How Google is Helping OFWs Connect with Families in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Google Philippines has launched a campaign to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) connect with their loved ones back home.

Google’s “Balikbayan” campaign aims to enable Filipino families and communities “share the everyday” through platforms and information that connect them with one another.

Head to to find out how Google tools such as Hangouts, Maps, and Search can address their needs for interactive messaging platform, accurate information, and relevant news.

Filipinos who are set to work abroad can also familiarize themselves about the country where they are headed to.

To foster learning, simultaneous workshops will be held in Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, where users will be introduced to the Google tools. They can also visit OFW Circle, a Google+ Community where OFWs can meet, exchange information, and be part of the thriving global Filipino online community.

For instance on OFW Circle, OFWs who are going to work in Hong Kong can find a basic guide about living there.

“Christmas is the most important celebration of the year for many Filipinos and its essence lies in precious moments shared with the family. Though technology helps bridge the distance, OFW families still yearn for some normality, like having their loved ones closer to home. In this project, we provide the opportunity for families to come together in one hub, regardless of their actual location, and share memories seamlessly, like they’re never apart,” said Ryan Morales, Google Philippines Country Marketing Manager.


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