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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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  • Ambito, Julyn S. & Banzon, Melissa Suzette L., 2011. "Review of Philippine Migration Laws and Regulations: Gains, Gaps, Prospects," Discussion Papers DP 2011-37, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2011-37
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    1. Aniceto Orbeta, Jr. & Kathrina Gonzales, 2013. "Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN : Themes from a Six-Country Study," Labor Economics Working Papers 23422, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Abrigo, Michael Ralph M., 2011. "Managing International Labor Migration: The Philippine Experience," Discussion Papers DP 2011-33, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    3. Aniceto Orbeta, Jr. & Kathrina Gonzales, 2013. "Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN : Themes from a Six-Country Study," Governance Working Papers 23422, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    4. Bachtiar, Palmira Permata, 2011. "Migration Outflow and Remittance Patterns in Indonesia: National as well as Subnational Perspectives," MPRA Paper 65434, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    government policies and regulation; Philippines; international labor migration;

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