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Atikha OFW Helpline in Cooperation with Stichting Habagat & Wilde Ganzen of Netherlands Distributed Relief Goods for Victims of Typhoon Ondoy!
By Mathet Daya & Ninia Bayubay

Everyone saw on television the footages taken during the onslaught of the storm. Almost 90% of Metro Manila, Rizal and Laguna are deeply flooded. Thousands of families were left homeless. Many lost their loved ones and properties. Atikha sympathized with

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Family, food, money cause women OFWs stress
By Veronica Uy (INQUIRER.net) First Posted 14:55:00 11/17/2009

MANILA, Philippines - Family expectations, money, relationship with employers, and food and religious beliefs in host country are five of the most common causes of stress among women overseas Filipino workers.

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Kids of OFWs Help ‘Ondoy’ Victims
By Maricar Cinco (Philippine Daily Inquirer) First Posted 21:04:00 11/04/2009

WHILE EVERYONE else was busy swapping ticket stubs for food rations, Mark Harold Alejandre, a Grade 5 pupil, was minding his own business during the distribution of the relief packs.

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LGUs Tapped to Teach OFWs on Handling Funds
By Maricar Cinco (Inquirer Southern Luzon) First Posted 21:48:00 11/01/2009

"The OFW (overseas Filipino worker) leaves the country to earn with a promise to return after some time. But this does not happen. He or she needs to stay longer abroad because the ones left here splurge the remittances (hence)

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Migrants’ Children Struggle with Absence of Loved Ones
According to various UNICEF studies, children of Filipino overseas workers bear the brunt of the 'painful effects' of separation
By Girlie Linao AFP , SAN PABLO CITY, PHILIPPINES Thursday, Oct 08, 2009, Page 14

Jocelyn Banez doesn't know how to tell her mother that she will not graduate with her class after missing all but nine days last year at a private high school in the Philippines. I just didn't want to study, said

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Training of Trainers on Financial Literacy
Rebuild Resources Back for Family, Community and Country

August 3, Rome, Italy-A five-day training course begins today among 20 leaders of Filipino diaspora and migrant communities from Rome, Milan, Turin and Napoli to address the need to improve the level of financial literacy among Overseas Filipinos and OFW’s.

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NGO Rebuilds OFW Families
By Maricar Cinco (Southern Luzon Bureau) Posted date: March 15, 2009

SAN PABLO CITY – Atikha, which literally means “to slowly rebuild” in old Tagalog, is one organization’s way of helping rebuild the families of migrant Filipino workers. Believing that “investments” are not only financial concerns but also emotional and social issues,

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BASC Annual Congress 2009 a Big Success

Batang Atikha Savers Club held its Annual Congress in Mabini, Batangas, last February 21, 2009 at Mabini Covered Court. The purpose of this event is to foster stronger bond of friendship and camaraderie amongst the members, encourage active participation and

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