|OFSPES received the plaque from TFC- ABS/CBN
on 16 July 2012 qualifying it as a finalist of the Global Bayaning
Pilipino - Europe. The prestigious award is a joint project of ABS-CBN
and UGAT Foundation that searches for associations/organizations doing
projects and activities that: i) have a measurable impact, ii) highlight
the value of unity (PAGKAKAISA), iii) focused on service, iv) transcend
regionalism/parochialism, v) promote Filipino values and culture,
and vi) participatory/people oriented.
OFSPES, in addition to other socio- economic and cultural programs,
is the coordinator/organizing body of the LSE (Leadership and Social
Entrepreneurship). Filipino migrants aged from 18 to 74 years old
have benefited from the program. Some 450 migrants would have been
reached from 2008 to 2012 covering 11 training batches, the 10th in
Turin and the 11th in Milan. Over these years, the LSE alumni have
become a positive force in Italy becoming change makers in their own
right, in their families, and in some cases creating a ripple effect
for improved community involvement in their associations or church
Graduates learned to prepare business plans within a social entrepreneurship
context. They have been able to instill financial discipline for themselves.
Others have been able to start businesses , such as sushi bars in
Turin, a cargo office in Milan, a printed magazine in Rome, to name
The success of the program would not have been possible without the
support of valuable partners - Ateneo School of Government, Philippine
Embassy in Rome, Philippine Consulate General in Milan, Philippine
Overseas Labor Office (Rome and Milan), the OWWA (Welfare Officers
in Rome and Milan).
04 June 2008
Within the framework of the High-Level Conference on World Food Security, which took place on 3 June 2008 at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN-INSTRAW emphasizes the disproportionate impact that this crisis is having on women and girls, and calls for action to ensure their protection.
|Philippine Embassy, Rome launches Technology
Programs for OFWs
|14 March 2007 Philippine
Ambassador to Italy Philippe J. Lhuillier reported to the Department
of Foreign Affairs that the Embassy launched two technology-based
programs that would benefit Overseas Filipino Workers on 11 March.In
a ceremony attended by 200 Filipino Community leaders and Embassy
officials, Ambassador Lhuillier led the ribbon-cutting to launch the
15-computer Community Technology Learning Center (CTLC) in the presence
of Microsoft representatives headed by Microsoft Italy Government
Affairs Director Peir Luigi Dal Pino. Rev. Fr. Albert Guevara, Sentro
Pilipino Chaplain, celebrated Holy Mass and blessed the Center.The
CTLC, generously sponsored by the Philippine Embassy, is a joint-project
of software giant Microsoft, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
(OWWA) and Pilipinas-OFSPES, an Italy-based Filipino NGO.The center
offers free computer lessons to the OFWs and their dependents from
basic to specialized computer skills as well as free internet and
Wifi usage time. It was designed to respond to the need for better
and cheaper means of maintaining communications with loved ones in
the Philippines and for possible job/salary upgrading at jobsite.Another
service launched was the One Follow Me Service for OFWs,
which was conceptualized by OWWA Administrator Marknito D. Roque.
Designed by Microsoft, the Service provides a Global Dual Phone that
would significantly reduce communication and remittance costs for
migrant workers.Community leaders lined up to avail of the service
after a comprehensive orientation to the service was delivered by
Microsoft technology specialists Manie Tolosa, Jomar Geronimo and
Tank Mostert, together with RCBC Italy Manager Guia Santos.OFWs
would now have the chance to make free cellphone to PC calls or chat
in Wifi areas using the VOIP function of the mobile phone, Ambassador
Lhuillier noted. They could also easily control their finances
through their RCBC account with just a few clicks on the phone with
no remittance charges.Ambassador Lhuillier
added that these technologies would evidently bring Filipino
families closer and surmount the fundamental social cost of migration,
which is the physical separation of families." "Likewise,
the skills acquired by our kababayans would eventually provide them
with opportunities for higher paying jobs", he concluded. END.
Dai Cpt ai centri d'identificazione.
|Roma-Immigrazione:il governo si apresta a cambiare
la Bossi-Fini. Nel disegno di legge dei ministri Amato e Ferrero sono
previste corsie preferenziali per infermieri,badanti,colf,tecnici
specializzati,manager.Per tutti,comunque,sarà abolito il contratto
di soggiorno,previsto dalla attuale legislazione.Viene introdotto
anche un test d'italiano nel Paese d'origine per iscriversi alle liste
di <<collocamento>> nelle nostre ambasciate.Le espulsioni
saranno decise dal giudice ordinario e non più da quello di
pace,mentre si va verso il superamento graduale degli attuali cpt
con la creazione di un triplo circuito via più restrittivo.
May mga Pinoy na nakatuklas na at kasalukuyang naglalaro ng War Games
Soft Air dito sa Roma. Isang grupo na bumuo ng batalyon ng mga Pilipino
laban sa batalyon ng mga Italyano. Para sa kanila isa itong larong
may kakaibang karanasan, magandang ehersiyo sa katawan at pagpapahalaga
sa ganda ng kalikasan....more.
|Filippine, un leader contadino che non ci dimentica:
|NINETY-ONE-year-old Felicisimo "Ka Memong"
Patayan has earned the title "grand old man of the peasant movement
and sustainable agriculture in the Philippines" through hard
work, devotion to a sector that smells of soil and sun, and commitment
to the oft-forgotten people of the land.more on the link.
|Rome, 08 March 2004 Charito Basa was formally
conferred today with Italys most distinguished award, the Order
to the Merit of the Italian Republic, and was named Knight of the
Republic by Italian President Carlo Aseglio Ciampi for her contributions
in social development as well as in the promotion of the rights of
women and migrants.
|Romulo Sabio Salvador, 44 anni, filippino, già
membro della Consulta cittadina per l'immigrazuione, si è preso
la sua personale rivincita. Delle scorse elezioni nel 2004 era stato
il vincitore morale. Il più votato, con 2.539 preferenze, aveva
dovuto cedere il posto alla connazionale Irma Tobias Perez, per via
del meccanismo elettorale che.....
| Mara Morelli was crowned as Miss Italia Nel Mondo
(Miss Italy in the World), a prestigious beauty contest held annually
in Italy and broadcasted over Rai Uno. Mara represented the Philippines
(Filippine). In the talent portion she danced the "Pandanggo
Sa Ilaw". 37 other young ladies representing various countries
vied for the title.