Secretary Acosta and his team were greeted at the TFC Office in Daly City by officers of ABS-CBN North and Latin America led by Managing Director Jun Del Rosario. (Photo by Jeremiah Ysip)
DALY CITY, CA November 26, 2019 – ABS-CBN North & Latin America hosted recently the visit to the TFC Office and Studio in Daly City of the Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Secretary and former Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals Francisco P. Acosta. The Secretary arrived with CFO Head Executive Assistant to the Secretary and Legal Counsel Atty. Xerxes E. Cortel, Paolo Calingasan, Consul Vanessa Bago-Llona and Cultural Officer Toni Van Espen-Boonen of the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco.
Secretary Acosta, Undersecretary Astravel Pimentel-Naik (Executive Director) together with a CFO delegation have stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas from November 17 to 30, 2019 to conduct the Ugnayan Program as part of CFO’s mission to strengthen the ties of the Filipino diaspora with the Philippines. The CFO is a government agency under the Office of the President tasked to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos overseas, especially those who have emigrated permanently to other countries and the younger generations of Filipinos abroad.
Through fora and consultations, the CFO’s Ugnayan aims to enhance networking among members and leaders of community organizations and to explore ways by which the Philippine government can render support to programs and services for the Filipino diaspora, and establish an efficient and transparent mechanism to enhance development assistance flows to the Philippines. For 2019, the Ugnayan forum has been held in Guam, Tokyo, Seoul, and Hawaii. The Philippine Consulates General in San Francisco and Los Angeles co-organized this leg of Ugnayan in the West Coast. The visit to TFC was part of the strategic talks to discuss how CFO can grow its partnership with ABS-CBN to assist overseas migrant and transient Filipinos globally via public service.
Below are photos of the visit of Secretary Acosta and his team at the TFC Studios in Daly City.
(LEFT) Secretary Acosta at the ABS-CBN lobby with CFO Head Executive Assistant to the Secretary and Legal Counsel Atty. Xerxes E. Cortel, Cultural Officer Toni Van Espen-Boonen and Consul Vanessa Bago-Llona of the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco. (RIGHT) ABS-CBN North & Latin America Managing Director Jun Del Rosario introduced his management committee to Secretary Acosta and his CFO team. (Photos by Nerissa Fernandez)
(LEFT) Secretary Acosta was joined by Councilwoman Juslyn Manalo and Commissioner Dorie Paniza of Daly City (5th and 6th from left), together with Philippine Consulate General officers, TFC officers and employees when he gave a presentation (RIGHT) on the programs of CFO followed by a Q&A at the TFC office. (Photos by Pia Carrion & Nerissa Fernandez)
(LEFT) Secretary Acosta was interviewed on Adobo Nation and gladly posed for a shot with the team of the long-running FilAm weekly magazine talk program inside the TFC Studio in Daly City. (RIGHT) The CFO chair enjoyed a tour of the TFC Studio and appreciated learning the behind-the-scenes operations. (Photos by Pia Carrion & Nerissa Fernandez)
(LEFT) Secretary Acosta, Consul Bago Llona and Legal Counsel Atty Cortel enjoyed a light moment with the TFC jeepney standee; (RIGHT) The CFO Chair continued talks with ABS-CBN North & Latin America Managing Director Jun Del Rosario and ABS-CBN Global Head of Corporate Affairs & PR Nerissa Fernandez on the partnership to help overseas Filipinos at a lunch meeting. Joining them are CFO Chief Administrative Officer & Head of Administrative and Finance Division Director Mario O. Garcia, CPA, Atty. Xerxes Cortel and a family member. (Photos by Pia Carrion and Nerissa Fernandez)
NERISSA M. FERNANDEZ
Global Head, Corporate Affairs & PR, ABS-CBN Global
Regional Head, Corporate Affairs & PR, ABS-CBN International (North & Latin America)
2001 Junipero Serra Blvd., Ste 200
Daly City, CA 94014