Partner Government Agencies

CMA coordinates with the following governmental agencies

Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)
Established on 16 June 1980 through Batas Pambansa 79, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is an agency of the Philippine Government tasked to promote and uphold the interests of Filipino emigrants and permanent residents abroad, and to preserve and strengthen ties with Filipino communities overseas.

Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA), Department of Foreign (DFA)
The mandate of OUMWA covers not only the provision of legal assistance to and the coordination of all legal services for Filipino migrant workers and overseas Filipinos in distress, which is stipulated in RA 8042 for OLAMWA, but all other concerns on the protection and the promotion of the rights of migrant workers and overseas Filipinos Secretariat on Overseas Absentee Voting, DFA

Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting, Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
The COMELEC is the principal government agency tasked by the Constitution to enforce and administer all laws and regulations concerning the conduct of regular and special elections. It is a body that is designed to be constitutionally independent from the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government to ensure the conduct of free, fair and honest elections.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
The DFA is the primary agency in pursuing the country’s foreign policies. The DFA enters into bilateral, regional and multilateral agreements or arrangements with other countries, in coordination with other government agencies, to promote the interest of the Philippines and Filipinos overseas

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
The DOLE is the national government agency mandated to formulate policies, implement programs and serve as the policy-coordinating arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
The POEA promotes and develops the overseas employment program to protect the rights of migrants as workers and human beings through the regulation of private sector participation by means of securing the best terms of employment, tripartism, selective deployment, deregulation, full disclosure and dynanism in systems and information technology

House of Representatives: Committee on Foreign Affairs & Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms

The Committee of the House of Representative for all matters directly and principally relating to the protection and advancement of the right of suffrage and the conduct of elections, plebiscites, initiatives, recalls & referenda. All matters directly and principally relating to the relations of the Philippines with other countries, diplomatic and consular services, the United Nations and its agencies, and other international organizations and agencies.

Committee on Constitutional Amendments, Revisions of Codes and Laws, Philippine Senate
All matters directly and principally relating to amendments or revisions of the Constitution.

National Anti-Poverty Commission, Formal Labor and Migrant Workers Council
The NAPC strengthens and invigorate the partnerships between the national government and the basic sectors ensure that social reform is a continuous process that addresses the basic inequities in Philippine society, and that a policy environment conducive to social reform is actively pursued.

Atty. Tess Lora, head, Migrants Desk, National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)