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The Commission on Filipinos Overseas is an agency under the Department of Foreign Affairs and is mandated to promote the interest and well-being of Filipinos overseas, particularly those of Filipino permanent residents abroad including those in intermarriages.
During the counseling sessions, would-be trafficking victims are detected through the CFO watchlist, a database that enables CFO counselors to identify foreigners who are involved in trafficking activities under the pretext of intermarriage. More than 2,000 suspected trafficking and/or prospective domestic violence victims are provided with intensive counseling sessions every year.
CFO provides assistance to Filipino nationals in distress through referrals to relevant government agencies and crisis counseling for victims of domestic violence and trafficking.
CFO embarks on a nationwide community education program (CEP) which aims to reach prospective migrants on the grassroots level to inform them on significant and contemporary issues on migration. the last two years, the CEP also served as a venue to popularize the provisions of the newly signed R.A. 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.
Participants are composed of local government officials, non-government organizations, students and faculty members from public/private high schools and colleges/universities, churches and parishes.
CFO maintains the Migrants Advisory Information System (MAIS), a database which stores information on at least fifty nine countries, including their immigration policies, culture, welfare and employment policies, support networks, and other information of importance to prospective migrants. Through this system, accurate information on the migration laws of other countries are made accessible to the public.
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