Migration and Development in the Philippines: COURSE FACT SHEET

Migration and Development in the Philippines, 1960-2010August 3-13, 2010
MULT-1100 / MULT-2100 (3-credits)
DCAM 16459-1001/2 (Audit)

In recent years, the Manitoba government has entered into a series of labour agreements with the Philippines that will facilitate the recruitment of temporary Filipino foreign workers to the province. Presently, there are over 35,000 Filipino-Canadians living in Manitoba many of whom have arrived within the last 50 years through foreign worker recruitment and/or economic immigration streams. Interest in Philippine labour in Canada has grown significantly with immigration concessions mounting at both the provincial and federal levels. These bi-lateral immigration agreements with the Philippines are not unique to Canada but also to many industrialized nations throughout the world. The Migration and Development in the Philippines course will examine how Philippine labour migration came to be institutionalized as the country’s primary economic development strategy. This course will explore the political, economic, and social impact of labour migration in the Philippines especially in terms of its challenges to human rights and development.

Antonio Tujan Jr. is the Director of the IBON Foundation in Manila, Philippines. He is renowned worldwide for his work on poverty eradication and development. He is also the Chair of the Asia Pacific Research Network and Reality of Aid Global Network on Poverty Eradication. He continues to consul various international organizations including the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Students will sharpen skills in critical analysis and group discussion as well as knowledge of Southeast Asian and international issues valuable towards careers in business, law, government, health and immigration/settlement services.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED• Philippine Development: Grappling with poverty, displacement and marginalization
• Theoretical Framework of International Labour Migration and the Philippine Labour Export Policy
• Remittances and Economic Development in the Philippines
• Film & Discussion : Human Rights and Philippine Labour
• Philippine crisis of poverty and underdevelopment in the new millennium
• Riding the crest of globalization – deregulation of Philippine migration, feminization and the rise of the undocumented
• Labour Migration and the Filipino Transnational Family
• Social Implications of the Filipino diaspora

DID YOU KNOW?• This course is also available to registered students online.
• The Philippines is the highest source country of immigrants to Manitoba
• There are no Philippines Studies courses available in Manitoba – until ANAK initiated 2 Philippine Studies Summer Institutes in 2007 and 2010 at the University of Winnipeg

Auditing students contact The Division of Continuing Education 982-6633
For-credit students contact The Global College at the University of Winnipeg 988-7105
Other inquiries contact Darlyne Bautista, ANAK 295-0922