ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Famous author, lecturer and sales guru Dale Carnegie once said:“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”We certainly live in a time of doubt and fear.The 24/7 news cycle of ups and downs, doom and gloom is enough to fray the strongest nerves. However, there’s a lot to learn from what Carnegie shared.The best way to conquer fear is to get out and get busy.If you are a credit union or community bank leader–and especially if you’re a marketer–this definitely applies to you. The tumultuous first half of 2020 has many of us scratching our heads as to the best way to serve our financial institutions and consumers. Do you communicate more than usual? Less? It can be confusing. continue reading »
Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CIRDERO/PN The order, according to Esteral, wassigned by Treñas and other high-ranking city government officials. In a previous interview, Treñas saidhe would answer Esteral’s complaint when he receives a copy of it. His dumpsite reassignment, Esteralfurther stated, curtailed him from performing his duty as bookbinder. Days after hauling Treñas to theOffice of the Ombudsman for grave misconduct and oppression, among others,Esteral wrote the mayor: “I would like to respectfully inform you thateffective tomorrow, Sept. 19, 2019, I can no longer abide by your unlawful andoppressive reassignment order.” “Akonpanagupnop may tawo sa likod sini nga i-embarrasskami. Kami pa gani gina-harass kay te waay gid kami ka amo sina sa iya,”said Rico. “Every day of my life there, the agonywas becoming unbearable. I have to travel for a longer distance and spend twicethan my usual fare. I realize that what is being done to me is very unjust andpainful. There are many bookbinders, why me,” according Esteral. Copies of the letter were also sent toCity Civil Registrar Romeo Caesar Manikan Jr., the Civil Service Commission,City Budget Officer Ninda Atinado, City Accountant Michelle Lopez, and HumanResource Management Office head Leo Elevencione. “Why should it be me at the dumpsitewhen the General Services Office has so many employees being assigned to otherdepartments or offices,” asked Esteral. Esteral, a Bookbinder II at the LocalCivil Registry, received the order for his dumpsite reassignment on Aug. 19. Hereadily complied with it although, he said, he was shocked. Juncae is City Civil Registrar RomeoCaesar Manikan Jr. His executive assistants anddepartment heads also denied coercing, oppressing or threatening Esteral. Esteralstated in his complaint that he learned about hisreassignment from Sartorio. Ampig,on the other hand, declined to comment but said it was within Esteral’s rightsto file a complaint. Read part of his letter to Treñas:“After almost a month of complying to the said order…I regret that I cannotfurther succumb to an illegal order. I can no longer give my consent to theoppression being done unto me. As a matter of fact I have already filedappropriate cases for the vindication of my right.” The civil registry office is underfire for the registration of alleged fake marriages. Aside from Treñas, Esteral also filedcomplaints (grave coercion, grave misconduct, oppression, conduct prejudicialto the best interest of the service, unfair discrimination due to affiliation)before the Ombudsman against City Administrator Melchor Tan, City GeneralServices Office head Joren Sartorio, City Legal Officer Edgardo Gil, IloiloCity Civil Registry assistant department head Cherry Ampig, and Treñas’executive assistants Fernando Jose Rico and Rudiver Junco Sr. For his part, Rico said he merelyasked Esteral if the corruption allegations against the civil registry officewere true. Sartorio, he claimed, told him, “Jom, bal-an mo na gid na, Jom. Sa babaw na. Wala ko mahimo. Akig gid si Mayorkag si Melchor kay boss mo Juncae. Siguro damay ka lang di, pero kay boss mo gid sila akig kag sa ila grupo.” Jungco believed there was somebodyelse behind the filing of the complaint. ILOILO City – The city governmentemployee protesting his transfer to the Calajunan dumpsite in Mandurriaodistrict reported back to his mother unit – the civil registry office at cityhall – in defiance of Mayor Jerry Treñas’ order. Joe Mari Esteral called hisreassignment “unjust and painful.” Sartorio, on the other hand, refusedto comment except to say he was saddened because of the “stereotyping” of thework at the Calajunan dumpsite./PN
Newcastle midfielder Sammy Ameobi has joined Cardiff on a season-long loan deal after signing a new two-year contract at St James’ Park, the Magpies have confirmed. Press Association “The 23-year-old winger has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at St. James’ Park, and will now spend the 2015/16 campaign in South Wales, turning out for the Bluebirds in the Championship.” Ameobi, the younger brother of former Magpies striker Shola, has made 67 senior appearances for the club, only 29 of them starts, and while he undoubtedly has talent, is yet to provide convincing evidence that he can hold down a regular first-team place on Tyneside. The former England Under-21 international had a spell on loan in the Championship at Middlesbrough during the 2012-13 campaign, making nine appearances and scoring one goal. The 23-year-old, who was out of contract at the end of last month, put pen to paper on a two-year deal before heading for South Wales. A club statement said: “Sammy Ameobi has joined Cardiff City on a season-long loan deal, after signing a new contract with Newcastle United.