CFO DIRECTORY

Notice: All communications should be addressed to the Interim Officer-in-Charge in the person of Dir. Maria Regina Angela G. Galias.


MS. MARIA REGINA ANGELA G. GALIAS
CFO Interim Officer-in-Charge 
And Concurrent Division Chief, Administrative and Finance Division (AFD)
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 561-8317 (telefax)
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MS. MARITA DEL ROSARIO-APATTAD
Division Chief, Project Management Division (PMD)
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 552-4734 | Fax No.: (+632) 561-8327
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MS. IVY D. MIRAVALLES
Officer-in-Charge, Migrant Integration and Education Division (MIED)
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 552-4740 | Telefax: 562-3848
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ENGR . ROMEO M. ROSAS II
Division Chief, Management Information Systems Division (MISD)
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 552-4777 | Fax No.: (+632) 561-8332
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MR. RODRIGO V. GARCIA, JR.
Officer-in-Charge, Policy, Planning and Research Division (PPRD)
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 552-4760 | Fax No.: (+632) 561-8291
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CFO - Cebu Extension Office
Telefax No.: (+6332) 255-5253
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CFO - Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Office
NAIA Terminal 1: (+632) 879-5685

 

   
Commission on Filipinos Overseas (MANILA)
Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue
cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway)
Manila, Philippines 1007
Tel. No. : (632) 552-4700
Fax No.: (632) 561-8332
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Website: www.cfo.gov.ph 
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
Blas F. Ople Building
Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA
Mandaluyong City
POEA Hotlines: (+632) 722-1144 / 722-1155
Tel. No. 722-1159 | Fax No. (+632) 724-3724
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Website: www.poea.gov.ph 
Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CEBU)
4th Floor, K&J Building,
#4 Don Julio Llorente St.,
Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000
Tel. No. : (63 32) 255-5253
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Website: www.cfo.gov.ph
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
7th St. corner FB Harrison, Pasay City
Tel. (+632) 891-7601 to 7624 local 5401
Tel/Fax (+632) 834-0124; (632) 834-0148
Hotline (+632) 551-65-07
Mobile Phone: (+63) 0927-3866627
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Website: www.owwa.gov.ph
Department of Foreign Affairs
2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300
Trunkline: (632) 834-4000
Tel. No. (+632) 834-7374
Fax No. (+632) 832-1597
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Website: www.dfa.gov.ph
National Reintegration Center for OFWs
Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Development Center
Corner Solana and Victoria Sts., Intramuros, Manila
Tel. No. (+632) 526-2633
Fax No.: (+632) 527-6184
Website: www.nrco.dole.gov.ph
Department of Labor and Employment
General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
Tel. No.: (+632) 527-3000 loc 707; 527-5523 527-2121
Fax No.: (+632) 301-0182
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Website: www.dole.gov.ph
Philippine Retirement Authority
29/F Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City 1227 Philippines
Tel. No. : (+632) 848-1412 to 14; 848-1418
Fax No.: (+632) 848-7106; 848-7572
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Website: www.pra.gov.ph

Location of CFO

 

CFO-Manila

Citigold Center
1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue
corner Osmeña Highway
Manila, Philippines 1007

Tel. No.: (02) 552-4700
Fax No.: (02) 561-8332
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Website: www.cfo.gov.ph

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CFO-Cebu

4th floor, K&J Building,
#4 Don Julio Llorente St.,
Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000

Telefax: (632) 255-5253
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Website: www.cfo.gov.ph

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10-POINT GOALS OF THE COMMISSION


A. Policy Advocacy

1. To advocate for coherent, coordinated and clear development policies to be mainstreamed in the policy-making process of government: on international migration, its cost-benefit implications and the need for both national and local governments to maximize migration's gains while minimizing its socio-economic costs, that while international migration is a reality, government must create an environment that would make migration an option rather than a matter of necessity and that the government's primary responsibility remains focused on sustainable, integrated, equitable, nation-wide development taking into consideration the country's economic, political and social structural problems and issues especially in relation to employment, poverty alleviation, equitable distribution of wealth and the benefit of development and improvement of all its citizens' quality of life.

2. To support and strengthen a favorable rights-based policy environment for the promotion and protection of rights, welfare and status of overseas Filipinos; to assist in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs relevant to their rights, welfare and status.


B. Socio-economic Development

3. To develop and implement, in coordination with and with the support of other government agencies, a streamlined and facilitative entry and directional process for "development assistance" in the form of resources, knowledge, skills and technology from Filipinos overseas, that will be strategic and responsive to existing development issues and needs of the country and will optimize the assistance's development potentials.

4. To provide mechanisms for various stakeholders to coordinate, forge partnerships, upscale and leverage diaspora funds (e.g. remittances and savings) and investments, broaden donors' and investors' base and replicate best practices especially in financial literacy, microfinance and social enterprises, in order to make these funds more effective tools for the country's development and economic growth.


C. Integration and Reintegration

5. To assist in the integration of migrating Filipinos in their host countries by educating them on the realities of international migration, preparing them to meet the practical, cultural and psychological challenges attendant to migration and providing them other services as may be developed and needed, mindful of the social costs of migration to the overseas Filipinos themselves (especially for the women who are most vulnerable to abuse, discrimination and exploitation), to the families (especially the children) they have left behind and to their local communities.

6. To assist in the productive and seamless re-integration of returning overseas Filipinos and their families in the country, recommending policies, programs and measures to transform brain drain to brain gain, to enhance the returnees' earning capabilities and for better incentives' package for overseas Filipinos to return, to retire and to invest.


D. Culture and Education

7. To ensure that Filipinos overseas remain rooted in their Filipino culture by developing, implementing, promoting and coordinating with other institutions, global awareness and appreciation of Filipino language, culture and heritage.


E. Institutional development and organizational strengthening

8. To promote the leading role of CFO on the formulation of policies and in addressing key issues on migration and development

9. To improve and enhance CFO's institutional capabilities for lobbying and advocacy for policy-setting, formulation and reform; in coordinating and building consensus with all migration-related government agencies on issues/policies/programs of major concern and critical to overseas Filipinos; and mobilizing stakeholders in the migration and development sector, especially for regular multi-stakeholder consultations and collaboration.

10. To provide accurate, timely and comprehensive data on international migration of Filipinos through linkages with government agencies and other stakeholders essential for policy formulation and protection of overseas Filipinos.

 

Diaspora to Development (D2D)

Rationale

The Diaspora is fast emerging as one of the forces for development in the globalizing world. In its website, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) identifies the wide range of development potential of diasporas, in that "..(it) accumulate human and financial capital for economic and social development in their host communities. Like temporary migrants, the wider Diasporas have been contributing to development of their home countries by sending remittances and managing businesses in their home countries. Many members of Diasporas work in skill sectors that are of critical importance to their home countries. Many accumulate knowledge to establish and manage their own enterprises and are equally at home with the general situation and business cultures of both their original and host countries. Members of Diasporas have contacts with potential business partners in countries of destination and can facilitate the establishment of trade and production links that promote the market access of export goods from developing countries. Diaspora communities can also influence the economic and political processes of host countries in favour of their home countries..."

In the Philippines, government has recognized this potential as early as 30 years ago, creating the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, mandating it to provide services to overseas Filipinos. As early as 1989), the CFO institutionalized the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) program, which became the main conduit for development support from overseas filipino communities. Currently, it has channeled over 2 billion pesos worth of development assistance.

This year, with the new administration significantly enhancing the scope and coverage of CFO's vision, mission and goals, there is a need to strengthen and increase the comprehensiveness of CFO's services for overseas Filipinos. A review of the literature on best practices of other countries, from China's trade focused initiatives, to India's brain drain reversal focus, and Venezuela's expert exchange visits, have provided successful models upon which to build a comprehensive, integrated constellation of programs all designed to maximize the potential developmental contributions of migrants to home country development.

Thus, the Diaspora to Development Initiative was designed, taking as models these best practices from countries that have shown significant progress in mobilizing their Diaspora communities to contribute to home country development.

The D2D initiative seeks to provide the framework and strategies for mobilizing the Philippine Diaspora for development in 8 areas of actions:

 

  • Business Advisory Circle  – is a matching and linkage program that assists overseas Filipino set up business partnerships in the country

 

  • Alay Dunong sa Bayan (ADB / Brain-Gain Program) – is a program that systematizes and strengthens the skills and technology exchange/transfer between overseas Filipinos and the mother country, in fields such as science and technology, engineering, arts and culture, among others.

 

 

  • Diaspora Investment (DI) – a program where new financial instruments are developed and promoted for overseas Filipinos to invest in

 

  • Balik-Turo (Teach-Share) and Educational Exchange (BT) – is the continuing Professional and Vocational Education Exchange program of CFO, under which CFO intends to entice the return of academics and professionals to teach and work with the academe in strengthening and enhancing the academic programmes of partner schools.

 

  • Tourism Initiatives (TI)  – focuses on supporting the drive for Balik-bayan tourism by encouraging migrant investments in small tourism enterprises, like local bed and breakfasts, and other tourism related services, such as health and wellness services, among others.

 

 

  • Medical Mission Coordination (MMC) – coordinates and facilitates the conduct of medical missions sponsored and organized by overseas Filipinos in areas that requiring these medical interventions.

 

  • Arts and Culture Exchange (ACE) – promotes and facilitates the exchange of artistic and cultural workers between the country and Filipino communities abroad.

 

  • Return and Reintegration (R&R) – focuses on providing returning OF and retirees information and facilitating services for a successful reintegration into local life

 

Under these 10 areas of action, CFO should be able to comprehensively provide the services and support to enable Overseas Filipinos to effectively engage government towards national development.

 

D2D Global Summit Website

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Contact Us


CFO - MANILA
Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Ave.
corner Osmena Highway (South Superhighway)
Manila, Philippines 1007
Telephone: (+632) 552-4700
Email: info@cfo.gov.ph

CFO - CEBU
4th Floor, K&J Building
#4 Don Julio Llorente St.,
Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000
Telephone: (032) 255-5253
Email: cfocebu@cfo.gov.ph

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