04 May 2016
A study by The Economist Intelligence Unit
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.
03 May 2016
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.
08 April 2016
Are you migrating abroad with an immigrant visa? You need to attend the CFO PDOS/Peer session!
07 April 2016
AliWW Presents Stage-Play Inspired by MAM-Award Winning Book to Celebrate International Women’s Month "Pambansang Litanya Ng Mga Inang Wala Sa Bayan"
CFO PRESS RELEASE
“Their lives, their stories, narrated in their own distinct voices. Reading—or rather, listening to—individual OFW stories is like accompanying them in their often lonely journeys in distant lands. We sense the uncommon courage, we feel the heartbreak, we also glimpse the hope. These women serve, sweat and strive to give their best while in strange climes and on unfamiliar terrain. For family and country, for good or ill, in health or sickness, in fair weather or foul—till they come home again.” – blurb from the book Many Journeys, Many Voices
The Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALiWW), with support from Western Union and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), presented its one-act play entitled ‘Pambansang Litanya ng mga Inang wala sa Bayan’ on March 29, 2016 at the Singson Hall in the Ateneo Grade School.
|Azon, Lilibeth, Gracia portrayed by performers Ms. Cagaanan, Ms. Elgar and Ms. Paez respectively, during the play’s climax|
08 April 2016
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CFO Events / CFO Participation
Mobile PDOS Goes to Davao and Pangasinan
04 May 2016
News on Overseas Filipinos
Trafficked OFWs Awarded Over $15M
17 May 2016
#PinoyPride: Fil-Am Sociologist Wins Prestigious Fellowship
02 May 2016
News from Philippine Embassies/Consulates
Virtual Sentro Rizal
Migrants Advisory Information System
Where to Donate
Opening Message for the Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography (ICACP)
Hotel Kimberly, Pedro Gil St. Manila
18 May 2016
The President's Speech
Kagalang-galang Benigno S. Aquino III
Pangulo ng Pilipinas
sa 2016 GOCC Dividends Day
[Inihayag sa Bulwagang Rizal, Palasyo ng Malacañan, noong ika-23 ng Mayo 2016]