CIFAL Philippines

UP-CIFAL PH, Partners Address the Intersection of Migration, Ageing, and Care in Landmark Forum

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 […]

Migration in Focus—Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers: Bridging the Gaps between Standards and Capacity

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.

Migration in the New Normal: Global Perspectives and Potential Directions amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 27 May 2021 Time: 12:00 pm GMT+8 (Manila Time) Registration link: https://bit.ly/PCGMWebinar2021S Description: The current COVID-19 pandemic has created a major health crisis and disrupted economies around the globe. It also forced governments to implement restrictions in the movement inside and out of countries’ borders. All of these have […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines opens the first online Professional Course on Global Migration

6 April 2021 – The University of the Philippines – Centre International de Formation des Authorités et Leaders Philippines (UP-CIFAL Philippines) opened the third Professional Course on Global Migration (PCGM), in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines. PCGM welcomed 16 learners from different countries including Bangladesh, China, Ecuador, […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines webinar focuses on inclusive education for Filipino migrant children

31 July 2020-The University of the Philippines (UP)-CIFAL Philippines’ webinar focused on inclusive education for Filipino migrant children as part of its mandate to promote safe, orderly, and regular migration as well as sustainable development goals (SDG), particularly SDG 4: quality education and SDG 10: reduced inequalities. The webinar, “Inclusive […]

WEBINAR-Inclusive Education for Filipino Children on the Move: Making the Invisible Visible

Date: 31 July 2020 (Friday) Time: 2:00 PM (Manila time) Description: Migrant children across the globe often face systemic challenges in continuing education obtained from home countries and accessing education in destination countries. As a migrant source country, the Philippines must grasp the current and available child-migrant related programs of […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, partners conduct webinar on migrant repatriation in Gulf states

29 May 2020—In the second of a webinar series, UP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with online regional news platform Rights Corridor and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), conducted an online discussion on “COVID-19 As A Mobility Crisis: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States.” Froilan Malit, Jr., managing director of […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds webinar on Chinese migration to PH

22 May 2020—In the first of a webinar series, UP-CIFAL Philippines presented its snapshot study on “Chinese Migration to the Philippines.” Luke Dominic Talavera of UP-CIFAL Philippines identified the issues linked with the inward migration such as the boom of the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) and undocumented construction workers, […]

WEBINAR: COVID-19 As A Mobility Crisis: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States

TOPIC: The COVID-19 As A Mobility Crisis: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States DATE: 29 May 2020 TIME: 2:00 PM (Manila time) DESCRIPTION: COVID-19 has greatly affected global migration as governments and migrants in migrant-sending and -receiving countries are facing challenges in mobility and governance. In the case of […]

WEBINAR: Chinese Migration To The Philippines

Topic: Chinese Migration to the Philippines Date: 22 May 2020 Time: 3:00 PM (Manila time) Registration: https://bit.ly/2zzKhDq Description: Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s election in 2016, the Philippines and China have been on good terms. This is evident in the influx of Chinese migrants and the boom of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) industry. However, Filipinos have been […]