Ugnayan at Damayan with Philippine Embassy Officials

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SAMU’T SARI PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: UGNAYAN AT DAMAYAN WITH THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY OFFICIALS OF NEW ZEALAND
Guests: His Excellency Ambassador to New Zealand Gary Domingo
OKOR Chapter Commander Mar Esparas
Jamie Collado (volunteer)

Photo credit: Philippine Embassy (Ambassador Gary Domingo with NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Arden)

In this 1-hour special episode Mimi and Mar chat with Amba Gary on what’s the latest on the Philippine Embassy in Wellington. Summary notes and announcements provided below.

Summary notes:
A. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM PHILIPPINE EMBASSY

  1. )Be a part of the Christmas Countdown – CALLING ALL SINGERS, DANCERS, PERFORMERS, MUSICIANS, send your videos to the Embassy so that they can showcase your talents for the Christmas Countdown for more info, you can reach out to them via messenger or their FB Page https://www.facebook.com/PHLinNZ/ , or call the Embassy’s hotline number at 0220746517 or email them at wellington.pe@philembassy.org.nz to send videos
  2. DOLE-AKAP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – available to those who were laid off and did not get any assistance from their employers or the NZ government, a one-off USD 200 assistance fund, documentation required. Please email the POLO NEW ZEALAND office polo.newzealand@philembassy.org.nz OR Visit their FB PAGE https://www.facebook.com/usd200nz/
  3. REPATRIATION assistance – if you require more information about flights going back to Philippines
  4. Recognition of Outstanding Front Liners and Young Student Achievers – deadline is extended indefinitely to give more chance for people to submit nominations, for more information about how to nominate and to check requirements, go to the Embassy website https://www.philembassy.org.nz/ or FB page https://www.facebook.com/PHLinNZ/
  5. UPDATES FROM THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY
  6. Establishment of POLO office (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) for OFW concerns
  7. Mobile missions in different parts of NZ
  8. Missions and programs for neighbouring islands (Cook Islands, Niue, etc)
  9. Repatriation efforts due to COVID- 19
  10. Promoting Rizalism through various programs like the YAMBA and VAMBA leadership programs, language programs and the partnership program with Order of Knights of Rizal (OKOR) for social assistance to those in need
  11. Attending to education trafficking issues (Advocacy