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By:  Nanju Francisco The art group Filipino Creatives Bahrain received a certificate of recognition from the Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  Philippine Ambassador His Excellency Alfonso A. Ver, and Head of the Cultural Centre, Ms. JieMarie Mortel-Ladrica awarded the certificate to the art group. At the same time, the newly elected officers of the art group for the year 2021 had their oath taking in the...
Crosscurrent:  A Fusion of Art and Culture By: Nanju Francisco Manama:  Local, Bahrain-based and international visual artists got together recently in a one-of-a-kind art exhibit titled, “Crosscurrent:  A Fusion of Art and Culture.” The much-awaited art exhibit was organized by the Filipino Creatives Bahrain (FCB) and held at the Bahrain Financial Harbor in Manama. Guest of Honour as Her Excellency...
By:  Nanju Francisco Your résumé can either “make” or “break” your chances of getting hired in the position you are applying for. This is why extra care must be considered and taken in writing your résumé. It is your “key” to entering the business world successfully so you cannot afford to be careless and sloppy with your own résumé. Writing a good...
Making the Right Decisions and Living Them By: Nanju Francisco Making a decision is an integral part of our lives. Everyday, from the moment we open our eyes, we all have to make decisions one way or the other: What are we going to eat for breakfast? What are we going to wear to the office? What are we going to do after office hours? What are we going to have for dinner, etc.? Life, therefore, is a continuous decision-making...
By Nanju Francisco If you are reading this article, chances are, you have already experienced working with a female boss, one way or the other. Perhaps she was your immediate supervisor, head of Human Resources, head of Finance Department or even president of the company. One thing is for sure, nowadays many companies are hiring more women to hold key management positions, which leaves us “very little” or “no”...
TIPS TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT BY: NANJU FRANCISCO Nowadays, hunting for a job is like “looking for a needle in a haystack.” Nothing could be more frustrating and challenging than applying for a job and getting rejected right then and there. So, what are your chances in applying for a job against thousands of fresh graduates this year and the “old timers” also applying for the same job? More importantly, how can you...
Bullies come in all ages, sizes and forms. They can be young or old. They can be girls, boys, siblings, parents, classmates, teachers, government officials, bosses, officemates and colleagues. In fact, children are not the only ones who are bullied. Matured people and professionals are also bullied and oftentimes, it happens in the work place. Even journalists are bullied by those people who are either against their work, for no apparent...
Someone asked me, "Why do you still want to work in a newspaper which is a dying industry?" I replied, "Why not?"   I've been a journalist and editor for many years now and writing is my passion. I cannot think of another profession which could replace my love for journalism - especially the print media. I still believe in the power of the "good old newspaper." I've been a print journalist for so long now and I am still in love...