DOLE Sec. Belo III to grace FilCom leaders’ congress in Bangkok


BANGKOK, Thailand – All has been set for the 3rd Filipino Community Leaders’ Congress (FCLC) that primarily aims to strengthen the ‘bayanihan spirit’ among Filipinos in the Kingdom of Thailand and to keep them informed on the issues that directly affect them as Overseas Filipino Workers.

Read: Secretariat, QuickServANTS to host 3rd FCLC; Sec Bello, et al coming

Secretary Silvestre Belo III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is scheduled to attend the said leaders’ congress on October 19 and 20, 2017 at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University Sports Complex in Dusit, Bangkok.

“It has been confirmed that DOLE Secretary will be the guest of honor during the gala dinner which will be held on the first night of the congress,” said Ms. Nelly Palpallatoc, president of Quickservants United for Duterte Thailand – the host organization.

Aside from Secretary Belo, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Deputy Administrator Aristodes Ruaro are also expected to grace the two-day event.

While sessions and talks are on-going, DOLE, OWWA, POEA and OFW Help Desk by Joe Biasong will simultaneously provide services to the attendees in their respective booths .

In addition to ‘Usapang DOLE, OWWA, and POEA, topics about Financial Literacy and Eco-Tourism Investments for OFWs will also be tackled.

“This year’s congress is by far the most ambitious compared to the other two congress held in Khon Khaen and Phitsanulok since the Secretariat in cooperation with the Quickservants, our host organization, is trying to bring in Philippine government entities to personally address OFW issues right here in Thailand,” Mr. Marlon Sipe, FCLC General Secretary, told Pinoy Legacy.

“We in the Secretariat wanted to welcome everybody who wishes to join but unfortunately we could only accommodate at least 300 participants so we encourage those who are interested to register online as early as possible,” Mr. Sipe added.

A total amount of 300 baht will be collected from the participants to cover food, snacks, congress kits and other miscellaneous fees. Participants who would like to join the ‘Gala Dinner’ on the 19th of October will have to pay an additional amount of 250 baht.

Meanwhile, 8TriMedia, the official media partner of FCLC 2017, will render free medical and legal consultations during the congress. 8TriMedia President, Kaye Dacer and Broadcast Journalist, Bernard Tan will also bring along artists who will provide entertainment during the gala night.

Those who are interested to join the Filipino Community Leaders’ Congress (FCLC) 2017 may click the link to register.

Early registrants may send their registration fee at this bank account:

Bank: Krung Sri Bank

Account Number: 649-1-12200-0

Account Name: Mr. Ignacio Largado and Ms. Nelly Palpallatoc

The FCLC Secretariat is advising those who have registered and paid their registration fee online to send their bank transaction receipts at for confirmation.

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Lorenzo is a full time English Language Teacher to high school students in Phitsanulok. He reads and travels for self-enrichment. He also writes at where he shares his struggles and joys of being a teacher in Thailand for almost a decade now.