FFWW To Celebrate its 6th Year in Mideast "Moving Ahead for a Greater Challenge in 2010"
One of the most active Filipino community organization founded in Doha, Qatar will celebrate its 6th year anniversary to be held at Royal Taste Restaurant (beside Safari Hypermarket) on October 9, 2009. Similar celebration will be held in Eastern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the organization members based in Dammam, Al Khobar, Jubail and Dharan. The Foundation of Filipino Workers Worldwide (FFWW) with its humble beginning is proud to announce that their membership, worldwide is almost 2000, still a huge number to work on to reach their target of 5000 members.
With a noble vision of submitting a draft proposal to the Philippine congress creating an OFW Hospital, OFW Bank and OFW Corporation, FFWW is very optimistic that the Arroyo administration will leave a lasting legacy to our sector by creating an entity we can truly call our own. FFWW's battle cry is Health, Livelihood & Entrepreneurship, encouraged fellow Overseas Filipinos to take care of their health and secure their future by investing hard earned green bucks into business.
Through its Education Committee, FFWW had created United Overseas Filipinos Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Inc. (UOFMCI) in Qatar to pool the resources of its members and shall engage in a profitable business once registered at CDA and the Philippine Embassy. Two local sponsors are willing to assist the group in conducting a business, one is Cargo Forwarder and the other is to establish a Filipino Supermarket. With its members as sure clientele, the business is expected to be profitable. A cooperative pre-membership seminar will be held at PISQ on Aug. 21 & 28, 2009 from 8-12nn. The cooperative will work outside FFWW, as socio-civic organization, FFWW is not allowed to conduct or be engaged in business activity.
FFWW Crisis Committee is also in the forefront of assisting our kababayan in dire need of help. Recently, FFWW in coordination with FILCOA, Aguman Capampangan, United Filipino Bowlers Qatar, employees of Worley Parsons, QP Al Sadd, QP Ras Laffan, members of King of Kings Christian Fellowship and several media outfit in Qatar pledged to support 10 Pampanguenos who were stranded for many months, five of them had already left. It was reported that with the assistance of Vice-Consul Atty. Jabbar Adiong, the employer of the 10 had already arranged for the immediate departure of the remaining 5 employees. Also, a concerned Australian-American citizen had given airline tickets to two OFWs and scheduled to leave Qatar. In KSA, FFWW is doing the same of assisting our countrymen in need of help, from financial, work and personal and police cases in coordination with PE and POLO-OWWA. FFWW will surely move ahead for a greater challenge in 2010. For more details on FFWW membership, you can text 00974-5610322, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.ffww.webs.com/.
Ikalawang Pre-Membership Seminar Naisagawa ng United Overseas Filipino Multi-Purpose Cooperative Trading & Services
Naging matagumpay ang ikalawang Cooperative Pre-Membership Education Seminar (PMES) na isinagawa ng Education Committee ng Foundation of Filipino Workers Worldwide (FFWW) sa Doha, Qatar. Ang kooperatiba na tatawaging United Overseas Filipino Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UOFMC) ay nabuo noong July 3, 2009. Dalawa pang magkakasunod na seminar ang gagawin sa Agosto 21 at 28, 2009 sa Philippine International School of Qatar (PISQ) mula alas 8-12:00 ng tanghali. Ang sinumang interesado ay maaring tumawag o mag-text sa 5610322.
Para po mailakad na ang pag-re-rehistro sa Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), nagkaroon na po ng election at ang mga sumusunod ay nahalal, sa Board of Directors ay sina Donato Navarette, Manuel Flores, Noli K. Perez, Renato Medel, Junel Villarin, Ramon Cruz, Rene Lloren at Manuel Camato, Election Committee sina Naty Lelisa, Aniceta Rapoy at Rogelio Labrador, Credit Committee ay sina Annabell Balondo, Ramon Villaester at Virgilio Oway, Jr., Audit Committee sina Juan Briz Taduran, Rolando Nuera at Adrea Abriz, Finance Committee sina Luch Luchavez, Arlyn Recto at Albert Movilla, Education Committee ay sina Manuel Florez, Celso Pedrosa, Anselmo Lubria, Manuel Camato at Rene Lloren. Ang Treasurer ay si Dennis Sinio. Sa loob ng 90 araw pagkatapos nai-rehistro sa CDA, dapat na magkaroon ng election na gaganapin sa isang General Assembly Meeting ng lahat ng kaanib.
Naging masaya ang seminar dahil nagkaroon ng konting pagpapaliwanang ng kanilang serbisyo ang Xpress Money at ang Qatar-UAE Exchange. Ang Xpress Money ay isang murang paraan ng mabilis na pag-papadala sa ating mga mahal sa buhay. Meron namang Gold Card ang Qatar-UAE Exchange sa kanilang mga suki na puedeng makapag-bigay ng insentibo. Bumisita na lamang po sa kanilang 3 sangay sa Doha.
Si G. Donato Navarette na siyang Chairman of the Board ay masayang ibinalita ang mga posibleng negosyo na papasukin ng kooperatiba at kanya ng inihahanda ang mga kaukulang papeles dito sa Qatar. Ang vice-chairman naman na si G. Manny Flores, isang bihasa sa Cooperativsm ay ang mag-aayos ng mga papeles sa CDA. Halina po kayong umanib.
United Overseas Filipino Multi-Purpose Cooperative Trading & Services (UOFMCTS) Formed in Doha
Through the initiative of the Education Committee of Foundation of Filipino Workers Worldwide (FFWW) in Doha, Qatar, United Overseas Filipino Multi-Purpose Cooperative Trading & Services (UOFMCTS) was formed last July 3, 2009 after conducting the cooperative Pre-Membership Education Seminar (PMES). Attended by the core member of the newly formed cooperative, PMES is a pre-requisite to all interested member of any cooperative. It is required that all members must undergo the seminar and received the certificate to be accepted into the cooperative. Next PMES is scheduled on Aug. 7, 2009 at POLO-OWWA from 9am-12nn. Interested parties may register by calling or texting 5610322. PMES is for limited attendance only.
Elected and appointed into office for Cooperative Development Authority registration purposes are as follows: Board of Directors are Donato Navarette, Manuel Flores, Noli K. Perez, Renato Medel, Junel Villarin, Ramon Cruz, Rene Lloren and Manuel Camato, Election Committee are Naty Lelisa, Aniceta Rapoy and Rogelio Labrador, Credit Committee are Annabell Balondo, Ramon Villaester, Virgilio Oway, Jr., Audit Committee are Juan Briz Taduran, Rolando Nuera, Adrea Abriz, Finance Committee are Luch Luchavez, Arlyn Recto and Albert Movilla, Education Committee are Manuel Florez, Celso Pedrosa, Anselmo Lubria, Manuel Camato & Rene Lloren while the Treasurer is Dennis Sinio. Within 90 days from registration at CDA the cooperative will conduct its first General Assembly Meeting to elect by secret ballot the officers of the Cooperative for its first term.
The enthusiasm of the core members lead to the formation of the cooperative which will be register at CDA and documents will be submitted to the embassy for acknowledgement. The Board of Directors will submit to the general membership on Aug. 7 several business proposal for the approval of the body. Cooperative general membership is the deciding branch of a cooperative and consulted for any decision made to ensure that transactions or dealings made by the entity are presented and approved by the body. Cooperative motto is service above profit, providing best option to its members.
Expats in Doha Supports Environment Day with Beach and Undersea Cleaning
Last June 4-5, several hundreds of Filipino and other expatriate nationalities working in Qatar joined hands in supporting the World Environment Day with a Beach & Undersea Clean-Up held at Old Club Reef, Messaied beach area, Messaied Industrial City. The Filipino Community Organization Alliance (FILCOA) supported by FANAR, the Islamic Cultural Center in Doha and Western Union, jointly supported the event, bringing hundreds of volunteers to the clean site. Nestle Water provided drinks to the volunteers. Elements of Guardians Philippines Inc.-Anti Crime (GPI-AC) of Founder Alex Torio and Reformed and United Guardians Brotherhood Inc. (RUGBI-Remnants) of Founders RML, Alamat, Maliksi & Stallion were part of the advance party who secured the place for the clean-up. Alpha Sigma Phi Alumni Assn. (ASPAA), Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Assn. (APOAA), Movement ng Bagong Pilipino (MBP), Realtors and Associates Qatar (RAQ), Infinity Events of Ma. Christina T. Marinas, Foundation of Filipino Workers Worldwide (FFWW), Filipino Nurses Association Qatar (FNAQ), Philippine Association of Safety Engineers (PHASE), Aguman Capampangan, Scout Royale Brotherhood (SRB), Guardians Brotherhood Inc. (GBI), other unnamed Filipino organizations and several companies in Ras Laffan, Messaied, and Industrial Area who allow their employees to be part of this clean-up were part of the cleaning contingent. Doha Pinoy Shooters, GMA Kapuso, ABS-CBN TFC Kapamilya and Abante were present to document the event.
APOAA Filipino scuba divers together with expats divers undergo an undersea clean-up removing heavy, non-floating trash, ensuring safe habitat for water species. Several volunteers brought their family who enjoyed the event not only for clean-up, but a weekend of fun, swimming and non-stop eating. Indeed a special event not only to remind us about the value of our environment but to bond with family and friends.
Mr. Dawud Turla of FANAR and Mark Pelloquero of Western Union were both in high spirits seeing the volunteers enjoying the event, cleaning hand-in-hand, giving back to our host country our desire to make Qatar a good place to work and stay. This is an event that we should continue to do regularly. To all the volunteers, sponsors, clubs and organizations, a huge thank you from Abante Middle East Section.
Xpress Money Trounced GPII-AC at 1st FILCOA Sports Fest 2009 Basketball
Four exciting basketball games were held last May 22, 2009 at the resumption of the 1st Filipino Community Organization Alliance (FILCOA) sports festival at Al Sadd Sport Club. Xpress Money Team of Foundation of Filipino Workers Worldwide (FFWW) / Reformed and United Guardians Brotherhood Inc. (RUGBI) anchored by veteran playmaker Randy Mercado who scored 8 pts waylaid Guardians Philippines International Inc.-Anti Crime (GPII-AC) for a 61-44 blow-out. Mercado, a Guardian himself teamed-up with Rizaldy Ravanes (9 pts) who spearhead a trapping defense committing turnovers for GPII-AC ball handlers. Big men Manny Reyes (8 pts), Joseph Cunanan (6 pts), Jojo Bragat (4), Neil Acoba (5) and Rey Solomon (6) were too hot for the opponent to contain inside the perimeter. They also out-rebounded GPII-AC and had completed several fast break plays to the delight of coach Bench Quilang and XP Qatar Representative Emilyn Collantes.
In the first game, Filipino Chess Players League Qatar (FCPL) squandered a slim margin in the 4th canto and with less than 3 minutes to play, a three point bomb coming from Porsche Al Boraq quintet ignited a 9-4 run defeating the pawn pushers 45-40 by the car makers. It was a low scoring, see-saw battle from the opening buzzer till the last 2 minutes of play wherein the tempo was dictated by Al Boraq. Third game was between Rayyan and Consultants team while the fourth game is Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association (APO) going up against Philippine Muslim Association (PMA) Superstars. APO who came in full force against the six-man team of PMA Superstars having huge advantage in manpower but PMA were equip by better firepower, outpointing the Knights in all quarters. They tried everything to fish a foul by penetrating inside but the Superstars defended well. Several technical fouls were called but the referees handled well the game.
Games schedule on May 29, 2009 are Al Mana versus Alpha Sigma Phi Alumni Association 1845, CCC against sponsoring FANAR Dawah, Taykeef going up against QNIE and another team of FANAR will slug it out with SNX. To give way to the Philippine Independence weeklong celebrations, FILCOA Sports Festival will take a breather after the May 29 games and will resume on June 19, 2009 at Al Sadd Sports Club. FILCOA and FANAR, the Islamic Center in Qatar wish to convey their sincere gratitude to Al Sadd Sports Club management for the kind gesture of allowing the tournament to be held at their facility. With more than 30 teams split into 4 brackets, the tournament will be a grueling one.
Flor Cabrito of FILCOA and Dawud Turla of PIKAQ and FANAR informed the public that aside from men's basketball, other games are Chess, Scrabble, Darts and Table Tennis. Mr. Vic Silarde of Ilongo Beez Qatar and Ed de la Cruz of Alpha Sigma Phi Alumni Association are the league's co-commissioners. GPII-AC is the tournament marshal.