Friday, June 25, 2010

AMEPA 5th Anniversary

The Association of Muslims Extended Program and Activities (AMEPA) and the Association of Middle East Placement Agencies (AMEPA), AMEPA Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) and AMEPA Mosque devoted their 5th Anniversary celebration held at the third floor, BDO Bldg., P. Faura St. Corner A. Mabini, Ermita, Manila last February 18, 2010 in benefitting the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).

The theme of the event was “Strengthening the External Relations of AMEPA, for Job Opportunities Abroad” that was explicated by the event’s Guest Speaker Senator James Espaldon of Guam through his address about the $20-billion Guam military build-up projects that will benefit OFWs. Optimistically, the senator believed that the US project will help many Filipinos, who have plans of going abroad, stabilize their economic standing.

Diplomats and staff of the embassies of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Venezuela, and the Republic of Indonesia.

Saleh K. Abdullah, President and CEO of AMEPA Development Foundation, Inc. even said that the anniversary brought connections between placement agencies and overseas job prospects.

One of the event’s highlight was also the awarding of the plaques of appreciation to the Top Ten Outstanding Placement Agencies. The awardees were the CDK International Manpower Corporation, Sara International Manpower Services, M.S. Brains International Manpower Services, Augustin Internatinal Center, Elbeitam Management Services, Al Mustaqbal International, Marcon International Manpower Agency, Pacific Mediterranean International Manpower Agency, Samie International Recruitment & General Services Ltd., Co. and Petra Personnel Employment & Technical Recruitment Agency.

AMEPA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation of Muslim and Christian members and is aimed to establish a foundation that unites the Muslims and Christians towards common goals, to extend grants or endowments to support its goals or generating funds to accomplish charitable, religious, educational, athletic, cultural, literary, scientific, social welfare or other similar objectives, to organize, undertake workshop seminars, forums, symposiums and technical and vocational trainings, to promote the welfare of the members by launching a livelihood programs that creates self-help, self-reliant and income generating by conducting livelihood skill training seminars, forums and symposiums, to forge a cordial relationships with both local and international entities, to purchase, repurchase and acquire real and personal properties, receive donation, endowment both local and abroad, in any form and dispose and distribute the same for the interest of the foundation, and to perform such other functions and activities in pursuit with the goals and objectives of the foundation.

For more information, call the telephone numbers (02) 393-8797, (02) 666-2592, fax at (02) 524-1767, or e-mail at


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