The OFW Home Run 2018 …atpb!

Truly, PEOPLE are the greatest assets of a nation, especially its pool of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers). No better way to honor and celebrate them than to always welcome them back to base, to be with their families and friends.

The Filipino Initiated Livelihood Organization Credit and Savings Cooperative (FILO COOP) and EVX Marketing invites you to take part in the biggest, and most anticipated event of the year, “The OFW Home Run”, to be held on March 17-18, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Open Grounds.

The actual fun run will be staged on Day 2 March 18  .  The race is expected to draw in more than 20,000 people from in and outside the OFW organizations and its industry, putting their stamina to the test in the 3k, 5k and 10k distance categories. These races will be open to runners aged 13 years old and above, while the kiddie 500m dash competitions will be for age groups 7-9 and 10-12 will be held for the younger attendees.

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The entire event covers 2-days of fun and exciting activities designed to draw out even the general public to join and be counted.

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The trade show will showcase the indigenous products of our OFW friends who decided to venture into business in the Philippines and other products as well as investment and franchising opportunity for OFW’s looking for our additional income stream in this time of the year where everybody is into giving and sharing.

Moreover, the job fair will help open opportunities of employment inside and outside the country with the cooperation of companies and agencies trusted by Department of Labor and Employment and its jurisdiction.

To make the event a festive experience for the attendees, an early summer mini -concert will be staged on March 17, Saturday evening, where our OFWs will be serenaded by artists from the entertainment industry.

The activity will also aim to foster and fund projects and programs for the reintegration program for our OFWs who lost their jobs and want to start anew in the Philippines by giving them livelihood programs and initial capital to start a small business.

For more information, please visit their site : https://www.facebook.com/OFWHomeRun/.

Let us support organizations which support OFWs make the shift from workers to nation-builders!

Can you RUN the FUTURE?#Run4UrFuture – Manila Leg 082816

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Ahhh, to be young and free of responsibility, with no cares in the world – unfortunately, as life really unfolds, the phase of careless abandon and risky lifestyle is short. This only means that seriously taking charge of your finances early in life has become as important as enjoying youth and the trappings that go with singlehood.

According to the PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority), approximately 70% of our OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) belong to workers not more than 40 years of age; in fact the number of young adult workers have grown over the past decade as more opportunities for employment open up even for new graduates or those merely savvy on technical courses. (click here for the PSA data on OFWs by Age Group, 2015). While cash remittances have been instrumental in getting children to college or building a dream house, only 40% of OFWs have committed to saving for the future (PSA data on OFWs savings on remittances, 2015).  Hence we hear stories of ex-OFWs who have grave financial capabilities despite long years of service-contracts, even leading to an unhappy future for both the ex-worker and the family.

Seafarers are fortunate that the ISP (Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines)  is steeped in advocating saving for the future with awareness campaigns. These upcoming events promise to be fun and inclusive of both seafarers and the running community. After all, all of us can benefit a lot from saving for a brighter and more secure future.

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Run 4 ÜR Future (Live.Save.Give) is a race-series which will take place nationwide on July 17 (Davao People’s Park), July 31 (Cebu Business Park), August 28 (Manila SM By The Bay). The race features the following distances: 16K, 10K, 5K, and 3K categories, expected to attract an estimate of 1,000 – 3,000 participants from Maritime Schools, Training Centers, land- based and sea-based Manning Companies of OFWs and running enthusiasts.

Proceeds of this event will go to various foundations. For Davao leg, the beneficiary will be Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children’s Home Inc. For Cebu leg, it will be the World Vision Learning Kit, and for Manila, the Jesus Christ Cares for Cancer. Each foundation has in its primary goal  to support education and health of poorest of the poor.

Integrated Seafarers and Media Vessel invite you to participate in this worthwhile campaign. Early and online registration for the Manila leg starts on July 15, 2016 until August 1, 2016 and in-store regular registration from August 5, 2016 to August 22, 2916 of at the ISP office, and selected Chris Sports outlets in Metro Manila.

 

Early Registration fees for the available categories are PHP 750 for 16K, PHP 650 for the 10K, PHP 550 for the 5K, and PHP 450 for the 3K. While, regular registration fees are PHP 850 for 16K, PHP 750 for 10K, PHP 650 for 5K, and PHP 550 for 3K. All participants shall receive race bibs with timing, singlet, and freebies. Additionally, 16K and 10K runners will get a finisher’s medal and shirt. Cash and gift check prizes are in store for top male and female contenders of the race categories.

The Run 4 UR Future is made possible by the following sponsors: Alphera Marine Services Inc. Sealand Skills, Generika, Medpadala, Fern-C, MX3, Snowtime, Media Partners Trilife Magazine, DZIQ 990 am band Gabay ng Pamilyang Marino.

For more info and group registrations, please see their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800843176804173/

Media Vessel TV and Event Productions is a new and independent media productions company that has partnered with the Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines in various TV and event projects since 2014. Embedded with the same corporate values and principles in empowering the Filipinos, Run 4 ÜR Future came to life this year.

With this event, the ISP advocates unity and brotherhood via programs that support seafarers’ reintegration and explore maritme business and  employment with financial literacy support thru ISP-Multi Purpose Cooperatives.  This is role-modelling to the general public that regular personal savings is a smart-money way towards a more stable future and an early reintegration to have quality time with their families upon retirement from active employment.

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Press Launch, 071416 at Racks El Pueblo Ortigas, Pasig