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Written by Sherwin Toledo    Tuesday, 25 October 2011 08:52    Bookmark and Share PDF Print E-mail

Ambassador Bataclan Attends POLO-Brussels' Launching Session on "Savings, Investment and Entrepreneurship Promotion"with Community leaders

Brussels, 14 October 2011 - Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Head of the Philippine Mission to the European Union H.E. Victoria S. Bataclan attended the Launching Session on "Savings, Investment and Entrepreneurship Promotion" for community leaders conducted by Mr. Rustico De La Fuente, Head of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Brussels.  She said that this project was launched in line with the goal of the Philippine government to further economically empower Filipino migrants and their families.

In his presentation with the FilCom leaders, Mr. Dela Fuente stressed the following reasons for promoting savings, investment and entrepreneurship among Filipino Migrants:

  • Filipino migrants and their families have emerged as a new sector in Philippine society deemed as the new middle class which has enormous economic potentials.
  • There is a need to support the most commonly observed aspirations of Filipino migrants, namely: children's education, house and lot acquisition; owning a business.
  • According to UP-ISSI, Filipino migrants generally possess traits of successful entrepreneurs/businessmen.
  • Migrants and their families have the opportunity to build capital through savings.

Some businesses suggested during the lecture which Filipino migrants may pursue are: (a) Magnegosyo Tayo Program; and (b) Bakasyon at Negosyo Project where one can visit demo farms and production sites while on vacation in the Philippines.

The FilCom leaders appreciated the lecture and expressed looking forward to see more of this kind of activity in the future. Ambassador Bataclan lauded POLO-Brussels for coming up with this worthy project for the FilCom. - END


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 October 2011 09:01 )

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