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03 May 2016

MPDOS davaopangasinan 2016

27 May 2016

ADVISORY: 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas respectfully reminds the public that the deadline for the submission of the nominations to the 2016 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR FILIPINO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS is on 31 May 2016.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 498 Institutionalizing the Presidential Awards, and to ensure due consideration of a broad base of deserving and outstanding individuals and organizations overseas, the Awards Committees at the Philippine Foreign Service Posts may accept and endorse in accordance with existing requirements, nominations from those who choose to be nominated by themselves.

Furthermore, whenever appropriate or desirable, the Presidential Awards Secretariat may, motu proprio, submit for the consideration or reconsideration of the Awards Technical Committee and/or the Awards Executive Committee as the case may be, the nomination of  individuals or organizations lacking the formalities of nomination or  endorsement, and  individuals or organizations whose nominations have previously been considered by the Awards Technical Committee and/or the Awards Executive Committee, provided that earlier non-inclusion among the Presidential Awardees was not due to any derogatory information against the nominee.

For more information regarding the Presidential Awards, you may reach the Awards Secretariat at tel. nos.: (632) 552‐4700 locals 761‐763; 765-767; fax no. : (632) 561‐ 8160, or email address at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thank you for continuously supporting the Presidential Awards!


04 May 2016

Measuring well-governed migration: The 2016 Migration Governance Index

A study by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Measuring well-governed migration

We live in an era of unprecedented human mobility, in which over 244m international migrants worldwide are searching for economic opportunity, peace and security.

Well-governed migration brings profound benefits to both “receiving” and “sending” countries. Receiving countries get productive workers who fill key gaps in the labour market and help their demographic profiles. Sending countries receive billions of dollars in remittances from their overseas workers, attract investment from affluent members of their diaspora, and leverage the benefits of “circular migration” when returning emigrants bring back their skills, expertise, contacts and personal wealth.

To read the full report, click here.

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27 May 2016

CFO Shares Digital Innovations and Initiatives by PH Government in Remittance Services in ADB Conference


The panel of experts on remittances: (fr L-R) Sabine Spohn of ADB, Jonathan Capal of DMA Asia Pacific, Robert Bell of KlickEx, and Sec. Imelda Nicolas of CFO

Secretary Imelda Nicolas of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas presented some of the pioneering digital-related initiatives by the Philippine Government on Philippine remittance services during the two-day conference on Financial Inclusion in the Digital Economy, organized by the Asian Development Bank, ADB Institute, and Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at the ADB Headquarters, Manila on May 24-25, 2016.



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03 May 2016

1st International Experts’ Meeting, First Step In Establishing The Asean-Korea Migration Network

Secretary Nicolas and Director Jang with the invited experts

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and the Migration Research and Training Center of the International Organization for Migration (IOM MRTC), a public and international cooperative institution dedicated to contributing to regional cooperation and development through migration policy and practice, successfully concluded the 1st International Experts Meeting of the ASEAN-Korea Migration Network Project’s on April 26-27, 2016 at Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila.

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08 April 2016


Are you migrating abroad with an immigrant visa? You need to attend the CFO PDOS/Peer session!

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