MONTH OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS
In 1988, Proclamation No. 276 declared December of every year as “Month of Overseas Filipinos”. In observance of this occasion, the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC), co-chaired by CFO, organizes special projects and activities every December to give recognition to Filipinos abroad and to encourage their participation in development activities in the country.
Given the significant role of the media in the promotion and advocacy of migration and development concerns, the CFO launched the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards in 2011. The MAM Awards recognize the positive and significant contributions of media outlets, institutions and practitioners, in both government and private media organizations in the Philippines and abroad who raise public awareness on issues relative to migration and development with particular attention to Filipino migration, advocate the cause of Filipinos overseas and promote their positive image. In 2014, twelve (10) media works from six (6) countries composed of print articles and books, film and documentaries, websites and blog, and advertisement were recognized by the 4th MAM Awards.
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