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Jan 31, 2008

Give Me A Chance...

Cliche as it may seem but this was the phrase that key officials of the CNMI government used and told hundreds of nonresident Filipino workers this week, that is to give the Reform Law a chance.

According to the news written by veteran labor reporter and former Marianas Variety assistant editor Haidee Eugenio, these officials said that the Public Law 15-108 is better than any law one could find in the world, including the United States. "…This is the best system there is," said Deanna Siemer, a volunteer attorney, told the Filipino workers, adding that guest workers should “give the new law a chance."

GMA News TV - Key officials of the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) government told about a hundred representatives of various Filipino groups on Saipan to give the new labor reform law a chance.

In a three-hour open forum on Tuesday night exclusively covered by GMANews.TV, the CNMI officials said Public Law 15-108 or the Commonwealth Employment Act of 2007 still allows foreign workers to transfer jobs through administrative orders and not necessarily through the filing of a labor complaint against their current employers.

The officials said the new law allows foreign workers to have part-time jobs of up to 32 hours a month, and provides more protection to guest workers than the current system.

16 comments:

lil_hammerhead said...

Yeah.. I'd say give it three years. Then you can protest all you want.. from the PI.

What a bunch of nonsense. Seimer is either a jobwhore or an idiot.

rev said...

i used to see her meet with Tan Holdings before...I wondered what she was doing there...

where's my colostomy bag? said...

probably about as little as uncle dave...

suzie q said...

perhaps we should give it a chance. and give greg cruz a chance. and give godfrey a chance.

let's give TTT a chance! a chance to prove just how ignorant they are!

biba tao tao kaduku!

Bryan said...

So does this mean that Haidee works for this GMANews.TV as like their Saipan correspondent full time now? If so then wow...kudos to her.

Anonymous said...

hey y'all,

do you remember when uncle ben promised better times? are we better off today than when he stepped in to office? aside from better times for his cabinet members, our economy is in the toilet. worst of all, there in no hope in sight.

a good leader brings vision. a good leader inspires. governor fitial brings sadness and despair and divides.

my favorite uncle ben memory? when he shouted at contract workers protesting to "Go home to your country!"

ah yes, another brilliant moment by our esteemed leader. perhaps uncle ben has been hanging out with mafia mafnas too much? well, at least he didn't choke a student.

Anonymous said...

mafia mafnas? he's a little punk piece of work ain't he?

Anonymous said...

ray mafnas is known for being a macho guy who likes to intimidate people. he used to walk around in muscle shirts thinking he could beat the crap out of people. now that mixed martial arts is common, i think he uses his brain and thinks twice. there are about a thousand guys i can name who could introduce his old punk ass to the ground.

ray mafia mafnas is all talk and no walk. one thing about him is he thinks he is above the law since he is the governor's bodyguard. yes, bodyguard. do you actually believe someone without a college degree can seriously be a senior advisor to the governor? ray can't even write on a sixth grade level.

governor, do yourself a favor and buy ray mafia mafnas hooked on phonics.

biba mafia bully ass mafnas!

Tamara said...

do you actually believe someone without a college degree can seriously be a senior advisor to the governor?

Yes, I do. Obviously not Ray Mafnas, but there are several people I know personally who do not have a college degree and could do an excellent job advising the Governor.

My mother for instance :)

rev said...

a high school dropout gets to be the country's president in other nations y'know...

way to dumb it down rev said...

...other crappy nations...

Anonymous said...

other corrupt third world nations maybe.

ms. tamara, your mother is an exception to the rule. she has true wisdom and her years of experience makes up for her not having a college degree.

ray mafnas has an "ass kicking" degree. remember the post a couple months ago about high-blood staff working for the gov? ray mafnas is the king of high-blood. disagree with him and he'll tell you off and swear at you and then try to give you an ass whopping. sadly though, he has aged well beyond his years, so i think my niece would be able to take him out. she is active in mma and i would bet my pugua that she would whop him good.

ray mafnas vs. jason tarkong. i would pay ten thousand pesos to see that. of course jason tarkong would knock him out in thirty seconds.

biba ray mafnas!

dekada lawyer said...

Tamara's mom did a superb job as a special assistant to several governors for many, many years.

Just giving credit where it is very much due ... and I vouch from personal knowledge, not just reputation.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I don't get it.

If you have a college degree, you are an know it all idiot.

If you don't have a college degree, you are still an idiot.

How does anyone win on this island?

rev said...

off track here - is tamara gloria's daughter?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

yeah. Doesn't her profile say that she is the G Man's sister?

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