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Archives for the Year 2011

Tarlaqueños in High Hopes on Pinoy Wise Campaign

“Sana magkaroon na din ng SIDC na lugar namin sa Pura kasi kailangang-kailangan talaga namin ng kooperatiba. Maganda ang ganitong proyekto para maiwasan ang pagkalubog sa utang ng mga tao sa kung kani-kanino”, Flora uttered after the PINOYWISE orientation conducted

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UZBEKISTAN Study Tour to the Philippines

Atikha in San Pablo City and its satellite office in Mabini located at Mabini OFW Migration Center were chosen as Study Tour destination of the Uzbekistan Delegation composed of representatives of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Labour,

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Training of Trainers on Financial Literacy in Maribojoc Bohol

The Training of Trainers on Financial Literacy (Level 2) was held in Maribojoc, Bohol from March 21 to 24, 2011. It was participated by Local Government Staffs from Batangas, Laguna, Pampanga and Tarlac. The training aims to capacitate

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OFWs Urged to Save for Unrest, Crises
Maricar Cinco (Philippine Daily Inquirer) Posted on March 16, 2011

OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families should start saving a portion of their remittances so they won’t be caught off guard in case of war or crisis in foreign countries that could result in an emergency repatriation. Mai Añonuevo, executive

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International Conference and Study Mission to Italy

Atikha through its partner organization in Italy, Comitato Internazionale per lo Svillupo dei Popoli (CISP) and the Filipino Women's Council is organizing the International Conference and Study Mission in Italy from April 14 to May 03, 2011.

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Orientation / Advocacy Seminar & Study Tour

The Advocacy Seminar & Study Tour was in part of the MDG Joint Program on Youth and Employment and Migration entitled "Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth" funded by the MDG Achievement Fund, implemented by the International Organization

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Replicating Initiatives on Financial Literacy in United Arab Emirates
By Estrella Mai Dizon-Anonuevo, Executive Director, Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiatives

I was surprised to receive a call from Ambassador Grace Princesa, Philippine Ambassador to the UAE and Labor Attache Jeff Cortazar , requesting me to come to Abu Dhabi to meet with representatives of the Ministry of Labor of UAE.

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PINOY WISE Financial Literacy for OFWs launched in Abu Dhabi

The financial literacy campaign named PINOY WISE (Worldwide Initiative for Savings Investment and Entrepreneurship) was launched last February 4 and 5, 2011 at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi. PINOY WISE is a campaign initiated by a network of

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‘Little Italy’ Rises on Philippine Hillside
By Mynardo Macaraig (Agence France-Presse )

MABINI, Batangas — On an isolated hillside in the Philippines, a tiny slice of Italy has risen from among the vegetable patches and coconut trees, the product of thousands of overseas workers. Large stone houses -- often with brand-new vehicles in

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