“BUILDING THE GLOBAL FILIPINO NATION FOR EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE”
May 8-11, 2008
University of Makati, Makati, Philippines
Convenors of the Conference The convenors of Global Filipino Nation, an unincorporated association of leading organizations and leaders onshore and offshore, including those in academe, think tanks, peasant groups, labor, media, grassroots organizers, business, banking and investments, consulting, OFW/migrant rights advocacy, youth, indigenous peoples, foundations and law. Among the leading organizations, which are convenors or whose leaders are convenors, are: Global Filipinos Coalition, a major organization of overseas Filipino organizations and leaders; the National Federation of Filipino and American Associations, the umbrella organization of Filipino-American groups and leaders; the Filipino Migrant Workers Group, an organization of Filipino contract workers; Economic Resource Center for Overseas Filipinos, a non-profit entity carrying out initiatives for overseas Filipinos and their families; UGAT Foundation, a center for Filipino advocacy issues; Center for Strategic Studies, a think tank group at Loyola Heights, Q.C.; OFW Congress, a major organization of OFWs in Saudi Arabia; Kasapi Congress; Overseas Filipino Caucus for Development, a European-based group of overseas Filipino organizations; and Institute of Migration Studies, Miriam College.
Target onsite registrants
5,000 overseas Filipino leaders, members of their families, their friends onshore who share the same governance vision, collaborative global business partners and investors, grassroots entrepreneurs, new nationwide potential political leaders (This is the largest assembly of overseas Filipinos ever organized.) Additionally, more than 10,000 are expected to attend a job and trade fair.
Linked offshore participants Estimated at over 10,000: Clusters of overseas Filipino leaders will be linked by video to the Plenary Session and workshops/discussion groups to allow for real-time interaction (estimated to reach at least
Offshore TV viewers Estimated to reach over 150,000
Onshore TV viewers Around 3,000,000
Onshore radio listeners Around 2,000,000
Effective governance in the Homeland, anchored on grassroots economic empowerment and resolution of issues facing migrant workers and their families, and with raised consciousness of a nation ready to march as one
Main modules: objectives
• Converting small entrepreneurs into world class players
• “Innovation and Tech Collaboration”
Social Module Program and mechanism to redress prioritized urgent issues facing migrant workers, whose families account for more than half of all Filipinos
Political Module Mobilize overseas Filipinos for a strategic role in the Global Filipino Nation's struggle in nation-building and effective governance for the welfare of all Filipinos in the homeland and around the world
“Innovation and tech collaboration” • Insights into U.S./global opportunities for wealth creation and enlarging Philippine skills reservoir
• Matching Trans-Pacific opportunities
• Architecture, engineering
• IT as a tool to empower global Filipinos
• Resiliency in Philippine Education in Year 2020 (RiPE 2020)
• Human Capital Generation
• Health care
Ministry of Politics and Good Governance • Review, refine and adopt “The Gov. Ed Panlilio” Model
• Identify and mobilize new potential political leaders committed to effective governance
Media as change agent • Organize leading Filipino media practitioners all over the world as an institutional force for effective governance
• Adopt high standards for journalism
1. Consensus on logical frameworks (logframes) as basis for implementation of agreed initiatives
2. Legal personality, governance principles and organizational structure of Global Filipino Nation
Significance and distinction of conference
1. In contrast to conventional conferences, this International Conference will not feature speeches.
2. The focus is on concrete, realistic and high-impact action programs.
May 8, 2008 (Thursday)
8:00-6:00 PM Registration; opening of job and trade fairs
2:00-6:00 PM Pre-conference Caucuses
6:00:8:30 PM Makati Night: Welcome to Conference Participants
May 9, 2008 (Friday)
7:30-8:30 AM Coffee/tea Fellowship
8:30 AM PLENARY SESSION:
Global Filipino Nation Song
Welcome Remarks & Overview of the Conference Processes
Synthesis of Different Modules and Workshops
Announcements of Hall/Room Assignments
9:45 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM Workshops and Discussion Groups
12:00 Noon Lunch Break
2:00 PM Continue: Workshops and Discussion Groups
3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:45 PM Continue: Workshops and Discussion Groups
5:00 PM Adjourn for the day
6:00 PM Musical Show featuring the artists in the GFN album and other top artists like Freddie Aguilar, Kyla, Tiongco Brothers, etc.: a Tribute to OFWs
May 10, 2007 (Saturday)
7:30-8:30 AM Coffee/tea Fellowship
8:30 AM Review of outputs of various workshops and discussion groups
9:45 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM Continue: Review of outputs of various workshops and discussion groups
11:00 AM Adjourn all workshops and discussion groups; lunch break
1:30 PM PLENARY SESSION:
Reports of various workshops and discussion groups
Open Forum for and approval of each report
3:15 PM Coffee break
3:30 PM Recommendations on the legal personality, governance principles and
organizational structure of Global Filipino Nation
Approval of recommendations, as discussed
4:50 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Adjournment
6:00 PM We Got The Best: a concert with the best bands in town that were popular in the 60’s up to the present like Moonstrucks, Side A, Parokya ni of MYMP, etc.)
May 11, 2008 (Sunday)
Morning & afternoon Golf tournament
6:00 PM Grand Ballroom dancing
Musical Fashion Show featuring Sports and summer wear with movie actors/tv personalities as models
There will be adequate space for the booths of commercial exhibitors.
Business/investor linkages There will be meetings rooms for interaction among potential business/investor partners, particularly with respect to the components of the “Innovation and Tech Collaboration”.
There will be a major entertainment extravaganza (to be determined).
Golf Tournament There will be an optional golf tournament for those who wish to enjoy the fellowship and game.
CONTACTS Registration: You may register online or in person . Preliminary information is available at the website. We encourage advance registration. Space is limited.
Registration Fee: US$5.00 or P400. Meals are extra.
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