The attendees at the “Kabayan, sa Arkitekto Sigurado – A Public Forum on Services and Value of an Architect” pose for a photo together with UAP-Brunei and Philippine Embassy officials

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, in collaboration with the United Architects of the Philippines – Brunei Chapter (UAP-Brunei), conducted a forum titled “Kabayan, sa Arkitekto Sigurado – A Public Forum on Services and Value of an Architect” on 2 December 2018 at the Chancery. The forum aimed to orient the Filipino Community in Brunei on how architects can assist them as well as the process and documentation needed in building their dream home in the Philippines.

Chargé d’ Affaires Pete Raymond V. Delfin welcomed the participants to the forum. He emphasized that activities such as these highlight the skills and talents of the Filipino architects globally. He also hoped that the forum will assist Overseas Filipinos in Brunei who have plans to put their hard earned money in building or purchasing their home in the Philippines.

The speakers at the forum were Architect Alan Filio, Architect Marious Anyayahan and Architect Marilette Balderama. PAG-IBIG Fund Representative Edna Penahermoso and SSS Representative Joy-Ann Cabading also discussed the process of obtaining housing loans and the different practical options on how OFs can save for their retirement.

The attendees expressed appreciation to the Embassy and the UAP-Brunei for conducting the forum. Some of them had a one-on-one session with the architects to further gain information on the process of building a home in the Philippines.

The Embassy regularly conducts GAD activities that promote gender and development for the benefit of Filipinos in Brunei, particularly for their empowerment and enhanced productivity. END

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