To be elected, nay, practically to be acclaimed, to the top post of the Worldwide Filipino Alliance, Inc., an organization whose members are scattered in the four corners of the world -- bonding together, interacting with each other, and deciding major policy issues through the Internet -- is a challenge whose magnitude has not totally seeped in to the innermost recesses of my mind yet.
Aside from the fact that the members of our organization are scattered in seven time zones, the implications are indeed tremendous. When I pause and reflect that I am a relative new-comer to our organization, I feel weak in my knees to be entrusted with the responsibility of providing inspiration, initiative, and leadership to such an organization. It is not only mind-boggling, it is also humbling; and honestly, spiritually ennobling too.
I am not glossing at my responsibility and the concomitant expectations arising from my exercise of my duties. But as a Filipino concerned deeply with the situation in the land of our birth, we need to move on. In this voyage in uncharted territories, we have to cast away our fears and anxieties and to fortify our resolve.
Therefore, mixed with trepidation and insecurity, I am nevertheless accepting the job of steering the wheel of the Worldwide Filipino Alliance ship. We cannot do otherwise. We are inspired with our crew of courageous, skilled, determined and highly-motivated Filipinos in Diaspora and their fellow advocates in the homeland.
So I say: "All aboard, mates. Hoist the sails, lift the anchors, and charge 'em raging waters so that we can fulfill our destiny!"
COUNSELOR LOLITA L. FARMER, OAM
Congratulations to our tireless colleagues who put up this WFA website. Needless to say, I am awed by the kind of devotion that many of us have demonstrated in the pursuit of our goal - that of helping the motherland
Where some of our "reliable" colleagues have waned and lose heart, we steadfastly continue to show true grit in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, unselfishly pouring precious time, talent and resources in a quijotic quest to achieve a just, prosperous and peaceful society - our legacy to the future generations.
We stumbled, fell and rose; we shall stumble, fall and rise again and again, picking up the pieces where we last fell because we know that too much is at stake. We can not afford to fail; it's not an option
Let no despair extinguish the flame burning in our hearts.
GEN. JOSE "Kumeh" B. COMENDADOR (Ret.)
The core program of Worldwide Filipino Alliance is to provide overall support to Filipinos in the Diaspora as they move from recruitment, remittance generation, reintegration, and retirement (4 Rs).
WFA is committed to work closely and actively with Filipinos in the Diaspora by engaging them in
Worldwide Filipino Alliance, Inc. (WFA), is an Internet-based group organized by concerned overseas and homeland-based Filipinos who wish to assist in the development efforts in the homeland and uplift the welfare of our brethren working and living abroad. WFA faces a multitude of challenges considering that its membership come from all over the world.
WFA Interim Board of Trustees and Officers
1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012
TERRITORY I – Middle East and Africa
TERRITORY II – At Large
Counselor Lolita Farmer
TERRITORY III- North and South America
Rev. Mark Alegre
Ramon Brion III
CHAIRPERSON – Counselor Lolita Farmer, OAM
PRESIDENT - Cesar Torres
SECRETARY GENERAL - Rogelio Bantiles
DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL - Emmanuel Roldan