Proclamation No. 276 dated June 21, 1988 declares the month of December as the Month of Overseas Filipinos (MOF) and United Nations Resolution No. 55/93 dated February 28, 2001, proclaims December 18 of every as the International Migrants Day (IMD). The annual celebrations is spearheaded by an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the MOF and IMD, chaired by the President of the Philippines Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW), an umbrella organization of twelve (12) migrant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working for the recognition, protection, fulfillment of the rights of Filipino Migrants in the Philippines and abroad. The Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) is a co-chair of the said committee. The IAC is composed of members and partners from national government agencies, LGU, Leagues, private sector and non-government organizations.
This year’s celebration will carry the theme, “Enhancing Reintegration: Leaving No Migrants and Their Families Behind.” # Source: DILG MC 2017-140