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TOASTMASTERS ANNUAL DIVISION JOINT CONFERENCE HELD IN SAUDI ARABIA  
By Domingo P. Herras
Riyadh-Saudi Arabia
May 14, 2012

“RIYADH DIVISIONS: TOGETHER AS ONE”

 
RIYADH – A conglomeration of some 28-31 Toastmasters International individual clubs in the Central Region (Riyadh) had successfully converged  and join  its ranks together  in one of the biggest  ever  ceremonial gatherings of toastmasters in Saudi Arabia,  dubbed as “Riyadh Divisions Joint Conference 2012” held  Friday, 4th of May at the Main Diriyah Hall at the Riyadh Palace Hotel here.

Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago was the Chief Guest of Honor and Speaker during the ceremonies. Tago praised the Toastmasters International organizations in Riyadh for initiating  laudable projects,  such as speech contests and educational workshops that help enhance the public speaking abilities and leadership of its members and their families, but also the community which includes Filipino expatriates in the Kingdom.   He also expressed his unwavering support to the organizations, “I encourage your organization to continue with its mission and I hope that Toasmasters International will continually adhere to its commitment of empowering its members through their pursuit of excellence in leadership and  public speaking for the benefit of the community,”Tago in his  inspirational message.
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON “HEALTH, WELLNESS AND NUTRITION”
By DOMINGO P. HERRAS
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
January 17, 2012

HEALTHY NUTRITION PROLONGS LIFE  - A WEALTH OF OUR BODY”
 
An international symposium which focuses on  health and nutrition program dubbed “Health, Wellness and Nutrition Symposium”,  attracted  some 300-400 medical practitioners and clinicians of different nationalities mostly from the various hospitals and health centers in the Kingdom.  The jumped packed live symposium was held at the 9th floor of the Al-Habib Hospital auditorium here recently.
 
The overwhelming success of the seminar was  launched and  organized by Symmetry Genesis Arabia business partners spearheaded  Miss Evelyn Lugo with special assistance of Ed Estrada, Ryan Sallidin and Nader Sallidin and staff of Al Zaahra Medical Group of Companies  with the full support and coordination  of the Riyadh Eagles of the Symmetry Genesis Arabia representatives Antonio “Ekart” Gayeta, Susan Marzan, Vic Jarabejo, Alvin Panlilio and this  Munting Nayon International News Magazine correspondent.
More25TH EDSA PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS IN RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
By Domingo P. Herras

“Tatak EDSA 25: Ako ay Filipino. Ako ang Lakas ng Pagbabago”
 
RIYADH – In commemoration...
More'Miss High School Saudi Arabia 2010' and the 'Essaylympics Season VI'  
Domingo P. Herras

PALM CREST, ADIS, MILLENIUM, FGPIS sharing honors

Taking a brief glance at the  two ...
MoreCOMSOFIL:An epitome of volunteerism and bayanihan spirit through ICT in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
DOMINGO P. HERRAS

IN 1995, when the Philippine national government launched its economic reintegration program for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) under the stewardship...
MoreFederation of Filipino Cooperatives formed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  
Domingo P. Herras

THE Filipino communities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were focused in its social affairs for the past decade. As...
MoreCOMSOFIL Toastmaster’s leadership: an era of success, service and excellence   
Domingo P. Herras

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –Nine years after the successful foundation of the Computer Society of Filipinos International, Inc, in Riyadh,...
MoreCelebrating 112th Philippine Independence Day in Riyadh
Domingo P. Herras

IT was an evening of historical renaissance and an unforgetable momentuous rejuvenations, as the Philippine Mission’s month-long celebrations...
MoreBlue, Red team shares victory in the “COMSOFIL 2010 7th IT Olympics”
Text and photos by DOMINGO P. HERRAS

RIYADH – It was an unprecedented victory for both the blue and red team for jointly bagging this...

    Domingo P. Herras

     
    DOMINGO P HERRAS
     
    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mr. Domingo P. Herras, as fondly called by his friends as “DH”, “DOM”, “Sir DOMS” is an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and currently connected with the King Saud University, College of Dentistry as the Officer-in- Charge of the Audio-Visual and Photography Department, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Besides being and OFW in the Middle East, he writes and contributes news and photo articles as Contributing Writer/Photojournalist in the Saudi Gazette’s “Kabayan”
    and “EXPAT” Section in Riyadh. He also correspond with 3 Philippine tabloids and one broadsheet. Currently he is elected as Public Relations Officer of the COMSOFIL and one of the Board of Directors. To date, at present he is currently conducting and as Instructor in the Basic Digital Photography Cluster Course at the CCOMSOFIL Head Office Training/Workshop Center located at the Elite International School, Al Olaya District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    MoreStichting Bayanihan (Netherlands) Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017
    Myra Colis and Yukari Shiozaki

    Filipinas, Dare to Use Your Strength!
     
    Every year, Stichting Bayanihan celebrates the International Women’s Day in line with the mission of The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (also known as UN Women) to advance gender equality and women empowerment.
     ...
    MoreHOME TO THOUSANDS OF FILIPINOS, SINGAPORE IS RANKED MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN THE WORLD
    Edwin C. Mercurio

    For the 4th year in a row, Singapore is top on the list for the most expensive city to live beating Hong Kong, Zurich, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Geneva, Paris, New York and Copenhagen, according to a biannual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
     ...
    MoreFirst Golden Balangay Awards For Filipino Canadian Achievers Launched
    Tony A. San Juan

    Truly meeting the long-cherished desire of recognizing purposefully  the "remarkable achievements of  Filipino Canadians across Canada",  the 1st Golden Balangay Awards was significantly  launched on...
    MoreLAYERS OF RELATIONSHIP
    Jorge D. Lomboy

    There is a reason and there must be a purpose for anyone to keep a miniature private diary of names,...
    MoreReagan Tila wagi sa FBAR Masters/Elite Event League
    Marlon Baris Vicente

    RIYADH: Mula sa 40 kalahok sa Masters/Elite Event, tagumpay na naiuwi ni Reagan Tila ang kampiyonato sa katatapos lamang na...
    MoreFBL donates $5000 to Team Canada SMART NBTC
    Dindo Orbeso

    The Filipino Basketball League headed by FBL Commissioner Wallie Landicho has donated $5000 to help finance the trip of Team...
    MorePinoy Radio(Ontario) has a New Home, Expands Programming
    Tony A. San Juan

    The significantly popular Filipino Canadian - managed broadcast station Pinoy Radio has recently moved to a new site in the City of...
    MoreDOLE CONFERS “Parangal sa mga Natatanging Kababaihan” award to the Outstanding Overseas Filipina Workers
    Gerry S. Rubio

    DOLE SECRETARY WITH OUTSTANDING FILIPINAS. DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III (center) confers the “Parangal sa mga Natatanging...
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