Francisco S. Aguilar Jr. (born August 29, 1959), a former OFW who is now the President and General manager of FMW Human Resources International, a recruitment agency which is not charging fees to applicants seeking their help. Through their recruitment arm, the FMW Human Resources Int’l., they have managed to deploy Filipino workers all over the world, mainly the Middle East.
As a Family Man
Jun married Jasmin, and they were blessed with 4 children, John Francis, Jethro, Joan and Juergen. Jun is a homebody and while he spends most of his time with his family at home, he also does household chores. “I developed this hobby of fixing all the appliances and whatnot. In fact, I brought home all my carpentry and electrical tools from Saudi Arabia.”
Asked about his future plans, Aguilar revealed that he’s planning to finish his remaining MBA units at the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business. He also wants to go back to teaching, one of his passions.
“I didn’t actually want to work there, I know how it feels to be away from your family – more so, I was a newlywed then,” he said. “But the promise of a better life was enticing, so I went.”
In 1985 at age 25, already a father to his first son, he was sent to Saudi Arabia to work at the King Abdulaziz Military Academy as technical analyst.
He later moved to the National Industrialization Company where he held various positions in the auditing, marketing, project management and procurement departments.
As chair of FMW Group
Aguilar recalls the humble beginnings of the organization as one of its pioneers. The group started in 1996 at the International Philippine School in Riyadh, he said, where fellow Filipino working professionals meet once in a while when picking up their children from school.
“It was then when we realized we had ample resources and talent to come up with something for the reintegration of fellow overseas expatriates,” he said.
“When I came home, I saw the sad reality of OFWs who failed to invest their earnings in the country while some were in dire need to go abroad to augment their income. I thought the group could really help them out,” he added.
“As long as I am sitting on this chair, I wouldn’t want the applicants to shell out even a cent. I know how it is to be dirt poor whose only hope is to get a better life abroad,”
|1997||Helped put up the OFWCCI in Riyadh which conducted the bi-monthly Kapihan sa Riyadh|
|1998||Supported the Centennial Celebration spearheaded by the Philippine Embassy in KSA|
|1999||Participated various Forums & RTD’s on OFW’s in Manila|
|2000||Supported relief mission in Bicol affected by the Mt. Mayon eruption|
|2001||Participated in lobbying for the passage of the OAV Bill and the Dual Citizenship Law|
|2002||Co-convene the first OFW Summit in Manila held at the University of Makati|
|2003||Participated in Iskolar Pinoy and Aeta literacy project of Japan based OFW’s in Botolan Zambales|
|2004||Represented the Philippines as a resource person in a Migration Forum in Bangkok organized by Verite’|
|2005||Represented as regular member of the OFW’s in the monthly Consultative Council on OFW’s.|
|2006||Actively participated in Forums, Seminar & Workshops for OFW Entrepreneurship|
“The FMW, under Ka Jun’s leadership, proves that if a recruitment agency is responsible, a distress case can be prevented. He conducts his own Pre-departure Seminars (PDOS). He is so concerned for the workers. He is even more concerned for the rights of the workers than the workers themselves. Ka Jun reffered to us some cases on the workers and those cases were easily solved because we NGOs, the worker, the recruitment agency and even the employers worked as a team for the resolution of the case.” – CMA-OFW-SOS KSA Action Team
|1975-1977||TUP||Stationary Marine Engineering|
|1978-1982||TIP||BS Mechanical Engineering|
Occupation and Attainment
|College of Engg-TIP||Faculty Member||Sch year 82-83|
|O & M Dept KAMA, Riyadh||Technical Analyst||1985-1991|
|Natl Operation & Industrial Serv Co||Project Engr||1991-1994|
|Natl Lead Smelting Co.||Chief Officer||1995-1998|
|President & GM||FMW Human Resources International||1998-present|
|Chairman & President||FMW Group Holdings Inc.||2004-present|
|President & CEO||Overseas Filipino Communications Solutions Inc.||2004-present|
|Vice President||Rockwell Mineral Deposit Trading Inc.||2006-present|