Philippine Embassy in Lisbon Pays Tribute to Filipino Seafarers in NCCA´s Photo Contest

Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal Photo Contest: " KAPIT SA GILID "

06 February 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Lisbon reported that pictures of Filipino seafarers taken by Third Secretary and Vice Consul Rogelio Villanueva, Jr. won First Place in the recently concluded NCCA Photo Essay Contest for Overseas Filipinos in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos last December 2012.

The formal announcement of winners was made by NCCA Chairman Felipe M. De Leon last 18 December 2012 at the SSS Auditorium during the National Forum on Migration. The winning photos and the other qualified entries were exhibited from 18 December 2012 to 4 January 2013 at the SSS, POEA and the OWWA.

Mr. Villanueva´s 4 entries captured the NCCA´s theme of "A Day in the Life of an Overseas Filipino" and included very unique photos of seafarers displaying the Filipino´s excellence, ingenuity, patience and hard work as they perform daily their challenging and sometimes risky duties onboard ships. Through his photos, Mr. Villanueva intended to highlight the sacrifices and contribution of Filipino seafarers who comprise more than a fourth of the total number of seafarers in world.

They were taken during the Embassy´s Akyat-Barko campaign for the OAV registration last year where Post´s OAV Team headed by Mr. Villanueva, was able to visit more than 50 ships and registered close to 6,000 Filipino seafarers to be able to vote in the coming May 2013 National Elections.

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhuillier lauded the achievement of Mr. Villanueva and considers it as recognition of the DFA´s contribution in raising awareness of the Filipino Diaspora through public diplomacy. 

Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal Photo Contest: " PINOY INIHAW "

Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal Photo Contest: " SHOELACE  "

Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal Photo Contest: " SI KUYA AT SI LOLA  "

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