3 December 2018 – Nearly 1,400 Filipinos in Malaysia flocked to the Pamaskong Kat-OWWA-an 2018 held on 2 December 2018, filling the Komplex Kraft (Craft Complex) in Kuala Lumpur to the brim in an afternoon of entertainment, education, and Christmas cheer.

The event, which was organized by the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur together with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and in partnership with the Federation of Filipino Associations in Malaysia (FFAM), fused the Embassy’s annual Pamaskong Handog celebration with OWWA’s Kat-OWWA-an OFW Caravan to produce a Christmas concert and an OFW education campaign rolled into one.

Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles C. Jose, in his welcome remarks, encouraged all Filipinos to enjoy the free entertainment and raffle prizes while learning from OWWA’s sessions. “Hindi lahat sa atin ay makakauwi ng Pilipinas para makapag-Pasko doon, kaya sinikap naming dalhin ang Paskong Pilipino dito sa Malaysia,” he said.

The Pamaskong Kat-OWWA-an featured local Filipino bands and performances from Filipino community organizations, as well as a mini-concert from the Philippine Embassy Chorale led by Mdm. Maria Victoria H. Jose. Meanwhile, OWWA Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio and TV celebrity Donita Nose interspersed the education segments with song numbers and stand-up comedy sequences for an entertaining take on learning.

The Pamaskong Kat-OWWA-on 2018 provided the first opportunity for the OWWA OFW Caravan to reach an overseas audience. Prior to this, the OFW caravan was limited to various locations within the Philippines.


For more information, visit the Embassy’s website at http://www.philembassykl.org.my or its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PHinMalaysia/.