Migrant Protection by Education in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Lessons and Recommendations on the Philippine Post-Arrival Orientation Service (PAOS) in Qatar

Froilan T. Malit, Jr. and Dulce Amor Ledesma   Introduction   The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have increasingly accounted for at least 25 million foreign migrant workers (49% of the total GCC populations), with expectations to cross the 60-million mark by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]