P-Noy to Confer Presidential Awards to 33 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Organizations


is Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III will honor 33 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 12 countries during the Awarding Ceremonies for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas on December 5, 2014 at the Malacañan Palace. In conferring the Awards, the President will be assisted by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas, the Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

National Volunteer Month

Call for Participation


he culture of volunteerism is a proud legacy of the Filipinos as a people and as a nation. Service is our way of life, as the practice of bayanihan or mutual cooperation has long been instilled in our consciousness.

Over the years, volunteerism has become instrumental in improving the lives of the needy and marginalized. Volunteers who willingly devote their time and services to others serve as indispensable partners of the nation in the pursuit of social change.

PHL, Germany inks pact for Social Security

PHL, Germany inks pact for social security


ilipinos abroad are more assured of their protection after another bilateral agreement was signed, adding Germany to the list of countries that guarantee the payment of social security benefits to migrant workers.

Social Security System (SSS) President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr. said the Federal Government of Germany and the Philippines agreed to ensure equal protection for Filipino and German nationals working in each other’s country in a social security agreement (SSA) signed on September 19.

NYC Inks Pact with Commission on Filipinos Overseas for BaLinkBayan Project

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Young Filipinos who are based overseas may now virtually take part in youth engagements in the Philippines through the BaLinkBayan Project of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

Through the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the NYC website is linked with CFO’s BaLinkBayan portal and vice versa.

PH Jumps 7 Notches in WEF Competitiveness Rankings

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(2nd UPDATE) Since 2010, the Philippines has gained 33 places in the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report – the biggest improvement among all economies in the survey

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Amid strong economic growth and efforts to curb corruption, the Philippines leaped 7 notches in the 2014 Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday, September 3.

“The results suggest that the reforms of the past 4 years have bolstered the country’s economic fundamentals,” the WEF said in the report.