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December 2015 Calendar of Activities for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos

 

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December 2015 Calendar of Activities

for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos

Date

Activity

Contact Information

Whole Month of December 2015

SCREENING OF FILMS WITH THEMES ON MIGRATION (TRANSIT, IMBISIBOL, ETC.)

(Open to the public)

 

Film showing tackling migration-related themes and issues. Screening fee of 100 for Cinematheques in Baguio, Iloilo and Davao Cities.

Venue: FDCP Cinematheques in Baguio, Davao and Iloilo Cities

 

Ana Karina Cosio

Film Development Council of the Philippines

Tel. no. 846-2496 loc. 112

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December 2015

Basay Feeding Program

(By invitation only)

To increase awareness and knowledge about healthy eating. Work with schools and the overseas Filipino community for appreciation of migrants and overseas workers for Elementary School Children in the Municipality of Basay

Venue: Basay Central School, Negros Oriental

LGU Basay, Negros Oriental

Every Saturday of December 2015

Hataw exercises

(Open to OFWs and their dependents)

The activity aims to provide healthy lifestyle for former OFWs,   migrants and their dependents

Venue: Insular Plaza, Jagna, Bohol

LGU Jagna, Bohol

First week of December 2015

Job Fair

(Open to the public)

Conduct of Job Fair to generate jobs abroad for families and relatives of OFWs

Venue: LGUs of Siquijor

LGUs of Siquijor

First week of December 2015

Livelihood Training for OFW beneficiaries

(By invitation only)

It aims to provide livelihood training to OFW beneficiaries

Venue: Alburquerque, Bohol

 

LGU Alburquerque, Bohol

First to second week of December 2015

Awarding of the Outstanding Overseas Filipino Workers

(Open to all deserving OFWs)

Awards conducted during the scheduled Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos

Venue: LGUs of Siquijor

LGUs of Siquijor

December 1, 2015

One-Stop Shop of Services: Bringing M&D to the OFs and their Families

(Open to the public)

Convergence of   M&D partners to a one-stop-shop of services: DOLE, OWWA, POEA, NRCO, DOH, CHED, DepEd, SSS, PHIC/PhilHealth, HDMF,TESDA, DOST, DTI, CHR, BIR, OFs and their families

Venue: Lobby, Provincial Capitol, Iloilo

M&D Committee and Secretariat

December 1 to 18, 2015

PhilHealth - OFW Family Conference

(Open to Overseas Filipinos and their families)

The conference aims to provide updates on PhilHealth benefits and services; and showcase and extend PhilHealth services to OFW families and their dependents.

Venue: All PhilHealth Regional Offices except (PRO 3, 8 and 9)

Ringo Danao

Overseas Filipinos Program – Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

Tel. no. 441-7444 local 7416

December 1-20, 2015

Value Formation, Financial Literacy and Savings Mobilization Seminar; Service Mapping and Orientation; Team Building and Group Building Workshop; Livelihood Formation and Skills Training for OFW and Family; Migrant Workers and OFW Day Caravan

(By invitation to selected municipalities and barangays)

Its objectives are to increase awareness and understanding on the value of saving and financial management; identify and understand the services rendered by different partner agencies in relation to M & D; organize and strengthen OFW groups and families; enhance skills of OFW family for enterprise development;

Albert Porras

MD-TWG & OWWA RO6

December 1-2, 2015

MOF 2015 Local & Overseas Job Fair      

(Open to the public)

A regional Local and Overseas Job Fair featuring employment facilitation for local and overseas jobseekers. The activity will all feature services for overseas applicants, OFs and their families from lined agencies like CFO, POEA, OWWA, DOLE, NRCO, PHIL-HEALTH, SSS and NBI.

               

Venue: SM City Naga Activity Center, Naga City

 

Reuel M. Oliver

Metro Naga Public Employment Service Office, Government of Naga

Tel. nos. (054) 473-8274, 473-0980, 473-2053

December 2, 2015

2015 OFW Day: Pasko ng Pasasalamat at Pag-pupugay sa Pag-IBIG

(By invitation only)

 

The celebration aims to pay tribute to hardworking overseas workers who continue to commit themselves in uplifting their families’ standards of living and to their significant role in nation’s economic progress.

 

Venue: 8/F Justine Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

Mary Grace M. Eugenio/ Nova Kristal P. Pala/ Jesely M. Lastimosa

Pag-IBIG Fund, Makati

Tel. no. 892-4382, 840-1793

December 3, 2015

(tentative date)

POEA/OWWA Forum

(By invitation only)

 

The forum aims to orient the Punong Barangay on the different services of POEA and OWWA to be participated in by   Punong Barangays of 4 municipalities

Venue:   Gov. Corazon L. Cabagnot Tourism and Training Center, Old Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan

Vivian R. Solano, PESO and OWWA

December 4, 2015

Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA)

(By invitation only )

The objectives are: 1. To give proper recognition to the outstanding achievements of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, and serve as role models for the whole OFW population; 2. promote success stories of the OFW families’ endurance over the challenges on their family relations and uplift the image of the OFW families in the community; and 3. To highlight the role of the OFW family acting as a group/unit in the attainment of socio-civic, educational, professional and material success.

Dir. Carmelina Velasquez

OWWA, Pasay City

Tel. no. 891-6115

December 4, 2015

Business Plan Competition for Qualified   Seafarers (Awarding)

(By invitation only)

 

It is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among seafarers.

Venue: To be announced

Antonette Cañete / Mark Espina

National Reintegration Center for OFWs

Tel. no.: 526-2392

December 5, 2015

Mega Job Fair

(Open to the public)

Job fair for the people of Cebu, which include placement and employment overseas

 

Venue: Cebu City Sports Complex

LGU Cebu

December 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2015

Weekly Balik-Cavite Tour

(By invitation )

A one-day tour around Cavite offered to all returning migrants and their families.

Venue: Cavite City

Cavite Province

December 6, 2015

Grand Marian Procession

(Open to the Public)

 

The procession of almost a hundred images of the Blessed Virgin all over the country revives a Filipino religious tradition that originated in 1619 to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Devotees, townsfolk, students and religious accompany the images alongside military escorts and bands just like in the old days.

Venue: Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila

 

Sandra Martinez

Intramuros, Administration

Tel. no. 527-3138

December 6, 2015

MIGRANT HEALTH FAIR

(Open to migrant families, and MOF IAC members)

 

The conduct of the Migrant Health Fair aims to increase the health awareness on prevention of lifestyle-related diseases among Filipino migrants and their families. During the Migrant Health Fair, the DOH shall provide a set of free health promotion services such as mass exercise sessions, nutrition counseling, cholesterol sugar check, as well as mobile health services like therapeutic massage sessions, and HIV counseling

 

Venue: Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Rizal Park (Luneta)

Director Maylene M. Beltran

Dr. Joel H. Buenaventura Bureau of International Health Cooperation, Department of Health

Tel. no. 651-7800 local 1338

December 8, 2015

In Focus: Women Migrant Workers and the CMW Concluding Comments

(By invitation only)

 

A forum on the Convention on Migrant Workers and women migrants, organized by the UN Women, Commission on Human Rights and the Center for Migrant Advocacy.

Venue: Quezon City

Ellene Sana

Center for Migrant Advocacy Tel. no. 990-5140, 433-0684

Marilen G. Soliman

UN Women

Tel/Fax No. 366-8170; 426-3772

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December 9, 2015

PAMANA – GrOW - Growing Opportunities for Wealth

(Open to all families of OFs)

 

Orientation and profiling of OFs and their families on small business development services featuring the Barangay GROW program of the City Government. Barangay GROW provides a comprehensive suite of services tailored to the needs of individual or group livelihood and small enterprises and helping OFs GROW the small capital that they can send home into a booming family business.     

 

Venue: Naga City People’s Hall, Naga City

Reuel M. Oliver

Metro Naga Public Employment Service Office, Government of Naga

Tel. no. (054) 473-8274, 473-0980, 473-2053

December 9, 2015

“SUMMID Calabarzon: Converging Initiatives on Migration and Local Economic Development”; Cultural presentation

(By invitation only)

Presentation of the outputs of the Migrants Resource Centers in the five provinces; workshop on gaps and opportunities; participants are members of the provincial committees on M&D and migrant families

Venue:   Tagaytay City (TBC) – For Calabarzon (through NEDA Region IV-A and Atikha)

 

Golda Myra Roma

JMDI-UNDP

Tel. no. 0917-794-1447

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Lovely Mores

NEDA IV-A

Tel. no. 0915-541-1625

Email:

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December 9 – December 19, 2015

Ugnayan sa Middle East

(Open to overseas Filipinos in the Middle East)

 

The Ugnayan aims to help address challenges faced by Filipino communities in the Middle East, promote CFO programs and services, including the PESO SENSE (a financial freedom campaign) and BaLinkBayan (the online portal for overseas Filipinos’ diaspora engagement). It also aims to facilitate the establishment of support network for Filipinos bound for Middle East

Venue: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Warner Dawal/ Rose Juan

Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Tel. no. 552-4796

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December 10, 2015

(tentative)

Fourth Provincial Training on PESO Sense-The Philippine Financial Freedom Campaign for Overseas Filipinos, and their Families

(Open to OF/W Associations, migrant families/returnees and stakeholders)

The PESO Sense training aims to provide financial literacy to migrants, their families left behind and other stakeholders by utilizing various platforms on financial education. It puts a strong emphasis on financial education as a critical link to migration and development.

Venue: Ilocos Sur (to be announced)

Elisa Acena

Provincial OFW Federation of Ilocos Sur

Tel. no. 0927-8495921

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December 10 & 14, 2015

Seminar-Workshop on the Issues of Filipinos in Intermarriage

(by invitation only)

 

A forum on the issues and realities of Filipinos in intermarriage for local civil registrars and faith-based and pre marriage counselors

Venue: December 10, 2014 - Batangas

December 14, 2014 - Century Park Hotel, Manila

 

Janet Ramos

Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Tel. no. 552-4744

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December 11, 2015

(tentative)

Second Forum on M&D and Financial Literacy Training

(Open for children of OF/Ws, student leaders and interested faculty)

 

The forum and training aims to provide the children of OF/Ws, student leaders and interested faculty information about CFO, its projects and advocacies and educate them through PESO Sense-the Philippine Financial Freedom Campaign, the financial education component of the MDI-1 project.

Venue: Ilocos Sur (to be announced)

Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur

December 12, 2015

JMDI Bicol Friendly Game          

(By invitation only)

 

A regional friendly game activities to foster camaraderie and promote health and wellness among M&D stakeholders of JMDI Bicol.        

 

Venue: JMR Coliseum, Ninoy and Cory Ave., Naga City

Reuel M. Oliver

Metro Naga Public Employment Service Office, Government of Naga

Tel. no. (054) 473-8274, 473-0980, 473-2053

December 12 or 13, 2015 (tentative)

Merry Treats: A CAUSEtoPLAY and Mascorade

(Open to the public)

Back-to-back treats for families and park goers which will serve as the kick-off event for the Christmas season. There will be a parade of cosplayers and mascots around the park and an afternoon program full of surprises for the kids.

Venue: Central Section of Rizal Park, Manila

Shiela Rose Javier

National Parks Development Committee

Tel. no. 302-7079

Second week of December

Fun run with Hataw exercises and film showing

Open to the public

 

The activity aims to promote healthy lifestyle for OFWs and their families and LGU employees and to educate the citizenry of the life of OFWs

Venue: Ambacon Cultural Center, Getfe, Bohol

 

LGU Getafe, Bohol

Second week of December

Poster Making Contest and Essay Writing Contest to High School Students with the Theme of the Celebration

(By invitation to selected public and private secondary school in Masbate)

3 Winners of Essay Writing contest (1st-3rd Runner Up

4th Year High School Students

Venue: 3rd Floor Conference Room City Hall Building, Masbate City

Judel Briones

PESO Manager 0920-6950712

Esperanza Ariola

PDO II

Tel. no. 0921-4391739

December 15, 2015

(tentative)

Third Forum on M&D and Financial Literacy Training

(Open for children of OF/Ws, student leaders and interested faculty)

 

The forum and training aims to provide the children of OF/Ws, student leaders and interested faculty information about CFO, its projects and advocacies and educate them through PESO Sense-the Philippine Financial Freedom Campaign, the financial education component of the MDI-1 project.

Venue: La Union (to be announced)

Rosalina Bayan

Kanlungan Center Foundation

Tel. no: 0918-2747358,

607-3520

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December 15, 2015 to January 14, 2016

Pamaskong Handog for OFWs

(Open to OFWs coming home to the Philippines for vacation this Christmas season)

Component Program:

  • A. Pamaskong Salubong for Returning OFWs

 

  • B. Family Day by invitation to OFW Families

These Christmas events hope to inculcate in the OFW communities the positive values of family orientation and social consciousness in recognizing the contributions of the OFWs to national development and extending a helping hand to those who have less in life.

Venue: NAIA, and OWWA Regional Offices

Dir. Carmelina Velasquez

OWWA, Pasay City

Tel. No. 891-6115

December 15-23, 2015

9-Nights of Christmas Carols

(Open to the public)

An annual public service project of NPDC for the holiday season.   Performances of different choirs will be presented.

Venue:   Second Floor of the Cave at Rizal Park, Manila, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

 

Margaux Decripito

National Parks Development Committee

Tel. No. 302-7079

December 15 – 23, 2015

Simbang Gabi sa Park

(Open to the public)

 

Series of nine novena masses every month of December , in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Nuestra Señora de Guia (Ermita Church).

Venue:   Cave Area, Rizal Park, Manila, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Shiela Rose Javier

National Parks Development Committee

Tel. no. 302- 7079

December 16, 2015

Forum on Migration and Development Initiative

(By invitation only)

The forum aims to update the migrants and their families on migration and development program to be participated in by Association of migrants in six municipalities.

Venue:   Provincial Trade Hall, Provincial Capitol, Kalibo, Aklan

 

Engr. Roger M. Esto/ Engr. Lorna T. Cawaling

PPDO, Kalibo, Aklan

December 16, 2015

(tentative)

Fourth Forum on M&D and Financial Literacy Training

(Open for children of OF/Ws, student leaders and interested faculty)

The forum and training aims to provide the children of OF/Ws, student leaders and interested faculty information about CFO, its projects and advocacies and educate them through PESO Sense-the Philippine Financial Freedom Campaign, the financial education component of the MDI-1 project.

Venue: Urdaneta and Rosales, Pangasinan (to be announced)

Jose Del Rosario

Urdaneta PESO

Tel. no. 0923-8102011, 0905-2602788

Email:

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December 17, 2015

Media Forum: Women Migrants and the CMW Concluding Observations

A forum for the media on the Convention on Migrant Workers and women migrants, organized by the UN Women, Commission on Human Rights and the Center for Migrants’ Advocacy.

Venue: TBA

 

Ellene Sana

Center for Migrant Advocacy Tel. no. 990-5140, 433-0684

Marilen Soliman

UN Women

Tel/Fax Nos. 366-8170; 426-3772

December 18, 2015

NATIONAL FORUM ON MIGRATION

(By invitation only)

 

A national forum tackling issues on Filipino migration with the theme: #Step-it-Up_MWC25: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally.

Venue: SSS Auditorium, Quezon City

 

Carmelita G. Nuqui

Philippine Migrants Rights Watch

Tel. no. 526-9101, 526-9098

December 18, 2015

MIGRATION ADVOCACY AND MEDIA AWARDS

(By invitation only)

Awards are given to private and public media works that have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas, and/or promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas, and migration and development.

Venue: SSS, Quezon City

 

Frencel Tingga/ Arthur Vitasa

Commission on Filipinos Overseas

TN: (02) 552-4766 or 552-4763

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December 18, 2015

CULTURAL SHOW FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINOS AND FAMILIES

 

A cultural presentation (song and dance) for overseas Filpinos and their families.

Venue:   SSS, Quezon City

 

Veronica Amboni/ Alya Rodriguez

National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

Tel. no. 527-2206; 527-2192

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December 18, 2015

POEA on Wheels

(Open to overseas job seekers and the public)

               

Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) - a public information service provided to any individual who is contemplating of working overseas. Its objective are: 1. to increase awareness on realities of overseas employment; 2. to help would-be workers make informed decision whether to pursue job overseas or not,; 3. to increase awareness on the hazards of illegal recruitment and other irregular modes of deployment; and 4. To timely forewarn prospective OFWs against the modus operandi of illegal recruiters

 

Venue: SSS, Quezon City             

 

Maria Theresa delos Santos

Workers Education Division,

POEA

Tel. no. 722-1185 to 95,

0917-869-8389

December 18, 2015

Counseling and Legal Assistance

(Open to overseas job seekers, victims of illegal recruitment, and the general public)

Free legal advice and assistance in the preparation of complaint against licensed recruitment agencies for recruitment violation/s and against unlicensed recruiters for illegal recruitment and other related cases

Maria Theresa Delos Santos

Officer-in-Charge,

Workers Education Division

POEA

Tel. no. (02) 722-1185/95

0917-869

December 18, 2015

Concert at the Mall

(Open to the public)

 

An evening of music and dances in recognition of the contributions of millions of Overseas Filipinos in nation building.

Venue: Clark International Airport, Arrival Area, Pampanga

DOT Region III

December 18, 2015

Migrant Workers and OFW Day Caravan

(Open to the public)

 

An awareness program of inter-agency services for migrants

Venue: Roxas City Civic Center, Capiz

              

Mila Barquin

PESO, Roxas City, Capiz

December 18, 2015

Film showing of OFW themed films

(Open to the public)

 

Film showing of “Caregiver” and “Anak” – to raise awareness on the plight of overseas Filipino workers in selected barangays.

 

Venue: Barangay Hall, Danao, Bohol

LGU Danao, Bohol

December 18, 2015

Financial Literacy training for OFWs

(Open to OFWs)

To educate OFWs on Financial Literacy. There will be selected OFWs Beneficiaries in Bayawan

Venue: IBC Function Hall, Negros Oriental

LGU Valencia, Negros Oriental

December 18, 2015

Concert at the Mall

(Open to the public)

A concert in recognition of the contribution of millions of overseas Filipinos in nation building.

Venue: SM City Clark, Pampanga

 

DOT – Region III

San Fernando, Pampanga

Tel. no. (045) 625-8525  

December 18, 2015

10th OFW Family Day

(Open to OFWs, Balik-Manggagawa/Workers-on-Leave and their relatives)

               

To give fun and excitement to Balik-Manggagawa/ Workers-on-Leave and their relatives having financial transactions with POEA on target date.

Venue: POEA Lobby, Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

 

Dir. Renato C. Limjuco/ Lou Medina

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration/ Gabay ng OFW International, Inc.

Tel. no.: 722-1194, 565-8661

December 18, 2015

Livelihood Training and Job Fair

(Open to OFW and their family)

 

To enhance entrepreneurial   skills of OFWs’ family members and provide job opportunities

Venue:   Little Theater, Provincial Capitol; Camarines Norte Agro-Sports Center

 

Nida Navarro-Tosoc

PDO IV / PESO Manager

Daet, Camarines Norte

December 19, 2015

Opening of the Migrant Resource Center (MRC)

in Naga City       

(By invitation only)

 

Ceremonial opening of the Migrant Resource Center in Naga City located at the Bicol Central Station featuring signing of Memorandum of Agreements with lined agencies and M&D stakeholders.

               

Venue: Migrant Resource Center, Bicol Central Station, Naga City

Reuel M. Oliver

Metro Naga Public Employment Service Office, Government of Naga

Tel. no. (054) 473-8274, 473-0980, 473-2053

December 19, Saturday

“Pamaskong handog para mga pamilyang OFWs” to coincide with the opening of the Migrants Resource Center

(By invitation only)

100 participating migrants (from HK, Singapore, Malaysia and UAE), migrant families, migrant organizations, church, academe, private sector, and local, regional and national governments

Venue: SM Naga and Migrants Resource Center, Naga City Central Bus Station -   For Bicol (through the City Government of Naga)

 

Golda Myra Roma

(JMDI-UNDP)

Tel. no.: 0917-794-1447

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Nonoy Reforsado

Tel. no. 0916-223-2300

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December 19, 2015

Outstanding Nagaueño

(Open to 5 top LGUs from Legazpi, Tabaco, Sorsogon, Masbate, Naga and Camarines Norte.)

 

Venue: SM Naga

 

December 29, 2015

OFW Gift Giving and Fun Day

To be able to bring together all returning OFWs with their families and share blessings to the less fortunate children in depressed areas in Dumaguete City. It will target 50 indigent children in depressed areas.

 

Venue: Public Market Auditorium, Bldg. 2, Dumaguete City

LGU Dumaguete City

December 31, 2015

New Year Countdown

(Open to the public)

To welcome the year with exciting performances from different artists and fireworks display.

 

Venue: At the back of Rizal Monument Rizal Park, Manila (tentative)

 

John David Salenda

Tel. no. 302-7079