The Commission on Filipinos Overseas would like to announce the new schedule of operations for the CFO Extension Desk in Clark Pampanga. Effective July 10, 2017, the CFO Clark Office located in the Clark Polytechnic Compound, Jose Abad Santos Ave., Clark Freeport Zone, will now be open for business from Wednesday to Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
Did you know that… the US remains the no. 1 destination country of Filipino emigrants; Filipinas prefer American, Japanese and Australian citizens as life-partner among foreign nationals; the average age of Filipinos migrating permanently overseas is 31 years old; and the internet and social media play an important role in the migration of Filipinos?
A group of World War II Veterans waves Philippine flag. Photo credit to Michael Macor, The Chronicle
This week marks the nation’s annual commemoration to honor the heroism of Filipino war veterans who gallantly fought and gave their lives during the Second World War, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as various insurgency campaigns in the country.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Ika-75 Taon: Parangal sa mga Beterano Tungo sa Bayan na Nararapat sa Pilipino, Pilipino na Nararapat sa Bayan”. The celebration promotes and preserves the ideals and deeds of the Filipino war veterans as a means to enhance patriotism and love of country, especially among the Filipino youth.
President Duterte with a Filipino Centenarian during the signing of the Centenarian Act’s IRR on September 26, 2016. Photo credit to KrizJohn Rosales
Good News for all Filipino Centenarians (100 years old and up) living overseas– you may now apply for your cash incentive worth Php 100,000 from the Philippine government at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently approved on March 9, 2017 the Availment of Awards and Incentives for Overseas Filipino Centenarians Guidelines, after the passage of Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian Act of 2016. The guidelines was drafted by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), which serves as the focal agency in charge with coordination with centenarian applicants based abroad.
CFO “Sa Iyong Sulok” (CFO-SIS) also known as “Itanong Mo Kay Sis!” is a free web and mobile application-based guidance and counseling service benefiting overseas Filipinos, specifically, youth and marriage migrants who attended the Commission’s mandatory pre-departure programs.
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.
Mayors from Around the World Set to Converge in Quezon City
for the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum
The doors are open and the stage is set for the country’s first hosting of the Global Mayoral Forum happening on September 29-30, 2016 at the Novotel Hotel, Quezon City.
Already in its 3rd year, this year’s Mayoral Forum theme is “Governing Locally: City Leadership at the Front and Center in Implementing Migration Policy – Promoting Development and Securing Protection.” Fifty-eight mayors, governors, prefects and other local officials from 24 countries are confirmed to attend.