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 year as the International Migrants Day (IMD). The annual celebration is being spearheaded by an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the MOF and IMD, chaired by President of the Philippine 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 the co-chair of the said committee. The IAC is composed of members and partners from the national government agencies, LGU Leagues, private sector and non-government organizations.
This year’s celebration will carry the theme, “Kaalaman sa Pera, Maginhawang Buhay ang Dala: Towards Financial Literacy for Overseas Filipinos and their Families.”
Source: DILG MC 2018-170