Mobility of skilled labor in the ASEAN: Free or unfree?

Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo University of the Philippines   Abstract: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has declared repeatedly its goal of transforming the Southeast Asian region into one ASEAN economic community (AEC). A major feature of this community-hood is the “free movement of skilled labor” across the region. This paper outlines how this […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds roundtable discussion on migration situation

CIFAL Philippines hosted a roundtable discussion on the migration situation on March 5, 2018 at the Quezon Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. Eighteen representatives from the government, the academe, civil society organizations, and the private sector tackled issues affecting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including the review of migration laws and agreements, recruitment and monitoring […]

DISCUSSION PAPER: Challenges to Implementing Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs)

  CIFAL PHILIPPINES DISCUSSION PAPER Challenges to Implementing Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs): Effects on Human Capital Mobility in Southeast Asia Joefe B. Santarita, Ph.D.   ABSTRACT To complement regionalism, new regionalism in particular, regionalization as a process is expected to come into full circle in facilitating wider mobility of people, especially the professionals and skilled […]

UP CIFAL Philippines facilitates SDG orientation and planning workshop for QC migration and development council

LUMBAN, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES—As part of its continuing partnership with the local government of Quezon City, UP CIFAL Philippines facilitated an SDG Orientation and Strategic Planning Workshop for the city’s Migration and Development (M&D) Council from the 23rd to the 26th of January. Twenty-four council members, representing various offices of the local government, participated in the […]

CIFAL, UNDP hold SDG workshop for NEDA officials, staff

CIFAL Philippines and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines jointly held a workshop on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for 48 officials and staff of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Central Office and Region 5 on December 18 and 19, 2017 in Legazpi, Albay. The orientation is the first […]

CIFAL Philippines, MAP hold forum on collaborative inclusivity in business

TAGUIG CITY—With the goal of promoting sustainable development through inclusive business, CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), conducted a forum titled “Collaborative Inclusivity, Business Performance, and Sustainable Development: Finding a New Role for Business” on December 4, 2017. Experts, practitioners, and students of business and entrepreneurship convened at the […]

CIFAL Philippines leads workshop on gender, labor migration for Quezon City staff

QUEZON CITY—Members of the Quezon City Migration and Development Council (MDC) successfully completed CIFAL Philippines’ orientation workshop on gender, labor migration and sustainable development held on November 28, 2017. The workshop aimed to deepen the understanding of local government officials of the importance of a gender perspective in international labor migration. It also intended to […]

When the wells run dry

Dr. Mary Antonette Beroya-Eitner CIFAL Philippines Fellow   In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most  essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference. –Rachel Carlson Water is life. We know that. We also know that water means livelihood. Without water, most, […]