There’s a new non-binding agreement on migration coming from Morocco this December. Here are some things people would like to know about the Global Compact on Migration.
A court’s decision involving Filipinos as complainants and accused placed in focus how compatriots treat each other on foreign soil, particularly in New Zealand. A couple, owners of 3 Kings Food restaurant, was convicted by a district court in Auckland of five charges. This is after they provided fraudulent and misleading information on the employment arrangements of five Filipino chefs.
A trainee-to-refugee route puts the residency status of Filipino workers in peril.
And some analysts also believe the post-technical intern training route for foreign workers increases overstaying and will become a common theme in Japan’s migration phenomenon.
THERE’S good news and bad news.
The latter is the dissolution of Unity, Journalists for Diversity organization (https://unityjournalists.org/) that announced on February 28 it would fold on March 30, after more than 2 decades of life, upon a unanimous vote by its members (https://unityjournalists.org/news/end-of-an-era-unity-dissolves-but-its-mission-remains/). The group cited as reason for its dissolution the absence of a national convention and the lack of feasibility as funders became few and far between. The group said it would break a residual fund of $68,000 (roughly P3.530 million) to three programs.
This leads us to the good news: the return of the OFWJournalism Consortium, despite a fund of less than P100,000 and after a decade-long hiatus.