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OFW Mental Health: Breaking Free from Struggle in Silence

By |February 23rd, 2024|Expertise, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Professorial Chairs|

Dr. Veronica E. Ramirez is conducting a Policy Forum Series on her research study entitled, "Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Mental Health Problems among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs): Implications to Psychosocial Support Services” in different regions. The research study is funded by DOST-PCHRD Health Research Policy Translation, Evaluation, and Engagement (POLISEE) Grants Program in collaboration ... continue reading

Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Mental and Behavioral Disorders among OFWs

By |July 25th, 2023|Expertise, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Professorial Chairs|

Most OFW patients experienced panic attacks, schizophrenia, paranoia, anxiety, and extreme fear due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This occurred either in their country of work, while in hotel quarantine during their return to the Philippines, or during their reintegration in their respective communities. Mental health problems have different levels, ranging from temporary behavioral disorders to ... continue reading

CRCFI Research Fund selected research proposals for AY 2023-2024

By |July 19th, 2023|Digital Sector, Energy Industry, Expertise, Family and Youth Education, Food and Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Industry, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Social Economics, Transportation and Logistics|

The Center for Research and Communication Foundation, Inc. (CRCFI) is pleased to announce the research proposals that were chosen by the Selection Committee for the AY 2023-2024 run of the Research Fund: 1. "Pilot Testing the Institutionalization of Service Contracting Towards the Establishment of A Public Transit Authority in LGUs as a Viable Catalyst for ... continue reading

What Investors Can Expect from the Philippines Post-Pandemic

By |April 4th, 2023|Digital Sector, Energy Industry, Expertise, Family and Youth Education, Food and Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Industry, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Social Economics, Transportation and Logistics|

The Covid-19 pandemic has caught the world by surprise – both first world countries and third world countries alike. Despite this, nations around the globe are sure to bounce back from this challenge as we try to navigate the situation in what we call as the “new normal.” Looking on the bright side, this trying ... continue reading

The Importance of Institution Building

By |March 16th, 2023|CRC Insights, Digital Sector, Energy Industry, Family and Youth Education, Food and Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Industry, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Social Economics, Transportation and Logistics|

The Founder of ICD and ISA, Dr. Jess Estanislao… outlined a very comprehensive approach to improving governance at all levels of Philippine society. He highlights the critical importance of institution building, the key to long-term sustainable and equitable development. The missing link has been the sustained institutional strengthening and transformation program on the ... continue reading

OFW money-sending: a long and winding path

By |March 1st, 2023|Expertise, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Professorial Chairs|

World Bank reported that the Philippines received USD 33 billion remittances in 2017, third to India (USD 69b) and China (USD 64b). Despite employment bans and various causes of repatriations, WB predicts, “Global remittances are expected to increase this year, by 4.1 percent.” Good news for industries such as real estate, finance, consumer goods, insurance ... continue reading

How Plantitos, Plantitas Can Help Save Philippine Agriculture

By |February 18th, 2023|Expertise, Food and Agribusiness|

Who knew that aside from the new normal, the pandemic would also give rise to numerous new trends and even hobbies? Take home gardening, for example. With everyone being cooped up inside their respective homes, Filipinos turned to something that would make their stay worthwhile, and voila! Caring for plants has become a trend. The ... continue reading

How the Philippines Can Become a First World Country, According to Renowned Economist, Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas

By |January 31st, 2023|CRC Insights, Digital Sector, Energy Industry, Family and Youth Education, Food and Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Industry, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Social Economics, Transportation and Logistics|

“The title of this book is unapologetically ambitious. Yes, I am strongly convinced that those who are in their 20s and early 30s today (the so- called ‘millennials’ and ‘centennials’) will live to see the Philippines become a First World country.” … The decade spanning ... continue reading

CALABARZON, Central Luzon, CAR, and SOCCKSARGEN – The New Metropolises in the Philippines for FDIs to Invest in, says eminent economist

By |January 20th, 2023|Digital Sector, Energy Industry, Expertise, Food and Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Industry, Transportation and Logistics|

Metro Manila has long faced issues of decongestion. With businesses opening left and right to buildings rising one after another, those seeking for better jobs continue to flock to Manila resulting in overcrowding and traffic congestion. Data shows that through the government’s various efforts, numerous areas are now looking to become the new metropolises and ... continue reading

Family Farm Schools Are Improving The Philippines’ Agricultural Productivity

By |January 17th, 2023|CRC Insights, Food and Agribusiness, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Social Economics|

“Something has to be done to retain as many young people as possible in the agribusiness sector which consists not only in farming but also post-harvest, supply chain and logistics (e.g. cold storage), and food processing, among others.” The whole nation must remain focused on ... continue reading