Migrants Workers and Overseas Filipino Act

Research and Information

Dr. Alfredo J. Ganapin Forum II, Year 3 – Revisiting RA 8042 and Beyond

Aug 30, 2007
The Second Dr. Alfredo J. Ganapin Advocacy Forum Series 2007: “Promoting and Fulfilling the Human Rights of Migrants: Revisiting RA 8042 and Beyond” was held last June 29, 2007 at the University Hotel, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
The Forum drew the participation of 62 officers and representatives of the executive and legislative branches of government, non-government organizations concerned with migrant issues, as well as those of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Policy and Public Advocacy Resources

Omnibus Rules & Regulations Implementing the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 as Amended by RA10022

Sep 02, 2010
The omnibus implementing rules and regulations for Republic Act 10022 –the law amending RA8042 otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 took effect last August 13, 2010. Please note that the rules and regulations on the compulsory insurance provisions (underwirting, premium costs, uniform standard policy, etc) coverage will be issued 30 days after August 13, 2010.

RA 10022 Amendatory Law on Magna Carta for Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos

Apr 15, 2010
Republic Act 10022 (RA10022) lapsed into law on March 8, 2010. It amended RA8042 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos. This is the second amendatory law. The first amendatory law, RA9422, in 2007, repealed RA 8042 sections 29 and 30 on deregulation. The new law added a provision on mandatory insurance for migrants deployed by recruitment and/or manning agencies.

House Substitute Bill to Amend RA8042

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