Friday, October 2, 2015

Free livelihood seminar benefits over 100 Pinoys in Jeddah

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Over a hundred Filipinos became the latest batch to benefit from the livelihood training seminar conducted by a Filipino organization here over the weekend.

The seminar, which was in line with the Philippine government’s re-integration programs for OFWs, was organized by the OFW Cooperative Council and aimed at helping OFWs to save and open a business in the Philippines once they decided to go home for good.

The group’s incoming chairman, Mar Par Jr., said the seminar was divided into three parts: the government programs for overseas Filipino workers, business opportunities, and product presentation.

"Our representative from SSS, Mr. John Sibbaluca, and Pag-IBIG, Mr. Jamal Baguan, discussed the agencies' benefits for all their members, [while a] representative from the business sector taught the attendees on basic business operation and presentation of Filipino products and services," Par shared.

Businessman Danny Abenes presented his company’s partnership with several government agencies to allow OFWs to pay theirPag-IBIG, SSS and Philhealth contributions through them in order for these workers to save time.

Other speakers, Roberto Perez, Purification Ferrer and Benelyn Velasco, discussed the networking business, while Lowell Plameras, Mavic Manalo, Joel Alfonso and Paul Antiporda promoted latest products and services offered by Sunlife Financial, Western Union, Vista Land, Mosaid Travel and Tourism Services.

Gregorio Abud, meanwhile, educated the attendees about financial literacy while Fortunato Esguerra provided information on the importance of saving money and investing for the future. —Ronaldo Concha/KBK, GMA News

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