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26 March 2015

Infinite Possibilities for Filipino Diaspora

(Complete clips of Sec. Imelda M. Nicolas' Speech)


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24 March 2015

First Regional Consultation on Migrants Caught In Countries In Crisis Held In Manila

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On 23-24 March, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), on behalf of the Philippine government, hosted a regional consultation for South, South-East and East Asian countries under the global ‘Migrants in Countries in Crisis’ (MICIC) initiative. The meeting provided an opportunity for governments to exchange views and identify best practices on how to assist migrants in countries in crisis. As Ambassador Guy Ledoux of the EU Delegation to the Philippines explained in his opening remarks, ‘we know that many countries, notably the Philippines but also others in Asia, already have good systems in place to protect their nationals abroad, and we want to learn from these experiences’.

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17 March 2015

BalikBayanihan: The Global Filipino’s Journey


Carissa Villacorta
The FilAm Megascene

March 16-31, 2015

BalikBayanihan: The Global Filipino’s Journey
From Diaspora To Philippine Development
Social remittances to the Philippines create long-term, genuine progress

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) gathered the country’s most influential Filipino community leaders from around the world  for the  3rd Global Summit  last  February 25-27 at the Manila Hotel

MANILA, Philippines (March 5, 2015) – In 2014, around 10.5 million Overseas Filipinos (OF) working or residing in more than 200 countries had remitted an astounding $28 billion or P1.2 trillion to the country, according to the World Bank. And yet, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the primary government agency tasked to protect and uphold the rights and welfare of OFs, says there’s a much more important currency that global Filipinos are sending back. They are social remittances.

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16 March 2015

PH Reaffirms Commitment To Protect Women in 59th UN Session


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March 14, 2015

59th Session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW)

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HON. PATRICIA B. LICUANAN, Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education - Photo courtesy of the UN Public Affairs Unit and Minister Ma. Angela Ponce, esq. of the Philippine Permanent Mission to the UN


Click here for the Keynote Speech delivered during the opening last March 9, 2015

Click here for the Country Statement delivered also last March 9, 2015

UN Headquarters, New York — The Philippines has reaffirmed its commitment to be at the forefront in the respect, protection, and fulfillment of the human rights of women and girls during the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women here last March 9.

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