FSI Insights


  • Protection without Fear: Advocating Accessible Healthcare Services for Irregular Migrants during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Fulgencio, Ma. Anna Katerina C. (The Asia Foundation, 2021-12-30)
    The international community recognizes the Philippines as a model for migrant protection. The country’s migrant policies ensure that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can access healthcare services. Republic Act (RA) No. 10022, which amended RA 8042 ...
  • Don’t Get the Wrong Impression: Revisiting the Philippines-China Relationship of Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation 

    Estrada, Darlene V.; Ibarra, Edcel John A. (Foreign Service Institute, 2021-03-30)
    This paper argues that “priority” treatment by China toward the Philippines has yet to be observed under the upgraded 2018 CSC relationship
  • Connecting Culture Collective Identities: Whither, ASEAN Community? 

    Adducul, Lloyd Alexander M. (Foreign Service Institute, 2020-10-30)
    Do ASEAN people identify themselves first as Southeast Asians, as nationals of their country, or as members of their ethnic or local community? In a heterogeneous region where each country is culturally distinct and each holds on to its hard-earned ...
  • Projecting Philippine Foreign Policy Amid a Pandemic: An Initial Review of DFA's Response to Covid-19 

    Katigbak, Jovito Jose P. (Foreign Service Institute, 2020-09-30)
    On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic. Since then, many countries across the six (6) continents imposed temporary partial or full lockdowns to halt mass mobility and contain ...

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