Please be informed that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) will be closed on Monday, 09 May 2016, in observance of the National and Local Election 2016. Announced as SPECIAL PUBLIC (NON-WORKING) HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. The CFO will resume its regular operations on Tuesday, 10 May 2016.
20 April 2016
The Philippine Supreme Court en banc granted on April 19, 2016 the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the ban on overseas campaigning during the 30-day overseas voting period (from April 9 to 9 May 2016), being enforced by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC ) under the Overseas Voting Act (RA 10590).
01 March 2016
03 March 2016
The Commission on Elections announces the adoption of Automated Election System Modified Postal Voting in the following Philippine Diplomatic Posts for purposes of the April 9, 2016 to May 9, 2016 overseas voting period:
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.
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CFO Events / CFO Participation
Mobile PDOS goes to Davao and Pangasinan
04 May 2016
News on Overseas Filipinos
News from Philippine Embassies/Consulates
Virtual Sentro Rizal
Migrants Advisory Information System
Where to Donate
“How Remittances, Financial Technology, Financial Products And Social Enterprises Can Play A Significant Role In Fostering Financial Inclusion And Inclusive Development”
Financial Inclusion Summit 2016
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Manila
April 28, 2016