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Ang Inyong Lingkod: Francisco S. Aguilar Jr.

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.

As an OFW

“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.

In 1998, he went back to the Philippines to fulfill what the group had envisioned and promised to do.

“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,”

Community Services

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

Testimonies

“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

 

Educational Background

1975-1977 TUP Stationary Marine Engineering
1978-1982 TIP BS Mechanical Engineering
2000 DLSU MBA

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

Source : http://anginyonglingkod.com/?n=AIL.FranciscoAguilarJr

Francisco Aguilar Jr.  was inducted to Anginyonglingkod last 2008