng criminal case pero wag gawing witness yang jave na yan, pakiusap lang.

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  10. Ganito na lang, tutal ngmmarunong k naman, ikaw na lang ang gawin nating witness. kaya mo ba?!

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  11. if the contract was not nullified then we still have to pay the 10%, tama ba? di ba yan sana ang pinaglalaban natin?

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  12. Kung mag bayad man tayo ng 10% dahil hindi na nullified ang contract, irefund muna nya yung binayad natin sa kanya. Anyway isa pa lang ito sa mga kasong haharapin nya. Sa akin lang ha, Huwag talaga tayong magbayad hanggat hindi sinabi ng ating lawyer. Manalig lang na manaig ang katotohanan.
    More power to all of us teachers!

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  13. you're right baum!Mr.H4,magaling at marunong ka masyado labas ka na para ikaw unang-unang witness tapos ilabas mo lahat ng iyong nalalaman.let's see kung mapapabilib mo kami..

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  14. ".....Universal Placement International (UPI) charged them thousands of dollars up front, demanded 10% of their salaries up front in their first year of teaching — and 20% in their second year"

    saan kinuha ang data na 'to about the figures of what we paid for and still have to pay to UPI? nakita nyo na pati news ng america, mali mali na rin dahil sa mga kasinungalingan nyo:
    1. not 20% in the second year instead 10%.it's the other way around. Alam
    nyo na yan ang tama, right?
    2. not $5000 ang marketing fee but $1000 dollars
    only, right?
    3. what shabby apartment are they talking
    about? talaga namang walang utang na loob
    because right after staying for more or less
    1 year kung anu-ano pa ang pinagsasabi. Akala
    mo kung ang linislinis ng tinitirhan nila
    ngayon. dapat matuto tayong
    magpasalamat kahit man lang sa katotohanang
    may tinirhan tayo kahit papano.

    Papano na lang kaya kung patuloy silang maaapektuhan ng kasinungalingan at kawalang utang na loob ng iba nating kababayan? if this is the case, we are not only getting their dollars but includng their journalists's credibility. So, chances are, wala na rin silang pagkakaiba sa pinas.hahahahaha.........maging kawawa din ang economy nila dahil hahawakan na lang sila ng China pagdating ng panahon.

    Well, anyway, kasali nyo ako sa pakikibaka!
    GO PINOY GO! Taas noo kahit kanino dahil makapangyarihan tayo! hahahahahaaaa
    Opinion ko lang to ha, and each of us is entitled of our own opinion.

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  15. ....so hindi lang pala si Lulu ang sigurista, sobra pa pala kayo. ang sabihin nyo talagang makunat kayo pagdating sa pagbabayad ng utang. nagpapakasaya kayo sa pagshoshopping shopping yon pala may sang katutak pa na utang na dapat bayaran. sino ngayon ang mukhang pera? di ba pati na rin kayo?! we always find someone's mistakes to cover up our own mistakes. mabuti pa nga si Lulu pinaalam pa nya sa atin ang mga binayaran natin (kung anu-ano mang mga charges ang tawag nya doon bahala na sya) at least malinis ang hangarin nya - para papuntahin tayo rito. di ba? pero kayo, pasikreto pala ang tira nyo. para kayong santo nang nasa pinas pa, yon pala may masama kayong balak na ipakulong sya pagdating nyo rito. now, who is more evil? "...if who has done nothing wrong to his fellow, let him be the first to throw stone to this woman." ewan, opinion ko paq rin 'to.

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  16. Anonymous of April 16,2010 3:35PM- Rafaela-I AM NOT A LIAR!!!yes you are and this too is our opinion!!!hahahaha

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  17. FYI Indi nya ipinaalam ang mga charges na dpat bayaran...kung sa umpisa pa lng sinabi na nya ang gagastusin edi sana maliwanag lahat... ipinain nya muna ang teacher na gumastos bago niya sinabi na eto ang babayaran... Ikaw na gumastos na aatras ka pa ba? Ikaw na nagbayad na ng placement na SOBRA - SOBRA indi ka pa ba pipirma?... and the mere fact that wla kang maalala tungkol sa kontrata na pinirmahan mo eh proof na indi mo man lng nasilayan ang kontrata na pinirmahan mo...ano ba ang namumukod tanging naalala ng teacher yung kontrata na pinirmahan sa Los Angeles California... Ikaw na nasa America na indi ka pa ba pipirma na gumastos ka na...nagbenta ka na ng mga ari - arian mo, ginamit mo na ang savings ng mga magulang at kamag anak mo, nalubog ka sa utang... Mga alagad ni Lulu, kamag - anak ni Lulu, kaibigan ni Lulu, padrino ni Lulu, nakikinabang sa yaman ni Lulu, nakikisawsaw sa story ni Lulu...

    Alam nyo na meron pagmamalabis na nangyari... kya nga panay simba at dasal ni Lulu eh, ksi natatakot sya na sa impyerno mapunta ang kaluluwa nya... kung sa batas ng tao eh nagagawa nya i-manipulate ang mga bagay bagay pumabor lang sa knya...May paraan ang Diyos, isang araw babalik din lahat sa kanya... Indi utang na loob ng mga teachers na nakapunta sila ng Amerika... Dugo't pawis, taon ng pagaaral at pagtratrabaho ang ipunuhunan nila makarating lang sila kng nasan sila ngayon... USCIS ang nag approve ng petition...EBRPSS ang nagbigay ng trabaho... Binayaran ng SOBRA SOBRA ang serbisyo mo, ultimo tirahan na pinagkakitaan mo...

    Naging SAKIM ka Lulu... nagpasilaw ka sa pera... ang nagpadala ka sa mga sumbong ng mga alipores mo... kung nagisip ka sana muna, at indi naging GANID sa kapwa mo PINOY, edi sana wla itong issue na ito.

    Sa mga gurong alipores ni Lulu, magising nman kayo sa katotohanan... Wag nyo kainin ang prinsipyo ng dahil sa pangakong GREEN CARD o sa pangakong pera ibabalato ni Lulu sa inyo... Manindigan kayo...Alam nyo kung ano nangyari sa Pinas... At ginamit nila ang sitwasyon at ating pangarap na makatuntong sa Amerika para magkaron ng maganda buhay... Wag kayong magbulagbulagan.

    Sa mga gurong nanindigan at indi nagpapasaliw lamang sa agos ng mga pangyayari...Lalo pa tayong manindigan at magpakatatag...Gagawa sila ng paraan na sirain tayo...Tulad na lang ng patuloy nilang ginagawang paninira ngayon. Umpisa pa lng ito ... kaya MAGPAKATATAG tyo.

    MABUHAY ANG PINOY NA MAY PANININDIGAN!

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  18. I AM SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!! Thank you LORD! Thanks to AFT, LFT and The Filipino Educators Federation! So glad to be a member!

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  19. Superintendent Dilworth submitted his resignation today.

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  20. eh di sana umalma ka nang pinapirma ka nila habang sa pinas pa lang pero nang dahil sa kagustuhan mong makapunta ng america, nilunok mo rin yang prinsipyo na sinisigaw mo dahil gusto mo ring magparami ng pera! nilunok mo lahat ng prinsipyo mo dahil alam mo na kahit kamag anak mo hindi ka kayang tulungan para makapunta dito. ginamit mo rin si Lulu para sa hangarin mo. kasi kung hindi din dahil dyan sa kagustuhan mong magparami ng pera, eh di hindi ka na sana gumastos ng mga siningil sa'yo ng PARS at UPI! manggagamit at walang utang na loob! tandaan mo na ang utang na loob ay hindi mababayaran ng kahit ano pa mang halaga. kahit nagbayad ka pa ng libulibong dolyares. tama lang din na nagbayad ka ng malaki dahil gahaman ka rin pala. Bakit? kasi hindi ka tumutupad sa usapan.at paalala ko lang, hindi ka Diyos para sabihing mapupunta si Lulu sa impyerno. tingnan mo baka siya ang hintayin mo doon dahil mauuna ka pa sa kanya! hahahaha

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  21. USCIS at EBRPSS? ano bang alam mo sa EBRSS nang nasa pinas ka pa? Ngee! sobrang yabang mo kung magsalita. Legally speaking syempre USCIS ang nag approved ng visa mo at EBRPSS ang employer mo dahil hindi naman yan ang papel ni Lulu, di ba? MAG_ISIP ka! Logically, gusto kong ipaalam sa'yo na kung hindi dahil kay Lulu, hindi ka nakatapak sa lugar na to. Ni hindi mo nga siguro naiapak yang mga paa mo kahit US embassy man lang sa pinas di ba? lumingon ka sa pinanggalingan mo!

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  22. is there anybody who wants to comment with the resignation made by sup. dilworth? baka nakukulangan pa kayo issue.

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  23. "....sa mga alipores ni Lulu, magising naman kayo, hwag kayong magpadala sa perang ababalato sa inyo...hwag kayong maniwala sa green card na pinangako sa inyo... manindigan naman kayo..." ay naku, ikaw ang unang gumising at manindigan dyan dyan ka'mo! wala kang alam, hindi green card ang pinangako nya kundi YELLOW CARD, hahahaha! hayaan mo pag may ibinigay sya na balato, ibibigay ko sa'yo para pangshopping mo kahit may utang ka pa na dapat bayaran. kaya lang may problema baka kulang yon dahil sa laki na ng interest ng 10% mo.

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  24. hay naku, low IQ talaga! hindi raw pinaalam kung ano ang mga binayaran...whatttttttt?????????? papano ka nga pala nakabayad kung hindi pinaalam sa'yo? bakit mo isinangla property ng pamilya at kamag anak mo kung hindi mo alam ang babayaran mo? hahahahaha

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  25. At siyempre, balik ang mga pilipino sa siraan at bangayan right after a great victory.

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  26. ay oo nga pala, hwag na munang mgshopping ha. kasi kelangan nyong magtipid at mag ipon ng pera para pang pambayad sa lawyer's fee at filing fee sa paparating na kaso handi.....tingnan nyo dahil kung mangyari, magdidilang angel ako! DARNA!!!!!!!!

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  27. "...Indi utang na loob ng mga teachers na nakapunta sila ng Amerika... Dugo't pawis, taon ng pagaaral at pagtratrabaho ang ipunuhunan nila makarating lang sila kng nasan sila ngayon..."

    anong dugo't pawis ang pinagsasabi mo dyan? responsibilidad mo yan sa sarili mo! lumuha ka man ng dugo at pinawisan ka man, walang pakialam si Lulu dyan. Akala mo kung magsalita ka, parang napunta ka lang dito sa pamamagitan ng walis.kung hindi kaya iprinocess yang mga papeles mo, anong nangyari sa'yo? sige nga? pati nga ultimo pagkuha ng ticket mo pinaubaya mo pa sa PARS eh.

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  28. Indi utang ng loob ng mga teachers ang ginawa ni Lulu...BAYAD lahat yan...ultimo plane ticket na pinagkaperahan ni Divine... US embassy schedule na naningil ng P1000.00 to think na ang group scheduling ay nagkakahalaga lamang $10.00... ang Medical Exam na iba ang rate kapag PARS ang nagrecommenda... LAHAT yan bayad kaya wla kaming dapat tanawin na utang na loob.

    Indi kababaan ng IQ ang indi ipinaalam...nagtanong ang teachers ano ang isinagot...pinagpasa na ng requirements at pinagbayad...Bkit kanino bang credentials ang ipinasa? kanino work experience ba ang tinignan? kaninong pera ang ginamit??? Ikaw ang mababa ang IQ... sa kababaan ng IQ ni Lulu at ang mga kampon ni Lulu, wla silang ibang alam gawin kungdi mang take advantage na lng ng mga tao para kumita...eh ano ba tingin nya sa mga teachers? tanga? indi marunong umalam sa batas at mga karapatan nila? Akala kasi ni Lulu walang aalma, pero may hangganan ang lahat...sino ba ang nagumpisang mangkanti indi bat si Lulu naman? Ngayon na natutong magpumiglas ang mga teachers, ibabato nyo ngayon na walang utang na loob.

    Sa kampon ni Lulu, o kay Lulu mismo na cguro sa oras ngayon eh nanggalaiti sa pangyayari...
    Indi utang na loob ang pinaguusapan dito at wag na wag mong ibabato yan dahil bayad lahat yan...ang alam ko sa salitang utang na loob eh pagtulong na wlang hinihinging kapalit...pagtulong na bukal sa puso...indi ang man-take advantage ng tao.

    Kya ikaw na kampon ni Lulu o si Lulu...iresearch mo muna ang origin ng salitang yan...dahil indi mo naiintindihan ang ibig sabihin ng salitang yan.

    ang visa pera ang katapat ng lahat ng ginawa ni Lulu... FYI

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  29. "pati nga ultimo pagkuha ng ticket mo pinaubaya mo pa sa PARS eh."

    uyy sigurado ka ba dyan? indi bat si Divine.... si Divine na halos lumuwa ang lalamunan sa pagsigaw... si Divine na maitim ang gilagid at ngala ngala (ganun na rin cguro ang mga buto ny)...indi bat si Divine ang in charge dyan? Walang ibang pdeng mag ayos ng ticket mo kungdi sya lamang...Syempre chance na nnaman na makalikom ng pera.

    Tsaka wag nyong sasabihin na kung wla ang si Lulu eh wlang susundo sa airport o wlang mag aarrange ng lahat...ano ba ang ipinagduduldulan nyo sa mga teachers noon...indi bat instruction nyo yon? Dahil indi nman tanga ang teachers pra di nila makaisip ng paraan makapunta sa Baton Rouge...Sumunod lng sa instruction...kaya mong maibring up yan issue na yan.

    Ang bottom line pa rin ng lahat... sino ang nagumpisa ng problema...tanungin mo sarili mo Lulu...maayos sana ang negosyo nainisip mo pero iba nga nman ang nagagawa ng pera... Nababago lahat ultimo itsura mo.

    Tsaka yng sa shopping??? Okay ka lang kanino bang pera ang ginagamit? pera mo ba Lulu? Pinaghirapan ng mga teachers yon, pinagtrabahuhan indi galing sa bulsa at pinaghirapan ng iba...sa sariling kayod.

    Bkit ba pinag-gigilan mo ang pagshoshopping ng mga teachers?? Pano gusto mo kasi na imbis sa kaban ng Amerika mapunta ang pera nila...gusto mo sa kaban ng agency mo...kaya ganun na lang ang pagpuntirya mo sa pagshoshopping...indi ba? =)

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  30. Lulu Fanatic...

    Indi lng ang PARS ang nakakapag padala ng teachers sa Amerika... madaming agency dyan sa Pinas... nagkataon lang mabilis pumrocesso sila... pero pera perahan nman yon di ba kaya bumilis ang processo??

    Makaapak kami sa Amerika khit wala ang PARS...kaso nakapagsubmit ka ng mga documents sa knila...pumasa ka sa interview... nagbayad ka...at dahil nag bayad ka...aatras ka pa ba?

    Magisip ka nga? wag mo masyado ilagay sa pedestal ang PARS at UPI.

    Indi pagiging gahaman ang maghangad ng mas magandang buhay para sa pamilya nila...daan ang pagtratrabaho sa Amerika pra kumita ng dolyares na maipapadala sa pamilya sa Pinas... indi yon maikukumpara sa kagahamanan na ginawa ni Lulu.

    Indi ako Diyos para manghusga ng patutunguhan nya kpag namatay sya... pero anong pinagkaiba nya sa isang santong kabayo ( natatawa ako ...hihihihi...sayo =p )

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  31. si anonymous na very much a Lulu Fanatic... make a name/url for yourself para nman I could address my point directly to you =) ciao!

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  32. ganito lang yan mga teachers, get even lang kayo ni Lulu sa kasong ito. ang kontratang inyong pinirmahan ay valid kasi na met yong basic requirement ng batas na "meeting of minds between parties". now, yong sinasabi ninyo na ito ay void ab initio ay kailangan i-prove ninyo with clear and convincing evidence that there was indeed intimidation, coercion or use of force in signing the contract. ito lang ang requirements para ma-declare na void ab initio ang contract other than that wala na...wag na gamiting rason ang gutom kasi wala yon sa mga basehan. you have your time in court to prove it but you failed to convince the court that those requirements were present. i doubt that LWC has no jurisdiction on this matter because why did they nullify the contract partially not fully? if they can partially nullify a contract then they have the authority and jurisdiction to nullify a contract totally. remember, teachers the question that you should ask yourselves when you file another case to nullify these contracts is, can we show a more clearer and convincing evidence? if you think so then proceed but if not you may end up get even with LULU monetarily. LULU will surely refund you with your placement but you have to pay her the 10%. you can still get more than just money from LULU by filing a criminal case and for sure she cannot get away with it. mark my word she will do what she has done in the past to plead guilty on all counts of cases that you're going file to avoid longer time in prison. anyway, those are only my guess and i hope i'm right again with this for the second time....

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  33. So, ngayong nanalo sa kaso ang AFT, ano na ang mangyayari sa mga tsismoso at sipsip na siyang pinag-mulan ng lahat ng kaguluhang ito. They really get into our nerves!!!
    Kung lagi ka lang kalmado Ms. Lulu Navarro at hindi ka nagpapaniwala sa mga LIAR at tsismoso, wala sanang mga ganitong problema. Kung nag-focus ka sa pag-aasikaso sa mga papers at needs ng mga teachers, hindi sana umabot sa ganito ang nangyari tsk tsk tsk.

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  34. The most important thing is to nullify the contract. This 2nd round, when we bring it to the proper court, let us to make it more concrete and valid. Every statement of the witnesses counts. Remember there's not always a possible second chance. Let's make it again for the second time!!! Go Pinoy!

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  35. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/04/17/10/pinoy-teachers-win-suit-louisiana

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  36. tingnan lang natin kung sino ang may trabaho pa next year.

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  37. " Kung nag-focus ka sa pag-aasikaso sa mga papers at needs ng mga teachers, hindi sana umabot sa ganito ang nangyari "

    I agree with you.

    Ang mga teachers ay indi nagtratrabaho para magserbisyo sayo...ang trabaho mo eh cguraduhin maayos ang serbisyo na ibibigay mo sa knila...indi nman pera ang issue dito...nagawa nga magbayad di ba...indi umangal makarating lang sa Amerika at kumita ng dolyares.

    Pero ano ang nangyari. Cguro nman sa dami ng kinita mo sa placement ng mga teachers ano man lang ba sana na nag-hire ka ng tao mo na magoover see sa kapakanan ng teachers. Kaso ano ginawa mo. Nagpadala ka sa sumbong ng mga alipores mo (lalo na ni Ms. Responsible) Bawat kibo't ng mga teachers may comment ka.

    Siguro sumagi din sa isip mo na nagpadalos dalos ka ng kilos mo... pero huli na ang lahat para maibalik pa ulit ang tiwalang unang ibinigay ng mga teachers sayo...sana inalagaan mo yng tiwalang yon.

    Sana isa na ang kompanya mo sa maunlad ngayon. Pero nasira lahat yon... Kung anong itinanim sya ring aanihin... lagi mong tatandaan yan.

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  38. "Akala mo kung magsalita ka, parang napunta ka lang dito sa pamamagitan ng walis.kung hindi kaya iprinocess yang mga papeles mo, anong nangyari sa'yo? sige nga? pati nga ultimo pagkuha ng ticket mo pinaubaya mo pa sa PARS eh."

    Bakit indi iproprocess eh nagbayad ka nga di ba? Common sense nman. At khit nman sabihin mo na sila ang naghanap ng trabaho para sayo, kanino bang credentials ang ibinigay...indi bat na-meet nman ng teacher ang requirements para H1B petition? Kung indi nman qualified ang teacher sa tingin mo ba eh makakapagtrabaho sa US yon? FYI efforts ng teachers yan...Ginawa lang ng agency yan...(Another common sense) DAHIL TRABAHO NILA YAN...sakop yan ng serbisyong dapat ibigay sayo, kapalit ng perang ibabayad mo sa kanya...over charging pa nga eh.

    Pagkuha ng ticket?? Si Divine ang nagutos di ba na sa kanila ka pede kumuha ng ticket..Magkano ba ang cut ni Divine? Itanong mo sa kanya at napakagaling nya magdrama don sa sulok ng opisina nya. Kayang kaya kumuha ng teacher ng ticket. Syempre oppportunity nnman yon para pagkaperahan ang mga teachers.

    Siguro ganun ang nangyari sayo =) nagpasakay ka nman sa drama nila.. o bka nman indi ka marunong magbook ng ticket at first time mo lumabas ng Pinas, kaya ultimo pagbobook eh inasa mo sa knila.

    Siguro dapat medyo ikumpuni mo ang sentido common mo..May tornillo ata na maluwag dyan.

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  39. "1. not 20% in the second year instead 10%.it's the other way around. Alam
    nyo na yan ang tama, right?"

    Regardless whether you have to pay it on the 2nd year...we have to pay 20%...we paid Lulu that 10% before we left the Philippines (aside from the 10% we paid PARS)...and the 10% that she is trying to get on your second year of teaching... UPI was supposed to get 20% of our income on those 2 years that we work under the service of her agency.

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  40. "2. not $5000 ang marketing fee but $1000 dollars
    only, right?"

    Marketing fee was $1000.00 plus the processing fees and other fees...plus interest...damages...so on and so forth.

    Kulang pa yan sa problemang ibinigay ni Lulu sa mga teachers...Lalo na sa mga teachers na winalang hiya ang papers kaya na-deny ang renewal ng petition nila...sa mga teachers na kailangan lumipat ng ibang district at magbayad ng fees para transfer of employer.

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  41. "3. what shabby apartment are they talking
    about? talaga namang walang utang na loob
    because right after staying for more or less
    1 year kung anu-ano pa ang pinagsasabi. Akala
    mo kung ang linislinis ng tinitirhan nila
    ngayon. dapat matuto tayong
    magpasalamat kahit man lang sa katotohanang
    may tinirhan tayo kahit papano."

    Oo tama ka na maayos ang tinirhan mo pagdating sa Amerika kumpara mo sa bahay o apartment cguro na tinirhan mo nung nsa Pinas ka... Pero sa rate na sinisingil sa apartment mo kumpara sa ibang apartments dito sa Baton Rouge, sobra sobra yon... Palibhasa siguro nandyan ka lang lagi sa lungga ng Savoy para indi mo makita at marealize ang sinasabi ko...Try going to Millenium Towne Center or yet at The Enclave...tignan mo ang price nila na indi na lalayo sa binabayaran mo ngayon... mukha lang mura kasi hinati sa apat na occupants...Ang point dito you are not getting the value of your money.

    Syempre may cut nnman si Lulu dyan...wag na nya ideny dahil obviously my arrangement si Lulu with Savoy...bkit indi sila nag iissue ng official receipt...at puro receipt copy lng ng checks na ibinabayad mo...Dapat isub-poena yang financial records ng Savoy para magkaalaman. ( But of course we have to build a case in order to do that)... Ikaw na supporter ni Lulu...mag isip isip ka nman.

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  42. Eh bakit naman kaya kasi sunod-ng-sunod si Ms. Responsible sa mga utos ni Madam Lulu? ("How responsible you are!"... comment nung interrogator). Let's have multiple choice:
    a. May nakukuha siyang gains
    b. May assurance of green card sa kanya
    c. Ugali na niya ang umepal at magkaroon lagi ng controversy
    d. Magaling at responsable siyang leader
    e. A, B & C
    Please post your answers and comments and we will make a tally.

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  43. i think my answer to 4-17-10 will be letter D (joke, joke, joke!!!)

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  44. at least may nangyari na sa kaso that was filed by AFT and LFT!Good job lawyers, mas sisikat ang union niyo... but what about the Filipino teachers? What will be the effect of this on all of us? Do you think EBR will give us the Green Card that we really want? Ewan ko na lang... Baka red na lang.. Bwahahaha..... Kaya siguro nag resign si Dilworth ano... ayaw madamay sa gulo... haaayyy.... pakisagot nga Eva Adolfo... as the Vice-Pres. of the Association of Filipino Teachers...
    Pagbutihin na lang natin ang ating mga trabaho at ipakita sa principals natin na we are all worth na ma rehire next year...
    Congratulations sa mga witness na nagsalita except for Jave... na sinungaling...

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  45. may mas sinungaling pa kaya kesa kay Ms. Responsible at Ms. Malinis? ang galing niya magmalinis eh di muna tingnan ang sarili niya. scratch your own galis gurl. nakita namin kung paano ka bumuga ng apoy sa hearing. LIIAAARRRRR!

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  46. Goodluck to all of us in EBR... I agree with you Bisaya gid, focus on our work and be the best that we can be...

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  47. I don't think Mr. Dillworth's resignation has something to do with what's going on. I remember he told us during a meeting with the Fil. teachers that his wife is sick. Probably he wants quality time to take care of his wife.

    Eva Adolfo has her own principles in life and is serious with her job. Let us not be judgmental with these people.

    Let us comply with the responsibilities given to us by our employers. They need certified teachers. Let us pray for one another and believe that at the end of storm is the golden sky.

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  48. well, then tell Eva Adolfo to mind her own business, respect fellow teachers principles and not be judgemental also... though we belong to the same region,

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  49. The Filipino teachers are certified and most are highly qualified already. But let us admit it, not all can be exceptional in our field and kudos to the few among us who have carved a mark that Filipino teachers can do better even faced with hardship, loneliness and other challenges.

    Eva Adolfo is one of the few.

    What was presented in the media as reasons for Dilworth's resignation is by far what we know and it is very dangerous to make presumptions. EBR has many concerns aside from our plight. Dilworth inherited a problem he didn't do, let us not be judgemental but we will remain to be vanguards for truth as only truth will set us free.

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  50. FYI ka rin dyan! "Bakit indi iproprocess eh nagbayad ka nga di ba? Common sense nman. At khit nman sabihin mo na sila ang naghanap ng trabaho para sayo, kanino bang credentials ang ibinigay...indi bat na-meet nman ng teacher ang requirements para H1B petition? Kung indi nman qualified ang teacher sa tingin mo ba eh makakapagtrabaho sa US yon?"mag-isip ka rin! bakit mga credentials naman natin ang prinocess nya......"
    Common sense ka rin dyan! hahahaha...of course, sino bang mgtuturo? di ba ikaw? alangan naman credentials ni lulu ang ipapaprocess nya. Logic mo gurl, super bulok!

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  51. wala na ako sa savoy girlaloooo, pero hindi ko ugaling mang backfight ng tao o ng lugar na pinanggalingan ko. umalis ako dahil gusto ko... pero hindi ako nagmumurmur. di gaya mo, bakit masmaganda pa ba sa savoy ang tinitirhan mo ngayon? sige nga!masmaganda naman di hamak tong tinitirhan ko ngayon kesa sayo!

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  52. Someone is again trying to attack a person that he/she definitely has no idea of who she is. I remembered how she tried to refuse when she was nominated and voted by many as one of the officers of the organization. MS. EVA ADOLFO is a woman of service but she only wanted to serve with low profile. But despite how she requested not to be voted for, still she had the position. By the way, Ms. Eva Adolfo is not the Vice President (one thing false about your research).

    Those of us who have directly encountered Ms. Adofo always have something good and nice to say about her.

    What I know is that she only wished to lead a prayer group, which until now, she is actively involved with. And if you ask, that is where her heart truly goes, to be with others, serve others and strenthen her faith in God.

    It may not be fair if her name be dragged into something unreputable. I encourage you to get to know her. She is one true teacher and very good friend... one person who always finds goodness in every individual she meets and I am just one lucky person who got this chance to have known MS. EVA ADOLFO.

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  53. To makata:
    Indi ka nang indi dyan ah.hahahaha...ala eh...bisaya jud oi or ilonggo gid takon mo!

    Bakit sa PARS ka nag apply sana sa ibang agency na lang di ba?tingnan natin kung hindi ka lalangawin sa pinas hanggang ngayon! naintindihan mo naman pala na bumilis ang processing ng papers mo dahil sa laki ng ibinayad mo eh, bakit ano pang pinagpuputok ng butsi mo dyan? alam mo pala kung saan napunta yong limpak limpak mo na pera eh, aba'y dakdak ka pa nang dakdak dyan?! di ba kung magpaexpedite ka ng papers mo matapos kang madeny eh mahal din kesa sa regular processing fee dahil may dagdag? yan din ang nangyari sa kaso mo kaya sa loob ng 3 buwan dito ka na.
    "....iresearch muna ang origin ng salitang "utang na loob"..." hahahaha...are you referring to the etymology of the phrase "utang na loob?" is that what you mean? well,
    Etymology is the study of the history of words and how their form and meaning have changed over time.Wew, try to understand the meaning of the phrase through context gurl! for instance, you don't have the money to pay for the tuition fee of your kid. You badly needed somebody to run to so that you can borrow money. your mother offered you the amount you needed purposely to pay for your kid's tuition. After a week or month maybe you returned the money to your mom, do you think you dont have the "utang na loob" to your mother since you paid her already? kahit binayaran mo man sya, may utang na loob ka pa rin sa kanya dahil tinulungan ka nya at kahit binayaran mo yong tulong na ibinigay nya sa'yo! ngayon kung iisipin mong wala ka ng utang na loob don, personal values mo pala ang may problema! gets mo na day, neng, to, dong, at saka balong??????
    Now, what else do you want? ngatngatin mo yang study the origin of the words na pinagsasabi mo dyan!

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  54. ano ba ito circus?

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  55. no doubt, it's a circus!

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  56. Let it be known that not all the processing of the visa had been expedited. They were just processed on ordinary regular basis but because they were for the teachers, whose jobs depend on a school year and not on a calendar year, the processing did not have to DEPEND on the VISA QUOTA for that particular year.

    Well, granting that the visa proccessing were expedited back then, it would still be too much to charge $3,920 to every teacher. As we all know, the regular procesing is $ 320.00 and the expedited processing would only require the applicant to add $1000.00 more. So, $3920.00 minus $1320.00 still means that the agency had CRISPY and DELICIOUS COLD CUTS of $ 2,600.00.

    If the agency says it went to the lawyer, I would say, "Tell it to the marines". I don't know but if I were Mr. Silverman, I would really speak up and tell the whole universe that YES UPI indeed paid me for my services but never that FAT amount of 2,600 dollars as legal fee from every teacher. Lulu just tricked me, too!

    And you know what, for all we know, Silverman, Swinford and All of US are merely victims of UPI's tricks and 'Modus Operandi' so to speak. The only difference is that we teachers just happened to be UPI's MILKING COWS... the true victims!

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  57. hello Mr. Detective! i don't care about if who expedited their visa processing.my point is on the difference of what you've paid compared to the regular processing of the papers. That if you want it to be expedited, then there is an additional amount to be charged. Now, if you're complaining about the over charges made by UPI, then that's their rate!Their rate! okay? After all, UPI is a business entity. You must have gone to other agencies who are not charging $2,600. And by the way, tell me if you can found one then I won't think it over, I would certainly go with you right away. But be sure I can leave Philippines within 3 months ha... because if I can't, I will tell this straight to your eyes, "Tell it to the navy too!"

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  58. welcome back to SAVOY mga kababayan ko! napakababa na ng kanilang rate ngayon dahil maraming promo!

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  59. Kahit anong depensa mo kay manLULUko, wala kang logic at walang kwenta.Tingnan mo na lang ang nangyari sa mga teachers na nabaon sa utang dahil sa bwiset na PARS at UPI na yan na hanggang ngayon e nasa pinas pa. Kung naging tapat at patas ang ginawa nilang business sa Pilipinas ay wala sana silang kinakaharap na kaso ngayon. Tama lang na ipaglaban ng mga teachers ang kaapihang dinanas nila saanman sila naroroon ng sa gayon ay may dahilan para mapigilan na ang pangbibiktima sa mga teachers na nag aasam ng magandang buhay para sa kanilang pamilya sa hinaharap. Kung patuloy na gagawin ng Pars at UPI ang ginawa nila sa mga teachers na magiging applikante nila e hindi malayong maging bilyonaryo sila at dadami ang gurong naghihirap sa halip na gumanda ang buhay. Ang negosyo ay negosyo kung patas ang pagkuha mo ng karapatang kita subalit kung ang negosyo ay nilakipan mo ng pagkagahaman sa salapi na alam mong labis at di mo iniisip ang magiging kapalit sa kliyente mo, ito ay may karapatang pananagutan sa iyo. Pananagutan sa batas ng tao at mas higit sa batas ng Diyos.

    Ipagpatuloy ang laban ng mga guro laban sa mga mapagsamantalang "recruiter". Mabuhay kayong mga gurong may malasakit sa kapwa. Basbasan nawa ng Panginoon ang inyong pang araw araw na buhay at pagtuturo sa mga kabataan ng ibang nasyon.

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  60. malasakit sa kapwa guro ba ang sinasabi mo? bwahahaha! I wanna let you know that it's because of YOU, IKAW mismo at ang mga kasamahan mo ang dahilan bakit napako sila sa pinas hanggang ngayon. kelan ba nagstop ang hiring ng mga teachers thru PARS and UPI? it was ONLY when you started this blog blagabag!

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  61. Those of us who have directly encountered Ms. Adofo always have something good and nice to say about her.

    What I know is that she only wished to lead a prayer group, which until now, she is actively involved with. And if you ask, that is where her heart truly goes, to be with others, serve others and strenthen her faith in God.

    "It may not be fair if her name be dragged into something unreputable. I encourage you to get to know her. She is one true teacher and very good friend... one person who always finds goodness in every individual she meets and I am just one lucky person who got this chance to have known MS. EVA ADOLFO."

    i f i know pa lamang, MS. EVA ADOLFO is the one answering on the posted comments about her. Kilala ko sya at ang pag-Ienglish nya. She's the only one who can stand and defend for herself like that. But anyway, naintindihan kita. don't worry coz we belong from the same region.

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  62. To April 17 6:45 pm
    Kung ganoon, magsibalik na tayo sa Savoy Apt. Buti na lang nangyari ang lahat ng ito. Wala na ang tsismosong panot at ang babaeng mapapel kaya napakasarap at napakasaya na siguro tumira doon. Kung ganoon, makaka-direkta na tayo sa mga Savoy people at di na natin maririnig ang mga famous lines na "you talk to lulu or ella first about your concerns"

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  63. Wow, lagi may nagtatanggol kay Lulu ah. At least consistent sila sa pagtatanggol sa mga panlalamang ni Lulu.

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  64. eva is one of the few quality people that i know. i have known her since 1995. i have worked with her back in the philippines for 9 nine years. she has never said bad things about other people. never heard her backbite anyone. a person with integrity, she has impeccable professional ethics. i am so grateful and proud to be her friend.

    whoever is quick to judge her character poorly has a poor character herself/himself.

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  65. Thank you for asking that you can come with Mr. Detective, but my radar says you can only come when you are a teacher by degree, by certificate, by experience, by heart and by values. I don't think you qualified to come with my troops. So just find your own, too!

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  66. Aha, Thanks for your poor and stupid judgement. Why, do you think she is the only one who speaks English here. Whahahah, you are so funny! Go out to the world and ask around. There are so many of us who could speak and who could write even better than her. So sorry to lift my own seat but it is just sad that she claims that I am EVA whahahah. Eva has no idea she is talked about now! Sige lang Sister Eva, ipagdasal mo na lang sila, kawawa naman sila. They do not know who you are hehehe.

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  67. To the Anonymous who wanted to go with Mr. Detective, hahahaha sorry po, hindi kana raw maikarga sa train kasi nag order si Lulu ng dried fish at saka dried mangoes. Overloaded na hehehehe. So next trip ka na lang ok. Si divine lang mag arrange ng flight mo para may cut siya ulit:-)

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  68. inquiries lang po...
    1. what's the issue with ms.eva adolfo all about?
    2. are the 'couple' ella & arvin still in savoy?

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  69. To dakilang mutya:
    "Aha, Thanks for your poor and stupid judgement. Why, do you think she is the only one who speaks English here. Whahahah, you are so funny! Go out to the world and ask around."

    you are the one who has poor and stupid judgment! you don't know on how to read between lines. read again my comment if it tells you so..bwahahaha.
    may I qoute it again for you word for word so that you will get if what do I mean?
    I said:
    ".....if i know pa lamang, MS. EVA ADOLFO is the one answering on the posted comments about her. Kilala ko sya at ang pag-Ienglish nya. She's the only one who can stand and defend for herself like that."
    Now, did i mention anything that she's the only one who can speak english here just like how you understood my lines? poor and stupid judgment ha, kainin mo yan ngayon dahil ikaw ang may ganyan! i may not be an english major but I know what reading between lines means. i may be poor in reading but i passed all the 3 areas in PRAXIS I and all PRAXIS 2 exams
    in my field. Ang problema sayo, mutya ka nga pero hindi ka DAKILA!ONLY lang at saka ENGLISH ang naintindihan mo sa comment ko that's why you rushed immediately, SUDDENLY, QUICKLY, SPEEDILY, SWIFTLY and HASTILY to such stupid and nonsence respond to my argument. you know what, kung nagkataon na nasa korte tayo talo ka na sigurado. my pieces of advice are: listen, read between lines, understand thru context, take it slowly and preview your comment before posting it. remember it's a www publication. so don't let the whole world know na isa kang KITIKITI in rushing into your stupid and trash judgement.

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  70. mga kapatid tahimik na raw ngayon sa SAVOY dahil konte na lang mga pinoy don. madami pa raw promo ayon sa nadinig ko ha..... kung ganon mga pinoy nga siguro ang nagpapagulo don! hehehe

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  71. ang promo nila ay ang south... sige lipat kayo sa south, nakakatakot dun, parang morge ang dadaanan mo.. may mumu dun hahabulin ka.... katakot...

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  72. exactly! pero di naman lahat ng Pinoy ang nagpagulo doon. malaki sana kikitain nila sa mga pinoy occupants kung noon pa sila nagbigay ng mga ganyang promo at kung ina-ayos nila ang mga concerns tulad ng mga paglipat ng mga units, pagpili ng housemates, etc. na hindi na kailangan magdaan kay lulu at ella. haaayy!!! let us all taste the sweet victory! thank you sa lahat ng nakipaglaban para sa kalayaan at hustisya!

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  73. oi, sa susunod na hearing sana manood na kayong lahat. ang galing-galing ni Ella magsinungaling! sana makita nyo'ng lahat kung papano magsinungaling si Ella. ang kapal-kapal talaga ng mukha niya! kelan kaya siya matututo magsabi ng totoo? she is such a tuta of lulu (ang ka-kulay niya).

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  74. ang promo sa Savoy ay hindi lang sa South. ang dami na po talaga bakante. pero kung kuntento na kayo sa bago nyong tinitirhan, diyan na kayo. as long as meron na kayo kalayaan na makipag-usap sa management ng apt at as long as wala na diyang tsismoso at tsismosa eh ok na kayo diyan. ingat na lang. sali nga pala tayo sa mga prayer group at sa iba pang makabuluhang organisasyon para tayo ay mag-grow at mabawasan ang stress sa trabaho.

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  75. Oopps, bakit ka galit??? Hussshhhhh Hussshhhh hindi mabuti yan sa blood pressure mo. Actually narealize ko na huwag na akong mag reply sa iyo kasi hindi naman yan ang issue. Dakila nga ako kasi yan ang palayaw na binigay sa akin ng nanay ko. At saka wala naman kaming pakialam kung ok na ba ang PRAXIS mo, hindi ka nag-iisa no, marami rin kami no pero ang problema sa iyo, masyado kang proud. Sige Ms. Anonymous, shut up ka na ha kasi mahurt ka lang. Tingnan mo galit ka na tuloy. Wawa ka naman:-(

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  76. tama na bangayan please, pare-parehas tayo nito mawawalan ng trabaho kasi nakakababa ng morale... wag namang gawing sabungan ito o... please grow up!!!

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  77. To the blog administrator, please delete those messages that are not relevant... these are too much! Yes, we have the freedom to express our feelings, ideas.. but too much... It seems we are not teachers.. Stop your comments which leads us to lower our dignity as a person.. Please stop these.... these will not lead us to have Unity. We are here in the US to work peacefully.. Whatever is happening right now, let's the law of God and the Law of People decides.. Please let's have Peace to One Another.

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  78. Abangan nyo nalang ang susunod na kakaharapin ni PARS, Lulu, Sin-ford at Savit este Savoy phala.. Marami pa peksman man.

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  79. Those heated arguments is non-sense!Each of us is free to give our own opinion.It's just that read and think about the words you're using.If you are for LULU so be it but do not compare us (who believes that she has done unjustifiable things) to your principles.

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  80. Let us just go back to the issue. We will maintain our INTEGRITY. If those who are Pro-UPI, Pro-PARS, Pro-Lulu have gone down to that level, just allow them because it is their choice. But us, we are principled people and our courage and strength have cascaded from the fact that we have not wronged anyone. It is not putting UPI, PARS or Lulu down but it is about having justice for all. We are victims of modern slavery. Our consolation here is that we are gifted with the intelligence to discern on what is right or wrong and this giftedness give us the courage to stand for what is right.

    Those who are attacking persons who have never wronged them are not sticking to the issue. They just got nothing more to say. Just ignore them because they are simply scattering morsels to distract us and are trying to deviate from what we are fighting for!

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  81. sana wag ng idamay si swinford o maski sino man sa ebr.i have talked to one lawyer close to the people in ebr.he/she said the schoolboard is definitely not happy with what is happening.he/she said ebr people don't want federal people crawling into their domain.he/she further said that it is good to have principle but let us think of our jobs here.he/she said i am an american citizen but i will think many times of the consequences of my actions before plunging.you are not american citizens, think of your jobs.he/she said, individually, ebr people may still be friendly, but as an institution, definitely they are not happy.i am so scared.pls naman hindi lahat ng teachers gustong madamay sa kasong ito.

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  82. "...of course, sino bang mgtuturo? di ba ikaw? alangan naman credentials ni lulu ang ipapaprocess nya. Logic mo gurl, super bulok!"

    Ano pinuputok ng butchi mo hehehe... masyado ka nman nagpapadala sa emotion mo ;)

    ayun nman pala tayo nman ang magtuturo... nanggaling na rin sa bibig mo efforts mo yon indi ba? Indi mo siguro nakukuha ang point ko...Alanga nman magbenta ng burger and AGENCY...pumunta ka sa PARS dahil yon ang serbisyong ibibigay nila sayo...alanga nma pumunta ka don para magpadentista di ba?

    May job offer...okay ang credentials, qualified ka... nagbayad ka sa serbisyong ibinigay ng PARS/UPI...Anong problem mo ngayon don? Wag mo masyado ilagay sa pedestal ang PARS/UPI, dahil kung wla nman ang mga teachers na tulad natin eh wla din nman sila... at wla din sana silang kinita...kinikita...at kikitain pa kungdi rin nman saten.

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  83. "wala na ako sa savoy girlaloooo, pero hindi ko ugaling mang backfight ng tao o ng lugar na pinanggalingan ko. umalis ako dahil gusto ko... pero hindi ako nagmumurmur. "

    Like what I've said, if you really understood my statement...I'm not trying to backfight or murmur with regards to my stay in Savoy...what I'm trying to make you understand is that we are not getting the VALUE OF OUR MONEY... Kung naging patas nman at wlang nangyaring internal arrangement between Savoy and UPI, I don't think mapapasama sa issue ang Savoy...Unfortunately, that's not the case...Next time before you comment, be sure to really understand the statements being placed here... you're being too emotional...try to be objective next time.

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  84. "Etymology is the study of the history of words and how their form and meaning have changed over time."

    Anong pinagkaiba ng origin of words sa etymology na sinasabi mo? anong difference ng history sa origin? Term lng yang binigay mo day...but it was not misused in the statement. =) wag ka masyadong magpahenyo henyo.

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  85. Bakit ba sobra ang pagsamba mo sa PARS/UPI/LULU?!!!nagiguilty ka ba kasi isa ka sa nilagay lang sa listahan ng agency na di naman pumasa sa interview pero may pera na maibabayad?hala ka!nakukunsensya ka na kaya panay ang pagtanggol mo sa kanila!
    tama si anonymous april 18,2010 10:10PM na kung wala tayo,wala sila kinita,kinikita at kikitain!ang ginawa natin na pagbayad ay hindi matatawag na utang na loob.kung tutuusin sila pa dapat ang tumanaw ng utang na loob sa atin.pwede rin natin sabihin na tayo dapat ang kanilang sinusunod dahil tayo ang nagpasok/nagpapasok ng pera sa kanila!

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  86. naghamon ka tungkol sa origin of the word na dapat iresearch. ngayon nang binigyan ka ng history and origin with matching example pa kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng "utang na loob" ayaw mong tanggapin dahil na touch ang ego mo. well, sino ba naman ang manananalo sa taong hindi patatalo kahit ovious na talunan na. well, that's life gurl!

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  87. IQ matters na nman tayong dalawa ha. ikaw nga ang magtuturo, basically credentials mo ang ipaprocess nya at hindi ang sa kanya.or else wala ka dito ngayon, di ba? we're not talking about whose efforts in the context that you are trying to drive out. we are talking about why credentials mo ang prinocess nya, gets mo? okay?

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  88. my dear countrymen, itong isang anonymous sa blog na to, madaming alam. na brought up na nman nya ang tungkol sa mga hindi nakapasa sa interview pero may perang pambayad daw. meron pa lang ganyan? naku ngayon ko lang yan narinig na issue ah? bakit nya kaya alam? siguro ikwenento sa kanya ni sir mel ano? hayaan mo na lang sya!

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  89. wait my dear fellow teachers, di ba prior to this comment my may nagrequest na na hintuan na natin ang pgpopost ng mga walang kabuluhan sa blog na to. there's a lot of valuable things to discuss at dapat pag aksayahan.pwede hintuan na natin yong mga personal na pagkocomment sa mga posted comments ng iba? tayo tayo lang mismo ang naglalagay sa mga sarili natin sa kahihiyan.
    Patapos na ang school yeaar di ba, yan na lang dapat ang pakaisipin natin at pasalamatan sa Diyos na another year na nman ang naisusurvive natin. okay? sana manahimik na tayo at hintayin na lang natin kung ano ang maging resulta ng decision na ibinaba ng LWC. please........

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  90. sana wag ng idamay si swinford o maski sino man sa ebr.i have talked to one lawyer close to the people in ebr.he/she said the schoolboard is definitely not happy with what is happening.he/she said ebr people don't want federal people crawling into their domain.he/she further said that it is good to have principle but let us think of our jobs here.he/she said i am an american citizen but i will think many times of the consequences of my actions before plunging.you are not american citizens, think of your jobs.he/she said, individually, ebr people may still be friendly, but as an institution, definitely they are not happy.i am so scared.pls naman hindi lahat ng teachers gustong madamay sa kasong ito.

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  91. Takot ka? ka tagal na nating takot na at intimidated pa. di pa ba nauubos yan? at hanggang ngayon ba eh naniniwala ka sa pananakot at intimidation ng kampon ni lulu?

    Kung wala ang case na ito, matagal na tayong wala dito. yun ang totoo!

    Takot lang ang teacher na may di matinong credentials at di nagperform ng maayos pero Filipino teachers ay di dapat matakot dahil sa papel at sa galing angat pa rin tayo.

    The whole world is looking on this case too and that is one thing that will support our stay and employment here. EBR can't kick us out easily if we are doing well because they will have bigger problems if they will.

    Sana nga di damay yung mga teachers na di nakikisali...sa tagumpay at saya lang sila kasali..sa risk at consequence ayaw makisali. talaga naman.

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  92. I have a feeling that this Mr/Ms. Anonymous is not a teacher. He/She maybe a person directly involved with the scandalous work of PARS that is why she has so much to say about how they do it. Teachers, do not buy whatever Ms. or Mr. Anonymous is saying here. She/He just wants to bring our morale down. We do not know, he/she has a mission to create a 'cameo effect' on our record by saying things which are not appropriate for a teacher. Well, he/she is not scared for he/she has nothing to lose. My opinion, let us concentrate on our jobs. Be focused! Be Productive!:-)

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  93. hats off to ian "idol" cainglet! pang tv ka talaga. i love you pare!

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  94. http://www.balitangamerica.tv/job-recruiter-ordered-to-pay-back-filipino-teachers%e2%80%99-fees/

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  95. i have high regards to those teachers whou fought against UPI/PARS. They are one of kind... just like what happened before. Last year, a lot of teachers would like to fight against LULU, pero isang teacher ang iniwan ng lahat. Bakit? kasi mga bahag ang buntot. Mga balimbing ika nga. kasi natakot din pala. Tapos nakita ko sila sa hearing, na kasama nila.. How come? I'm sure, kapag nagbigay ng papel ang EBR, sila ang magiging balimbing na naman.. ha ha ha. Go for it songbird... hayaan mo na ang mga balimbing mong ka batch...

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  96. Ian Cainglet from Bohol with love and Janet Anober from the Queen City of the South who has the courage to expose the Lulu's evil acts. Janet and Ian Keep it up! We salute you.

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  98. Who's the songbird?

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  99. sayang lang ang mga pagod ninyo mga teachers sa kasong ito. kapag hindi ninyo inayos ang inyong kaso laban sa UPI at PARS, ang aking prediksyon ay ganito. TABLA kayo. magbabayad ang UPI ang sobra-sobrang siningil sainyo tapos bayad kayo sa UPI ng 10%. tip lang: wag na hingiin sa korte na i-declare na void ab initio ang kontrata kasi mahihirapan lang kayo. mas mabuti pa you ask the court for the declaration of nullity of contract. ang contract void ab initio at declaration of nullity of contract ay magkaibang termino....tanong ninyo sa abogado ninyo baka ma-teknikal kayo. ang bawat legal na terminong ito ay mayroong magkaibang "requisites"....

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  100. that is something very basic. all lawyers and many non-lawyers understand that.

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  101. ang gugulo nyo!!!! mag-aral na lang kayo ng lesson plans nyo... para maging maayos pagtuturo nyo... hindi gulo inaatupag nyo!!!

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  102. madami kasing walang ginagawa kundi makikisawsaw lang sa isyu. konting bagay papansinin. ayaw patatalo dahil sa akalang matalino. ang gulo gulo nga talaga! ewan... tingnan nyo ha may magcocoment n naman nito.

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  103. sobrang dinadagdagan nyo mga isipin nyo, pakisawsaw kayo... manahimik na kayo... mag-aral kayo ng ituturo nyo mabuti pa.

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  104. We became strong because we showed we're together in this battle. A big thank you to AFT, LFT, and the teachers who made this possible. They worked so hard for our own sake. It did not matter who we sided with before because this victory is for all of us.

    Praise God.

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  105. hmmm.... bakit nawala ang post about the teacher known as the songbird? kilala ko siya.. totoo na iniwan siya ng mga ka batch niyang mga bahag ang buntot at mga walang bayag kasi natakot din sila kay lulu.... ha ha ha... dahil sa binura niyo, mas lalo tuloy kayong nakilala kung sino ang mga pasimuno ng blog.. kahiya ang mga ito!
    Si songbird, SPED teacher... bukas buburahin na naman ito... he he he

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  106. sino ba si songbird? kakantahan ko siya ng pasalamat mula sa puso sa pag gawa nya ng blog na to. more clues naman o kung hindi pwedeng pangalanan.

    salamat!

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  107. another clue, si songbird ay isang teacher sa middle school. oopps wag itong i-delete

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  108. si songbird ba ay may asawa na? yes or no lang.

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  109. middle school teacher ba o high school?may kilala akong sped teacher na iniwan din at may asawang may nalalaman sa computer.sya ba yun?

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  110. tulog na ko may pasok pa bukas, maaga. please more clues naman para bukas.

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  111. There are some blog contributors who meant to just harm our noble purpose of fighting the injustices committed to us. We know by the way you express your disguised concerns. You can say whatever you like but we are not idiots not to understand and decipher your real agenda.

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  112. i am thrilled of upi's vengeance in the legal battle. lulu is a loose canon, as well as her director/janitor/painter " loving husband", right hand/"not a liar" (eeeeeew!) ella and cohorts.

    lulu's style is not to announce her moves. she just do her whims without much critical thinking because her moves are motivated by greed and nothing else.

    we respect everyone's rights and lulu has the right to file at any court..and what was she saying? individual attack to all those who is against her? you are right lulu! i heard that too, long time ago.

    the fact is, upi dont know where to lodge its cases for them to win. next, there is no single lawyer who can be with lulu all the way especially when lulu takes crocodile share from these lawyers...she simply changes lawyers as easy as changing her mood. third, she doesnt know whom to sue. she doesnt even know whom to ask 10% fees from. she sent demand letters to teachers from other states, on their 3rd year even if she was not the one who facilitated their employment; she sent demand letters to the terminated teachers now in the Philippines; she sent letters to teachers who were terminated but were able to find other employment not by upi's help. and that is ridiculous!

    lulu also threatened so many teachers already charging them that they created the blog. she called teachers' parents or husband in the Philippines to give them heart attack and worries that the teacher here is not teaching but blogging. crop!

    she made techers sign affidavits in her favor stipulating that our complaints are unfounded. offered and negotiated with sweet lies for the teachers not to pursue anything against her.

    lulu, you are so crafty!

    you want a game of intimidation? we learned the hard way from you! but we will not play your game. we speak of the truth and nothing else.

    check your minions in your own backyard lulu, make a loyalty check. even those in your family. and ella, check your "partner" too and his family. this is "save your ass" time in your flock now. but for us, if teachers are in doubt, we dont care less because we have more than enough not loyal teachers but faithful and committed ones in our side. i am very proud to be a part of this group of teachers and i am not scared of any of your empty threats and shameful wrath!

    obviously, it is upi and pars who are shaking and shivering. we know you will have your desperate moves this time. but your moves are anticipated and calculated and whatever that would be, WE ARE READY!

    one of lulu's gameplan is to pay a celebrated lawfirm---both for intimidation and hope of lowering her sanctions. it is better for her to pay a thousand dollars than to pay the $1.8M back to the teachers. she can also at anytime declare bankruptcy and give nothing to teachers.

    this is not a battle againts upi/pars/lulu/ella vs. teachers...siding with us in this battle are aft/pm/ngos/individuals/institutions/ government agencies in the Philippines and here/ top level and lower ranks in ebr/ community/ media and i should say the whole world. call me proud and stupid but i can tell you till the end..I AM NOT A LIAR! (quoting ella)

    and let me tell you this, and i'll tell this to your face when i meet you again in person here in louisiana...YOUR HAPPY DAYS ARE OVER!

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  113. i checked on the background of ella's partner.dati pala syang seminarian at nagtapos ng PT sa pinas.ngayon pinaprocess ang immigrant visa dahil sa petition ng parents nya.kaya pala hindi pa sila nagpapakasal.now i know the truth.

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  114. ok lang kung seminarian, pt at di sila magpapakasal ni ella..wala akong pakialam.

    pero..teacher ba siya? baka kaya malaki utang na loob ng mga yan kay lulu. nakupo! pag nagkataon na di totoong teacher yan, sino ngayon ang nagpa recto ng dokumento?

    sa mga gurong alang tinatagong baho sa papel nila, at maayos ang pagtuturo dito, ala dapat ikatakot.

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  115. Seminarian pala siya dati...e di dapat siya ang unang nagtuturo sa partner nya na magkaroon ng takot sa DYOS...! parang siya ang naturuan ng partner nya na mawalan ng takot sa DYOS at si Lulu ang katakutan at Dyosin...!

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  116. WASHINGTON, D.C.: A Louisiana administrative law judge has ruled in favor of more than 360 Filipino teachers and ordered a Los Angeles-based recruitment firm to reimburse them a total of $1.8 million in unauthorized fees.

    Administrative Law Judge Shelly Dick of the Louisiana Workforce Commission Administrative Judge Shelley Dick ruled that Universal Placement International (UPI) violated Louisiana labor laws, like the illegal collection of placement fees “prior to actual commencement of work”; collection of fees from teachers who never got to work with the schools; compelling them to pay 10 percent of their gross monthly income for two years; and failing to adjust employment service fees according to the teachers’ actual gross earnings.

    “This is more than just a victory for the Filipino teachers who were abused by the company,” said Steve Monaghan, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT). “It is a validation of the rule of law, and a commitment by the State of Louisiana to protect the rights of all working people.”

    LFT and it mother organization, the American Federation of Teachers, took the cudgels for the Filipino teachers who were forced to cough up as much as $15,000 in placement and other fees by UPI and its Philippine partner, PARS International.

    No permit from Louisiana
    UPI and its owner, Lourdes “Lulu” Navarro, were also found to be recruiting teachers from the Philippines without the necessary license from the State of Louisiana.

    The commission said it would also refer the case to appropriate authorities for criminal sanctions against UPI and its owner.

    “The decision goes a long way in relieving these excellent teachers from an illegal and oppressive relationship,” said AFT attorney Dan McNeil, who argued the case for the teachers. “This ruling will now allow them to freely pursue their personal and professional aspirations.”

    The lawsuits against UPI and Navarro were filed last fall on behalf of about 360 Filipino who were hired in Caddo Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Jefferson Parish and the State Recovery School District in New Orleans.

    Some of those teachers arrived in the US only to find that the promised jobs were not available. Eventually some wound up in Avoyelles Parish and other school districts around the state.

    Each teacher was charged at least $5,000 by Navarro in placement fees to obtain a job, and was then required to sign a contract obligating them to pay 10 percent of their second year salaries to the company.

    Teachers who could not afford to pay the fees up front were directed to loan companies by Navarro, and were charged exorbitant interest rates.

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  117. http://www.recruitingtrends.com/universal-placement-international-guilty-of-extortion. http://www.ciclt.net/sn/org/o_detail.aspx?ClientCode=gaspa&O_ID=400006 http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideNews.htm?f=/2010/april/17/news6.isx&d=2010/april/17

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  118. open nyo ang link na yan pls.

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  119. http://www.recruitingtrends.com/universal-placement-international-guilty-of-extortion.

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  120. si songbird di taga middle o high school.... elementary teacher yan... iba ang lawyer niyan... saludo pa rin ako sa kanya...nakipaglaban din siya kaso iniwan nga siya ng mga kasamahan niya... may asawa at nandito family niya... wag na ask... basta she is a fighter too... ganda pa ng boses... songbird, kantahan mo na lang kaya si lulu ng" My Way" kasi the end is near na eh... lol

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  121. http://www.ciclt.net/sn/org/o_detail.aspx?ClientCode=gaspa&O_ID=400006

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  122. http://www.ciclt.net/sn/org/o_detail.aspx?ClientCode=gaspa&O_ID=400006

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  123. kung ganon kilala ko na si songbird. matalino yang batang yan. small but terrible. maprinsipyo. gifted. maayos ang takbo ng grupo basta andiyan siya.

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  124. A permanent teacher shall not be removed from school except upon written and signed charges of willful neglect of duty, or perjury under oath, or incompetency or dishonesty, or of being a member of or contributing to any group, organization, movement or corporation that is by law or injunction prohibited from operating in the state of Louisiana, and then only if found guilty after a hearing by the school board of the parish or city, as the case may be, which hearing may be private or public.

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  125. ma prinsipyo nga si songbird kaso sa ibang ka batch at grupo niya wala kaming tiwala...girl, di naman siya gifted, small as in skinny.yeah,...I am proud of you songbird, ipagpatuloy mo yan.. Tapos na ang issue kay songbird ha?

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  126. parang sinabi mo na, ang nagsinungaling sa court matatanggal sa trabaho kasi under oath kasi nagsinungaling...wawa naman siya noh.. hala!

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  127. si songbird ba yung ang asawa ay si mr. E na dupang sa carpool? sobrang managa sa pasahero... ibaon mo ang siningil mo sa amin nung nagpunta kami sa baker para mag-apply, ang laki ng siningil mo, alam mong wala kaming trabaho... Edgar dupang, swapang... yan ang asawa ni songbird kilala nyo na ba?

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  128. Hindi niyo parin kilala si songbird. Clue: siya ay maganda, matalino mabait, at matulungin sa kapwa. Si Songbird ay skinny at may appeal. Pero hindi siya marunong sa song niya minsa. My Way lang ang alam niyang kantahin. ook gets niyo oh hindi?

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  129. Hindi si Mr. E yong asawa niya si Mr. Chips.

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  130. si Chips na asawa ni E ay sa HS po nagtuturo, si songbird ay sa elem nagtuturo, di mo pa rin ba gets? basta tama na yang tungkol kay songbird!

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  131. siguro naman magigising na sa katotohanan ang mga lulu fans pag nagpa-renew na sila ng visa, or mero pa ring nagpapa-renew sa kanila kay Silverman? hahaha. sabi ko naman sa inyo eh mas ok talaga mag-render ng service ang ibang agency at ibang lawyers kaya di kami nagsisisi nung ibang lawyer nag-process ng visa-renewal namin. in fairness, nami-miss ko talaga sina lulu at ella (charing!) regaluhan ko kaya sila ng lie detector???

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  132. kilala ko na si songbird.si songbird ay magaling mag-english at sumayaw?si E na asawa ng HS sped teacher ay nagkacarpool.di yun asawa ni songbird.mataas maningil yun.di na nga ako sumasakay sa kanya.swapang talaga!iniwan pala si songbird ng mga kasamahan nya?bahag ang buntot kung ganun.in fairness maganda ang service ng ibang lawyers.constant ang communication nila sa client nila.di kagaya ni lulu na di mo halos nalalaman kung ano na ang nangyayari sa papel mo.yung ibang lawyers ini-explain pa kung paano ang proseso at ibinibigay lahat ng mga documents hindi lang xerox copy ng NOA.kay lulu, para ka lang tanga naghihintay sa documents mo.kung maningil pa mga staff nya akala mo kung sino.

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  133. mali, si songbird, elem. sped teacher.. ang asawa di nag work not even mag carpool kasi may pagkatamad din ang kaniyang hubby... songbird takes cre of everything... dun sila sa lake nakatira...

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  134. o eh di naniniwala na kayo sa amin? na-ooffend pa yung mga lulu fans pag ikinu-compare sila sa ibang nagre-render ng service. SERVICE is the name of the game. hindi sana tayo nagkaroon ng ganitong problema. busy kasi kayo sa pagmamaximize ng kita eh. gusto nyo kayo lahat masunod. nakalimutan nyo ang feelings ng mga tao. sumbong kayo ng sumbong para magka-green card, ayan tuloy, lalong nawalan ng kita si lulu gurl. o eh di na-prove nyo na yung ibang lawyers tumutulong talaga at madaling ma-kontak. higit sa lahat, hindi sila LIAAARRR!!! ang similarity lang nila kay lulu ay pareho silang tumatanggap ng installment pagdating sa mga fees. he he he

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  135. hmmm... songbird's husband is not Mr.E... kasi ang asawa ni Mr. E super duper to the max ang supporta kay Ingrid kasi magkakaibigan sila...besides di sila nag-iwanan... si songbird mabait..

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  136. whatever, si songbird isang ibon, padapo-dapo sa sanga... palipad-lipad kahit bagwis na ang pakpak. si songbird ang alam lang sabihin ay " chirp... chirp..." si songbird hindi ibon parang pusa ang mukha.. praning na praning mukha pang bakla ang asawa. si songbird dun nakatira sa foxhill... che! jan ka nga..

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  137. mali, si songbird di sa foxhill nakatira, sa may lake nga... ang kulit!

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  138. ba't ba ang Kkuuulliiiitt mo? hindi nga si C yung si songbird eh. elem teacher siya at M ang first letter ng name niya. taga lake siya at hindi taga foxhill. kung may personal kang inggit o galit sa kanila eh tumigil ka na. naghahanapbuhay lang yung mga tao. next time kung magpapa-carpool ka sa kanila eh magtanong ka muna kung magkano bayad. kung mahal eh di sa iba ka magpa-carpool. mahina pala IQ mo eh. puro ka lang reklamo eh kasalanan mo naman yan. angat ka pala eh. di ba sabi ko tama na yang issue tungkol kay songbird? nagsasayang ka lang ng oras at space dito eh.

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  139. I agree with April 25 12:39 pm mapi-feel mo talaga sa ibang lawyers na tutulungan ka nila. di ba noon ko pa sinasabi sa inyo, wala nang channels at siguradong di maiiwan sa ibabaw ng mesa ang documents mo, di ba Ms. Ella? at kahit busy sila eh sinasagot nila ang mga tanong natin. ina-update tayo sa status ng visa natin (tulad ng ginagawa ng EBR) at hindi nila tayo pinag-tataasan ng boses, di ba Ms. Ella?
    ayan tuloy ayaw na ng EBR magsponsor ng H1b for new teachers. pwedeng dahil sa economy or pwedeng nadala na sila sa palpak na service ng recruiter, di ba Ms. Ella? ano opinion mo? sumagot ka naman nami-miss namin sagot mo eh. ha! ha! ha!

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  140. Wag nyo naman masyado istorbohin si Ella. Busy yung tao eh. Busy siya kung papano niya mapapatunayan sa lahat na di siya liar.

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  141. Complete the sentence: Liars go to _______ ?

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  142. tsismis na an nandito ah...

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  143. miss ko na si dipol, at si warren tagapulot... na babading ako.... hay!!

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  144. lagot ka kay love at kay cheska...lol

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  145. We'll just go back to our issues. Anyway, we only heard the lies of ELLA and not from those names we have read above. We may not be able to tell where their hearts go. For all we know, deep inside them, they hate what Lulu is doing (i hope so). The only problem is that they lack the courage to show it.

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  146. sino ang naiinggit kay C?hahaha.di ko kaiinggitan yun kasi swapang ang asawa nun.si C ba yung nasa foxhill na naghahari-harian dun?taga-singil daw yun ng pederasyon.hoy swapang girl yang praxis mo ang asikasuhin mo.balita ko di ka na naman pumasa for the _th time.

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  147. bakit sobrang galit ka kay edgar? mgkano ba ibinayad mo ng pumunta kayo sa Baker non para mag-apply? sa tingin ko hindi naman siguro kalakihan na parang abot hanggang langit ang galit mo sa kanya pati na sa asawa nya.
    Ngayon kung hindi man sya nakapasa sa PRAXIS, pakialam mo sa kanya. problema nya yon at hindi sayo. Bakit kelangan pati yan isali sa blog na to? napakanonesense az in nunsins mo talaga! hintuan na nga yan....

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  148. Huwag naman po kayong mag-away-away dito sa blog. Kung may galit kayo sa isa't-isa pag-usapan na lang po ninyo nang maayos yan, hindi po maganda na dinadaan nyo sa blog. Huwag po ninyong sirain ang pangalan ng mga tao, maging makatao po tayo. Ang issue po ni Edgar sa pag ca carpool at si Che, walang kinalaman sa ating ipinaglalaban. Kaya po tigilan nyo na po yan. Hindi po maganda!!! Isang paalala po!! salamat po!

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  149. tama, di kasali si che at edgar... besides, mabait naman si Che nagkataon lang na nakapangasawa ng ganun.. pero kung ayaw niyo nang sumakay kay edgar dahil mahal.. di hanap na lang kayo ng iba.. napag-uusapan naman yan...

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  151. This is one strategy to break our solid group apart. Trying to heat people all up and get into a fight. The results would be weakened spirits, deviation from the target and failure to reach the goal. We do not want this thing to happen. Let us stop bringing in names that have no direct concerns to our quest. And yes, this blog maybe a venue for us to freely express what we feel, however, we must not forget that those other things have another venue for discussion and may even be fixed right away when properly communicated. Well, just a thought from me.

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  153. well, alam ko yata yan ah... pera, pera, pera.... puro kayo mukhang pera! sino ba naman ang di nagangailangan ng pera?
    di tayong lahat nangangailangan ng pera.... pero dapat pinaghihirapan at mula sa mabuting paraan....

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  155. walang kwenta pala ang blog na ito.di ba para sa kapakanan din ng lahat ang pagsasabi tungkol sa maling paraan ng pangongolekta ng pera sa mga teachers para sa pederasyon?bakit tinanggal dito sa blog? napakasubjective ninyo!!!!!!!kung ibang tao ang tinitira:eva adolfo, emerson, warren, depol nakatiwangwang lang sa blog at sinisiraan nyo ang mga taong yan nang walang sapat na basehan.pero kung si che ang tinitira for a reason involving the federation itself tinatanggal sa blog.UNFAIR!!!!!!!!

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  156. isali pa dyan sina gemma halcon, edna siaotong, eden villarmino.yan lahat ang mga taong tinitira nyo sa blog pero hinahayaan lang nakatiwangwang at hindi tinatanggal.unfair!!!!!! bakit lahat ba ng mga yan may basehan kayo sa pag-aakusa sa kanila?

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  157. mabuhay si ingrid, cheche,edgar,janet,ian,jave,mayee,pinoy restaurant at lahat ng pumirma sa petisyon!!! yan ang gusto nyong mabasa di ba?ibigay ang gusto!!!mabuhay kayo!!!!

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  158. walanghiya si lulu, ella at arvin.di ba yan ang gusto nyong mabasa?ibigay ang gusto.tignan mo hindi tatanggalin ang mga comment na tio.unfair!!!!!!

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  159. Galit ka?Hayaan mo na masira lang ang beauty mo....hheheeh. Huwag ka na lang magbasa para hindi ka mainis...

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  160. hahahaha! galit nga. gawa ka sarili mong blog.

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  161. kasi po si Che kaibigan ni Ingrid... natural what are friends for!!!
    ang blog na ito kasi puro tsismis lang, pero kapag kasiko nila ang na post sa blog, tatanggalin... Mabuhay ang walang kwentang blog!!!

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  162. samantalang si che may evidence sila na getsing ng kwarta sa mga mag memember daw ng federation ng teachers sa ebr... sabi daw ni Ingrid.. parehas lang sila ni Lulu mukhang kwarta! tapos ang mga na blog na names dati inakusahan ng todotodo na wala namang kinalaman kay Lulu... mga biktima din naman... ngayon, sino ngayon ang mabuti at masama? ba't di i blog sina Fred, ronil, melody FG, Azel, Tess kulot, etc.. mga anti-Lulu ang mga yan... kasi nga po... nasa grupo sila... samantalang sila ang may kinalaman sa lahat.

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  163. korek ka diyan, ang mga na blog dati, sila ngayon ang masuwerte.. umuulan ng grasya....

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  165. Dear Blog Administrator,

    I suggest that we filter the comments now because it is now going to a different direction. There are now names lifted who have no issues directly related to our quest. This is a "cover up" strategy. In politics, people who have major anomalies overpopularize and celebrate small issues to conceal some major stains. Thank you:-)

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  167. mag anger management ka nga nag iisang anonymous blogger..nakakaawa ka like your mentor na si lulu na lukaluka. hay, plead na lang ng insanity baka bumaba pa sentensya.

    blog admin, hwag erase talaga mga may kinalaman, at kung pangit comments sa mga teachers against lulu, tanggalin! inggit lang yang mga taga kabila. di gawa kayo blog nyo!

    patuloy lang tayo to air sentiments here, kaya nga may freedom of expression. pero yung legal at paralegal na efforts please email nyo sa amin ha, yung mga di dapat binabandera sa blog na ito, mahirap na dami inggitera.

    so, meron pala ano....tsaka ano....at ano...hahaha, sorry na lang lulu at cohorts, sakit ng loob makukuha mo sa blog na ito at lalong laking sakit ng ulo makukuha mo sa mga desisyon sa korte.

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  168. If you think this blog is "bulok" thanks for subscribing anyway..... thanks for your interest in reading and writing....thanks for giving so much time.... for carefully thinking and using most of your time pondering what to say/write ..... you love it anyway!.... because if you don't you won't be wasting your time here...he, he, he....right?
    come on.... write your ignorance, show how little your brain is..... such a pity.

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  169. naka-usap mo na ba si songbird? ako kausap ko lagi. HS sya at small but magaling.kayo puro duda at paratang. pinag-aawayan nyo puro haka-haka! buddy ko sya at alam ko kung kailan at when sya nagsusulat. kaya kyong nag-iisip pa, wag ng pilitin kasi eto na.ok?
    Stop issues na kay songbird kasi wala naman kayong alam sa kanya.

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  170. si songbird taga-savoy yan.....jane kaw si songbird...taga-mckinley high siya..o gets nyo na?

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  171. sabihin nyo naman taga lake at elem teacher si songbird....kuha ko parin yan. siya si melody na yong asawa akala mo kong sino...parang siya lang ang tao sa mundo...napaantipatiko...taga-broadmoor elem si melody...oh, gets nyo na ulit? sino pa ang ibang songbird at papangalanan ko?

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  172. "Small minds talk about people...great minds discuss about ideas" What do you have?

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  174. Fred is not the bulok or the 'not- matino' here. It is UPI. Tess is not the bad guy here, it is LULU. Jane is not the songbird here but once she sings the world will be at peace. Stop naming names because you really do not know who they are. Besides we are not talking about them. We are about issues here. I understand why UPI's comments go wild. They do not like to pay the teachers back. So they want to act crazy and dumb.

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  175. Guys, please do not buy-in to all these intimidations.

    Let us sign this song:


    We'll be faithful, by Hosanna Music (We'll be ...
    4 min 16 sec - Jan 28, 2009
    www.youtube.com

    We'll Be Faithful
    by Bishop Andrew Merritt & The Straight Gate Mass Choir
    Written by Don Harris and Martin J. Nystrom
    Faith In The House

    Forgetting what lies behind
    Keeping our eyes on the prize
    Keeping our eyes on the Lord Jesus

    Running the race to win
    All the way to the end
    Laying down all that seems to
    Hinder us

    We'll be faithful to our calling
    For You are able to keep us from falling
    For in Your promise
    We will trust
    You'll be faithful to finish
    The work that You began in us
    You'll be faithful to finish
    The work You began in us

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  176. We Will Fight

    We are an army for the Lord
    We will stand alongside him
    We will fight for Him

    We are the servants of our God
    And we will praise His name
    Till the end of my days

    Whoever goes against our God
    They will have to face his people. (2X)

    Refrain:

    We will fight for our God,
    For he is righteous
    We will stand beside Him
    For he is faithful and true (2X)

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  177. kumusta naman mga teachers ng upi sa california? kakaawa pala lalo..di ba sila pwede isama sa case para naman mabigyan ng hustisya?

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  178. I M P O R T A N T

    We would like to reiterate our policy of removing those unrelated messages that are intended to simply spam this blog.

    Since November 2008, this blog has published all your opinions including those supporting UPI, and even those obviously coming from Lulu herself and her lapdogs. So to the anonymous who is saying this blog is unfair, think again! (Actually, read again!) If we are unfair, we will simply delete all those comments that support Lulu and UPI.

    If you have some issues that are not related in what we are discussing here, please email us teachers.pinoy@gmail.com. We will review your complaint or problem and we will get clarification from the teacher/s or group involved.

    Or if you insist, make yourself a handle (a nickname or alias) so that we would not be confused with all the "anonymous"-es. Then explain your issue properly and post it here as a comment. We will then try to get the response of the teacher/s or group concerned.

    Or if you are really sincere (and you are not simply another paid hack of Lulu), approach the person/s concerned and be civil enough to tell your issue so that it can be clarified.

    Again, let us not use this blog for unrelated intrigues and comments. Thanks.

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  179. Thank you, Pinoy Teachers......

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  180. thank you for policing your own site.to the contributors: please refrain from attacking your co-teachers on mere suspicion that they are pro-lulu.who knows they might be going through the same fate as yours.give them the benefit of the doubt.let's all be God-fearing both in our thoughts and in our actions.

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  181. Pinoy Teachers and to the pips behind this blog. We here in our group just want to let you know that we are supportive of your group and your efforts. Please ignore those few Lulu loyalists. We are happy about the LWC decision. Its not about the money, but now we can see that Lulu and UPI are not invincible after all.

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  182. Or if you are really sincere (and you are not simply another paid hack of Lulu), approach the person/s concerned and be civil enough to tell your issue so that it can be clarified.

    this is a crazy statement! MANALAMIN KA MUNA!PLASTIC!

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  183. what did you say tiburcio? it's not about money? WHAT? so, what are we fighting for? isn't it that we wanted the contract to be nullified so that we can't pay the 10% anymore, right? hindi ba tungkol sa pera ang usapan na to? sige ka magpakilala ka nga para sa oras na irefund yong pinambayad natin, hindi mo na kukunin yong sayo ha...bigay mo na lang sa akin.

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  184. To the anonymous above, what you say reflects what kind of person you are and the kind of intellect you have.

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  185. To the anonymous above, what you say reflects what kind of person you are and the kind of intellect you have.

    ikaw ang walang utak kasi kapag sinunod mo ang sinabi ni pinoyteachers eh di wala na ang blog na ito....isara na lang ang blog na ito at magkomprontahan na lang yong mga teachers ng may mga samaan ng loob.....di ko na mahintay ang pagkakataon na yon kasi sigurado may sapakan....ahahahahahahahahahahahaaahahahahaahahahahahahaaha!

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  186. ay naku naku anung nangyari sa inyo

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  187. palibhasa puro pera lang ang nasa isip nyo kaya akala nyo eh pera ang dahilan kung bakit nabuo ang grupo at nag-sampa ng kaso. iisa-isahin na naman ba natin ang mga dahilan?
    AGAIN, KUNG NAGING MAAYOS LANG ANG SERBISYO NG AGENCY AT KUNG NAGING MAAYOS LANG ANG PAGTRATO SA MGA TEACHERS, WALA SANANG NAGING PROBLEMA. KUNG DI TAYO KIKILOS NGAYON, KAILAN PA? KUNG DI TAYO ANG KIKILOS, SINO PA?

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  188. Paki-usap lang po, mag-post naman tayo sa blog na ito with decency, responsibility and relevance sa mga mahahalagang issue na ipinaglalaban natin. Ang mga involve dito ay mga guro so iwasan naman natin yung mga salitang masyadong bulgar maging saan panig ka man. Marami sa kamag-anak natin ang nagbabasa ng blog na ito at nakakahiya naman na ganito ang manner ng pagsusulat natin kung pwede lang po...... Thank you.

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  189. tama na ang awayan, panlalait, paninira at panghuhusga. mag-dasal tayo para sa ikabubuti ng bawat isa.

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  190. The anonymous blogger is set to create disgrace to our image. It reflects his/her character. Let us ignore all the things he/she said. Pangugulo lang sa blog ang ginawa nya.

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  191. "ikaw ang walang utak kasi kapag sinunod mo ang sinabi ni pinoyteachers eh di wala na ang blog na ito....isara na lang ang blog na ito at magkomprontahan na lang yong mga teachers ng may mga samaan ng loob...."

    Ignoramus ka talaga. PinoyTeacher was referring to issues that are not related to the blog, that you confront the person na you have a personal issue with. Because this blog is not for that. This blog is not to reconcile your issue with other teachers. This blog is venue to express our ideas and experiences with a tyranical placement agency. This blog is an advocate for justice on our bad experiences with an abusive recruiter. This blog is an advocate for a stop to this oppressive types of recruitment methods. Please use your head for a change. Hahahahahahaha!

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  192. Salamat sa Blog. na miss ko tuloy ang Pinas. puro tsismis. Kulang nalang ang jueteng. sino kay ang mananalo ng pangkapangulo. Siguro isali narin natin si noynoy at iba pa. heheh...

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  193. Ignoramus ka talaga. PinoyTeacher was referring to issues that are not related to the blog, that you confront the person na you have a personal issue with. Because this blog is not for that. This blog is not to reconcile your issue with other teachers. This blog is venue to express our ideas and experiences with a tyranical placement agency. This blog is an advocate for justice on our bad experiences with an abusive recruiter. This blog is an advocate for a stop to this oppressive types of recruitment methods. Please use your head for a change. Hahahahahahaha!


    bakit may matino ba kayong pinag-uusapan dito? puro naman kayo tsismis dito! walang kwenta!

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  194. "Sweet Victory?". gurongsulong, yan ang title ng article na ito....sweet nga ba? yan ang hirap sainyo nag-celebrate kahit di pa tapos ang kaso. bakit akala ninyo panalo na kayo? bakit napawalang bisa na ba ang mga kontrata ninyo? hindi pa! kahit saan kayo pumunta hindi ninyo makukumbinse ang korte na walang bisa ang mga kontrata kasi wala kayong sapat na basehan at ebedinsya! kawawa naman ang ibang mga teachers ginamit mo lang para may kadamay ka sakaling matalo ka sa kaso! tandaan mo oras na matalo kayo makikita mo ang totoong kulay nang mga nakapaligid sayo! sisihin ka ng mga yan! may pa-blog ka pa eh puro naman tsismis ang nandito. nababasa mo ito kasi ikaw ang may gawa ng blog na ito. kung ang blog na ito ay para sa isyu ninyo sa UPI di sana hindi kayo pumayag na may mabanggit na kahit isang pangalan dito. hirap sayo kapag kakampi mo binubura mo agad ang komento laban sa kanila at kapag kalaban mo hinahayaan mo lang. hindi ka lang unfair, plastic ka pa! MGA TEACHERS MAG-ISIP KAYONG MABUTI KASI MALAMANG GINAGAMIT LANG KAYO PARA SA PANSARILING INTERES NG ILAN SA INYO!

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  195. kahit anong gawin mo para buwagin ang grupo namin, wala ka magagawa. iisa ang aming ipinaglalaban. yung iba tahimik lang pero kaisa pa rin namin sila. hindi kami marunong magpagamit sa kapwa namin. alam namin ang tama at mali.
    it's up to you kung naniniwala kayo sa mga "kabutihan" kuno ni lulu. after all the things that happened? kung lahat sana ng dinala niya rito ay nagka-trabaho, kung walang nambubulyaw sa iyo (alalahanin mo nga Ella ang mga binitiwan mong mura sa mga kapwa mo guro), at kung sumasagot at umaaksiyon sila ng maayos sa mga nagiging problema natin lalo na sa visa renewal, baka sakali maniwala ako sa "kabutihan" nila.
    hindi natin alam kung sino ang naglalagay ng mga mensaheng pang-gulo dito kaya nga dini-discourage natin na maglagay ng tsismis dito.

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  196. '"Sweet Victory?". gurongsulong, yan ang title ng article na ito....sweet nga ba? yan ang hirap sainyo nag-celebrate kahit di pa tapos ang kaso.'

    Hahaha! It seems that the anonymous that Lulu paid to muddle this blog is indeed one big ignoramus! Title lang yata ng article ang nabasa. Basahin mo nga ulit ang content na article.

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  197. Anonymous said "hirap sayo kapag kakampi mo binubura mo agad ang komento laban sa kanila at kapag kalaban mo hinahayaan mo lang. hindi ka lang unfair, plastic ka pa!"

    Yup, talagang hindi nagbabasa ang ignoramus na yan. Kung nasusundan mo ang blog na ito, makikita mo na ang daming comment ng mga pro-lulu ang naka-publish. tingnan mo naman ang lahat na postings. magbasa-basa ka naman nene! kulang ba ang binayad ni lulu sa iyo para magcomment dito at wala kang time na magbasa man lang? Hahahaha!

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  198. "bakit may matino ba kayong pinag-uusapan dito? puro naman kayo tsismis dito! walang kwenta!"

    Oo daming kaming matino na pinag-uusapan dito. Ang mga walang kwenta yung mga nilalagay na comments ng mga kagaya mo! Try to check all the comments that you placed and you will see its always about your stupid whines about this blog. Well, understandably if Lulu is your idol, maiinis ka nga sa blog na ito.

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