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Please be informed that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) will be closed on 29 July 2014, Tuesday, in observance of Eid'l Fitr, the end of Ramadan, as per Proclamation No. 826 pursuant to Republic Act 9177. CFO will resume its regular operations on 30 July 2014, Wednesday.

Thank you.
                                                                                     CFO Management

14 July 2014


Cancellation Flyer


The Commission on Filipinos Overseas announces with regret the cancellation of the Regional Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora in Middle East and Africa (MEA) scheduled in Abu Dhabi, October 16-18, 2014. The decision was mutually agreed upon by the organizers due to reasons beyond their control. (Please see attached flyer.) ​

​We would like to thank everyone for your support and interest to participate in the Regional Summit.  We also extend our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.

​However, we would like you to note that the 3rd Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora: “Vision and Action for the Filipino Diaspora 2015 and beyond” in Manila is on 25-27 February 2015.

For further information, please go to: www.d2dglobalsummit.cfo.gov.ph

Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas
Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Office of the President of the Philippines
Website: www.cfo.gov.ph
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25 April 2014

Press Release

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24 July 2014

Global Diaspora Week


What is Global Diaspora Week?
Global Diaspora Week (GDW), October 12-18, 2014, is a week dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development. GDW will be a truly global series of events — events organized by diaspora communities and organizations themselves — and will enable a greater spotlight to be shined on the work that diaspora groups do and the issues they feel are important. IdEA will work with participants to help drive attendance and attention to their events through IdEA communication channels.

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23 July 2014

Overseas Voters May Now Register at CFO-Manila


Emigrants registering at the CFO Overseas Voting Center.
Biometric recording is done in all new voter registration to cleanse the electoral process.

The 2016 Philippine Elections is coming. As part of the government’s extensive campaign to encourage migrants to register and vote as overseas voters for the upcoming elections, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Commission on Elections and the Department of Foreign Affairs opened the second Overseas Voters Registration Center at CFO Manila on July 21, 2014. The first Registration Center was launched last June 2014 at the Office of Consular Affairs, ASEANA Business Park in Pasay City.

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23 June 2014

Press Release


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