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Watch this video created by International Organisation for Migration entitled Open Doors: Singapore featuring their campaign against harsh treatment of migrant workers in Singapore.
According to Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs there are around 180,000 Filipinos working and living in Singapore. Majority of which works in the Information Technology sector and around 70,000 Filipinos working as domestic helpers in the country.
“Bana’s Coffee” from Sagada, Philippines won a medal at the third edition of the International Contest of Coffees Roasted in their Countries of Originorganized by the Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products (AVPA), a Paris-based association.
The awarding ceremony took place at the Embassy of Peru in Paris on June 28. Consul Rapunzel Acop from the Philippine Embassy in Paris received the Médaille Gourmet(“Gourmet Award”) for Bana’s Coffee on behalf of Goad Sibayan, Butch Acop, and Rich Watanabe – the team behind this effort in presenting Bana’s Coffee to AVPA.
Sixty coffee entries from 21 countries received various awards from AVPA. The Philippines joined coffee producers from Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, the United States and Vietnam.
This article was first published at http://www.dfa.gov.ph