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Reintegration has increasingly drawn the interest of migration actors in the Philippines as the government repeatedly clarifies its intent of making overseas employment temporary and by choice. The evolving institutional and policy landscape reflects this. From a smaller unit with limited mandate in mid-1990s, the National Reintegration Center for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) was recreated with an expanded set of functions over 10 years after under the Migrant Workers Act, as amended. A recent major policy development is the intensification of the roles of local duty-bearers and rights-holders, especially through the local government units (LGUs).