Author: RJ Sausa

RJ Sausa has been working in Thailand as an educator for ten years now. Currently, he is a freelance writer and educational consultant.

Duterte enacts into law RA 11227 OFW Handbook Law

The Official Gazette published on 2 March 2019 Republic Act 1127: An act mandating the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to develop, publish, disseminate and update a handbook on the rights and responsibilities of migrant workers, amending for the purpose republic act no. 8042, otherwise known as the “Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of… Read more »

SEAT SALE ALERT: Cebu Pacific P3 and THB3 seat sale only today

Cebu Pacific on their Facebook page announces its Super Seat Fest 3.3. “Only for today! P3 on different routes every two hours or untilseats last! Travel period is September 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020. Exclusivefor website bookings and online payments; no promo code needed.” Bangkok-Manila seats will go on sale from 11AM to 1PM… Read more »

Know how to request your PSA documents (Birth, Marriage, Death, CENOMAR) and have it delivered right at your doorstep

The Philippine Statistics Authority through its website extends its services to OFWs. OFWs can now request a copy of PSA documents such birth, marriage and death certificates as well as CENOMAR online. PSA delivers these documents worldwide through PhilPost and FedEx. Other features of the website include: request status inquiry, directory of PSA Serbilis… Read more »

Gawad PASADO releases list of Top 10 Best Films of 2018

The GAWAD PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) released today the list of 2018 Best Films on their official Facebook page ( The list includes the following: KUYA WES ang naiiba sa lahat ng pelikula sa taong ito. Ang “happy lang” na ipinakita sa peliula ay umaalimbukay sa pagkatao ni Kuya Wes. Simbulo ng romantisismo… Read more »

Another Pinoy drowns in Queensland, Australia

In a bulletin released on 28 February, the Department of Foreign affairs confirmed the death of an unnamed Filipino who drowned off Flinders Beach in North Stradbroke Island on Monday, 25 February. The victim was a student from Queensford College in Brisbaine. DFA further stated that “this is the fifth drowning incident abroad involving Filipinos… Read more »

University of Batangas Grad tops 2019 Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam

1,538 out of 3,046 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 31 out of 87 passed the Certified Plant Mechanic Licensure Examination MANILA-The Professional Regulations Commission announced on Thursday, 28 February 2019 that 1,538 out of 3,046 passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination and 31 out of 87 passed the Certified Mechanic Licensure Examination given… Read more »

TripAdvisor: 2019 Top 25 Best Beaches in Asia Five from Thailand, Four from the Philippines

Just in time for summer, TripAdvisor recently released the Asia’s Top 25 beaches in 2019 Traveler’s Choice Award. Traveler’s Choice Award winners were determined by looking at the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings of beaches on TripAdvisor’s website for a period of 12 months. Among those hailed as best beaches in Asia… Read more »

‘I hope I made you proud, Tay. You deserve all the love in the world:’ Lawyer Castro’s tribute to ‘mangtataho’ goes viral

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, lawyer Alex Castro wrote on her Facebook page a tribute to a taho vendor she calls Tatay Dong. “I imagined myself saying those words to you as I was driving along the University Avenue this morning. Coming home to UP always meant coming home to everything I loved and cherished… Read more »