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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 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

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

How Covid-19 Has Impacted the Remittances of OFWs and the Country’s Macroeconomy

By |January 6th, 2023|CRC Insights, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Social Economics|

“Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, remittances remained resilient. Based on the results from the model simulated for our first objective, it showed that remittances actually cushion GDP, consumption, and national savings in hard times. Literature also showed how Filipinos send more money in times of distress to help households cope.” ... continue reading

It Is Possible for the Philippines to Reach First World Status Filipino Economist, Dr. Bernardo Villegas Explains How

By |November 10th, 2022|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|

For many Filipinos, imagining the Philippines as a first world country may be a far-fetched dream; but is it? In his newest book, entitled, “The Philippine Economy Towards First World Status,” Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas provides a lengthy discussion on why the country is geared towards becoming a first world country between the years 2040 ... continue reading

How The OFWs’ Situations Have Changed Due to the ‘Pandemic’

By |October 27th, 2022|CRC Insights, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Social Economics|

“The host government strategies reveal the strength of leadership and stability of social service system. The more comprehensive the government social services, the better it can protect the welfare of its laborers, including foreign workers.” … The situation of foreign workers in different countries and ... continue reading