I would like to take the opportunity to explain to my readers about the links I have added to the site. You can see the links down the right side of the page.
The first and most exciting link to me is the one to my new-found friends at The Pamilyang OFW-SME Network Foundation, Inc. I can’t even begin to tell you the hand of help they have extended to me. What began with a simple telephone call has evolved into to great friendship. The foundation has introduced me to many new contacts and opportunities and I have been a guest on their radio program and have given talks at their latest function. I won’t go into more detail now because I will be posting on some of the events I have participated with the foundation in the near future. For now i will leave you with their mission statement:
To be the most productive center for OFW and SME Families in the Philippines by providing job, livelihood, investment and business opportunities; and be recognized as a role model for public service.
That pretty much sums up The Pamilyang OFW-SME Network Foundation, Inc. I guarantee to you I could not say it any better.
I have added three Philipinne govenment links. Two, from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), are specifically pawnshop related. The BSP, of course, regulates pawnshops and their website has a wealth of information for those already involved, or for those who want to become involved, in the pawnshop business. The third Philippine Government site is the Republic of the Philippines. It is the site of the national government and has a wealth of information on any government issue you can think of.
Then there is the link to the Chamber of Pawnbrokers of the Philippines, Inc. (CPPI). The chamber is the only organization in the Philippines focused on solely on the aspects of the pawnshop business. They work hard to inform its members on all aspects of legislation, current and pending, that pertain to the pawnship industry. They represent the interests of its member pawnbrokers to the appropriate agencies like the Bangko Central.
Last, but not least, I have added the Manila Bulletin and two online Philippine directories. The two online directories are the Philippine Online Directory and the PhilippinesDirectory.net. At these links you can find all things Philippine.