The Republican Party - otherwise known as the GOP (“Grand Old Party”) - has made significant inroads in the Filipino American community to the consternation of the Democratic Party activists who which have supported the community on issues from immigration reform to the fight for Filipino WW II veterans equity.
MANILA, Philippines—Global remittance giant Western Union has bankrolled a pioneering project that seeks to channel collective funds from overseas Filipinos for local development, picking the province of Ilocos Norte and the city of Taguig as its two pilot sites.
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.