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MADRID MEETING STRENGTHENS ENFiD




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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Mga Pilipino at Vietnamese sa Roma, nagsagawa ng rally vs. China's invasion ng Pilipinas

“Wag nating pabayaang maulit muli ang kasaysayan kung saan ginamit ng mga Hapon ang Ligaw Island noong Second World War upang ilunsad ang pananakop  sa Pilipinas at sa ibang bansa sa Southeast Asia.”

Rome, Hulyo 30, 2014 – Sa pangunguna ng ENFiD (European Network of Filipino Diaspora), Bantay West Philippine Sea at ASVI (Associazione degli Studenti Vietnamiti in Italia) ay muling naisakatuparan sa ikatlong taon ang pakikiisa ng mga Pilipino sa Roma sa taunan at malawakang Global Protest Against China kung saan sabay-sabay na nagkakaisa ang mga Pilipino mula sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo tulad ng America, Pilipinas, Middle East at Europa.

Kaugnay dito, nagkasama-sama muli ang mga Pilipino  sa Roma at sa pagkakataong ito, ang pakikiisa ng mga Vietnamese upang ipaalam sa buong mundo ang kanilang mariing pagtutol sa ginagawang pananakop ng China sa ilang mga isla at reefs sa dalawang bansa.

Sa ginawang rally sa Piazza Esquilino sa likod ng Sta. Maria Maggiore noong July 24, mahigit 200 Pilipino mula sa iba’t ibang filippino communities at filcom leaders, hometown associations at mga organisasyon ang nagsanib pwersa kasama ang mga  Vietnamese upang ipagsigawan ang ginawang pagsakop ng China.

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Global protest laban sa China, gagawin sa Roma

Roma, Hulyo 21, 2014 - Nagkakaisa ang lahat ng Filipino communities at association sa Rome sa pangunguna ng ENFID – European Network of Filipinos Diaspora at Bantay West Philippine Sea – Rome sa pagsasagawa, sa ikatlong taon, ng malaking protest rally laban sa China dahil sa pananakop ng mga isla sa Kalayaan Islands sa Pilipinas.
 
Ang rally na tatawaging  “Stop China’s invasion of the West Philippine Sea” ay bahagi ng protesta ng mga Pilipino upang ipakita sa buong mundo na tinututulan nito ang tahasang pananakop  ng China sa lugar na, by geographical location, ay nasasakupan ng Pilipinas.
 
 
Nakatakdang isagawa ang rally sa July 24, Piazza Esquilino, 3:00 ng hapon hanggang 8:00 ng gabi.

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Pagnanakaw ng pera at alahas, inamin ng isang Pinay

Palermo, Hulyo 21, 2014 - Inihabla kamakailan ang isang Pilipina, G.L. 40 anyos, matapos aminin ang ginawang pagnanakaw sa bahay ng 3 employers.

Ayon sa report, matapos makilala ang katapatan ng isang Pilipina sa loob ng  ilang taong paglilingkod bilang colf, isang 40 anyos na employer ang inirekomenda ang Pinay sa kanyang dalawa pang kaibigan.

Sa kasamaang-palad, ay naging kahina-hinala ang katapatan ng kanilang colf matapos matuklasan na nawawalan ang magkakaibigan ng pera at alahas.

Napagkasunduan ng 3 na subukan ang katapatan ng Pinay.

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