Countdown to 3rd Global Summit Begins

We are gearing up for this monumental event. Are you?

It’s just 97 days to go before the Third Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora in Manila. Considered as one of the largest and most significant gathering of overseas Filipino community leaders, the Third Global Summit will bear witness to the homecoming of hundreds of Filipinos from all over the world.

On February 25-27, 2015 at the historic Manila Hotel, join hundreds of our overseas kababayan; local and international experts; government, non-government and private sector partners to share and exchange inspiring insights, experiences, achievements and innovations and come up with our collective vision and action plan for the Filipino diaspora to achieve its full potential.

Through workshops and exercises, the Global Summit aims to produce a clear vision and strategic action plan for Filipino diaspora communities for 2015 and beyond, and how the government, civil society organizations, academe and private sector can maximize its partnerships with the overseas Filipinos towards common objectives, and vice versa: Diaspora to Development (D2D).

So don’t dare to be left behind. Three incredible days, one unforgettable event!

Sumali at makibahagi sa pagbabalik ng mga bayani! Ang kakayahan at kaalaman, ibalik sa bayan! Magbalik-bayanihan tayo!

See what’s in store for this event and pre-register now.

As an old adage puts it: “A vision without a plan is just a dream. A plan without a vision is just drudgery. But a vision with a plan can change the world.”

Maraming salamat po! Mabuhay ang Pilipino! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

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Chairperson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)
Lead Convenor, Third Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora


Days to go


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Theme: "Vision and Action for the Filipino Diaspora 2015 and Beyond"

Day 1

February 25,2015 (Wednesday)


Summit delegates participate in the 29th Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution
Venue: EDSA Monument, EDSA (To be confirmed)

Optional “Lakbayan Tours” within Metro Manila and environs for Summit delegates

Tour packages to be prepared in partnership with the Department of Tourism. Summit delegates to choose which tour they prefer. Family members of delegates are welcome to join.

Day 2

February 26, 2015 (Thursday)

Venue: Manila Hotel Ballroom

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome Remarks of Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas
  • Keynote Speech of President Benigno S. Aquino III (To be invited)

Plenary Session (morning)
Sub-theme: Migrants and Diaspora for Development – in practice and advocacy

“Movements and Momentums”
(Presentations of Filipino Diaspora Councils)

  • Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC)
  • European Network of Filipinos in the Diaspora (ENFiD)
  • US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG)
  • Middle East and Africa Network of Filipinos in the Diaspora (MEANFiD)

Updates on Government Initiatives to Promote Interests of Overseas Filipinos

  • Overseas Voting Act of 2013
  • Expanded Anti- Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012
  • Reform Agenda on Good Governance
  • Recent CFO initiatives

“Shaping Goals and Action Plan for the Filipino Diaspora 2015 and Beyond” – Appreciative Inquiry as a tool for “visioning”

Workshop Session (afternoon)
Sub-theme: Visioning for 2015 and Beyond

• The delegates will be grouped per region and guided by facilitators and moderators in a Visioning Exercise aimed for the participants who are overseas Filipino community leaders to come up with their vision for their respective diasporas, objectives, goals and plan of action towards a common direction for the region and for the Philippines , beyond 2015.

For Philippine-based participants, the goal of the Visioning Exercise is to come up with their role and plan of interaction with the Filipino Diaspora to strengthen the socio-cultural-economic ties of the latter with the motherland, beyond 2015.

Welcome Dinner
Attire: Philippine national dress and Barong Tagalog or national costume of their host country

Day 3

February 27, 2015 (Friday)

Venue: Manila Hotel Ballroom

Plenary Session (morning)
Sub-theme: Report Backs and Moving Forward: Visioning for 2015 & Beyond

  • Regional representatives (designated rapporteurs) will present to the plenary the outputs of their respective visioning exercises

Plenary Session (afternoon)
Sub-theme: Dreams Realized in the Diaspora

  • Presentations by successful Filipino diaspora groups and individuals

Closing Ceremony

Messages from the Diplomatic Corps and the Multilateral Organizations

  • H.E. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, United States of America (to be invited)
  • H.E. Ambassador Neil Reeder, Canada (to be invited)
  • H.E. Ambassador Guy Ledoux, European Union (to be invited)
  • UNDP Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator Luisa Carvalho (to be invited)
  • Keynote Speech by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario(to be invited)

• Closing Commitment Rites

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