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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

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

The Workers behind Migrant Work

By |October 21st, 2022|Expertise, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Professorial Chairs|

We probably know bits and pieces about overseas employment from what we see in the news and social media but we may not fully appreciate the process and the people behind overseas work. This is what this article describes. Many  of those who attempt to apply for work abroad think that they can do so ... continue reading

Dr. Ramirez awarded first place in the 2019 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize.

By |October 4th, 2019|CRC Communications, CRC Events, Professorial Chairs, Research Findings, University News|

This article was originally posted at 2019-10-04 17:01:16 La Serena, Chile. — “If we take good care of our women today,” says University of Asia and the Pacific Associate Professor Dr. Veronica Ramirez at the APEC Women and the Economy Forum in La Serena, Chile, “we strengthen the generations that will come after us.” It ... continue reading

Ramirez research is Runner-Up for the 2019 APEC healthy women, healthy economies (HWHE) research prize

By |September 17th, 2019|CRC Communications, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Professorial Chairs, Research Findings, University News|

[Update: Dr. Veronica Ramirez has been announced as the first prize winner of the 2019 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies (HWHE) Research Prize. Detailed story to follow.] PASIG, Philippines – As the economics of the 21st century makes it ever clearer how essential it is for women to join and thrive in the contemporary workforce, ... continue reading

KATOK TAHANAN “Pamilyang OFW: magkalapit kahit magkalayo”

By |August 25th, 2018|CRC Events, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Professorial Chairs, Trends, University News|

Guests: Dr. Veronica Esposo Ramirez Professor, University of Asia and the Pacific; Holder, BPI Professorial Chair for Migration and Overseas Filipino Work Mr. Bansan Choa CEO and Chairman, IRemit Global Remittances Dr. Antonio N. Torralba Professor, University of Asia and the Pacific; Holder, Mariano Que Professorial Chair for Family and Youth, UA&P Ms. Sophie Abao ... continue reading

UA&P ties up with BPI for Migration/OFW chair

By |April 5th, 2016|Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Partnership Events, Trends, University News|

The Center for Research and Communication (CRC) signed a memorandum of agreement with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, Inc., establishing the BPI Professorial Chair for Migration and Overseas Filipino Work (MOFW) last February 3 at the BPI Head Office. BPI Foundation Executive Director Florendo Maranan and BPI President Cezar Consing sealed the ... continue reading

Dr. Veronica Ramirez Presents Migration Research in Mexico

By |December 22nd, 2015|CRC Events, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Research Findings|

Dr. Veronica Ramirez, CRC Director for Operations, presented two research papers on migration entitled, “Maximizing Remittances to the Philippines towards Integral Human Development” and “Foreign Students in Philippine Education: Trends and Challenges.” This was at the 2015 International Metropolis Conference in Mexico City on Sept. 8 and 9, 2015, organized by Metropolis Professional Development (MPD) ... continue reading

Exploring Research Priorities on Overseas Filipinos’ Life and Work in the Middle East

By |May 13th, 2015|CRC Events, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Research Findings, Round Table Discussions, Trends, University News|

The Middle East continues to be a leading destination for OFWs, with land-based OFWs reaching 2,473,668 in 2010, and the establishment of 46 Philippine Schools in the region (Ramirez, 2015). Despite their growing number and increasing remittances, minimal research studies have been conducted on the life and work of Filipinos in the Middle East; their ... continue reading