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Philippine Embassy Singapore convenes 4th Meeting of Filipino Community Leaders

The Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Singapore convened the fourth general meeting of leaders of the Filipino community (FilCom) on Saturday, 22 July 2017.

More than a hundred officials and representatives of various Filcom organizations and other entities attended the Meeting. Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio A. Morales welcomed the participants and thanked them for their presence in spite of their tight schedules on weekends.

Top: Philippine Ambassador to Singapore delivers his welcome address at the start of the Filcom Leaders’ Meeting at the Philippine Embassy on Saturday, 22 July 2017. Bottom: Ambassador Morales receives a copy of the book ALAB from representatives of the OFW Global Movement Singapore headed by Mr. Rogelio Barrozo (2nd from right).

The Meeting was highlighted by the following:

  1. Official announcements by the various sections of the Philippine Embassy and attached agencies
  2. Announcements by Filcom organization and other entities
  3. Official presentation of the book “ALAB” by the OFW Global Movement – Singapore – the book contains write-ups about President Rodrigo Roa Duterte contributed by OFWs from all over the world
  4. Induction of the new set of officers of the IECEP Singapore chapter
  5. Registration of overseas voters
Philippine Ambassador to Singapore poses for a group photo with the new set of officials of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines Singapore Chapter (IECEP Singapore) after their induction on 22 July 2017.

The regular Meeting, held once every two months, is part of the multi-pronged public diplomacy program of the Philippine Embassy under Ambassador Morales with the objective of keeping the members of the Filipino community updated on relevant developments and to provide them a good networking platform.

The Meeting was preceded by the customary “Kapihan” and concluded with lunch courtesy of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office.

The next Filipino community leaders’ meeting will take place in September 2017.