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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Over 100 migrants and refugees representing various peoples organizations from several European countries gathered to convene the founding assembly of the Europe section of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA) in Rome, Italy last April 29. The migrants and refugees originally came from countries such as the Philippines, Ecuador, Colombia,…

The more the economy is stagnant, the less its ability to create jobs, the more dependent government becomes on overseas labor deployment. BY THE POLICY STUDY, PUBLICATION AND ADVOCACY (PSPA) PROGRAM Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) ANALYSIS Posted by Bulatlat If the state policy making and legislative agenda do not change course, the…

“The moment…governments systematically export their own people just like commodities to be bought and sold, they definitely infringe on our right to human development. This is forced migration and modern-day slavery, not development.” BY RONALYN OLEA MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Close to 200 migrants from 35 countries gathered in Manila Oct. 28 to 30 and stood…

Cordilleran migrant workers organizations based in Hong Kong (HK) in solidarity with other migrant workers organizations of Asia strongly criticized the objectives of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held in Manila last week. BY KT OKUBO Northern Dispatch MIGRANT WATCH Posted by Bulatlat Cordilleran migrant workers organizations based in Hong Kong (HK)…

BY BULATLAT At least 5,000 migrant workers from different parts of the globe under the banner of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA) held a rally in Manila today to protest the opening of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The protesters converged along Quirino Ave. around 10 a.m. and marched toward the direction…

BY BULATLAT A women’s party list group scored the Arroyo government and the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) for the intensified trafficking of Filipino women and children.  To show their disgust for the Arroyo government and the GFMD, the Gabriela Women’s Party held a protest parade this morning at the Department of Foreign…