Center For Migrant Advocacy

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?

Report abuse

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!


Recent Causes

Nurse Outmigration and Its Impact on Philippine Healthcare System

Written by: Layne Caballero and Shari Estillore On September 29, 2022, the Department of Health declared a 106,000-nurse shortage in both public and private hospitals, with a startling 1:20-50 nurse to patient ratio, exceeding the prescribed 1:12 ratio. Regardless, officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire blames the recent shortage on migration, thus the government’s imposition of a…

Happy Holidays

Our best wishes from all of us here at CMA Phils. May your holidays be filled with cheer, warm memories, and happiness.

What You Need to Know About RA 11862

Last June 23, 2022, former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11862, otherwise known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2022.  RA 11862 serves as an amendment to RA 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003. As reported by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO),  RA 11862 is…

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always lack enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.