When Ferdinand “Ferdie” Catolico left the Philippines to work overseas in 1995, he thought that he would finally provide a better life for his family. He was inspired by the belief that in other countries, the quality of life was better. However, he experienced the opposite. He ended up in Europe cleaning homes and yachts to earn a living. This struggle lasted for almost a decade.
One day, opportunity struck. Ferdie discovered Filinvest International, who offered him a job as a sales agent – which he wholeheartedly accept. After 2 to 3 years of hard work, he was able to open a small business, make long-term investments on valuable properties in the Philippines, and eventually rose up the career ladder. Today, Ferdie is an outbound sales manager of Filinvest International in Monaco and is a certified member of the Millionaires’ Club. He has also received awards for his hard work, such as Top Outbound Manager and Hall of Fame Awardee.
Ferdie’s story is one among the many OFW success stories that was created thanks to Filinvest International – a Filipino real estate corporation committed to making dreams come true for Filipinos.
Great Opportunities for OFWs
Most Filipinos are surely familiar with the name Filinvest. The company, also known as Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC), is one of the country’s top full-range real estate developers. Not only do they build homes and condominiums, but they also create offices and commercial spaces. They are also a leader in innovative developments, such as all-studio condominiums for young professionals, oasis-themed properties, and Versaflats – which combine the amenities of a home and office spaces.
However, not many Pinoys are familiar with Filinvest International, FDC’s multinational arm, which is found in several locations worldwide, such as the United Kingdom, Monaco, Canada, United States, Singapore, and the Middle East. They also sell overseas Filipino workers quality properties back in the country at a very affordable price and reasonable payment scheme.
Filipinos looking for a career can also depend on Filinvest. Like in Ferdie Catolico’s experience, the company also provides OFWs career opportunities and employment benefits that will not only allow them to grow professionally, but also provide a good life to their families back at home.
For current employees or other OFWs who are looking for other sources of income, Filinvest International has several programs they can engage in, such as:
- Bahay Panghanap Buhay – Looking for a place to invest money? This program will allow interested Filipinos to invest in one of Filinvest’s premium property development projects in the Philippines. Doing so can provide potential passive income and high appreciation value.
- OFWinner – Launched in several areas in Europe in 2011, this program helps all OFWs in their career by inviting them to a series of inspirational and interactive talks by top Filipino motivational speaker Francis J. Kong. Filipino attendees will surely pick up advice that can help them develop in their chosen careers.
- Happy Home sa Filinvest – Filinvest International understands that homesickness is inevitable and aims to bring their employees closer to home. In this program, the company holds several events and activities that let Pinoys abroad unwind and bond with other Filipinos.
- OFW Ako, Tindig Na! – Many Filipinos leave the country with very little knowledge in financial matters. This program aims to change that. Filinvest International aims to educate OFWs through financial literacy seminars held in key European cities that will not only help them through their daily lives but also make sound plans for their future.
With these many incentives, joining Filinvest International as either an investor, employee, or both is one of the most practical decisions you can ever make, especially if you’re looking for greener pastures or are working for your family. Once you’re there, like Ferdie Catolico, you’ll surely obtain a steady career and stability in one of the world’s most secure and successful corporations – as well as help them make millions of Filipinos’ dreams come true.
For more information about living the Filinvest life, you can visit the company’s official website at www.filinvestinternational.com.