'ABOT TANAW'  SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK BRINGS PINOYS CLOSER TO HOME


MANILA, DECEMBER 23, 2009
(STAR) With Christmas just a few days away, thousands of regional Pinoy migrants will be spending the Yuletide season somewhere around the country, and about half of them won’t be with their families.

It’s a good thing that there’s Abot Tanaw, a free video conferencing and call service for local and international Filipino migrants. The service is designed specifically to bring together Filipino migrant workers and their families — through the power of high-tech communications. Best of all, the video and call service is for free.

Such a service would greatly prove beneficial to migrants who won’t be able to go home this Christmas season but still wish to see their families through clear and crisp video conferences.

“It’s already hard for Pinoy migrant workers to be away from their families and it’s doubly hard for them come Christmas time. That’s why we’re urging them to take advantage of Abot Tanaw’s free advanced communications service to get in touch,” says Abot Tanaw communication director Doris Jimenez.

So while thousands of regional and overseas Pinoy workers won’t be able to go home this Christmas, the Abot Tanaw service will be able to help them connect with their families and bring them closer together.

Users can make use of Abot Tanaw service hubs to contact other local service hubs in different regions.

These service hubs are located in SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM Cebu, SM San Fernando, Pampanga, and SM Davao.

There is also an international service hub located right above the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong at Unit A1, 15th floor of the United Center building where OFWs in the area can also contact their relatives in the country.

High-tech communications

The Abot Tanaw service makes use of advanced communications technology for quality connection, giving clear video and crisp audio for an experience that’s like talking to someone in person.

It utilizes Web-based technologies to provide free communication access for families, without the need for expensive mobile and Internet subscriptions and investments in hardware.

Strong in its social advocacy of “connecting” Filipinos overseas, Abot Tanaw is envisioned as the “destination” points for converging regional migrants and OFWs to their families here and vice versa.

Thanks to Abot Tanaw, Filipino families with loved ones overseas and in the regions will not be so far apart this Christmas — because for Filipinos, this season is all about love and togetherness.


Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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