OFW Bank

“sui generis” In Reply to the Two Other Objections on the OFW Bank

*** Among history’s greats Leonardo da Vinci is often considered  “sui generis” —a man of such stupendous genius that the world may never see his like again.- Merriam Webster    The below post serves as reply to the last two objections raised by Bangko Sentral and the Department  of Finance on the OFW bank as pushed by Vice-Pres. Binay.  […]

Remittance Is Not the Enemy, Economic Reintegration of Returning OFWs Is

FEATURED ARTICLE I’ve been advocating OFW issues and concerns in our blog but one issue that I am very keen of, is the creation of an OFW Bank. There are many organizations that I am affiliated with, like in the past  the Bohol-Leyte OFW Cooperative, OFW Cooperative Council, OFWNet, United OFW, and at present Kalipunang Kaakabay ng Manggagawang Pilipino,  OFW Congress, […]

particularly, preferably, priority

The recent FORUM held last July 7, 2006 between OWWA officials and migrant sectors concluded that creation of an OFW Bank through government initiative is not the answer to our long dream of having a bank that we can call our own. They also questioned the bills filed in Congress just for a mere inclusion […]

Ten Point Recommendation

The Ten Point Recommendation of Filipino Community Leaders in Riyadh (see related link below Joint Resolution #OFWC06-002)initiated by OFW Congress to be presented in the forthcoming visit of PGMA to the Kingdom was submitted in advance to Special Envoy to Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Tony Villamor yesterday, 5 of May 2006 at Al Mutlaq Hotel, Riyadh. […]

Senate Bill 639

The issue of the transfer of 1 Billion OWWA Fund to Phil. Postal Savings Bank was opposed by many OFWs. The Overseas Filipino Workers Congress-Riyadh is one of the many groups who believe that the transfer is not in the best interest of the OFWs in general. One of the several solutions that we proposed is that – […]

GMA Visit

Certainly, she can’t just ignore this problem, after all – she represents the image of the Filipino community in the Kingdom. Perhaps, what she can surely do at this moment is to request the Saudi Government to treat those alleged suspects in a manner where their rights are properly protected under the Saudi Law.