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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.

Thank you for your cooperation.

                                                                        CFO Management

03 May 2016

MPDOS davaopangasinan 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).

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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:

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04 May 2016

Measuring well-governed migration: The 2016 Migration Governance Index

A study by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Measuring well-governed migration

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.

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03 May 2016

1st International Experts’ Meeting, First Step In Establishing The Asean-Korea Migration Network

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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