Who are we?
The Center for Migrant Advocacy – Philippines is an advocacy group that promotes the rights of overseas Filipinos, land or sea-based migrant workers, Filipino immigrants and their families. The center helps to improve the economic, social and political conditions of migrant Filipino families everywhere through policy advocacy, information dissemination, networking, capability-building and direct assistance.
Are you an OFW or a family member of an OFW?
Check the list of information you should know before you apply for work abroad. A returning OFW and members of their families may also avail of different programs and services offered by the Philippine government.
How can you help?
If you know of a family member, friend or an OFW who is in need of direct assistance, aid, crisis response or any other kind of support please report it to CMA. Report it here.
Become a Volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of migrant workers and their families.
You can help raise awareness and promote the rights and welfare of OFWs and their families by speaking and writing about migrants’ rights. Become a CMA advocate today!
“I am [lucky] because I went here under different circumstance, but the majority of Filipino’s who are working abroad it’s because of the money, it’s financial. It’s to send their kids to school and support their families.”
Pre-COVID, it was simple enough: you went to the consulate, took a ticket, waited, and then someone helped you. But now the consulate is encouraging everyone to use their online services, and replies are slow. Awheng knows OFWs who have tried and tried to get help this way, and have eventually given up in favour of praying for a miracle.
“CMA helped rescue a woman from Mindanao trafficked to Ivory Coast to work in a bar when she was recruited to work as a cashier. She did not want to work in the bar and so she was locked up and was not given any food except what little food the other girls could manage to smuggle to her.”…See More
Become a Volunteer
With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always lack enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.