Hi everyone, My name is Edmund Umbao. A former tubagatherer from Bantayan, Cebu, Phils; now an OFW join me on my journey towards promoting the achievements of our fellow Filipinos.

I have been working as an OFW since 2005 until now earning a decent living away from home to sustain my family. As an OFW I am so proud of being a Filipino, the high regards given to a Filipino workers compared to our counterparts in whatever fields we are working with, is such an achievement for me. Even an ordinary worker like me could be proud of my heritage, thanks for the legacy that have been left by the previous OFW’s now we are enjoying the benefits of it. We Filipinos are really hardworking, knowledgeable, and always on top because of our high literacy rate.

The main purpose of this blog is to add more flavor to the already rich heritage that we enjoy right now. One of my favorite subjects during my school days is Social Studies and History. In view of this I came up with an idea of putting a blog wherein I can showcase the different achievements of my fellow Filipinos.

Enjoy reading and more power, if you have some suggestions just feel free to contact me, or e-mail me personally. My e-mail is islabantayan@gmail.com.



20 Responses to About

  1. Hey Edmund!

    You have a great blog here – it shows you truly have great leadership and entrepreneurial skills alike. Have you ever considered publishing ads on your blog. I think the campaign would be successful considering the quality of content that you have and are capable of writing.

    My name is Steven Adkins and I’m with ATMCASH, the global money transfer service serving the Philippines and over 150 other countries. We feel that our service is a natural fit on your website.

    Let me know if you’re interest and if I can send you more information about all that we are offering you. It’s so easy – all you have to do is publish our ad and you get paid for it.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Steven Adkins | Affiliate Support | stevena@atmcash.com | 888-286-2274

    • Hi Mr Steven Adkins,
      I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude towards you for giving me some of your time through reading the pages of my blogs. As a Filipino I am humbly honored the way you appreciate my blogs. I am interested in your offer but right now I’m on vacation that’s why I don’t have enough time in updating my blogs. As soon as possible and my schedules are not complicated I’d love to hear from you, and I’ll be contacting you. Thank you so much for this such a wonderful opportunity.
      More power and GOD BLESS YOU.

  2. Hi Edumund,

    i find your blog very inspiring. You choose to be a beacon of empowerment rather than add to the self deprecating conversations about our country. and i respect you for that. please note that i have added you to my blogroll. if you do have the time, please check it out here:


    • Hi,
      Thank you so much for the appreciation. We as a patriotic Filipinos should strive to convince our fellow Filipinos to be proud of our race for even the peoples from different countries are so jealous with the riches and the intelligence we Filipinos have. Thank you so much. Mabuhay

  3. Rose Buenconsejo says:

    100 thumbs up for this

  4. Fel says:


    First I would like to say …You have a great blog here…If you dont mind I will give you some suggestion?

    I have checked your blog and I fouond out that you already made a traffic. Your traffic is growing. You are PR1 on google seach engine. Meaning you idexted well on goolge. Your Alexa rank is increasing. Sooner you will be one of the competitor online. You have a quality blog and I’m sure more Filipinos and otther nationality will read your blog.

    Put some Google adsense in your blog so that google will idex you more. Plus you will earn a little by little.

    More adsense. I have observe you already have clickbank. Write something about some of the products and promote it.

    My friend act now!…Monetize your blog..

    Good Luck and More power!



  5. Tin Bartolome says:

    Hello. Your intentions are commendable, but I hope you check your details first before posting them. The Wikipedia excerpt you posted on Bench brand is not the same as the Pinoy Bench.

    Please log on to http://www.benchtm.com/home/AboutUs.aspx


    To be a recognized world brand among the best world brands.


    When we create, we inspire,

    When we make, we innovate,

    when we lead, we serve.


    Beginning in 1987 with a small store selling men’s t-shirts, Bench grew at an unparalleled rate by being the pioneer in the use of celebrity endorsers, television and giant billboards to propel a fashion brand that offers premium quality products at affordable prices.

    To date, Bench has grown to include a ladies’ line, underwear, fragrances, housewares, snacks, and a wide array of other lifestyle products, with the distinction of being present in virtually every retail space in the Philippines, and with a worldwide network of stores and outlets, reaching as far as the United States, the Middle East, and China.

    As it sliced through demographic divisions — age, gender, socioeconomic status — a stirring slogan, “Bench is forever”, became the company’s abiding creed.



    – Best Cinematography – Bench “Sculler” Campaign 12th Advertising Congress – Araw Awards


    – New York Festival International Advertising Bench “Air/Water/Fire” Campaign – The New York Festivals


    – Platinum Award – TVC Bench “Fire” Campaign – 14th Philippine Advertising Congress


    – World Class Retailer (Medium Scale Apparel Category) – Philippine Franchise Association


    – Outstanding Filipino Retailer – Bench (Medium Scale Fashion) – Philippine Franchise Association


    – Most Promising Filipino Franchise of the Year – Bench (Non Food) – Philippine Franchise Association

    – Outstanding Filipino Retailer – Bench (Non Fashion) – Philippine Franchise Association


    – Outstanding Filipino Franchise of the Year – Bench (Non-Food) – Philippine Franchise Association

    – Golden Shell Award for Marketing Excellence – Department of Trade and Industry

    – Ayala Malls Grand Store of the Year – Ayala Malls Merchants Rewards Program


    – Franchise Excellence Award – Hall of Fame in Retail – Philippine Franchise Association

    – Finalist – Bench Underwear “Breathable” Campaign – 2001 London International Advertising Awards


    – Bronze Award Bench Response Deo “Beauty Pageant” Campaign – 18th Philippine Advertising Congress


    – World Medal Bench Response “Beauty Pageant” for TV & Cinema Advertising – The New York Festivals


    – Global Filipino Franchise Award – Philippine Franchise Association


    – Outstanding Filipino Retailers Awards Night Bench Body – Fashion category – Philippine Retailers Association

    – Global Filipino Franchise Concept of the Year -Retail Category – Philippine Franchise Association

    Kababayan, I also suggest you credit the sources of your information. Thanks and more power

  6. Edgar Abuan says:

    Hi Edmund,

    Thanks for this blog I just read today. Will you please connect me to Mr. Celiz? I am a Filipino so proud of my country and my people. I have been looking for Filipino inventions which can be marketed first in the Philippines and hopefully in the world. I am also very proud of you for putting up this kind of blog honoring the good things Filipinos do. May God bless you in all your endeavors.

    Sincerely yours,

    Ed Abuan
    Mandaue City, Philippines

  7. James Hudson says:

    Hi there, Edmund

    I really like your blog here! I find it very honorable that you are recognizing these things which are not effectively noticed. Also, I would like to ask if you would be interested in volunteering to be a mod in my forum and/or check out my site on running a blog. I am very interested in your take and I think you could bring a great take to it. Either way, I am glad to see your pride and you’re doing a great thing.


  8. Unsere Empfehlung says:

    What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively useful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid other users like its helped me. Good job.

  9. Hier says:

    I’m not sure exactly why but this weblog is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  10. Ivonne Barclay says:

    Howdy, this is actually a good posting. You receive my vote for this and I will bookmark this blog right now.

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  13. chris says:

    I am a Filipino working in Dubai. My salary is given in currencies such as UAE dirham, Australian dollar, NZ dollar, Euro, British pound, US dollar, etc. I am wondering how to invest these currencies. What are my options? Thanks in advance and God bless.

  14. Iona says:

    Hello Edmund,

    Good Day!
    I just found your site with a Google search ”Finance blogs in the Philippines”. Great site by the way, I think your posts are very related to our business. Would you be willing to guest post on our blog http://www.loansolutions.ph/blog. We will share your post across our email list and social networks. Also, can you send us your traffic stats and rates for banner ads on your site?

    I am Iona and I am with loansolutions.ph by the way, and your help would be very much appreciated. 🙂

    • Hi thanks for the appreciation, I forgot to update my blog for such a long time, I will try to add more information later. I am just busy working with our company’s blog at PhilNews.Ph and other domains under our company’s name. Thanks a lot. Can I still work with you through guest posting.

  15. source says:

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.

    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

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