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48th Batch of Graduates complete Skills Training at FILODEP Singapore
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More than 300 trainees, comprised mostly Filipino household service workers (HSWs), completed their skills training at the Filipino on-going Development Program (FILODEP) Singapore ceremonies held separately on 4 and 11 October 2015. Ambassador Antonio A. Morales and representatives of the Philippine Embassy were on hand to join the event. Ambassador Morales commended the graduates for investing their hard-earned money, time and effort to gain additional knowledge and learn new skills in their search for new and better livelihood opportunities in the future. He also extended his appreciation to the Sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), families, employers and more importantly the volunteer teachers – for unselfishly sharing their time, expertise and support for the trainees. He said that the Philippine Embassy is a proud partner of FILODEP in promoting the welfare of OFWs consistent with the Philippine Government’s thrust of maintaining strong collaboration with non-government organizations in the self-development of Filipinos at home and abroad. FILODEP was founded in 1988 by FMM and the Philippine Embassy to provide pastoral care to Filipino HSWs and to train them with new skills for alternative livelihood in the future.



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