CFO Press Releases/Statements
Friday, 29 June 2012
Caption : From left to right - CFO Media Consultant Anna Leah Sarabia, CFO Admin and Finance Chief Regina Galias, Sec. Imelda Nicolas,
ABS-CBN Global Ltd. Chief Operating Officer Raffy Lopez, Chief Marketing Officer Jojo Ines and Country Manager Edson Aguiflor
Quezon City, Philippines, June 28, 2012 -- The Filipino Channel (TFC) and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) forged yesterday at the Eugenio Lopez Communications Center, a partnership that will further strengthen the ties of the estimated 10 million Filipino migrants worldwide to the Philippines.
Monday, 25 June 2012
Ms. Marie del Rosario Apattad, Officer-in-Charge of the Project Management Division of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, took part in the recent Global Village 2012: International Conference on Diaspora-Homeland Partnerships held in Jerusalem, Israel last June 11-13. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs of the State of Israel, the Center for International Migration and the Jewish Joint Distribution Commission. About forty countries were represented by government and ministry officials, non-government organizations, and the academe.
Friday, 15 June 2012
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas was recently invited by the World Bank as one of the resource speakers for the Third Migration and Remittances Peer Assisted (MiRPAL) Conference held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on May 21 to 23, 2012. Director Regina Galias represented Chairperson Imelda M. Nicolas and the CFO. Migration authorities and practitioners from MiRPAL program countries like Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan participated in the conference. Also joining as resource speakers were Mr. Tomas Achacoso, former POEA Administrator, and Mr. Manolo Abella, former Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Friday, 15 June 2012
47% of 9.4 million Overseas Filipinos are permanent migrants. We cannot negate that some of them are domestic workers when they arrive at their host countries. The Philippines remain the major source of migrant domestic workers in the Gulf area where thousands of Filipinos, especially women, are vulnerable to abuse.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
The team with Consul Jerome Castro (center) and Vice Consul Dominic Imperial (leftmost) of PCG Osaka
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas, in partnership with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Pag-IBIG Fund, Social Security System, and Batis Center for Women, conducted for the first time, financial literacy trainings and roundtable discussions on the conditions of Filipinos in Japan from May 25-June 3, 2012. The team was composed of Ivy Miravalles and Frencel Tingga of CFO, Rey Sulit and Gary Gaffud of PhilHealth, Severa Buquid of Pag-IBIG, Atty. Sylvette Sybico of SSS, and Andrea Anolin and Lala Javier of Batis.
- Extension of deadline for 2012 Presidential Awards to June 30
- IACAT co-Chair Justice Secretary Leila de Lima leads partnership with Broadcast Industry Stalwarts in Fighting Human Trafficking
- 10th Conference of Philippine Schools Overseas Held in Iloilo
- CFO Releases First Statistical Compendium on Filipino Emigrants
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