SM Supermalls' Global Pinoy center launched at SM Calamba

SM City Calamba recently opened its Global Pinoy Center (GPC) with a tribute to four global Filipinos who have brought pride to our country in their respective fields. GPC awardees include known visual artists Gerry Alanguilan, Jr. and Garilandy Vicuna, Mathematician Emmanuel Jerome Tagaro, and popular boy group The Angelos.

In her welcome message, Annie Garcia, Shopping Center Mgmt. Corp. president said Global Pinoy Center program is SM Supermalls’ way of magnifying their appreciation to the past, present and future Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who paid a huge sacrifice of being away from their real home in order to support their families.

The Global Pinoy Center located at the 3rd Floor of SM City Calamba, is a specialized all-in-one convenience stop, an enclosure within SM Supermalls that will render services to address the needs of OFWs such as Information and Directory assistance and OFW related concerns including travel & leisure guides. Members will likewise be accommodated in a comfortable lounge with free drinks, a mobile charging station, and exclusive Foreign Exchange & Remittance counter.

It also provides free Internet use for ease in communication where members will be able to enjoy conversing with their loved ones abroad using a FREE Hub to Hub Video conferencing.

Furthermore, Global Pinoy Center will likewise spearhead and collaborate with main agencies of the Government like POEA, OWWA, the Department Of Tourism and other core groups for monthly themed caravans and programs that will touch on livelihood, skills and development trainings as well as legal, entrepreneurial and one-on-one investment consultations. Banco de Oro shall also play a big role in helping overseas kababayans with investment opportunities.

Plus members will also enjoy great value and rewards with the Global Pinoy Perks Booklet, where freebies and discounts from thousands of stores across SM Supermalls nationwide can be availed. OFWs and their families can avail of the GPC card with a minimal membership fee of P150.

SOURCE: http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=32565

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