The UP Asian Center will host a public forum and roundtable, “Moving Care between Japan and the Philippines: Policy, Theory and Experience” on 15 February 2018, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The forum is free and open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served; interested participants are requested to sign up.
MULTISECTORAL ROUNDTABLE (1:00–2:30 PM)
- Rose Duquez, Director II, Government Placement Branch, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
- Myrna Ricafort, OIC, Client Services Division, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
- Ellene Sana, Director, Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA)
- Albert Valenciano, Director, Fund and Investment Management Office, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
- Maria Clara Ignacio, Language Center, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
- Ma. Isabel Gamurot, Qualifications and Standards Office, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
- Faculty from the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, and De La Salle University Manila
ACADEMIC FORUM (3:00 PM–4:30 PM)
- Conceptualizing Care as a Policy Success: Sending Care Workers through the Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) by Benjamin San Jose, PhD
- Caring for Family, Community and Self: Permanent Filipino Migrants as Caregivers in Japan by Jocelyn Celero, PhD
- Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA): Revisiting Policy Reforms and Migrant Narratives by Ron Bridget Vilog, PhD
- The Making of Filipino Care Workers and the Transformation of Care in Japan by Reiko Ogawa, PhD (Discussant and forum moderator)
Abstracts are available below as attachments.
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The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Get an overview of these programs. The Asian Center also houses a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. It has published several books and monographs, and hosts or organizes various lectures and conferences.