News Archives 2007

Letter of Protest to Korean Government on Crackdown on MTU

On December 18, international migrants day, Philippine labor and migrants’ rights activists staged a protest action infront of the South Korean embassy in Makati; they delivered a letter of protest to the South Korean Ministry of Justice to protest the crackdown on migrant leaders of the KCTU-affiliated Migrants Trade Union.
Dec 19, 2007

CMA Statement on Proposed Bills to Create OFW Hospitals

CMA’s statement to the Senate Committee on Labor and Employment on the proposed bills to create an OFW Hospital. response of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is also attached.
Nov 25, 2007

Proceedings of October 22 Consultation on GFMD

On October 22, CMA and MFA initiated the convening of an initial consultation on next year’s Global Forum on MIgration and Development (GFMD). It was attended by Manila-based migrants rights advocates. Initial plans for the official GFMD and the CSO Day were shared by DFA and Ayala Foundation. Lola Grande also shared information on the planned September 2008 international conference on women migrants MFA also shared its initial plans for the holding of parallel events next year.
Nov 01, 2007

Final Statement of Task Force on the ASEAN Migrant Workers

On September 24, 2007, a national consultation was convened in Manila by the Task Force in ASEAN Migrant Workers. This was the 4th country-based consultation, following Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The consultation produced a Manila Statement that contains two sets of recommendations –one for the ASEAN body as a collective and one for the Philippine government on the ways to move forward the commitment to promote and protect the human rights of overseas Filipino migrant workers and their families as well as the other migrant workers in ASEAN. The Manila Statement was submitted to the ASEAN Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Labor and Employment. It will also be submitted to the DFA Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA).

Sep 24, 2007   Philippines

Dr. Alfredo J. Ganapin Forum II, Year 3 %22 Promoting and Fulfiliing the Human Rights of Migrants- Revisiting RA 8042 and Beyond%22

On September 24, 2007, a national consultation was convened in Manila by the Task Force in ASEAN Migrant Workers. This was the 4th country-based consultation, following Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The consultation produced a Manila Statement that contains two sets of recommendations –one for the ASEAN body as a collective and one for the Philippine government on the ways to move forward the commitment to promote and protect the human rights of overseas Filipino migrant workers and their families as well as the other migrant workers in ASEAN. The Manila Statement was submitted to the ASEAN Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Labor and Employment. It will also be submitted to the DFA Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA).
Jul 30, 2007

Junk JPEPA!

The Philippines stands to lose in the JPEPA deal. It will not contribute to the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers nor promote the Filipino people’s right to development. The Philippine Senate should junk JPEPA!
Jun 08, 2007

Dr. Alfredo J. Ganapin Advocacy Forum 1 Series 2007- On Asean Declaration on Migrants Rights- What’s Next?

The forum aims to discuss the next steps to take in terms of advocacy campaigns, following the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. Resource persons are Assec. Luis Cruz of the ASEAN Affairs, Ambassador Rosario Manalo of the High Level Task Force on ASEAN and William Gois for Migrant Forum in Asia. The forum is organized by CMA, MFA and FES.
Feb 21, 2007

CMA statement on the new poea policies for domestic workers

CMA welcomes the intent of POEA to institute policy reforms to improve and uplift the working and living conditions of domestic workers and caregivers.We question however the lack of consultation with migrant workers and advocates on the matter that now result to problems and confusion.There are serious concerns also on the mechanisms for the effective implementation of such policies.
Jan 31, 2007