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    March 2015 Issue  
Volume 35  
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First Regional Consultation on Migrants Caught In Countries In Crisis Held In Manila


On 23-24 March, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), on behalf of the Philippine government, hosted a regional consultation for South, South-East and East Asian countries under the global ‘Migrants in Countries in Crisis’ (MICIC) initiative. The meeting provided an opportunity for governments to exchange views and identify best practices on how to assist migrants in countries in crisis. As Ambassador Guy Ledoux of the EU Delegation to the Philippines explained in his opening remarks, ‘we know that many countries, notably the Philippines but also others in Asia, already have good systems in place to protect their nationals abroad, and we want to learn from these experiences’.






BalikBayanihan: The Global Filipino’s Journey

Carissa Villacorta
The FilAm Megascene
March 16-31, 2015


BalikBayanihan: The Global Filipino’s Journey From Diaspora To Philippine Development Social remittances to the Philippines create long-term, genuine progress


The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) gathered the country’s most influential Filipino community leaders from around the world for the 3rd Global Summit last February 25-27 at the Manila Hotel


MANILA, Philippines (March 5, 2015) – In 2014, around 10.5 million Overseas Filipinos (OF) working or residing in more than 200 countries had remitted an astounding $28 billion or P1.2 trillion to the country, according to the World Bank. And yet, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the primary government agency tasked to protect and uphold the rights and welfare of OFs, says there’s a much more important currency that global Filipinos are sending back. They are social remittances.






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  Migration-Related News  



Infinite Possibilities for Filipino Diaspora

26 March 2015



IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 12 – Women’s Labour Migration from Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges

26 March 2015



  Overseas Filipino News  



Winners of Overseas Filipinos Essay Contest Honored

26 March 2015


  CFO Events/Participation  


Welcome Remarks of Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas - 1st MICIC Regional Consultation (South East, South and East Asian Regions)

23-24 March 2015


CSO’s Regional Consultation On Migrants In Countries In Crisis Speech by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas

22 March 2015



CFO Hosts ADB Field Visit Regarding Remittances

30 March 2015



Updates on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Convictions Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (as of Feb. 23, 2015)

16 March 2015



PH Reaffirms Commitment To Protect Women in 59th UN Session

16 March 2015



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