2nd OFW and Family Summit Winner of Camella House from Villar Foundation

A 31-year old seaman from Marilao, Bulacan, was the lucky winner of the grand prize, consisting of a  house and lot from Camella Homes, raffled off during last Thursday’s 2nd OFW  and Family Summit 2012 which was an ‘astounding success” following the heavy turnout of participants.

Ruselle Nalayug, who has been in the country for a vacation, said he didn’t expect he will win the raffle because there were thousands of OFWs and their family who attended the event.

“I’m just lucky,” said Nalayug who expressed his profound gratitude to Senator Manny Villar and his wife, former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar, founding chairman and managing director, respectively, of the Villar Foundation. He also thanked GoNegosyo led by its founding trustee, Joey Concepcion III and executive director Ramon Lopez.

     The other winners in the raffle draw are Eliseo Mendoza Jr., and Pablo Liwanag who both got a motorcycle from Motortrade.

Jun Tres Abucay and Teresita Parena won a  sari-sari store package  from Finds Convenience Store while  Editha Mercado and George Bausa also got a sari-sari store  package from Aling Puring  of Puregold.

Two kettle corn machines and dealership kit from Fern-C were also awarded to lucky winners.

Smart phone cards,which can be used by winners in communicating with their loved ones abroad,  were also raffled off.

While the other participants were not lucky enough to get the raffle prizes, they however stressed  the ‘wisdom and knowledge’ they obtained from listening to the resource speakers, including OFWs-turned- entrepreneurs, were more than enough.

Former Rep. Villar said she was overwhelmed with the huge number of OFWs and their family members who trooped to the World Trade Center  in Pasay City and patiently listened to the  people who would empower them to succeed in small business of their own choice.

“This is the goal of this endeavor— to teach hem and guide them how  to wisely invest their money that could augment their income. When their small business becomes bigger, there might be no need for the OFWs to secure employment abroad. Afterall, not all Filipinos who go abroad becomes successful. Some of them fall victims to ruthless employers. So in the end, they seek refuge in our Bahay Kalinga abroad and we  then work for their repatriation,” related Villar.

“Some of them might have the skills, so the Villar Foundation and GoNegosyo are here to guide them, said Villar as she hurled a strong challenge for them to see that what they are doing can be the start of something big—big in terms of the difference that they can make,” she further said.

“We are here to make it happen for you. We are committed to help you start it off,” added Villar.

The speakers in the summit are Engr. Mike Casas, Ronald Operana, Henry   Tenedero, Ivy Hayagan, Tomanny Tan, Willy Camarillo, Dean Pax Lapid, Richie Cuna, Raja Mandhyan, Pocholo Gonzales, Ian Barcelona, Tersa Sahilan, Armand Bengco, Concepcion and Lopez.

The senator and his wife together with Concepcion and Lopez and Dr. Enderico Sampang Jr. who represented Pasay Mayor Antonio Calixto led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to signal the start of the summit.

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  1. Bernadeth Marie CortezJune 21, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    sana ako din manalo ng bahay sa camella. magaganda ang bahay doon. napakaswerte ang nanalo.