Philippine Address: 43 M.H. del Pilar St., Santolan, Malabon City
Employer: Global Direct (Showtime), Alkhobar, KSA
As Secretary of Showtime-Human Resources Department, George R. Palencia is not only working for his department but takes the initiative to pay attention to the overall business of Showtime. A pioneer employee, he helps the Company in whatever way he can particularly on customer-related issues to be able to provide customer satisfaction. He tries to work well with his co-employees as well as with his managers.
Since his arrival in KSA in 1990, Palencia put together an organization that would cater to the needs of distressed Filipinos. He offered his services as volunteer to the “Embassy on Wheels” which catered to the consular and passporting needs of Filipinos in the Eastern region. He spearheaded various community activities aimed at providing services to the Filipino community and raising funds for the benefit of OFWs in the KSA and the Philippines.
Palencia pioneered the “mini fun run” for a cause to promote health awareness not only to the Filipino expatriates but also for other nationalities as well. He use his spare time serving fellow Filipino workers by maintaining regular crossword puzzles, poems and true-to-life stories in the Pinoy Extra (Arab News) and Abante (Middle East edition) reflecting and promoting positive Filipino values. He was also instrumental in providing donations to victims of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, and flashflood victims in Quezon province. Aside from the community and social services that he rendered, Palencia earned an award as Outstanding Employee of the Rwafid Holding Co. in 1995.