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Please be informed that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) will be closed on the following holidays:

April 9, 2014 (Wednesday) - Araw ng Kagitingan
April 17-18, 2014 - Maundy Thursday & Good Friday

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03 April 2014

CFO and TFC take their partnership for overseas Filipinos further in 2014

The primary agency for migrant Filipinos and the leading network in the world renew ties for frontline services and collaborate for more programs for overseas Filipinos


First row from left to right: Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Management Information Systems Division Director Engineer Romeo Rosas II, Policy, Planning and Research Division OIC Rod Garcia, Administrative and Finance Division Director Regina Galias, Senior  Emigrant Services Officer II Geronico Herrera, and Program Management Consultant for Balinkbayan Project Raul Alcantara; Migrant Integration and Education OIC Ivy Miravalles, ABS-CBN Global Ltd. Managing Director for Asia-Pacific Ailene Averion, Secretary Imelda Nicolas and Global Customer Relations Head Allie dela Cruz

Second row from left to right:  Averion, Ines and Nicolas

April 2, 2014 (QUEZON CITY) - The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and The Filipino Channel (TFC) renew their ties today at formal ceremonies at the Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center in Quezon City, Philippines to address the information and welfare needs of the estimated 10.5 million Filipinos all over the world.

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14 April 2014

BI links 13 accredited recruitment firms to human trafficking

Thirteen government-accredited recruitment agencies have been linked by the Bureau of Immigration to human trafficking activities.

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31 March 2014

Two Sentenced for Violating the Anti-Mail Order Bride Law

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court rendered its judgement against two accused, Celia Rumusod Gorospe and Jinalyn “Anne” Jaicten Inao and found them guilty of violating the Republic Act 6955 or the Anti-Mail Order Bride Act. They were convicted for matching, offering and contracting marriage between Filipinos and foreign nationals for profit.



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07 April 2014

After the Storm: A Benefit Concert for the Philippines - June 15, 2014

Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.De.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel Lead Celebrities In Haiyan Concert

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation's capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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11 April 2014

Government views and policy priorities for international migration

This article summarizes results presented in a recent United Nations report International Migration Policies: Government Views and Priorities.2 The report describes government views and policy priorities related to immigration and emigration, and how these have evolved along with changing international migration patterns since around the time of the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994. Using the information gathered in the World Population Policies Database,3 it provides information on regular and irregular migration, policies to promote immigration of highly skilled workers, policies to foster the integration of migrants into the host society, including naturalization policies, and other policies designed by  governments in countries of origin, such as policies on emigration, acceptance of dual citizenship, policies to encourage the return of citizens and measures to promote involvement of diaspora in countries of origin.

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