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Our Voice on Migrant Issues

“CMA helped rescue a woman from Mindanao trafficked to Ivory Coast to work in a bar when she was recruited to work as a cashier. She did not want to work in the bar and so she was locked up and was not given any food except what little food the other girls could manage to smuggle to her.”...See More

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The Life of an OFW in UAE

Written by Marianne Gonzalez for the #KwentongKababayan Campaign I remember the brick home our grandparents lived, the boarding-house where I met university students who used to take care of me when my mum and dad was working. I remember playing patintero with the neighbour’s kids and always loosing. I remember all the barangay festivities every… Continue reading The Life of an OFW in UAE

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CMA publishes study on Bilateral Labor Agreements

The Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) is pleased to share with everyone the results of its study on the Bilateral Labor Agreements between the Philippines and Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. The study is part of a three-year project, Strengthening Capacities of Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families. This project is supported by… Continue reading CMA publishes study on Bilateral Labor Agreements

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Ang Nararapat Para sa Manggagawang Pilipino

Center for Migrant Advocacy Statement for May 01, 2019 - Labor Day Seguridad at kaligtasan! Makataong pasahod! Disenteng trabaho! Makabuluhang hustisya! Kalayaang magpasiya para sa sarili! Dignidad at kabuhayan! Ito ang nararapat para sa manggagawang Pilipino, HINDI CHACHA! Mapa-dito man o sa ibang bansa, respeto at pagkilala sa mga batayang karapatan ng mga manggagawa ang… Continue reading Ang Nararapat Para sa Manggagawang Pilipino

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CMA reminisces the past 15 years through new book

29 March 2019, Quezon City -- Friends and partners of the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) came together to celebrate CMA's newly published book which celebrates it's 15 years of service. The book was published in partnership with the Ateneo Working Group on Migration and CCFD Terre Solidaire. Among the book's contributors are Ms. Ellene… Continue reading CMA reminisces the past 15 years through new book

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Fighting for Migrants’ Rights as Students

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

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Migrant Group Decries Duterte’s Admission of Abusing Domestic Worker

The Center for Migrant Advocacy denounces the public admission of President Duterte that as a teenager, he sexually abused their family’s “maid”[1]. 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

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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… Continue reading Enact the Magna Carta for Seafarers Now!

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