Government Assistance Programs

Research and Information

Household Service Workers Policy Reform Package

Jun 13, 2012
This report presents the findings of the research survey conducted by the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) from March-June 2011, on the Effectiveness of the Household Service Workers (HSW) Policy Reform Package or HSW Policy in short, based on surveys conducted with 281 Filipino domestic workers deployed after the implemention of the HSW policy in 2007. A focus group discussion (FGD) was also conducted with some officers of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The study specifically looked into the profile of the migrant domestic workers (MDWs), their conditions, and their level of awareness of the HSW Policy.

Bilateral Labor Agreements and Social Security Agreements

Dec 01, 2010 
The report is CMA’s initial project to better understand and closely examine processes, approaches and contents of BLAs and SSAs and their potential as effective mechanisms to enhance protection of the rights of Filipino migrant workers. We would like to share the report’s observations, analyses and recommendations to our government negotiators and policy makers, the OFWs and fellow advocates in the hopes that we can all be active stakeholders in initiating, developing, and negotiating human rights-based, gender-sensitive BLAs and SSAs.

Policy and Public Advocacy Resources

Administrative Order 248 – The Expatriate Livelihood Support Fun

Jan 22, 2009
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.

Administrative Order 247 – Global Employment Map

Jan 22, 2009
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.

Senate Bill 2054- Credit Assistance Program

Aug 14, 2008
An Act Establishing a Credit Assistance program for Overseas Workers. Filed in the 14th Congress of the Philippines

Senate Bill 2231- Documented and Undocumented Migrants covered by Government Assistance Program

Aug 14, 2008
An Act Providing an Assistance Program for Overseas Filipino Workers in Distress, both Documented and undocumented,providing Funds Therefor and for other purposes