Tag Archives: Ilokanas in Kuwait

The Mother-like Caress and Assistance of the Ilokana Women’s Organization in Kuwait (IWOK)

Every time we are hurt when we were once a fragile child, our caring mother rushes in to help and console us. As we encounter the COVID-19 health crisis, it is not only the men who primarily helped our kabayans in Kuwait. Like how a loving mother shows her heart-warming caress to her child, the…


  ILOKANA WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION IN KUWAIT: Care. Love. Advocate.   The distress OFW children often encounter difficulties in receiving assistance from the public. Understandably, these children and their families are financially unable to afford it.   ILOKANA WOMEN ORGANIZATION IN KUWAIT (IWOK) has been assisting hundreds of displaced OFW  children with educational and health services…

Angels in disguise Series: Ms. Glenn Caduada Untal

  For the past 17 years, Ms. Glenn Caduada Untal has called Kuwait her second home having married here and nurturing a family of her own. 

IWOK shares gratefulness for charity photo exhibit

  The most important characteristic of Filipino organizations here in Kuwait is their cooperation for a humane cause.


Ilokana Women’s Organization in Kuwait (IWOK) was founded in 2015 by Tres Marias namely; Rosita Ortiz Al Sinan, Farida Al Halimi and Trinidad Mariam Alzankawi. Their Oath of Office was on February 8, 2015 under the supervision of Consul General Atty. Raul H. Dado at the Philippine Embassy in Faiha. Tres Marias has called Kuwait…

A Woman for the Community

Madam Mariam is one of the many Filipino women who calls Kuwait their second home. She was able to combine Filipinos traits of compassion, family centered and diligence into the new culture that she has embraced with warmth.

More than a Beauty Expert

I met Madam Farida a few years ago and she has since become mother-like to me. A woman with humble beginnings and even if she is now more than willing to share her blessings to others, she has remained simple.

Congratulations to IWOK on their New Office

The Ilokana Women’s Organization in Kuwait (IWOK) has opened its office to the public in May. It is the first organization in Kuwait to have its own office. Special thanks to Mr. Khaled Sinan and Ms. Rose Ortiz, co-founder of IWOK and President.

On Your Special Day

Truly, the Filipino woman is someone who is beautiful in her own way, has a resilient character, an inspiring spirit and a generous heart. Reasons enough for the gentleman (her husband) to profess his love for today’s birthday celebrant, Madame Mariam Alzankawi.

Helpful and Charitable Ilokanas

All Filipinos have regional characteristics they say, but there is always an exception to the rule. Here in Kuwait, I am very fortunate to meet generous Ilokana women. They have been going out of their way to help people who need assistance, regardless of nationality. Ilokana Women’s Organization in Kuwait (IWOK) was official founded on…

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