The Filipino Social Club-Dubai (FilSoC) recently celebrated the re-election of President Ericson Reyes and the appointment of its new officers and board members, all regulated under the supervision of the Community Authority (CDA) of Dubai.
His Excellency Alfonso Ver, the Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, congratulated Reyes and the new team. In a heartfelt statement, he expressed his optimism and confidence in the newly elected board, saying, "I trust that the officers, board of directors, and members of FilSoc-Dubai will ensure that in all your plans and activities, you will put your best foot forward and strive to showcase the best of the Philippines and the Filipino people on the UAE's global stage."
The ambassador emphasized the importance of collaboration between the Filipino community in the UAE and the embassy. "It is my hope that your organization and the entire Filipino community in the UAE, in fruitful collaboration with the Embassy, shall continue to raise the stature of our people and our nation in this country which you have embraced as your second home," he noted.
Assuring them of his unwavering support, he added, "Please be assured of my support to all your worthy endeavors."
The newly elected board of the Filipino Social Club-Dubai comprises:
President: Ericson Reyes
Vice President: Ellanie Villena
Secretary: Christian Belleza
Treasurer: Iris Omandam
PRO: Zyra Rey
Auditor: Ruzell Aguilar
Board Members: Cecilia Leoparte, Jomana Mohammad, and Ahmad Almatrooshi
Following the elections, President Ericson Reyes shared his gratitude in a Facebook post. He emphasized the role of the club as a licensed non-profit and non-political group initiated by the Community Development Authority (CDA) on 24th June 2019. This group was established to cater to the Filipino community and Overseas Filipinos in Dubai.
Reyes stated, "I want to assure you that together with my Board of Directors, we will continue to elevate our programs and activities for all overseas Filipinos which aim to bring overall improvement."
Appealing for more active participation, he further added, "As a Filipino, this is your community, and you can contribute immensely to make everyone's experience here joyful. With faith and unity, we can overcome the challenges we face abroad."
With this new leadership, the Filipino Social Club-Dubai is poised for greater achievements and stronger community ties in the coming years.