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Encouraging Migrants on SIDC Investment: Enrollment Strategies
Presented by: Lilia Cabaces- Mallari, PINOYWISE Milan Coordinator

They asked me if i can testify regarding the enrollment strategies, of course i answered a big YES! Everyday i’ve met a lot of individuals that have different characters and have negative points of view regarding investments…. I took them as a CHALLENGE. When Sidc reached my knowledge and learned about their good business track records i don’t give any second thought and grab the opportunity to become their member. I did the savings until i reached the minimum investments of 100 K and received the certificates when i went home last august 2011.

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Leading the Leaders
Presented by: Minda C. Teves, PinoyWISE North Coordinator

In my 25 years of journey, I must consider myself a person who had come almost to his final end as a migrant, though weary of the thought that, …once I’ll end up my journey…… & I have questioned, what have I accomplished for myself, done for others and contributed to the community? And I have come to realize that our situation as a migrant is just like a….. “bird in a cage… with the head outside.”

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Educating Migrants in Turin and Beyond
Presented by: Nerissa Antaran-Tejada, Pinoywise Financial Counselor in Turin

In my experience of attending and facilitating Financial Literacy Seminar here in Turin and beyond the first question being raised before starting the seminar proper was “What are your expectations in this seminar?” and majority would answer “To learn how to handle or manage money” as the title suggest it and some said to learn how to save. And very rare that the second part which is “Addressing Barriers to Reintegration” is given attention .

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Atikha Annual Report 2011

2011 was a very rewarding year for Atikha and our advocacy in addressing the social cost of migration and in engaging overseas Filipinos and other stakeholders to ensure that the resources of migrants contribute to the development of their families and communities.

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Organic at Flea Market, Idaraos sa Boardwalk ng Sampaloc Lake - August 06, 2011
By Norida D. Sumilang, PIA-Calabarzon / CIO-San Pablo

Nakatakdang magdaos bukas, Agosto 6 ng Weekend Organic at Flea Market ang ATIKHA Overseas Workers Communities Initiatives Inc. sa pangunguna ni Executive Director Estrella Dizon-Anonuevo sa boardwalk ng lawa ng Sampaloc.

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OWWA Shortlists Six OFW Advocates as Trustees
Jeremaiah Opiniano / OFW Journalism Consortium (Posted on GMANews.TV on July 08, 2011)

Meanwhile, executive director Estrella Añonuevo of the migrant NGO Atikha Overseas Workers Communities Initiative, is the top candidate to represent the women sector.

Añonuevo has been running the NGO Atikha since the mid-1990s, the group being a community-based non-profit initiating economic and social programs for overseas Filipinos and their families. Atikha’s work is visible in San Pablo City, Laguna and Mabini in Batangas.

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Ayala Malls Honors Overseas Filipinos with VIPinoy Program Ayala Malls Honors Overseas Filipinos with VIPinoy Program - June 06, 2011
The Philippine Star: Ayala Malls honors overseas Filipinos with VIPinoy program

Ayala Malls, the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, recognizes the importance of addressing the needs of Filipinos living and working overseas, and of their families. The Ayala Malls launched its VIPinoy program as homage to overseas Filipinos, and to make their visits to the Philippines more enjoyable.

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PINOYWISE in Mayantoc PINOYWISE in Mayantoc - May 16, 2011
By Ms. Aileen Constantino- Peñas, Deputy Director, Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiatives

A jam-packed assembly for Atikha and SIDC orientation was held last Monday, May 16, 2011 at Mayantoc Farmers Information Technology Services Center from 9:00 am to 12:15 noon. Eighty five Mayantokenians attended the forum composed of 20 barangay council members, 30 coop leaders, 19 coop members and 16 local government employees.

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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 to their group last April 17.

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UZBEKISTAN Study Tour to the Philippines - April 3 - 5, 2011

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, Ministry of Finance and commercial banks (Micro-credit Bank, Agro Bank, Hamkorbank and Xalk Bank).

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