SAVE Act advocacy campaign gets second wind

Press Release

SAVE ACT Campaign Relaunched in the Midwest

Fil-Am Community Commits Strong Support

Roll-out Next in Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio

(27 May 2011, Chicago)

The campaign for the passage of the SAVE ACT was relaunched in Chicago and the Midwest  at the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago last 26 May 2011.

In his video message, Ambassador Jose Cuisia called on the support of the Fil-Am Community in working together with the rest of the Fil-Am Communities in the US for the passage of the SAVE Act and for strengthening bilateral relations with the US.

Ambassador Cuisia highlighted the critical importance of the campaign in the Midwest  as the leaders of the Senate and House and many members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees are from the Midwest.

Filipino-American Community leaders representing a broad range of organizations as well as private individuals attended the event.

Also present was Magid Glove Safety Manufacturing, a Chicago-based company which manufactures industrial gloves and clothing in the Philippines since 1974. It currently has 300 workers in its factory in Cavite.

Consul-General  Leo Herrera-Lim and Trade Representative Glenn Penaranda expressed appreciation for the strong support of the Filipino-American Community in the SAVE ACT Campaign starting last year. They acknowledged the many organizations and private individuals who wrote or called on their respective legislators.

The re-launching event was graced by the presence of former President Fidel Ramos who also called on the Fil-Am Community to continue supporting economic development in the Philippines.

Supporters of the SAVE Act Campaign in the Midwest already include the major Fil-Am organizations and many private individuals.

The SAVE Act Campaign will roll-out in the following states and cities in the coming weeks:

  • Nebraska (Omaha at the Independence Day Picnic)
  • Michigan (Warren at the Kalayaan Picnic Celebration)
  • Wisconsin (Milwaukee at the Independence Day Picnic)
  • Kansas (Kansas City at the Fiesta Filipina)
  • Indiana (Indianapolis at the Independence Day Fiesta)
  • Ohio (Cincinnati at the Consular Outreach and Dayton at the Annual Family Fiesta)

For more information on the SAVE Act Campaign in the Midwest, please contact :

Philippine Trade & Investment Center – Midwest

(T: 312.345.9030    E-mail:

Supporters for the SAVE ACT Campaign (Initial List)

Associations / Organizations

National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

–       NaFFAA National (Ed Navarra)

–       NaFFAA Region 3 (Emraida Kiram)

–       NaFFAA-Illinois (Jelly Carandang)

–       NaFFAA-Iowa (Roel Campos)

–       NaFFAA-Michigan (Willie Dechavez)

Association of Certified Home Healthcare Agencies in IL

Barangay Club of Indiana

Cagayan Valley Circle in Chicago and Midwest

Chicago Koneks

Elston Avenue United Methodist Church

FEU Medical Alumni Association of Northern Illinois

Filipino American Association of Iowa (Alma Reed)

Filipino-American Organization of Metro Omaha (Daryl Rose)

Filipino-American Association of Greater Baton Rouge (Val Suico)

Filipino-Americans of New Orleans

Filipino-American Historical Society of Chicago

Filipino-American National Historical Society (Midwest Chapter)

Filipino-American National Historical Society (Wisconsin Chapter)

Filipino-Americans of Skokie

Kayumanggi Network

Midwest Therapy Network

National Press Club of the Philippines – USA

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago

Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Michigan

Philippine Certified Public Accountants of Greater Chicago

Siliman Alumni International – Chicago Chapter

University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Chicago

Word of Grace Family Christian Fellowship

Companies & Private Individuals

Dejurs Enterprises

EC Ortiz & Company LLC

Mariano Santos Group of Companies

Magid Glove & Safety Manufacturing Company

Oremor International and Robert Romero

Orient Star Shipping Incorprated – IL

Toti and Josefina Wee Sit

Fil-Am Media in Chicago


Asian-American Tribune

Filipino-American Community Builder

Fil-Am Weekly Mega Scene

One Philippines

Philippine Weekly

Pinoy Monthly

Via Times

Joseph Lariosa


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