3 November 2023—On October 25, 2023, an enlightening and impactful forum titled “Migration, Ageing, and the Future of Care” took place, addressing critical issues surrounding the intersection of migration, ageing, and the provision of care. The event, organized by University of the Philippines (UP)-CIFAL Philippines in collaboration with the UP […]
The Philippines has been one of the major sources of seafarers in the world. However, even with the country’s dominance in the industry, compliance with international standards regarding the skills and knowledge of Filipino seafarers has been questioned in the global sphere. This alarming situation pushed the government to establish a bill that shall upscale the capacity of Filipino seafarers, promote gender equality, and protect their rights, the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers.
As we observe the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) on June 25, The University of the Philippines – Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders (UP-CIFAL) Philippines emphasizes the intention of this bill to bridge the gap between the capacity of Filipino seafarers with the international standards. This is a significant step in migration that shall ensure that Filipino maritime migrants are safe and ready to keep up with the changing labor landscape. If the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers becomes a law in the future, it will also affirm the significance of capacity building in migration and gender equality.
13 April 2023—UP-CIFAL Philippines is proud to announce the graduation of its latest cohort of participants from the Professional Course on Water Governance (PCWG), in partnership with the Water Alliance and USAID-Safe Water. The PCWG, which explored issues surrounding water sustainability and its relations to integrated water resource use and […]
(Photo Courtesy: CIFAL Jeju) Four CIFAL centers signed the agreement that officially created the CIFAL Asia Pacific Network on August 9-10 in Newcastle, Australia. UP CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co, CIFAL Shanghai Director Genxiang Wang, CIFAL Newcastle Director Dr. Graham Brewer, and CIFAL Jeju Director Amb. Young-sam Ma […]