The UP Population Institute, together with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently released key research findings from the seminal National Migration Survey (NMS). Held on September 18, 2019 at the Seda Hotel, North Edsa, Quezon City, it was attended by various government and non-government organizations working around the themes of migration and development.
Dr. Nimfa Ogena (left) and Dr. Josefina Natividad (right) present findings on Migration Levels & Patterns & International Migration
Opening messages from National Statistician Claire Dennis S. Mapa and UP President Danilo L. Concepcion read by their respective representatives kicked-off the activity. This was followed by a presentation on the NMS Survey Methodology, and Household and Respondent Characteristics by Assistant National Statistician Wilma A. Guillen. The key findings of the 2018 NMS were presented in three parts: Levels and Patterns of Migration by Dr. Nimfa B. Ogena, International, International Migrants: Employment, Networks, and Return Migration by Dr. Josefina N. Natividad, and Internal Migrants: Employment, Networks, Remittances, and Involuntary Work Arrangement by Dr. Maria Midea M. Kabamalan.
Dr. Maria Midea M. Kabamalan talks about Internal Migration findings
Stakeholders’ reactions in relation to the implications of the key findings on policy and programs came from representatives of the National Economic and Development Authority, the Office of Migrant Workers Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the International Organization for Migration, and the Commission on Population and Development. An open forum followed afterwards.
Master of Ceremonies for the event was Dr. Jonalou S. J. Labor, Associate Professor at the College of Mass Communications, University of the Philippines Diliman.
A dissemination at the University of the Philippines Diliman is planned during the Population Institute’s anniversary celebrations in November 2019.
Presenters and reactors listen to questions during the Open Forum