Ruben Villadarez

Position: Marketing Support Coordinator
Philippine Address: B-9 L-50 Topland Ave., Goldengate Subd.,
Talon III Las Piñas Metro, Manila
Employer:  National Commercial Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ruben is Chairman of SANGKAPBUHAY (Sanggunian ng mga Kapatid sa Hanapabuhay) in Jeddah. Ruben’s organization provides Filipino workers in Jeddah with job counselling skills upgrading legal services, and welfare assistance. SANGKAPBUHAY also conducts seminars on Saudi Labor Laws and implements programmes to promote smooth reintegration into the mainstream of Philippine society such as seminars on computer training and basic electricity and practical troubleshooting.

In his personal capacity or in representation of his organization, Ruben gives assistance to the Philippine Consulate in providing food and visiting Filipino workers detained at the Brimon Prison. Food stuffs are also sent to distress OFW’s sheltered at the Philippine Consulate premises. Ruben’s group also helps the Philippine Consulate in repatriation to the Philippines OFW’s in terms of documentation and securance of airline tickets.

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