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    Issue January 31, 2014  
Volume 21  

Regional Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora in the Middle East and Africa 2014


3rd Global Summit 2015


1343 Actionline Against Human Trafficking

Global1343 Actionline


Global Summit 2 Sponsors



UN adopts PHL-sponsored reso on violence vs. women migrant workers

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a Philippine-sponsored resolution giving protection to female migrant workers against abuse and exploitation.



Relief 2 Recovery; Temporary Protected Status for Filipinos

Since Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated the Philippines, the U.S. has been directing much-needed food and relief aid to the country, but more needs to be done to move the Philippines from "Relief 2 Recovery"!


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Meeting Of The Minds: First Global Summit Of Filipino Nurses Convened

(L – R: Ms. Victoria Navarro of PNAA, Mr. Noel Cadete of PNA, Ms. Elizabeth Roxas of ADPCN, Ms. Linda Buhat of ANSAP and Sec. Imelda Nicolas of the CFO)


The First Global Summit of Filipino Nurses was successfully held last January 16, 2014 at the Manila Hotel.  With the theme: Filipino Nurses Worldwide: Unite for Global Health and Nation-building, the summit brought together over 300 Filipino nurses from overseas and in the Philippines.  


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CFO launches one stop portal for Pinoys abroad




Last December 18, 2013, various government agencies and organizations related to migration came together at the SSS building, East Avenue, Quezon City to celebrate the Month of Overseas Filipinos and the International Migrants day.  Parallel with the theme for this year’s celebration BalikPinas: Empowering Returning Overseas Filipinos and their Families and with the growing recognition on international migration’s positive link to development, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) officially launched BaLinkBayan ( the one-stop online portal for diaspora engagement. Through the portal, BaLinkBayan seeks to provide overseas Filipinos with the most comprehensive online guide for engaging in the development of the Philippines through investments, philanthropy, technology expertise and skills exchange, and special government services. Similarly, BaLinkBayan taps on the overseas Filipinos’ desire to improve the lives of their families left behind through the opportunities in their respective hometowns and provinces.



CFO Celebrates 2013 International Migrants Day, Awards Outstanding Media Migrant Advocates, Launches BaLinkBayan


International Migrants Day


Recognizing the importance of media in promoting the interests and advocating the cause of Filipino migrants worldwide, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) honored 11 outstanding media works from six countries during the 3rd Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards Ceremonies held at the SSS Ramon Magsaysay Hall on December 18, 2012, the International Migrants Day.


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The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) launched its Online Pre-Registration for Filipino emigrants through – on December 3, 2012. Filipino emigrants are those who leave the country to settle permanently in another.



Thank You - Typhoon Yolanda Donors


  Local News on Rehab/Relief Efforts for Disaster Victims  


NDRRMC - Daily Updates / Situational Report regarding the Effects of Typhoon YOLANDA

December 2013


Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (or "FAiTH”) from the Office of the President of the Philippines

November 2013

  CFO Events / CFO Participation  


NCC Global Competitiveness Report Card 2013

January 2014


Message of Secretary Imelda Nicolas - Thanking donors for the victims of Yolanda

December 2013


  Overseas Filipino News  


Top 10 Migration Issues of 2013

07 January 2014







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