Why this guide?
Iwas Pusoy is an updated format of the Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) found in the ERCOF website. Iwas Pusoy will be distributed during the roadshow that ERCOF will conduct in several specific European countries where it has members, partners, and focal persons or organizations. It is not intended to be a law reviewer but a simplified guide for the use of Overseas Filipinos who wish to obtain legal guidance on certain transactions they wish to enter, or incidents or events that have occurred, such as criminal, civil or other cases affecting them personally, their family members or their property rights, and which need decisive action. The Manual provides overseas based Filipinos with an overview of the current requirements in availing of legal remedies for certain situations (retention and reacquiring) Philippine citizenship, declaration of nullity of marriages, etc.) that ERCOF lawyers, in the course of their legal consultation work, have frequently been asked by Filipinos based abroad.
It likewise provides a list of website addresses of government agencies, as well as private non profit organizations and private institutions that may provide, via the internet, more information, services, as well as advice with regard the above concerns, including responding to complaints in relation to the delivery of services or sale of products even to Filipinos who are based abroad.
INFORMATION ABOUT ERCOF
Q. What is ERCOF and what does it do?
R. ERCOF stands for ECONOMIC RESOURCE CENTER FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, and as its name suggests, it is an organization that offers programs and services designed to help overseas Filipinos in properly managing their economic resources.
S. What are Economic Resources and how does ERCOF help in their proper management?
T. Economic Resources include income earned abroad by overseas Filipinos, as well as other assets or possible sources of income or livelihood, such as acquired skills or technology which can be transferred or could be of benefit to the Philippines or that may be marketed or promoted in the international markets. ERCOF assists in their proper management by providing overseas Filipinos obtain important business, legal and practical information as well as linkages to various institutions, which they may use in making informed and responsible decisions about these resources.
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