In celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos in December, more than 400 combined Global Pinoy Center members, students and faculty of the Bacolod City College watched the Cineforum on Migration at the SM Cinema 3 of SM City Bacolod recently.

Part of SM Global Pinoy Center’s Corporate Social Responsibilities Programs, the cineforum featured the film Emir by Director Chito Roño. The musical film, set in a fictional emirate in the Middle East, tells a story of a Filipina nanny who works for a royal family, and the plight of other Filipino workers who were caught in the middle of a political conflict. The film was shown for free in all SM Supermalls’ cinemas.

In partnership with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Film development Council of the Philippines and the Department of Education, the cineforum aimed to increase public awareness on various issues and concerns of Filipino migrants, their families and communities and advocate for a stronger academic and media focus on migration.

 The Month of Overseas Filipinos was held to recognize the roles of Filipinos in nation-building and national development, promote their interests and welfare, strengthen their ties with the Philippines and raise public awareness on various issues concerning them.

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