Overseas Filipinos Remembered During Papal Visit

During the Philippine papal visit of Pope Francis, the role of and challenges faced by our overseas Filipinos were acknowledged and recognized.

In his first ever message  in  the country before high government officials, the diplomatic corps and guests in Malacanan Palace, Pope Francis referred to the "oft-neglected contribution of Filipinos of the diaspora to the life and welfare of the societies in which they live."

GEMS tops Pinoy play contest at Jeddah consulate

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Consul General Leo Tito Ausan Jr. joins community members for a souvenir picture. (Photo courtesy of Richard Nicolasora)

Al Dura GEMS International school has topped the “Likhadula” play competition among Filipino schools in Jeddah, which was held Friday at the Philippine Consulate General as part of the annual OFW Month celebration.

Essay Contest on Overseas Filipinos launched

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n 2012, the Commission on Overseas Filipinos (CFO), a government agency under the Office of the President of the Philippines which is headed by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas, estimated that approximately 10.5 million Filipinos worked or resided abroad.

The contest is open to all Filipino students or of Filipino descent in the Philippines or overseas, from 10 to 25 years old who are enrolled in high school and college.