To contribute to the enhancement of national security and the protection of the territorial integrity and national sovereignty;
To participate in the national endeavor to sustain development and to enhance the Philippines' competitive edge in a global milieu;
To protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipinos overseas and to mobilize them as partners in national development;
To project a positive image of the Philippines;
To increase international understanding of Philippine culture for mutually-beneficial relations with other countries; and,
To increase and maximize human, financial, technological and other resources to optimize the performance of the Department.