Innovation to Spur Remittance-driven Development thru Corporate Social Responsibility

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — March 16, 2011 — A new programme, called Remit4change that promotes an enabling environment for the collective remittance practices of Filipino overseas to boost local economic development was launched last week by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research & Action (TIGRA), a California-based non-governmental organization.

MANILA, Philippines—The United National Development Program (UNDP) and the Western Union Foundation will launch this week an overseas remittance investment fund.The project, called the Overseas Filipinos Remittances for Development: Building a Future Back Home (OFs-RED), hopes to harness remittances for poverty reduction programs.

One of the major domestic concerns in the United States is the over-haul of the US health care system, which includes the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

CHICAGO, Mar. 3 -- Renowned Manila-born artist Fred DeAsis presented a workshop on the Philippines' ancient lost art and a forgotten writing system dating back to early century at the Skokie Public Library in Skokie. The featured cultural workshop held on February 26 was one of the highlights of the Village's annual cultural program -- "Coming Together in Skokie".

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