Official Name
Republic of the Philippines
ISO2 Code
PH
ISO3 Code
PHL
Longitude
13 00 N
Latitude
122 00 E
Geolocation
POINT (122 13)
Attended Meeting
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Ms. Patricia Sto. Tomas was the General Rapporteur of the RT 1.1 “Human Capital Development and Labor Mobility: Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Risks”.
  • Government Team Member for the RT 1.2 “Temporary labor migration as a contribution to development: sharing responsibility”.
  • Ms Rosalinda Baldoz, Administrator of the Philippines Overseas Employment Agency, was speaker for the RT 1.2 “Temporary labor migration as a contribution to development: sharing responsibility”.
  • Mr. René Cristobal, President of Manpower Resources of Asia, was panelist for the RT 1.3 “The role of other-than government partners in governing the developmental contribution of temporary labor migration”.
  • Co-chair for RT 2.1: “Improving the formalization of transfers and reducing their cost”.
  • Marianito D. Roque, Administrator of Overseas Workers Welfare, was speaker for RT 2.1: “Improving the formalization of transfers and reducing their cost”.
  • Mr Enrique A. Manalo, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations in Geneva was co-chair for RT 3.3: “Operating Modalities (Future of the Forum)”.
Attended Prep Meetings
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution
  • The Philippines hosted the 2008 GFMD Summit
RT Participation
  • Co-chair for RT 1.1 “Protecting the Rights of Migrants –A shared responsibility-”.
  • Patricia Sto. Tomas, Former Secretary of Labor and Employment and Philippines Chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines was Resource Person for RT 1.1. “Protecting the Rights of Migrants –A shared responsibility-”.
  • Fr. Fabio Baggio, Director of Scalabrini Migration Center, was resource person for RT 1.2: “Empowering migrants and diasporas to contribute to development”.
  • Government Team member for RT 2.1: “Fostering more opportunities for regular migration”.
  • Lawrence Dacuycuy, Chair of the Department of Economics at De La Salle University – Manila, was Resource Person for RT 2.1: “Fostering more opportunities for regular migration”.
Attended Prep Meetings
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Government Team member for RT 2.1: “Inclusion, protection and acceptable of migrants in society –linking human rights and migrant empowerment for development”.
  • Government Team member for RT 2.2:”Reintegration and circular migration –effective for development?”
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Government Team member for RT 1.2: “Joint strategies to address irregular migration”.
  • Government Team member for RT 2.2: “Migration, gender and family”.
Attended Prep Meetings
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution
  • Thematic Meeting held in Manila.

RT Participation
  • Government Team member for RT 1.1: “Engaging the private sector in labour market planning”.
  • Government Team member for RT 1.2: “Lowering the cost of migration”.
  • Government Team member for RT 1.3: “Global care workers at the interface of migration and development”.
  • Government Team member for RT 2.1: “Addressing Irregular migration through coherent migrant and development strategies”.
  • H.E. Esteban Conejos Jr., Undersecretary of Migrant Workers’ Affairs at the Department of
  • Foreign Affairs, was co-chair for RT 3.1: “Mainstreaming migration into development planning/migration profiles”.
  • Government Team member for RT 3.1: “Mainstreaming migration into development planning/migration profiles”.
  • Government Team member for RT 3.2: “Impact assessments of migration and development policies”.
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Co-Chair in Thematic Meeting on "Migration Profiles" on 20-21 October 2011 in Manila, Philippines.
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Government Team member for RT 1.1: “Beyond the Border Skills and Jobs for Human Development”.
  • Ms. Carmelita S. Dimzon was sub-session moderator for the RT 1.1: “Beyond the Border Skills and Jobs for Human Development”.
  • Government Team Member for RT 2.1: “Supporting National Development through migration mainstreaming processes, extended migration profiles and poverty reduction strategies”.
  • Government Team Member for RT 3.1: “Improving Public Perceptions of Migrants and Migration: Challenging Preconceptions and Sharing Perceptions”.
  • Government Team member for RT 3.2: “Migrant Protection as Integral to Migration Management”.
  • Mr Eduardo M.R. Meñez was chair of break-out session for RT 3.2: “Migrant Protection as Integral to Migration Management”.
  • Ambassador Evan P. Garcia was co-chair for RT 3.3: “Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers-Enhancing Their Development Potential”

 

Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Government Team Member in RT 1.1: Operationalizing mainstream and coherence in migration and development policies
  • Government Team Member in RT 1.2: Framing Migration for the MDGs and the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda 
  • Moderator in RT 2.1: Enhancing the development impact of labour migration and circular mobility through more systematic labour market and skills matching
  • Government Team Member in RT 2.2: Facilitating positive development impacts of diaspora engagement in skills transfer, investments and trade between countries of residence and origin
  • Moderator in RT 3.1: Empowering migrants, their households and communities for improved protection of rights and social development outcomes
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended Thematic Meeting on "Operationalizing Mainstreaming of Migration in Development Policy and Integrating Migration in the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda" on 22 May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Served as a Co-Chair for RT 1.1: “Partnerships to promote inclusion and protect the human rights of all migrants in order to achieve the full benefits of migration”
  • Government Team Member in RT 1.2: “Reducing the human and financial costs of international migration particularly labour migration”
  • Government Team Member in RT 2.1: “Mainstreaming migration into planning at the sectoral level”
  • Government Team Member in RT 2.2: “Making migration work post-2015: implementing the SDGs”
  • Government Team Member in RT 3.1: “Enhancing human development and human security for forced migrants..”
  • Government Team Member in RT 3.2: “Private sector-government partnership to support migrant/diaspora entrepreneurship and job creation with a focus on small and medium enterprises”
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended Thematic Meeting on "Recognizing the contributions of women migrants to economic and social development in countries of origin and destination and addressing their specific needs, particularly concerning respect for their human rights" on 8 September 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Delegate
Financial Contribution

No Financial Contribution

RT Participation
  • Government Team Member in RT 1.1: “Reducing migration costs”
  • Government Team Member in RT 1.2: “Connectivity and migration”
  • Government Team Member in RT 2.1: “Migration, diversity and harmonious societies”
  • Government Team Member in RT 2.2: “Protection of migrants in all situations”
  • Served as a Co-Chair for RT 3.1: “Migrants in situations of crises: Conflict, climate change and natural disasters”
  • Government Team Member in RT 3.2: “Principles, institutions and processes for safe, orderly and regular migration”
Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
- Attended the Thematic Workshop on "Migration, Connectivity and Business" on 29 March 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Attended the GFMD Thematic Workshop on "Migration for Harmonious Societies" on 18 May 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Attended the GFMD Thematic Workshop on "Migration for Peace, Stability and Growth" on 19 July 2016 in New York, United States.
Delegate
Financial Contribution
  • The Philippines contributed financialy to the GFMD 2017 budget
RT Participation
  • Team Member in RT 2.1 "Moving beyond emergencies - Creating development solutions to the mutual benefit of host and origin communities and displaced persons" 
  • Team Member in RT 2.2 "Fostering the development impact of returning migrants" 
  • Co-Chair in RT 3.1 "Raising the Global Talent Pool - Harnessing the potential of the private sector for Global Skills Partnerships" 
Attended Summit
Delegate
Financial Contribution

Financial contribution of USD 10,000 non-earmarked

RT Participation

Co-Chair in RT 2.2 "Regional mobility and policy coherence to support development"

Government Team Member in RT 1.1 "Harnessing the capital of migrants to realise their potential"

Goverment Team Member in RT 1.2 "Migrants' engagement with public services: from basic access to co-production"

Government Team Member in RT 2.1 "South-South mobility: trends, patterns and transferable learning"

Government Team Member in RT 3.1 "Aligning governance with contemporary drivers of migration"

Attended Summit
Thematic Meetings
-Participated in the Thematic Workshop on "Migration for Development: a roadmap to achieving the SDGs" 18-19 April 2018, Morocco
-Participated in the Thematic Workshop on "Labour Migration and Skills" 3 May 2018, Geneva
-Participated in the Thematic Workshop on "Children and Youth on the Move: Implementing Sustainable Solutions" 21-22 June 2018, Morocco

Legazpi City: Expanded Help Desk for Overseas Filipino Workers

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

Legazpi City commits to provide services to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and their families through a Municipal Help Desk and to expand the Help Desk services in 2023 to support pre-migration orientation seminars and improved access to health care.
The Municipal OFW Help Desk:
Engages with civil society and the Filipino diaspora to monitor the needs of OFWs and to map stakeholders.
Compiles information on government services and informs prospective OFWs on the processes and risks of overseas employment.

Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development (M4SD) – IOM-UNDP joint global programme

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The M4SD Programme (2019-2023) aimed to harness the development benefits and reduce the negative effects of migration for host and home communities, migrants, and their family members. A key component of this Programme was to showcase how inclusive policies can be implemented locally and how the results contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

ASEAN Declaration on The Protection of Migrant Workers and Family Members in Crisis Situations

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The Declaration recognises the need to provide humanitarian assistance to all migrants and their family members—regardless of their legal status— during crisis situations. It encourages the ASEAN Member States to include migrant workers and their families in all stages of crisis management and ensure they have access to continuing support.

Declarations on Portability of Social Security Benefits for Migrant Workers in ASEAN

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on Portability of Social Security Benefits for Migrant Workers in ASEAN is the realisation of the ASEAN Leaders’ commitments made in the 2007 Cebu Declaration and the 2017 ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. It also reflects the concerted efforts of the Member States to transform ASEAN into a community that is people-centred, inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and dynamic as stated in the ASEAN 2025 Vision.

Bilateral Labor Agreements between the Philippines and Germany

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The governments of the Republic of the Philippines and the Federal Republic of Germany signed two new labor agreements to enhance partnerships for the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the healthcare industry and other professional services.

It ensures equality of treatment and social protection for migrant workers. The BLA also applies social dialogue by ensuring that inclusion of trade unions from both the countries of origin and destination (PSLINK/Philippines and Ver.di/Germany) in the oversight committee.

Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

The Project is conceived in response to various facets of labour migration, fair and ethical recruitment and sustainable reintegration, gaps and challenges relating to safe, orderly and regular labour migration and improved skills recognition, in the corridors between South and South-East Asia and the Middle East. The project is designed on the first phase of the SDC supported regional project, ìStrengthening Labour Migration Governance through Regional Cooperation in Colombo Process Countriesî.

Anonymous (not verified)

Knowledge transfer on environmental sustainability and climate adaptation from the Filipino diaspora

Submitted by Ms. Anqi ZHANG on

The “Knowledge transfer on environmental sustainability and climate adaptation from the Filipino diaspora” is an action of ​​the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) and Palawan State University (PSU) run by the EU Global Diaspora Facility (EUDiF), an EU-funded project implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). By leveraging Filipino diaspora expertise, EUDiF empowers PCSDS and PSU in the areas of climate change finance and education respectively to advance Palawan’s Strategic Environmental Plan. The two main activities are:

Indonesia's Bilateral Cooperation with Bahrain and the Philippines on protection of migrant workers

Submitted by Ms. Charlotte … on

In pursuit of exploring bilateral cooperation on migrant workers with countries that have reformed their regulation on migrant workers so as to provide more protection for them, Indonesia has launched cooperation between Bahrain and the Philippines.

This cooperation includes, for example, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Manpower and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia and the Department of Labor and Employment of the Republic of the Philippines Concerning Migrant Workers.

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