Stories Struggles and Sacrifice

From the first few moments of arriving in the Philippines and stepping out into the dense humid heat of the moonsoon, I realised that this experience would see me meet many different and unknown challenges. In many ways these challenges would not be entirely dissiimilar to those I had faced in the past, applying myself…

CMA holds Diplomacy Training Program in Davao City

The Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines (CMA) conducted its Diplomacy Training Program: Capacity Building on Migrant Rights, Advocacy and Case Management for Community-Based Migrant Organizations last October 2-5, 2018 at the Brokenshire Bahay ng Alumni, Davao City. The training was conducted in partnership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region XI and supported by…

Enact the Magna Carta for Seafarers Now!

Filipino seafarers dominate the global maritime industry. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and International Maritime Organization (IMO), there is an estimated 380,000 Filipino seafarers out of 1.5 million in the world as of 2016[1] . In 2014 alone, seafarers’ remittances amount up to US$ 1 Billion and continue to significantly contribute to the…

OFW: Sino Nga Ba Sila?

Ang kanilang napakalaking ambag sa bayan ay hindi lamang mababakas sa mga numero at estatistikong pang-ekonomiya. Ang kanilang mga karanasan na habambuhay nang nakasulat sa mga pahina ng ating kasaysayan at panitikan, pati na rin ang ating mga batas na naglalayong pangalagaan ang kanilang karapatan ay patunay lamang na malalim nang nakabaon sa ating pambansang…

Migrant Workers Day Stand – June 07, 2018 (English)

Labor migration is a global phenomenon that cannot go unnoticed, undermined and unappreciated. Today, we celebrate the might and courage of our migrant workers and at the same time, call for better protection of their rights and welfare. Regardless of status—documented or undocumented—they are human beings who are endowed with their rights. They are indispensable…

Migrant Workers Day Stand – June 07, 2018 (Filipino)

Ang pangingibang-bansa ng mga manggagawa ay isang kasalukuyang pandaigdigang isyu na hindi natin maaaring isantabi at ipagwalang-bahala. Habang ipinagdiriwang natin ngayon ang kadakilaan ng ating mga manggagawa na nangingibang-bansa, nanawagan din tayo na paigtingin pa ang pangangalaga sa kanilang kapakanan at pagprotekta sa kanilang mga karapatan.  Anuman ang kanilang katayuan—dokumentado man o hindi—ay nananatili silang…

End Contractualization Now! Decent Work for all workers in the country and abroad!

Labor Day Statement of Center for Migrant Advocacy On the occasion of the 2018 international workers’ day, the Center for Migrant Advocacy joins hands with the Filipino workers in reiterating the  call for the protection and empowerment of Filipino workers—both here and abroad. This entails providing decent work opportunities for Filipinos workers in the country…

Asian Migrants Demand Rights- statement for 4th Colombo Process

Asian Migrants Demand Rights- statement for 4th Colombo Process The 11 member States of the Colombo Process gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2011 amidst the conflicts unfolding in Libya and the Middle East that impact heavily on migrant workers in the region. Cognizant of the relevance of this gathering, Migrant Forum in Asia organized…

It’s Time for Decent Work For Domestic Workers!

It’s Time for Decent Work For Domestic Workers! Rights and dignity for domestic workers! Support the adoption of an ILO Convention for Domestic Workers in the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference this June 2011. May 11, 2011 Singapore

OFW Direct Assistance

Are you an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) in need of direct assistance, aid, crisis response, or any other kind of support? Please contact us through one of our 3 options (below) as soon as possible so that we may be of assistance to you. [Kung kailangan mo ng anumang tulong sa sitwasyon o problema mo sa pag-aabroad, maaari…

The Post- 2015 Development Agenda, Migration & the Philippines

Sustainable Development Goals and Philippinesnd ph fina The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals set by the UN that are designed to combat the world’s most pressing issues. Through the goals, the UN intends to end poverty and hunger, combat inequalities, protect the planet, and encourage sustainable economic growth & prosperity….

HSW Policy Reform Assessment

HSW Policy Reform Assessment – Final This research recommends that the identified gaps are addressed by the relevant party i.e., HSW, government agency, recruitment agency, counterpart recruitment agency, civil society organization, or employer, in order to strengthen the implementation of the policy and corresponding programs, as well as establish mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation with…