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Be a Filipino first before being an Ilocano or a Mindanaoan, etc. Dear Readers, I just mailed my voting ballot. I wouldn’t let my right of suffrage go unutilized. I am now cramming for the opening letter for this Special Election... Read more

ENFiD News & View Writers' Pool by Vanda Brady We are happy to announce that we have additional contributors to the ENFiD Bi-monthly newsletter, ENFiD News & Views. The following have been very generous in sharing their writing prowess to the ENFiD... Read more

By Lily C. Fen It was years ago since I had met Marison Rodriguez, when the Filipino Czech Association had been founded. I even had the pleasure of meeting Calin Ionescu, her Romanian sweetheart, while caught in the flurry of conducting our Filipino-European events. I managed to... Read more

The Difference Between Men and Women in a Conversation A little story that shows the essential differences between a man and a woman: Let's say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good... Read more

Conference: Searching for Solidarity in EU Asylum and Border Policies 26-27 February, 2016 
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels The Odysseus Academic Network coordinated by the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), in cooperation with the... Read more

BY Ric Gacayan With due deference to the inclement weather, ENFiD UK officers braved the four- hour journey to Wales on Saturday, 8 February 2016. Their main objective was to meet Filipino leaders in Wales representing their respective organisations, also to have a feel of what... Read more

By Carol Panday Philippines ranked 8th in the world World Championship of Ping Pong (WCPP) was held last January 22-24, 2016 at Alexandra Palace, North London, United Kingdom. Philippines Number 1 Player in Table Tennis, Richard Gonzales, together with Roger Ponte and Winston... Read more

By Carol Panday Pinoy in Norwich Aksyong Samahan (PINAS) celebrated it's 10th year founding anniversary on Saturday, January 24, 2016 at Sprowston High School Hall, Cannerby Lane, Norwich.  Read more

By Carol Panday The Feast of Sto. Niño is the biggest festival being celebrated in and out of the Philippines. In the northern part of London, communities from Kilburn Filchamp, Stonebridge, Mill Hill, Wembley and Brent gather together to celebrate this most awaited and celebrated... Read more

By Carol Panday A celebration of faith away from home was made possible through the untiring efforts of Filipino Community of Black Nazarene UK founder and chairman, Leonila Dela Cruz and Edward Dela Cruz.  Read more

By Carol Panday Members and supporters of Cavitenos UK did not fail to surprise their guests at the much-awaited 2016... Read more

Articles Contributed by Carol Panday & Ric Gacayan OPENING THE 2016 WITH CAVITENOS UK Members and supporters of Cavitenos UK did not fail to surprise their guests at the much-awaited 2016 Opening. The 70’s & 80’s-themed event inspired everyone to strike the... Read more

ENFiD News & Views will be featuring essays that were submitted to the first ENFiD Essay Writing Contest held in 2015. With the theme “Ako Ay Pilipino sa Europa – Ganito Ako Ngayon, Paano Ako Bukas?” (This is how I am today, how will I be tomorrow?), the essay contest was... Read more

ENFiD Israel Distributes Relief Gods to Typhoon Nona Victims in Oriental Mindoro By Cheryl G. Sevegan On December 14,... Read more

By Vanda Brady We are pleased to announce that ENFiD-Ireland is now a... Read more

Uniting Filipinos through Sports! ENFiD MALTA will hold its SPORTS FEST which will start on 13 March till 29 May, 2016. It will kick off with... Read more

By Betsy von Atzigen, Switzerland The 1st General Assembly of ENFid-Swiss took place on February 6th, 2016 in Zürich three months after its official launch. FILcom Leaders representing 4 Swiss Cantons originally formed the network and to date, 6 more Cantons have come to participate... Read more

By Lily C. Fen The morning began with laughter and the need to keep the door closed, lest our Swiss neighbors at the Seminarhuas Bruchmatt in Luzern be bothered by the usual case of Filipina joy and vocal volume. The door remained shut, and the rest of us were free to laugh... Read more

ENFiD Switzerland holds 1st General Assembly The 1st General Assembly of ENFid-Swiss took place on February 6th, 2016 in Zürich three months after its official launch. FILcom Leaders representing 4 Swiss Cantons originally formed the network and to date, 6 more... Read more

enfidlogoEurope. A continent of 50 countries. A total land area of 10.2m square kilometres. A population of 740 million people. An estimated 230 different languages and dialects. A vibrant economy with GDP of US$17.6 trillion in 2011. Rich in heritage, culture, arts, history, life. Diverse, multi-racial. This is our adopted home.

We the Filipinos of Europe, 800,000 and rising, are beginning to speak with one voice, A voice that we want heard. Linked by the European Network of Filipino Diaspora From the frozen Norwegian tundras in the north Down to the craggy shores of Valetta in the south From the sandy shores of Cascais in the west To the Russian Ural Mountains in the east. North, south, west, east and central. We work, we serve, We laugh, we cry. We are new Europeans. We are here to stay Sure of our role as glocal agents of change, A growing political, social and economic force. Forever Filipinos. With annual remittances of US$ 3.35 billion We support our families, our nation. Heed us: we are partners For development, For the future. Author: Gene Alcantara Director, ENFiD Chairperson

ENFiD is an active international networking association that hopes to propagate the sense of Filipino “nationhood” away from the home country; inculcate a strong sense of shared destiny and aspirations; and act as a catalyst in promoting resolutions to issues and arising problems among Filipinos in Europe.

 

 

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