About the Convenor
In ancient Babylon, the term “Amora” is derived from the Hebrew and Aramaic verb amar “to speak”, and therefore please allow me to speak and be heard. I am not a leftist, centrist nor a rightist, but I support moved that concerns to the general welfare of Filipinos Overseas. I am just an ordinary Overseas Filipino Worker who believes what Pirke Avot says – “It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes a difference in the world”.
A Boholano by blood and born in Butuan City. Grown up and graduated intermediate (Nasipit, Central Elementary School) and secondary course (Saint Michael’s Institute now Saint Michael College of CARAGA-SMCC) in Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte.
Graduated Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course at Philippine State College of Aeronautics-PSCA formerly Phil. Air Force College of Aeronautics-PAFCA, Mactan Air Base, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu.
Worked as a Para Legal Officer in a Law Firm in Makati from 1986 to 1993 prior employment abroad. Married to former Minda” Vi” Baguna Corpin from Leyte and blessed with 2 children daughter Mary Danielle “Angel” Amora and Manuel “Dane” Amora.
I am a community leader and actively involved in (Overseas Filipino Workers) OFW Advocacy. Former President of KAKAMPI-KSA (Kalipunang Kaakabay ng Mangagawang Pilipino sa Ibayong Dagat) and chaired the Political and Legal Affairs Committee. Formerly the Secretary General of the Overseas Filipino Workers Congress-Riyadh (OFW Congress-Ruh). Member of International Coalition for Overseas Voting Rights (IcoFVR), Founder and former President of Nasipitnon-KSA, Int’l. ( Hometown Organization in KSA). Former Board of Trustee of United OFW Association, Incorporated and a proud member of Overseas Filipino Council, International (OFCI) and United Filipinos Worldwide for Community Development (UFWCD).
I am an Overseas Filipino Worker for 20 Years. I worked in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1993 to 1997 and in Riyadh from 1998 up to present.
I was nominated as one of the nominees in the Search for Bagong Bayani Year 2011 by the prestigious Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc. (BBFI), in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the private sector. (see Profile of Accomplishments and Photos of Accomplishments)
The Bagong Bayani Awards (BBA) pay tribute to the country’s outstanding Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) as the new heroes of our time. It gives due recognition to their significant efforts in fostering goodwill among peoples of the world, enhancing the image of the Filipino as a competent and responsible worker and contributing to the nation’s foreign exchange earnings.
* A.M. Bahlas Co. Ltd. (Tahlia Road, near Bugshan Hospital, Jeddah, K.S.A. – 1993 to 1997)
* Al Ajial Co. Ltd. ( 3rd. Industrial Area, Al Kharj Road, Riyadh, K.S.A. – 1998 to October 2007)
* King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, KACST ( King Abdullah Road, Riyadh, K.S.A. – 2008 up to present)
Past OFW Community Affiliation in Jeddah, KSA:
* Founding Member, Overseas Filipino Cooperative Council (OFWCC)
I am at present working in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), a Saudi Government organization responsible for Science and Technology development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assigned as Administrative Officer in the Directorate for International Cooperation.
The continuing saga in our fight for OFW recognition and empowerment can only be achieved through a unified collective effort among our ranks – Bong A.Important Note:
The convenor personally endorsed and support the candidacy of NoyNoy Aquino for President and so with Mar Roxas for Vice President in 2010 Philippine Election.