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News through the eyes of the overseas Filipinos via “TFC News”

June 25, 2019 AT 03:17 PM

News through the eyes of the overseas Filipinos via “TFC News”

Get to hear and understand some of the stories and issues about the Filipinos abroad, delivered by the overseas Filipino correspondents of “TFC News”

Filipinos are literally all over the globe, often one of the nationalities classified by other countries as foreign workers. According to the data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority in April 2019, there are 2.3 million estimated overseas Filipinos from the period of April to September 2018.
 
Although most of them leave the country primarily to provide for their loved ones back home, some of them change with time and are now career-driven, seeing career growth as main reason for working abroad.
 
Overseas Filipinos may leave the country for various reasons, but one truth remains, they still face different issues and experience struggles that are often unheard and unknown to many, even to their closest kin.
 
These stories and realities that the overseas Filipinos experience are what ABS-CBN and TFC hope to share to the world, thus the launch of “TFC News”, a digital news platform that focuses on the issues and stories that affect and involve the overseas Filipinos.
 
One way of helping the Filipinos abroad to overcome different challenges is by empowering them with the right information, which ABS-CBN Global Chief Operating Officer Olivia de Jesus sees “TFC News” could provide. “TFC News will give them a platform and a voice in the community. For our countrymen who have chosen to live and work for their families in a foreign land, it is important for them to adjust and feel that they belong and having access to community news is one way for them to succeed in a foreign land,” de Jesus explained.
 
The same way, ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs Head Ging Reyes also emphasized the importance of providing overseas Filipinos a news platform where their voices could be heard. “It is important to give our overseas Filipinos a voice. It is important for news people to get to know them--the Filipino communities-- and find out what makes them cry, what makes them react to certain events, what policies of their host countries affect them. In that sense, launching a news service that primarily caters to overseas Filipinos is not just important, it is essential, it must be part and parcel of our newsgathering operations here in ABS-CBN,” Reyes stated.
 
In the current state of the global economy, Asia is seen as the region with a steady economic growth, which could explain why in the 2018 data gathered by the Philippine Statistics Authority, next to the Middles East, Asia Pacific is the second preferred destination of the overseas Filipinos.
 
TFC News” kicks off its launch in the Asia Pacific with the goal of empowering through information this growing number of overseas Filipinos that are exploring opportunities in the region. The digital format of the newly launched news platform also makes it easy for them to access and share this information with their fellow Filipinos abroad.
 
Serving as voices of the Filipinos abroad are the overseas Filipinos themselves, who will be gathering a variety of stories: from government policies that affect the overseas Filipinos, to concerns they hope will be addressed, down to life stories that could inspire their fellow overseas Filipinos and even the next generation.
 
Some of the recent reports from the correspondents were about the overseas voting for the 2019 mid-term elections, the recently concluded “1MX Singapore 2019”, and the risks that some Filipinos face by taking on the so-called “3D” jobs in South Korea.
 
ABS-CBN Global Managing Director for Asia Pacific Maribel Hernaez believes that the overseas Filipinos are the best correspondents that “TFC News” could have. “They are overseas Filipinos to begin with, they empathize with our fellow Filipinos abroad. I think that is the beauty of having a platform that can tell their stories or having a platform where stories of this affinity, of these connections can be told. Our correspondents are conduits of the stories, but the real wealth of the stories will come from the communities,” Hernaez expounded.
 
Don’t miss the latest news around the Asia Pacific delivered through the eyes of the overseas Filipino correspondents in “TFC News”, which could be seen via TFC Online (www.TFC.tv) ,  www.mytfc.com, facebook.com/TFCAsia, and on TFC’s official Facebook pages applicable to your area.
 
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ABS-CBN at TFC bibigyang boses ang mga OFs via “TFC News”
Alamin ang mga isyu at kuwentong sumasalamin sa buhay ng mga Pilipino sa abroad, hatid ng mga overseas Filipino correspondents ng “TFC News”

 
Hindi maipagkakaila na ang mga Pilipino ay isa sa mga bumubuo ng foreign workforce ng iba’t ibang bansa sa mundo. Katunayan, ayon sa datos na inilabas ng Philippine Statistics Authority nitong Abril 2019, tinatayang nasa 2.3 milyon na ang bilang ng mga overseas Filipino mula noong Abril hanggang Setyembre 2018.
 
Marami sa kanila ay lumalabas ng bansa upang humanap ng magandang oportunidad para maibigay ang mga pangangailangan ng pamilya. Ang ilan naman, bagamat priyoridad pa rin ang magbigay sa pamilya, ay umaalis ng bansa para sa career growth.
 
Iba’t iba man ang dahilan ng pag-alis ng bansa, hindi pa rin nagbabago ang katotohanang ang mga overseas Filipinos ay mayroong iba’t ibang isyu at pagsubok na kinakaharap sa ibang bansa, na madalas ay hindi nalalaman ng marami maging ng pinakamamalapit nilang kamag-anak.
 
Ang mga realidad at mga kuwentong ito ang nais na ibahagi ng ABS-CBN at TFC sa mundo, kung kaya inilunsad ang “TFC News”, isang news platform na tututok sa mga isyu at kuwentong nakakaapekto sa mga Pilipino abroad.
 
Isang paraan upang malagpasan ng mga overseas Filipino ang mga pagsubok na kanilang kinakaharap ay ang magkaroon ng sapat na kalaman at impormasyon, mga bagay na tingin ni ABS-CBN Global Chief Operating Officer Olivia de Jesus ay maibibigay ng “TFC News”. “TFC News will give them a platform and a voice in the community. For our countrymen who have chosen to live and work for their families in a foreign land, it is important for them to adjust and feel that they belong and having access to community news is one way for them to succeed in a foreign land,” saad ni de Jesus.
 
Dagdag naman ni ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs Head Ging Reyes, mahalagang maunawaan ng mga mamamahayag ang mga sentimyento at mga bagay na pinahahalagahan ng mga overseas Filipinos. Paliwanag ni Reyes, “It is important to give our overseas Filipinos a voice. It is important for news people to get to know them, the Filipino communities, and find out what makes them cry, what makes them react to certain events, what policies of their host countries affect them. In that sense, launching a news service that primarily caters to overseas Filipinos is not just important, it is essential, it must be part and parcel of our news gathering operations here in ABS-CBN.”
 
Sa kalasukuyang kalagayan ng pandaigdigang ekonomiya, masasabing ang ekonomiya ng Asia Pacific ay patuloy na lumagalo, na maaaring dahilan kung bakit dumarami na rin ang mga overseas Filipinos na nakikipagsapalaran sa Asia Pacific.
 
Kaya naman upang matulungan ang mga Pilipino na magkaroon ng sapat na kaalaman at impormasyon para sa paghahanap ng oportunidad sa mga bansa sa Asia Pacific, unang inilunsad ang “TFC News” rehiyong ito.
 
Bukod pa rito, nasa digital format na rin ang “TFC News” kaya mas madali na nilang makukuha at maibabahagi sa mga kapwa overseas Filipinos ang mga impormasyong ito.

One of the recent reports from TFC News is the recently concluded 1MX Singapore 2019 music festival. Screen Capture from TFC Asia Facebook page 

Magsisilbi namang tagapag-ulat ng iba’t ibang kuwento na sumasalamin sa buhay ng mga Pilipino abroad ay mismong ang mga overseas Filipinos. Ilan nga sa mga kuwentong naibahagi na ng mga overseas Filipino correspondents ay ang mga kaganapan sa katatapos lamang na 2019 mid-term elections, ang naganap na “1MX Singapore 2019”, at ang mga panganib na kinakaharap ng mga Pilipinong pumapasok sa tinaguriang “3D” jobs sa South Korea.
 
Naniniwala si ABS-CBN Global Managing Director for Asia Pacific Maribel Hernaez na ang mga overseas Filipinos ay magiging epektibong mga tagapagbalita ng mga kuwento ng mga Pilipino sa abroad. “They are overseas Filipinos to begin with, they empathize with our fellow Filipinos abroad. I think that is the beauty of having a platform that can tell their stories or having a platform where stories of this affinity, of these connections can be told. Our correspondents are conduits of the stories, but the real wealth of the stories will come from the communities,” paliwanag ni Hernaez.
 
Huwag na magpahuli sa mga pinakamaiinit na balita mula sa Asia Pacific, hatid mismo ng mga overseas Filipino correspondents ng “TFC News”, na inyong makikita via TFC Online (www.TFC.tv), www.mytfc.com, facebook.com/TFCAsia, o sa official Facebook pages ng TFC na angkop sa inyong kinakroroonan.
 
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