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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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28 July 2014

Press Release



Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2014 are now formally open. 

Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (December and December 18, respectively every year), Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards aim to recognize the significant role of the media in information dissemination and advocacy of news and concerns related to migration and development.

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28 July 2014

Makilahok sa 2014 State of the Nation Address

 State of the Nation Address 2014     


Ang Pangulo ng ating Republika ay haharap ngayon sa Kongreso at sa sambayanan upang talakayin ang kalagayan ng Pilipinas. Nais ka naming anyayahang makilahok sa ikalimang State of the Nation Address ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III. Alamin ang resulta ng pagtahak natin sa Tuwid na daan. Sama-sama tayo sa paglikha ng solusyon at pagharap sa pagkakataon upang gawing permanente ang pagbabago. SONA natin ito. watch video



Presidential Communications Operations Office New Media

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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