The Philippines and the Global South: Social, Economic, and Political Realities

The UP Asian Center will host a forum, “The Philippines and the Global South: Social, Economic, and Political Realities,” on 9 December 2019, 1 pm–5 pm at the UP Asian Center, QC. The conference is free and open to the public. Seating a first-come, first served basis. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.


The forum aims to serve as a platform to discuss current and emerging social, economic, and political issues in the Philippines and the rest of the Global South that impact their domestic and foreign policies. Presentations are grouped into two panels.

Registration starts at 1 pm. Click on each title to view the abstract.


Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Philippines
Nadine Aralar

Foreign Aid Cuts and the Global South: A Case Study on the Philippines
Mark Edel Diaz

Experiences of Filipino Workers in Japan: An Assessment of Labor Impact of the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement
Myra Mariano-Ramos

Preparing for RCEP’s Wide Market: An Assessment of Philippine MSME’s Market Readiness
Dane Marvic Palencia

Outsourcing in Asia: Women’s Economic Empowerment through BPOs: India and the Philippines
Nabeelah Abdulwahab


The Paradox of Human Rights in the Global South: Examining the Conditions of the LGBTW in the Philippines, India and South Africa
Monica Villa Abrille

Comparative Study of Dengue Vaccination Policies and Programs in the Philippines, Brazil and Thailand
Emmevienne Ann Suelto

How NGOs are Changing Lives: An Assessment of the Roles of the NGOs in Advancing Women’s Rights in the Philippines, India and Bangladesh
Mary Ann Pinlac

Right to Adequate Housing: An Analysis of the Low-Income Housing Policies in the Philippines, Mexico and India
Maria Raphaela Pilar

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030: The Case of the Philippines
Anafriami Martin

*Free snacks and beverages will be served during the conference.

The Organizers

The conference is organized by the students of PS 282 – The Philippines in the Global Features under Assistant Professor Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr., Ph.D. PS 282 is a graduate-level course that aims to contribute to imagining and articulating Philippine external relations using an alternative axis – that of global north and global south – as an organizing geography for the field. It specifically aims to map out cleavages and convergences within the Global South through an examination of the structure of its political system, political culture and political economy, and the major current issues that it faces, e.g., Islamic peace process, migration, human rights, climate change, and health issues and diseases, as they relate to the pursuit of Philippine geopolitical objectives.

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Posted: December 2, 2019 17:04