The Search for the Outstanding OFW and Balikbayan is On!

Monday, October 17, 2011

OFW Award | Balikbayan Award

The search for the Outstanding OFW and Balikbayan Reputation Award (OBRA) is on. An annual event held in conjunction with the Megabalikbayan and OFW Expo (MBOX), OBRA aims to recognize OFWs and Balikbayans who are worth emulating by our countrymen because of their exemplary actions.

Now on its third year, OBRA has the following categories:

Outstanding Entrepreneur, Outstanding Community Builder, Outstanding Positive Character/Deed, Outstanding Family Builder, and Outstanding Work Ethic.

Last year, eight OFW and Balikbayan were recognized. They are Dennis Basan and Oliveros Elyjar Buerano Villalobos for Outstanding Positive Character, Nimfa Musa Melegrito for Outstanding Community Builder, Narciso G. Posadas for Outstanding Work Ethic, Engr. Rodolfo B. Virtudazo and Lea Ramos Caseres and  Fortunato Sibbaluca Lozano for Outstanding Entrepreneurs, and Vivencio Gacosta Fuentes for Outstanding Family Builder.

“ We are doing this award to give OFWs and Balikbayans models to emulate in their quest to better their lives, their family and the country”, said Michelle Ballesteros, CEO of Exlinkevents.

The awarding ceremony will be held on December 9, 2011 at SM Megatrade Hall.

For those who wanted to nominate OFWs and Balikbayans email or call tel. no. 6433887.

The event is produced by Exlinkevents.

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