Forum Held on Rota

March 8, 2010

A forum was held on Rota yesterday to inform guest workers and employers about federalization and clarifications related to umbrella permits. Staff members Ripon Ahmed and Cris Hilario represented the Office of the Federal Ombudsman.

According to guest worker leader Art Alpino, the forum started at the Rota Roundhouse in Songsong Village, but was transferred to the San Francisco de Borja Church across the street because of problems with the sound system.

The forum was organized by Art Alpino, Isagani Camacho, Ato Camacho, Abner Llana, and Elmer with the help of Romy Yalung (former president of the Filipino Association) representing the Office of the Mayor. Most of the guest workers on Rota attended.

Art said that the guest workers are very optimistic about their future.

Some photos courtesy of Art Alpino: