Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2017 are now formally open.
Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in line with the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (held every month of December and December 18, respectively), 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.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte honored 23 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 11 countries during the Awarding Ceremonies for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) on Monday, December 19 at the Malacañan Palace.
In offering his snappiest salute to the awardees for their accomplishments and assistance to their fellow Filipinos and to the Filipino community, the President echoed one of his favorite quotes by Stephen Grellet in appreciation of the collective accomplishments by the Presidential Awardees, “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will honor 23 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 11 countries during the Awarding Ceremonies for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) this December at the Malacañan Palace.
A new legislative measure strengthening the Republic Act 6955 or the Anti- Mail Order Bride Act is enacted into law on July 21, 2016.
The Republic Act 10906 or An Act Providing Stronger Measures against Unlawful Practices, Businesses, and Schemes of Matching and Offering Filipinos to Foreign Nationals for Purposes of Marriage or Common Law Partnership widens the scope of RA 6955 which only covers Filipino women.