Policy and Public Advocacy 2008

This document is the official submission to the intergovernmental forum of the GFMD 2008 from the 2-day Civil Society Days discussions. It identifies key migration issues as well as the major recommendations and conclusions. This document was formally handed over by Sharan Burrow, Chair of GFMD CSO Days to Usec Esteban Conejos, Jr., chair of GFMD 2008 on October 29, 2008.
Nov 04, 2008 click here

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

This is the substitute bill to amend RA 8042 consolidating House Bills No. 628, 699, 700 and 769 introduced by Representatives Manuel “Way Kurat” E. Zamora, Rex T. Gatchalian, Arthur Y. Pingoy Jr., Judy J. Syjuco and Edcel C. Lagman
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
Aug 14, 2008

SB 2333 seeks to amend RA9189 (OAV Law). An important proposal is the repeal of the disqualification provision for Filipino immigrants and permanent residents. Senate President Manny Villar and Minority leader Nene Pimentel, Jr. filed the bill on May 27, 2008.
May 29, 2008

HB 699, 700 and 701 are amendatory bills to RA 8042. These are authored by Valenzuela Representative Rexlon T. Gatchalian.
Feb 20, 2008

House Bill 1357 authored by Rep. Roseller Barrinaga was filed in the 13th Congress of the Philippines. It provides for an OWWA charter that shall govern the operation and administration of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Currently, in the 14th Congress, no proposed bill on OWWA has been filed. CMA recommends to study the merits of the proposed Charter for the purpose of drafting a bill on OWWA.
Jan 07, 2008