Exhibitors showcase their products on the 1st National Congress of OFWs and Families

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

Roreianlyn Footwear

slippers and sandals made from cloth, leather/leatherette materials

5. MAUBAN OFW FEDERATION

buri handicrafts

6. SAMAHAN NG OFW BRGY. 118

beadworks and handicrafts

7. ENGR. WINIFRED ESPINOSA

WIN’S Super Oling Stove (SOS)

charcoal stove

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

sari-sari store

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

fish sauce

21. KAMANHOD NG MAMAMAYAN NG NAVOTAS

fish by-products

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: asmd07@owwa.gov.ph/ asmd07@gmail.com
Website: www.owwa.gov.ph