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2011-2013 OFWC Execon

Overseas Filipino Workers Congress Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “OFW Congress-Riyadh is a forum of community leaders representing various Filipino organizations. It was primarily formed to advocate for national policy and program to address the issues and concerns of OFWs in general.” The 2011-2013  (EXECON) Executive Council Member Organizations          DIRECTOR GENERAL                                                   Legal […]

Who, Where and When?

Last week the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced that they are now on its way to accept nominations for representatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their respective governing boards. The Screening and Selection Committee (SSC) composed of POEA and OWWA officials was created and given the […]

Congratulations! UFWCD..

The United Filipinos Worldwide for Community Development-South Korea Chapter will celebrate  its  4th  Foundation Anniversary with  a special event: UFWCD Search for Ms. Valentines 2011 to be held on February  13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., Tapdong Catholic Center. United Filipinos Worldwide for Community Development (UFWCD) is a group of Filipinos worldwide. UFWCD was organized on […]

OF Remittances 2005 – 2010

Overseas Filipinos Worldwide REMITTANCES from 2005 to 2010 IN MILLION U.S. DOLLARS Month & Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 January        786.60       916.60      1,099.40    1,264.00     1,265.50       1,372.80 February         775.90       865.80      1,085.50    1,258.60     1,320.00       1,413.10 March        892.50    1,032.00      1,304.80    […]

Bagong Bayani

Dream Big Dreams – A Gadfly’s Wish List

Dream Big Dreams – A Gadfly’s Wish List By: Romie Cahucom (former OFW in Riyadh) “Dream big dreams; only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls”, the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius once said. Before the mania of the New Year season finally ends, I will hasten to add a couple of big dreams […]

Embassy On Wheels (EOW)

  READ “UPDATE ” OF EOW  FOUND IN THE  SIDEBAR OF THIS BLOG!!! Tentative Schedule of Consular Services Missions for 2011 & Appointment System for e-Passport during EOW Advisory No. 2010-69 dated 29 December 2010 The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announces its schedule for outreach consular services missions, commonly known as the “Embassy on Wheels”, for […]

Let us know who they are…

I received an invitation letter  from Philippine Embassy Charge D’ Affaires, Honorable Consul General Ezzedin Tago informing the community leaders that Philippine lawmakers particularly members of the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs of the Philippine House of Congress will be visiting Saudi Arabia on the 8th to 13th of January 2011. It also mentioned that the […]

PCG-Jeddah Advisory # 2011-001

The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah on their Advisory # 2011-001  published in their website  Tuesday,  4  January 2011 advises  all Filipino nationals in the Kingdom who wish to avail of the Saudi government’s amnesty for overstayers of their umrah, hajj or visitor’s visas, that they would need to do the following in order to fast-track their […]

OFCI-Overseas Filipino Council International

Overseas Filipino Council International – serving our expatriates by becoming bridge builders, torch bearers, and pledge keepers. Filipino expatriates, whether immigrants or contract workers, are currently estimated at some eight million: close to ten percent of our homeland’s population. But our sheer size – growing at the rate of 3,000 per day in 2005 – […]

Bagong Bayani Medical Center

MANILA, Philippines—They keep the economy afloat and so deserve a medical facility of their own.  Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her son, Camarines Sur Representative Diosdado Arroyo, have proposed the establishment of a special hospital for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their dependents.  With many of them sick or ailing when they return to Manila, […]

PhilEmb Non-Working Holidays 2011