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BLOOD, SWEAT & CHEERS – Changed Lives of Overseas Filipino Workers

Inilunsad ang Blood, Sweat & Cheers pagkatapos ng LSE13 graduation ceremony.

Roma, Mayo 10, 2013 – Ito ang titolo ng librong nagtataglay ng kasaysayan ng 10 Overseas Filipino Workers (Ofws), ng kanilang paglalakbay mula pagdadalamhati at kawalan patungo sa kagalingan, panibagong pananaw at lakas para sa bagong pamumuhay, trabaho at pakikisalamuha.

Ito ay inilunsad noong nakaraang April 14, sa Colleggio Filippino sa Rome makalipas ang graduation ceremonies ng Batch 13 ng kursong Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE) Program hated ng Associazione Pilipinas OFSPES sa pakikipagtulungan ng Ateneo de Manila School of  Government (ASoG), Embahada ng Pilipinas sa Italya at ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO at OWWA).

Ang nasabing okasyon ay dinaluhan ni Kagalang-galang Ambassador Virgilio Reyes at ang kanyang maybahay, ang ASoG Dean Antonio La Vina at si Welfare Officer Loreta Vergara.

Ang mga sumulat, lahat ay pawang mga LSE students, ay nakapiling din sa araw ng paglulunsad at nagbahagi ng kanilang mga karanasan sa kanilang paglalakbay bilang migrante. Kabilang sina Rhoda Amodia, Hazel Ycaza, Mary Jane Cruzat, Roscelle Ventura, Thess Borje, Marieta Gonzales, Rizalina Almoneda, Leo Virtucio, Renato Gipan, Ronie Hernandez bilang mga contributors sa nasabing libro.

Mainit na tinanggap ng mga panauhin ang  BLOOD, SWEAT & CHEERS matapos ipakilala ni Kim Viray, isang LSE student at Associate Editor.

“I salute and thank all the authors for the inspiration and hope that their stories bring to other overseas Filipinos so that they too can move out of their situations of helplessness or hopelessness; from being victims to actively choosing to do something positive; from reaction to pro-action; from stagnancy and status quo to positive change and transformation”, bahagi ng mensahe ni Tina Liamson, ang LSE Program Director at Associate Editor, na binasa naman ni Maris Gavino, ang Pangulo ng OFSPES.

Kabilang sina Mary Alexis Montelibano-Salinas at Edgar Valenzuela bilang mga Associate Editors.

Samantala, patuloy ang LSE sa layuning palalimin ang kaalaman sa larangan ng socio-cultural, political at economic aspects ng mga ofws. Kasabay nito patuloy din ang pagdami ng mga Ofws na  nagnanais mapalalim ang kaalaman sa pakikibaka sa buhay sa Italya. Ang hangaring lumikha ng new generations of leaders gayun din ng social entrepreneurs na magdudulot ng malaking pagbabago sa makabagong panahon ang susi sa tuluy-tuloy na programa nito.

Ayon sa mga new graduates, ang LSE ay isang mabisang sandata upang mabago ang pananaw ng mga ofw sa pag-iimpok at pananaw pinansyal at pagharap sa kinabukasan. (larawan ni: Corazon Rivera)

LIST OF LSE (Batch 13) – BASIC COURSE PARTICIPANTS

1.       AGUILA Carl Reinan H

2.       ALCANTARA Myla M.

3.       ANGULO Anatalia Chumacera

4.       BELARMA Mercedita

5.       BINOLO Saturnino Ramirez

6.       CASANOVA Paulina P.

7.       COLLADO Grace Torres

8.       CUISON Azelio Calapatia Eloisa Louise

9.       DE VILLA Calapatia

10.   DIOKNO Annie

11.   EBORA Carole Alcantara

12.   EDIG Maria

13.   DAVID Emicor Janet

14.   ESCALONA Rowena M.

15.   MALIGAYA Mark Jester

16.   MORALES Ma. Rosario Grace H.

17.   MORALES Ma. Victoria Jaiane H.

18.   NAMBIO Blessymay Ruth Borja

19.   PALAO Irene B.

20.   SANDRO Honeylyn M.

21.   SERAFINI Grace

22.   VALENCIA Josephine

23.   VENTURA Flora

24.   VILLAMOR Renato

25.   VIRTUCIO Arnel Medrano

26.   ZABALA Eleonor Dilag

LIST OF LSE (BATCH 8) PRACTICUM PARTICIPANTS

BALLANDO A ROMA – Ballroom Dance Studio

1.  Amor                              Fresilda

2.  Calapatia                      Lucia

3.Delos Reyes                 Marciana

4.Pablo                               Bibiana

Kangen Richness – Kangen Water Machine

De Chavez      Teresa

L & R Food

1.  Corpuz       Luthea

2.  Cuyos          Rosalie

LIST OF LSE (BATCH 13) BUSINESS PLANS

1) ARTe’ – Handicrafts/Accessories Making

    Social Objective:  To share skills in handicrafts making and provide extra income for OFWs

                Flora Ventura

                Myla Alcantara

2) Change Clothing Company – Helping Women Fight Poverty

   Social Objective – To share skills in dressmaking and provide employment for needy and unfortunate women

                Maria Edig

                Annie Diokno

                Paulina Casanova

                Mercedita Bilarma

3) Italianpinoy Day Care Center

     Social Objective:  To enable working women to leave their children under safe and trusted care     

                Janet David

                Eleonor Zabala

                Grace Collado

                Azelia Cuison

4)  FREAKS to be Free – Youth Activity Organizers

      Social Objective:  To impart to the youth positive knowledge gained in LSE and promote the culture of savings

                Saturnino Ramirez Binolo

                Blessy May Nambio      

                Honey Lyn Sandro

5)  Evergreen Organic Fruits N’ Vegetables and Recyclable Baskets

      Social Objective:  To involve the out-of-school youth in selling fruits and vegetables

                Carl Reinan Aguila

                Carole Ebora

                Mark Jester Maligaya  

6)  G-Drome Clothing Store & Platform

Social Objective:  To sell clothes that cater to the young at the same time provide a place where the youth can convene for productive activities

                Grace Serafini

7)  HIP HOP Power Up Dance Studio

Social Objective:  To  provide an interesting activity to the newly arrived youth especially those that find difficulty adjusting to their new environments

                Rowena Escalona

                Irene Palao

                Josephine Valencia

8) MakiPinoi – Maki sushi with a twist (infused with pinoy delicacies)

Social Objective:  provide employment and promote healthy and positive lifestyle

                Eloisa De Villa

                Jaiane Morales

                Grace Morales

                Renato Villamor

               

 

 

Bagong social card, para rin sa mga imigrante na mayroong carta di soggiorno

“CAPTURING MEMORIES FOR LIFE”