Filipino Community of Oxfordshire
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A message from our Chairman


A Brief History of FilCom Oxford

The Filipino Community of Oxfordshire is a not-for-profit community organisation. We promote our cultural heritage; provide a social forum through a variety of organised events; offer a support network and we advocate fair and equal treatment in the community through education, training and good citizenship. We have links with other communities and organisations in Oxfordshire and are advocates for equality and diversity .

Any money raised by the Community is only for the purpose of funding our various events or for providing specific assistance to people or causes in need.

FilCom Oxford was founded in 2002 by Sister Clare Joseph, a Filipino missionary nun from the Religious of The Assumption.  Fr David Hartley, at that time the Roman Catholic chaplain to the then Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (now at St Joseph's, Thame), also made a huge contribution to the formation of the Community.

When Sister Clare Joseph was reassigned to Lithuania in 2004, the executive committee of FilCom Oxford was formed with Mr Jose Ariel Lañada as Chairman and Mrs Geraldine Yebra as Vice-Chairwoman. Officers and active members of the community give their time on a voluntary, unpaid basis.

FilCom Oxford has forged relationships with the Philippine Embassy, London; Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Oxford City Council; Oxfordshire Community Foundation; Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action.

Membership of FilCom Oxford is free of charge and is open to all.

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