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 […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines discusses int’l human rights mechanisms on migrant workers in Commission on Human Rights training

14 January 2020, PASIG CITY, PHILIPPINES — UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co discussed the “International Human Rights Mechanism on Migrant Workers Treaty Bodies and Charter-based Bodies of the United Nations (UN)” in the “Training on Human Rights based Approach in Monitoring and Responding to the Needs of Filipino Migrant […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, Foreign Affairs Department hold 2nd graduation ceremony for Professional Course on Global Migration

19 December 2019, PASAY CITY, PHILIPPINESꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (DFA-OUMWA), held a graduation ceremony for the second batch of learners of the Professional Course on Global Migration. Assisted by UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co, UP Executive […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines Director among IOM 2019 Champions of Migration

16 December 2019, Pasay City, Philippines—UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co was recognised as one of the 2019 Champions of Migration.  The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), awarded Dr. Co, Rappler columnist Ana Santos, Sister Rosa Angelica Libron, and Warpeace Arnold, […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines takes part in screening 2019 Migration Advocacy and Migration Awards entries

(Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel) 17 December 2019, Manila, Philippines—UP-CIFAL Philippines took part in screening and evaluating this year’s entries for the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards organised by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).  The MAM Awards is a program of CFO since 2011 that recognises […]