sun and law

Story telling muna tayo. This is a story from Francis again. I found this nice kaya naiisipan ko sya i-post. Actually, i just jot down the words (word for word) from a video, pinagtyagaan ko yan i-type para mashare dito. Medyo may konteng changes lang ako ginawa kasi 'yong ibang part medyo destorted. But it doesn't matter, the important is the moral lesson. Right? You may start. Enjoy reading.

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Summary: The Bible does say that Lord is a good provider but the same Bible also says, “He who does not work, should not eat”.

be proud pinoy

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I just want to recommend this book, Think Rich, Pinoy! by Larry Gamboa. This book will open your mind to the reality of why most of Pilipinos are becoming poor and why rich becoming rich. If you already read the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" of Robert Kiyosaki, you will easilly relate to what Larry wants to share.

It's actually a version of RK's RDPD which is intended for Philippine setting.

dizzy miss lazy

see the glass as half full
understand that as you try to fill it,
the glass will get bigger.
endeavor to make harmony from disharmony.

look to those before you;
encourage those behind you.
own nothing,
illuminate everything.

this is my silence from within.
the little fish told me so.

overtime rule

The Law On Overtime Pay
By Riva Khristine Maala

An employee may not work for more than eight hours without receiving additional compensation for the extra hours worked.

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The law requires an employee to work no more than eight hours a day to protect his health and to minimize unemployment by forcing employers to use shifting when they require more work hours to run their businesses efficiently. Nonetheless, an employee may work more than eight hours a day provided he is paid his regular wage plus at least 25 percent of it for overtime work. The reason for the extra compensation is that the employee is made to work longer than the fixed or voluntarily hours provided by law, he exerts more effort, goes home later than usual, may miss certain pre-arranged engagements, and may have little time to relax before the next working day. In computing for overtime pay using the employee’s regular wage as a basis, the regular wage should include only the employee’s cash wage and exclude his cost-of-living allowance, sick leave, bonuses and other benefits. If the employee’s overtime work falls between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., he may claim night differential pay of not less than 10 percent of his regular wage for each hour of work performed. If he works on a holiday or on his rest day, he gets paid 100 percent of his regular rate plus another hundred percent as holiday pay. And if he works beyond eight hours on a holiday or on his rest day, he gets 200 percent pay plus a 30 percent premium or 30 percent of his regular wage for that day. If he works on a Sunday, he gets a 30 percent premium only if that day happens to be his rest day.

The right to overtime pay cannot be waived. Any stipulation in a contract stating that an employee must work beyond eight hours without being compensated for it is illegal. Finally, under-time work on any particular day cannot be offset by overtime work on any other day—otherwise the employee would be deprived of his overtime premium. The under-time hours represent only the employee’s hourly rate of pay, while the overtime hours reflect both his rate of pay per hour and his overtime premium. Obviously, they are not of equal value.

'Under-time work on any particular day cannot be offset by overtime work on any other day—otherwise the employee would be deprived of his overtime premium.'

This article appears in the May 2005 issue of Entrepreneur Philippines.

teacher's word

Just sharing a story from one of my passive mentor Francis Kong. Please read, it's worth reading.

A Teacher's Word

“PLEASE COME UP TO MY DESK, NANCY,” my geography teacher requested.

“Why is she calling me?” I wondered. I didn’t even know that she knew my name. As far as I could remember, she had never spoken to me. I was a very shy and quiet student. I succeeded to make average grades, even though I didn’t study. I wasn’t one of her best students, or one of her worst. I was simply an “average” student. Unfortunately, average kids don’t usually get noticed. I have found that teachers tend to pamper smart kids and help the slow kids, when they are not trying to discipline the bad kids. Average kids, somehow, get lost in the shuffle.

I arose from my seat and tiptoed, hesitantly toward her desk. Around me, my friends were whispering and snickering. I began to tremble. “What did I do?” I asked myself, as I stood at her desk. She looked up to me and placed her pen on her desk. She began to shuffle through some papers.

“Did you call me?” I whispered. I was hoping I had misunderstood. “I certainly did young lady,” she answered, as she pulled several pieces of paper from the bottom of the rustled stack. “Is this your test, Nancy?” “Yes,” I replied.

It was an essay test, which consisted of three difficult questions. I had answered each of the questions to the best ability, even though I didn’t have a clue as to what the correct answers were.

“Did you study Nancy?” she quizzed. “No, I didn’t,” I confessed, expecting her to tear my test in half. “I didn’t think so,” she declared, as she placed an A on my paper. “An A?” I inquired. “Yes,” she said. “Why do you look so surprised? You have a way for words like I never seen before. You earned it but please study next time.” As I started to walk away she called my name again when I turned around, she was smiling. “You’re going to be a great writer someday,” she said. “I believe in you.” I was elated. I had my very first ‘A’ in that class. But better than that, I knew that my teacher believed in me, even though I didn’t even believe in myself. From that day on I studied diligently and brought my grades up. “If my teacher believed in me, I couldn’t let her down,” I decided.

That day was a turning point in my life. I never forgot her words. I began my writing career thirty years later and have now been published in numerous books and periodicals. Encouragement goes a long way in the life of success. “You’re going to be a great writer someday,” she said. “I believe in you.” What a difference those few words made in my life!

This story is written by NANCY B. GIBBS who turned out to be a very prolific writer.

It was my first week in college when a science professor told me to stay after class. I hated the idea of having to stay after class now that I’m in college because I had been a regular after-class stayee all of my high school life. After all the students have left the professor showed me the very first quiz I had taken at the start of my college life. I had a perfect score. And then she said, “Mr. Kong, I can see now that you will become a scholar in this school.” For the first time in my life somebody believed in me. I decided to take up on her challenge. Four years later, I graduated top in my school. And I am here today because a professor gave me a break and believed in me.

Perhaps this is the reason why I have spent more time and money, giving lectures and seminars to educators all over the country. Challenging them to believe in their students and to help them build a life. Teaching is a most noble profession and once we begin to see potential in our students something happens, they become great. The greatest Teacher who ever walked this planet sees us for our potential, and If we put our faith in Him, learn from Him then truly we shall accomplish much. For none can ever match the greatness of the Greatest Teacher Jesus Christ Himself.

Question is, are we learning?