The Global Filipino Movement Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Dept. of Science and Technology held its first general Orientation on program dubbed “Innovation for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines” or IFWDPH yesterday, March 16, 2021.
Mr. Jose B. Patalinjug III, DOST-NCR Regional Director led the opening remarks, attended by 122 individuals, OFWs & OFW groups & representatives being helped by GFM to get organized for various OFW programs.
We hope to see many from those who attended the orientation to continue and avail of its programs.
I am Jun Gaviola, at your service. I greet you with a sense of gratitude to our Almighty God for the New Year 2021. Beginning this January, I begin my term as the Executive Director of the Global Filipino Movement. I am looking forward to serving our fellow kababayang OFWs.
We at GFM envisioned ourselves serving our Overseas Filipino Workers and their respective families. Over the years, GFM has worked tirelessly to help our modern-day heroes be transformed as change agents, self-reliant, and empowered individuals with the help of the body of believers. We have been at the forefront of looking into the plight of our overseas Filipino workers, connecting the distressed OFWs to various government agencies to address their problems in the soonest and shortest time.
Even during the bleakest time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we mobilized and partnered with the Church, and continued to care and share the love of God to this vulnerable sector of our society through online social media platforms. We are encouraged to share with you how God has blessed our ministry through the programs and impact brought about by our partnership, both online and offline, and much more.
GFM recognizes the family as an important component of our society. Conversely, the church plays an important role. A growing number of OFWs in recent years left thousands of families fatherless or motherless for uncertain periods; OFWs coming home unprepared, some returning home without saving their hard-earned money wondering what life has in store for them.
To address this, we mobilized partner churches to empower our OFWs here and abroad to better prepare them for their eventual return to their families. We have partnered with different companies, successful private entrepreneurs, and government agencies to provide training on livelihood and possible resource funding. This is part of GFM’s goals of reintegrating the OFWs into our society and reuniting them with their families.
We are looking forward to continuing our task of mobilizing the body of Christ to equip Overseas Filipino Workers and their families who transform nations. We want to see transformed OFWs with their entire families under God. We endeavor to see them empowered in the aspects of faith, strong family ties and improved quality of life and as worthy representatives of our country, both here and abroad.
Thank you for standing with GFM in 2020, and we look forward to serving with you this 2021 and in the years to come.
Global Filipino Movement Foundation, Inc. will be giving out hygiene kits and blankets for the families affected by #TyphoonUlysses in Marikina and Rizal. You may participate by donating any amount to our Banco de Oro (BDO) Savings Account: Global Filipino Movement Foundation, Inc. 004950328088.
If you have questions, you may contact:
Pastor Robert Salvador
(0949) 886 8876 – SMART
(0917) 180 2892 – GLOBE
Ms. Esther Kim
(0917) 862 0461 – GLOBE.
Dalawang taon silang nag-live in, ngunit nakakilala sa Panginoong Hesus ang seaman niyang husband at pag-uwi niya noong 2013 ay nagpakasal sila, ngayon ay siyam na taon na silang magkasama. Naimbitahan sila sa God is Sovereign Church (GISAG) at dahil may OFW Ministry roon ay nagpapatuloy sila.
May epilepsy ang asawang babae, si Ann, kaya nagsi-seizure kadalasan. Sa awa ng Diyos active siya sa OFW ministry sa GISAG at natutong tumibay sa mga Discipleship na dinadaluhan. Hindi lang siya active sa OFW ministry kundi pati rin sa PWD Organization ng San Mateo kung saan nagagawa niya ring magbahagi ng Salita ng Diyos kahit may karamdaman.
Ngayon dalawa na anak nila at malaking bagay ang OFW ministry sa kanilang spiritual life. Dahil involved siya sa OFW Ministry, qualified siyang mag-loan sa CCT (Center for Community Transformation na partner din ng GFM). Isang malaking tulong lalo na sa panahon ng pandemia, tulong para makabili ng gamot at ng kanilang mga pangangailangan habang hindi pa muling nakapagtatrabaho ang kaniyang asawa.
-Pastora Terry Broqueza, GFM Church Partnership Staff
Si Violeta Doliente o “Sis. Violy” sa nakararami, ay dating OFW at ngayon ay isang GFC (Global Filipino Center) Volunteer sa United Methodist Church – Anulid sa Alcala, Pangasinan. Ito ang kanyang #KwentongGFM.
Dati akong OFW during my single days at do’n ko na rin nakilala ang kauna-unahan at nag-iisang boyfriend na eventually napangasawa ko. Galing kami sa isang company pero magkalayong branch. Nung umuwi na kami ng Pilipinas for good, nag-offer muli ang company na bumalik kaming pareho sa magkaibang branch. 2015 ‘yon at that time, apat na ang anak namin kaya ayoko na bumalik.
Sa ngayong 2020, 5 years na siyang nasa Taiwan (Zig-sheng Textile Comp). Mahirap sa part ko dahil solo ko na dinidisiplina ang mga bata. Hanggang maaari ayaw ko siyang nag-aalala kaya hangga’t kaya na ‘wag nya mlaman kung ‘di rin naman kabigatan ang problema, ‘di ko na pinaaalam. Mula nung nag-Taiwan siya nabayaran namin ‘yong mga utang namin. Dati kasi puro utang ang pangtanim nmin sa bukid. Pero ngayon naranasan din namin ang kami naman ang magpautang para pangtanim din ng ibang kaanak.
Nakilala ko ang GFM thru Serbisyong OFW ng 702 DZAS, FEBC Radio. Ang talagang motibo ko no’n malaman ko ang mga right and benefits sakin ng mga Government agencies. Naging curious ako sa mga seminars at training under GFM. Family M101 lahat yun involved kaming mag-asawa dahil shini-share ko sa kaniya yung mga notes ko. Natuwa siya kasi lalo akong na-equip na dapat pahalagahan ang bawat pinapadala niya. BBKD training, ‘di pa naman applicable sa aming pamilya pero pagkatapos ng training naramdaman ko yung concern din sa iba. Nung una ayaw kong ma-involve dahil ang concern ko lang namn talga ay ‘yong family ko.
Habang napapag-aralan ko yung Family M101 manual ko, may conviction na dapat ma-involve ako. Dahil mismong sa church pla namin, kamag-anak ng mister ko, at mga kakilala ay may nangangailangan pala ng PAG-ASANG mula sa DIOS. Habang nagiging connected ako sa GFM yung conviction patuloy pa rin. No’ng una, sabi ko, yung Pastor ko ang dapat ma-involve dahil may soul care. Kaya lang, dahil sa mga GFM training at seminar dapat pala maging KATUWANG at KAPARTNER ako ni Pastor sa OFW Ministry.
Target din namin mag-asawa na until 2021 lng ang kontrata ni mister sa TAIWAN. Pero dahil sa pandemic, affected talaga yung financial needs namin at nabwasan ang savings. Four months na-short ang budget, COVID-free ang TAIWAN pero ang local at import products nila ay apektado. Dahil doon double-minded si mister na mag-extend pa. Pero dahil walang kasiguruhan ang mundo, talgang decided na ko na tapusin niya na until 2021 ‘yong kontrata. Dahil mas mahalaga talaga na magkasasama na kami habang malakas pa kami pareho at mararamdaman niya pa ang teenage years ng mga bata. Ngayon pa ba kami matatakot, ‘di man kalakihan ang savings pero at least ngayon UTANG FREE na kami. Yung EE Quick Share natin ngayon lalo akong naniniwala na kailanman WALANG ANAK ng DIYOS na namamalimos.
Jessica Godoy, with hopes and dreams, decided to work overseas particularly in Saudi Arabia. Her local agency specifically stipulated in the contract that she will be working for someone as a domestic helper. In 2019, she worked for her employer’s sister who has an aging and bedridden mother.
Thus, she had to work as a caregiver and a domestic helper. In effect, she was not only lacking rest but also deprived of food sustaining her. The maltreatment didn’t stop. And while she was doing the laundry, her male employer attempted to molest her, that she ran scarily. He was also threatening her.
Ptr. Marlon, who is an OFW minister at GFC in Bulacan, was able to assist her in repatriation. Finally, with the help of the Lord and the assistance of GFM through POEA and BBCC, she was repatriated on February 5, 2020
//Pastor Marlon Santos and Pastor Willy Dingle