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Overseas Filipinos and OFW families from Sorsogon are invited to the upcoming Regional Migrant Fair in Sorsogon City on October 25, 2019. The event is organized by the Inter-Agency Committee on the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos (IAC-MOF), led by the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), in partnership with the Provincial Government of Sorsogon.


The Fair with the theme “OFs NGAYON, BALIK–PINAS BUKAS”, is part of the series of activities for the 2019 Month of Overseas Filipinos Celebration. Started in 1988 by virtue of Proclamation No. 276, the MOF is a month-long celebration every December as our nation’s way of recognizing all overseas Filipinos for their hard work and efforts, sacrifices and significant contributions to local and national development.

During the Fair, participants may avail of free basic medical check-up, participate in health promotional and wellness activities, and consult with migrant-serving agencies that include the Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Social Welfare and Development, CFO, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, National Reintegration Center for OFWs, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, National Economic Development Authority, Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippine Information Agency, International Organization for Migration, Ayala Foundation, and Migrant Forum in Asia, among others. They may also enrol and become members of PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG and Social Security System. Part of the activity will also include a mini trade fair showcasing products of successful OFW returnees/ families, and a short forum on migration and sharing of inspiring stories of OFs.

Sorsogon Governor Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero and Sorsogon City Mayor Ma. Ester Hamor are expected to grace the event.

CFO Secretary Francisco P. Acosta and Usec. Astravel Pimentel-Naik said that the event is part of CFO’s commitment to the policy pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte in providing assistance to overseas Filipinos and bringing government services closer to migrants and their families.

The Fair is part of the series of activities being organized at the local, national and international levels by the IAC-MOF. The Regional Migrant Fair already kicked off in South Cotabato last October 16, 2019 and will be also held in Leyte on November 11, 2019.

For more information about the MOF Regional Migrant Fair – Sorosgon, please contact:
Mr. Michael Apattad or Ms. Joanna Lyn Rodriguez of the IAC-MOF Secretariat
at tel. nos. +632 8552-4763, +632-8552-4764 and
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