PRESS RELEASE from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration, June 3, 2011
Twenty-one OFWs and OFW Family Circles (OFCs) exhibitors will put up booths to showcase their products and services on the 1ST National Congress of OFWs and Families on June 7 Tuesday at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
This occasion will house some of the nation’s best locally made products and the best forms of services offered in the country today. Regional exhibitors from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will proudly offer their items and services on this one-day event.
The exhibitors are OFWs and OFW Family Circles who availed of the reintegration program and services offered by the OWWA. Most of them are OFW returnees and OFW dependents who seriously want to start their own business and augment their daily finances.
Like the OFW dependents of Mauban Quezon, they formed their OFC the Mauban OFW Federation with the idea of starting a business based on their knowledge of handicrafts using local raw materials. Their buri products are presently sold locally with the hopes of exporting in the future.
CSM Philippines Inc. of Biňan, Laguna, is one OWWA-assisted business that is exporting internationally. Its finebone china ceramic wares have markets in the US, South Africa and some parts of Asia and Europe.
The OWWA is strengthening its reintegration program and have currently signed with the Landbank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines a 2 Billion Pesos OFW Reintegration Program to give better and more flexible loan assistance to OFWs.
The exhibit is open to the public from 10 AM – 5 PM. The 1st National Congress of OFWs and Families is in celebration of the Migrant Workers Day.
LIST OF OFWs and OFCs EXHIBITORS:
1. OFW FAMILY CIRCLEs (OFC) TAGUIG CHAPTER
Summer J / Let’s Begin
computer shop/bags & accessories made from newspaper and water lily materials
2. MAMALI OFW FAMILY CIRCLES
handwoven bags and mats
3. LAGONGLONG OFW ASSOCIATION (LOFWA)
home decors and ladies accessories made of abaca fiber or “sinamay”
4. MARIKINA OFW FAMILY CIRCLE ASSOCIATION
slippers and sandals made from cloth, leather/leatherette materials
5. MAUBAN OFW FEDERATION
6. SAMAHAN NG OFW BRGY. 118
beadworks and handicrafts
7. ENGR. WINIFRED ESPINOSA
WIN’S Super Oling Stove (SOS)
8. DIAMOND LIFESTYLE CORPORATION
multi-level marketing consultancy services
9. OWWA-ILO JOINT PROJECT BENEFICIARIES
sub-contracting, food, children’s toys and accessories
10. CLEMENTE S. MANRIQUE
CSM Philippines, Inc.
handmade fine bone china products
11. EDEN ZANIEGA DE CASTRO-VILLA
David’s Well Crafts & More
novelty hand-crafted products
12. SEBASTIAN ANIAG TAMAYO
Tamayo’s Catering Services, Restaurants And Flower Shop
catering services and flower supplier
13. NAGKAKAISANG OFW SA BRGY. 36 / SMART
painted frames and lamps using hardwood, abaca fibers and varnish
14. CONSUELO M. VENTILACION
Nora Leleng’s Casuy Products
dried casuy nuts and by-products
15. OFW MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE – PARANAQUE
organic and environmentally friendly products
16. BAGONG SILANG OFC/SMART
17. CORDILLERA BEEKEEPERS OVERSEAS WORKERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (COBOWAI)
honey, bee pollen, and honey wine
18. BAGONG BAYANI FAMILY ASSOCIATION
“veggie” noodles production made from highland vegetables and root crops
19. OFWS COOP 137 ZONE 15
Family Wellness Center
massage therapy and selling herbal products
20. A2 KAUNLARAN OFC
21. KAMANHOD NG MAMAMAYAN NG NAVOTAS
Check out the Facebook album for more photos of exhibitors.
ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL MARKETING DIVISION (ASMD)
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
Tel. No. (632) 891-7601 loc. 5414, 5603 or (632) 891-7741
Email address: [email protected]/ [email protected]
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