By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – The Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) is scheduled to conduct a community education program on migration and human trafficking in the provinces of Negros Oriental and Siquijor on June 17 to 23.
Sec. Imelda Nicolas of CFO said this campaign seeks to assist prospective migrants in making informed decisions regarding settling abroad as well as generate community involvement on migrations concerns.
This activity is designed to raise public awareness about various issues on migration, intermarriages and existing policies and programs directed against illegal recruitment, human trafficking among others.
Nicolas said the information campaign has set to reach out to the residents of Guihulngan City and Bais City on June 17 and 18, respectively, through the conduct of school symposia, public assemblies, radio interviews and interaction with community members.
CFO is a government agency under the Office of the President which tasked to promote and uphold the interest of all overseas Filipinos.
The 1343 action line, the CFO official said, is operating on a 24/7 basis and it has conducted national and regional information campaigns under its Community Education Program (CEP) in the provinces.
The CFO’s government partners in this project are the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Philippine Information Agency(PIA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration(POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Council for the Welfare of Children. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on June 6, 2016)