Policy and Public Advocacy 2009

Concluding Observations on the Philippine Government’s Compliance with the UN Convention on Migrant Workers

Last April 2009, the UN Committee on Migrant Workers examined the Philippines’ compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. At the end of the session, the Committee issued a 12-page Concluding Observations which include recommendations on how the Philippines can do better in addressing the human rights of Filipino migrant workers and migrant workers in the Philippines.
Oct 13, 2009

The Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003

The 12th Philippine Congress enacted Republic Act 9189 otherwise known as the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003 giving back the right of suffrage to Filipinos overseas to participate and vote in Philippine elections. It took Congress 16 years to fulfill the provision of the 1987 Philippine Constitution to enact a system for overseas absentee voting.
Mar 31, 2009

Administrative Order 248

In response to retrenchment of OFWs because of the global crisis, the President orders the creation of a Filipino Expatriate Livelihood Support Fund, with DOLE and OWWA as lead agency.
Jan 22, 2009

Administrative Order 247

In light of the current global economic crisis, the Office of the President orders the POEA to refocus its functions from regulation to full blast market development efforts for jobs abroad for OFWs.
Jan 22, 2009

Preparing for the Treaty Reporting Process of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

This is a resource material for NGOs in preparing for the Treaty Reporting Process of the UN Migrant Workers’ COnvention. It compiles relevant documents and materials including the report of the Philippines in regard to its compliance with the provisions of the Convention.
Jan 12, 2009