TACLOBAN CITY-Secretary Romulo Arugay of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) paid a visit to Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan on Tuesday (July 11) as he vowed to extend the programs of his agency to the province.

During his visit, Arugay, accompanied by some of his staff, conducted a forum on communication education program on migration at the Balay Samarnon to help capacitated communities and assist prospective migrants in making ‘informed decisions’ if in case they chose to live in a foreign country.

The CFO is a government agency under the Office of the President which is responsible for promoting and protecting the interests, rights, and welfare of Filipinos living overseas, while also strengthening their ties to their homeland.

As part of its mandate, it regularly conducts information dissemination campaigns to raise public awareness of its various programs and services and on issues concerning migration, intermarriage, and existing government policies and programs directed against illegal recruitment, documentation fraud, and human trafficking, among others.