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Isang Summer Art Workshop ang ginanap sa Bologna nitong nakaraang Agosto.

Septiyembre 3, 2014 - Ang ALAB SUMMER ART WORKSHOP with DANDY ROBOSA ay ginanap ng limang araw noong nakaraang buwan, Aug. 2, 8, 15, 22 at 29. Ito ay sa inisyatiba ng pangulo ng ALYANSA NG LAHING BULAKENYO (ALAB), si Dittz Centeno-De Jesus, kung saan nakiisa at nagbahagi ng kanyang panahon at talento ang kilalang Pilipinong pintor mula sa Firenze, si Dandy Robosa.

Layunin ng workshop na maituro sa mga kabataan ang mga pangunahin at mahahalagang teknik sa pagguhit at pagpinta. Bukod dito, ang higit pang mapaunlad  ang taglay na talento sa larangan ng sining. Isa rin itong paraan upang itanim sa isipan ng mga kabataan ang pagiging produktibo at ang pagkakaroon ng hangarin na maipakilala sa host community ang kakayahan ng mga Pilipino.

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Milan, August 25, 2014 - For this summer season, the Philippine Consulate General in Milan, in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, organized a Filipino Film Festival for the Filipino Community in Milan. Three Filipino films directed by internationally-renowned directors, Chito Roño, Jose Javier Reyes and Peque Gallaga are scheduled to be shown during the month of August at the San Lorenzo Theater in Milan.

The festival started off on 7 August 2014 with Chito Roño’s “Badil”, a film that won Indie Movie of the Year at the Star Awards for Movies 2014 which also won him the Indie Movie Director of the Year. It has also received praise from Filipino fil enthusiasts for its beautiful cinematography, artistic depth and national significance.

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LSE Program empowers Pinoys in Rome and Milan

Be Financially Successful…Be a Social Entrepreneur…Be a Leader

“I have learned a lot not only how to handle my finances but most of all I have regained my lost confidence and found a place where I can belong” - LSE1 Participant

Rome, August 12, 2014 - LSE or LEADERSHIP and SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP is the flagship program of Associazione Pilipinas OFSPES with the Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government (ASoG).  It seeks to enable the socio-cultural, political and economic empowerment of overseas Filipinos in Italy, particularly the youth, by, among other things, training and building capacities on leadership, financial literacy and social entrepreneurship skills in a migrant context.

The LSE training was initially launched in Rome in April 2008 to empower Filipino migrant workers to proactively address financial and emotional challenges that result from the process of migration.  The said training for OFWs has since been expanded with the first in Naples and Florence, the third in Turin and Milan and the fifth batch in Rome that graduated in 2013. 

The LSE 24 will be launched at the Philippine Consulate General in Milan on 14 September 2014 while the LSE 25 will be launched at the Philippine Embassy to Italy also on 14 September.

The LSE has gone as far North as Brussels, The Hague, and Paris, in Dubai in the Middle East and Baclaran, Philippines, Hongkong and Macau in Asia.

The LSE in Rome is a perfect example of a partnership among NGOs (Pilipinas OFSPES and UGAT Foundation), government institutions (Philippine Embassy/Consulate, Philippine Labor office-DOLE and OWWA),  the private sector (SEDPI), and the academe (Ateneo de Manila University).

The Program continues to be true to its vision of  a united, empowered and respected Filipino migrants and their families contributing towards Philippine development.


Related articles:

- Congratulations sa mga LSE graduates

- Graduation ng LSE batch 3



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ENFiD Italy joined the Mini-Conference and First General Assembly of the European Network of Filipino Diaspora-Europe in Madrid. Msgr. Jerry Bitoon represents Italy in the new ENFiD Board.

Madrid - Through the scorching heat wave of Madrid, the 30-some delegates to the Mini-Conference and First General Assembly of the European Network of Filipino Diaspora buckled down to accomplish their intentions. It was an intensive 3-day meeting (11-13 July 2014) for the representatives of 11 countries present: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Special guests invited to address the conference was led by Philippine Ambassador to Italy, Virgilio Reyes, a guiding force in the formation of ENFiD from its beginnings in the 2012 Rome Diaspora-to-Dialogue, keynoted the Mini-Conference counseling that ENFiD’s human resource potential be harnessed complemented by available innovation and information technology . Philippine Consul General Emmanuel Fernandez of Spain voiced the social effects of migration in dysfunctional Filipino families. Madrid Mayor Dña Ana Maria Botella sent her personal message through Counsellor JesusMoreno Sanchez, head of city’s Migration Division, reiterating the historical bond between Spain and thePhilippines and complimenting on the positive presence and contribution of Filipino workers in Spain.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)-Spain, Maria Jesus Herrera Ceballos, Chief of Mission, emphasized the need to seize the opportunities of the economic and social integration impact in world migration. Philippine Consul Juan Dayang of Czech Republic focused on the economic contribution of Overseas Filipino Workers in reducing poverty incidence and increased welfare and the impact of international migration on consular affairs and diplomacy. Fr. Jose Luis Pinilla Martin, S.J. of the Episcopal Commission of Migration ended the conference sharing views of the Spanish Church on immigration as an opportunity that strengthen its communities, and rejuvenates their parishes in their ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.

The General Assembly worked to ratify its Constitution and By-Laws and adopted the working objective to strengthen ENFiD as an organization by agreeing to register the ENFiD trademark in the immediate future and setup a permanent secretariat using its recognition in the EuropeanCommunity Transparency Registry as the starting point. The body conducted a self-analysis of its strengths and weaknesses from which it agreed to map out a practical achievable Five-Year Strategy that will define ENFiD’s direction and where to position itself in the local (Philippines), regional (Europe) and international environment of migration.

The assembly agreed to increase the ENFiD Board to 9 country-members. Eight candidates from 7 countries vied for 5 open positions in the Board. Each had a 5 minutes to make their case for election and those not physically present were beamed via skype video.

As a result the new ENFiD Board, is now represented by Marison Rodriguez (Czech Republic), Gene Alcantara (UK), Msgr. Jerry Bitoon (Italy), Virgilio Cuizon (Germany), Denis Mana-ay (France), Renee Ikdal (Norway), Rachel Hansen (Sweden), Rohlee de Guzman (Netherlands) and Diomedes Eviota (Switzerland).

The meeting resolved to hold its 2nd General Assembly and Conference in October 2015, possibly in Nice, France.

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The Philippines Joins the 20th Edition of L’Isola del Cinema Festival

Rome, July 30, 201 - The Philippines will be joining for the first time the international film festival L'Isola del Cinema 2.0, (XX Edition) on Friday, 01 August 2014 and Saturday, 02 August 2014.

The following  will be shown free of charge during the film festival:

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