By Aaron Tolentino, Patricia Jose, Anton Reintar. Aaron, Patricia and Anton are interns of CMA who are junior students of Diplomacy and International Relations in the Ateneo de Manila University Did you know, the month of March is recognized as International Women’s Month? Recently, the MRT and LRT offered women free rides to commemorate International… Continue reading Fighting for Migrants’ Rights as Students
The Center for Migrant Advocacy denounces the public admission of President Duterte that as a teenager, he sexually abused their family’s “maid”. This is not the first time the President has made remarks that harmed the dignity of women. We, the Center for Migrant Advocacy, strongly believe that such stories--made to sound like a "laughable… Continue reading Migrant Group Decries Duterte’s Admission of Abusing Domestic Worker
From the first few moments of arriving in the Philippines and stepping out into the dense humid heat of the monsoon, I realised that this experience would see me meet many different and unknown challenges. In many ways these challenges would not be entirely dissimilar to those I had faced in the past, applying myself… Continue reading Stories Struggles and Sacrifice
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… Continue reading CMA holds Diplomacy Training Program in Davao City
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 . In 2014 alone, seafarers’ remittances amount up to US$ 1 Billion and continue to significantly contribute to the… Continue reading Enact the Magna Carta for Seafarers Now!
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… Continue reading OFW: Sino Nga Ba Sila?
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… Continue reading Migrant Workers Day Stand – June 07, 2018 (English)
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… Continue reading Migrant Workers Day Stand – June 07, 2018 (Filipino)
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… Continue reading End Contractualization Now! Decent Work for all workers in the country and abroad!
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… Continue reading Asian Migrants Demand Rights- statement for 4th Colombo Process