On the occasion of the recently concluded 6th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Your Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas salutes you!

We reiterate our continuing pledge of support for your program of government toward human development and poverty reduction, as well as the protection of the most vulnerable in our society, among them, the overseas Filipinos.

You inspire us to not only continue fulfilling our mandate as an agency to promote the interests, rights and welfare of Filipinos overseas and strengthen their ties with the Motherland, but also to go beyond ourselves and personally give back to local communities where we serve or operate.

CFO employees give back through a Community Pantry in its barangay in Paco, Manila on June 30, 2021
CFO employees give back through a Community Pantry in its barangay in Paco, Manila on June 30, 2021


Just before the lockdowns, CFO employees initiated relief operations among affected communities of the Taal Volcano ashfall
Just before the lockdowns, CFO employees initiated relief operations among affected communities of the Taal Volcano ashfall


The CFO’s top management led a vaccination initiative for its employees in partnership with the City Government of Manila
The CFO’s top management led a vaccination initiative for its employees in partnership with the City Government of Manila


As Chair of the Advocacy and Communications Committee (ADVOCOM) of the Interagency Council against Trafficking (IACAT), we wish to also express our gratitude for your recent signing of PROCLAMATION NO. 1180 – Declaring the Month of July of Every Year as the "National Anti-Trafficking in Persons Awareness Month".

As lead of the IACAT’s ADVOCOM, the CFO continues to innovate anti-human trafficking programs in the new normal
As lead of the IACAT’s ADVOCOM, the CFO continues to innovate anti-human trafficking programs in the new normal


Lastly, we bring you these congratulatory greetings and messages of our Filipino communities and organizations from around the world.