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27 October 2014



28 October 2014

Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Sign MOA re Data Sharing

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) of the Office of the President inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to implement a migration information system that will capture data especially on returning overseas Filipinos.

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21 October 2014

The Filipino Diaspora in the United States


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Approximately 2.8 million Filipino immigrants and their children (the first and second generations) live in the United States. The Philippines is the fourth-largest source of immigrants to the United States (after Mexico, China and India), accounting for 4.6 percent of the United States' foreign-born population. Filipino immigrants naturalize at a higher rate than U.S. immigrants overall and at the second-highest rate (67 percent) among the 15 groups studied for the Rockefeller Foundation-Aspen Institute Diaspora Program (RAD) program. A population with a long hisotry of U.S. immigration, the first-generation population in the analysis had a median age of 48 and a substantial proportion were over 65 (17 percent).

Click here for the full article (RAD-PhilippinesII.pdf)


22 October 2014

COMELEC Launches Pilot Online Overseas Voter Registration; Registration Center Opens at OWWA

The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) announced on October 17 that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), through the promulgation of Resolution No. 9903, approved the piloting of the iRehistro Project, an internet-enabled system for overseas voter registration.

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