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Review of Philippine Migration Laws and Regulations: Gains, Gaps, Prospects

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  • Ambito, Julyn S.
  • Banzon, Melissa Suzette L.
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    The Philippines has often been cited as the global model in managing international labor migration. Despite the complexity of our management infrastructure, however, some gaps still remain. This paper reviews the Philippine legal and administrative framework governing the recruitment, documentation, and deployment of Filipino workers abroad. The study finds that although the provisions of the landmark legislation RA 8042, as amended by RA 9422 and 10022, are laudable, some of the key provisions are not absolute. Furthermore, the study finds the need to further strengthen policy implementation as well as the implementing capacity of government agencies.

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    Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2011-37.

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    Length: 37
    Date of creation: 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2011-37

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    Keywords: government policies and regulation; Philippines; international labor migration;

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    1. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Gonzales, Kathrina G., 2013. "Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN: Themes from a Six-Country Study," Discussion Papers, Philippine Institute for Development Studies DP 2013-26, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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