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9th Happy OFW: Pasasalamat sa 2022, Paghahanda sa 2023

Updated: Dec 23, 2022

The 9th Happy OFW Christmas Party was held on 21 December 2022 at AMOSUP Convention Hall, Intramuros, Manila. The theme for this year’s party is “Pasasalamat sa 2022 at Paghahanda sa 2023”. It’s the first big in-person event that the Ople center organized after two years.


The Solidarity Message from Department of Migrant Workers Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople.

Secretary Ople is also the Founder of the Blas F Ople Policy Center and Training Institute.

Pusong OFW Awards. Every year, the Ople Center in consultation with our affiliate OFW groups, identify leaders in and outside government whom we consider as OFW champions. These are leaders who continue to inspire our OFWs to dream big, maintain strong family ties, and contribute to national development in their own modest ways.

This year’s awardees include:

o Ms Doris Bigornia and Mr Alvin Elchico of SRO, DZMM Teleradyo

o Foodpanda Philippines

o JCI Manila

o San Miguel Foods

Virtual Christmas Caroling. This year, we launched a virtual Christmas Caroling Contest.


o Abdel Yassar Indanan

o Calatagan OFW Organization

Click on the link to watch the videos.


The event was attended by over 300 members of our OFW Federations from:

  • NCR headed by Ms Wilma Abay

  • Bataan headed by Ms Nida Navarro

  • Bulacan headed by Ms Vilma Santos

  • Cabuyao headed by Mr Alex Napire

  • Calatagan headed by Ms Vivian Inmenzo

It was also attended by international and local partners from the government, media, NGOs, civil society organizations, and private sector:

  • ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking

  • Partnership for Development Assistance in the Philippines (PDAP), Inc

  • BATIS Center for women

  • Eyequest

  • Kabalikat ng Migranteng Pilipino Inc. (KAMPI)

  • Pag-IBIG Fund

  • Paramount

  • Philippine Association of Migrant Workers and Advocates (PAMWA-PTGWO)

  • Trade Union Congress of the Philippines

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We’re grateful for the support of our sponsors whose generosity not only made the event possible and will also help in our reintegration programs for 2023.


  • Department of Migrant Workers

  • Overseas Workers Welfare


  • AAB Management Service and Insurance Intermediaries, Inc

  • Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF)

  • Paramount Life and General Insurance Corporation


  • Health Carousel Philippines

  • Non-stop Overseas Employment Corporation

  • Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc.


  • 1st Northern International Placement Inc

  • Industrial Personnel and Management Services, Inc. (IPAMS)

  • Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines

  • Magsaysay Global Services, Inc.

  • Philippine Employment Agencies and Associates for Corporate Employers in the Middle East (PEACEME)

  • Staffhouse Resources International Workabroad

Friends of Ople Center

  • AMOSUP - Associated Marine Officers' and Seamen's Union of the Philippines

  • Australia and New Zealand Association of Employment Providers of the Philippines (ANZAEPP)

  • Cebu Pacific Air

  • Concorde Intl. Human Resource Corp.

  • Eyequest International Manpower Services Incorporated

  • Japan Employment Providers ofthe Philippines (JEPPCA)

  • LBS Recruitment Solutions Corporation

  • Mabuhay Personnel

  • Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI)

  • Sun Life

  • Roy and Armi Corpuz

  • Senator Koko Pimentel

  • Senator Win Gatchalian

  • Senator Cynthia Villar

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