Now on its fifth year, ENFiD developed into a broad organizational platform of 17 ENFiD Country Members. ENFiD community leaders and members are found in Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, Denmark, Malta, Ireland plus members in Israel. All members are organized through national ENFiD country member organizations headed by a Country Representative.

Filipinos in Europe then

The first documented group of Filipinos in Europe was in the late1880’s. When the Philippines was under the Spanish colonial rule, local elite families sent their sons to Europe to pursue higher education. From Europe, these student intellectuals composed and led the reform movement against the colonizers. Notable among them were Jose Rizal, the national hero with his contemporaries Marcelo H. del Pilar, Graciano López Jaena, and Mariano Ponce.


….and now

At present, with the modern technologies that make traveling to all parts of the globe easier and with the drive to seek better economic resources and socio-cultural enrichment, about 800,000 registered Filipinos inhabit Europe. They are composed of European – passport holders, holders of dual nationalities, permanent residents and work permit holders and their spouse/families, students and those who are undocumented. There is no available statistics regarding the number of undocumented Filipinos in Europe.


According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), remittance from Europe reached about $3.8 billion in 2016. This is about 14% of the total $26.9 billion in remittances sent home by Overseas Filipinos.


Focal Point: Mae Cayir

M: +43 69914595549
E: mae.cayir@gmail.com
FB: Mae Cayir


Country Representative: P. Julieta Frisnedi
M: +32 476 473362
E: juliet.frisnedi@gmail.com
FB: P. Julieta Frisnedi

Czech Republic

Country Representative: Michelle Marquez
Deputy: Justine Lyris Bacay
M: +420 731104266
E: enfid.cz@gmail.com
FB: Michelle Marquez

Official FB group or Page


Country Representative: Filomenita Mongaya-Hoegsholm
Deputy: Ana Navarro Lindenhann
E: filomenitamh@gmail.com
FB: Filomenita Mongaya-Hoegsholm

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Dennis Mana-ay
M: +33 7 69913768
E: dennis.manaay@enfid.org
FB: Dennis Mana-ay

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Emmalyn Liwag-Kotte
Deputy: Tessie Wilms
M: +49 173 733 6648
E: enfid.de@gmail.com
FB: Emmalyn Liwag-Kotte

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Lilja V�d�s H�lmsd�ttir
Deputy: Maflor Blanchefleur
E: liljaholms@gmail.com
FB: Lilja Holms

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Vanda Marie Brady
M: +353 879501678
E: vanda.brady@enfid.org
FB: Vanda Marie Brady

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Country Representative: Cheryl Sevegan
M: +972 542908933
E: chaps_1022@yahoo.com
FB: Cheryl Sevegan

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Pia Gonzalez Abucay
M: +39 3389642931
E: piagonz@yahoo.com
FB: Pia Gonzalez Abucay

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Criselda Silos Magsino
E: enfid.malta@gmail.com
FB: Criselda Silos Magsino

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Teresita “Tess” Ramakers-Badana
Deputy: Diana Halmans-Mondragon
M: +31 638979686
E: teklapau23@gmail.com, diana.halmans@enfid.org
FB: Tess Ramakers-Badana

Official FB Group or Page


Country Representative: Luz Therese Bergensen
M: +47 90130871
E: lgb1312@gmail.com
FB: Luz Therese Bergensen

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Country Representative: Henry Latag
Deputy: Rouen Tiocson Reyes
E: henrylatag@rocketmail.com
FB: Henry Latag

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Country Representative: Liza Lopez Pedersen
M: +46767625785
E: erliza.pedersen@gmail.com
FB: Liza Lopez Pedersen

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Country Representatives: Joanna Arca-Wennstroem & Eppie Balagasay
M: +41 774235610
E: joanna.wennstroem@yahoo.com, eppuyat@yahoo.com
FB: Joana Arca-Wennstroem

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United Kingdom

Country Representative: Christian Estrada
FB: Official FB Page