PHILIPPINES Workshop – Quezon City



8.30-9.00 Arrival of participants
9.00-9.30 Opening activities:

Introduction of participants

Facilitators of the meetings: Mylene D. Hega, Mina Tenorio, Teresita Borgonos

9.30-10.00 The DomEQUAL Project: Status and updates


 DomEQUAL: A Global Approach to Paid Domestic Work and Social Inequalities

   –  a Project Overview

Sabrina Marchetti, Principal Investigator

Giulia Garofalo Geymonat, Research Team

CA’Foscari University in Venice, Italy




Tea/Coffee Break


Panel discussion 1:  The Kasambahay in the Philippines: Context, trends and issues

Domestic Workers and Trafficking in the Philippines: General situationer

Roland Pacis

Consultant for Projects and Advocacy, Visayan Forum


Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers: Trends and Situationer

Ellene Sana

Executive Director, Center for Migrant Advocacy-Philippines

11.00-11.20 Reactions:

Himaya Montenegro, UNITED Domestic Workers Union

Julius Cainglet, Federation of Free Workers

11.20-12.00 Open Forum
12.00-13.00 Lunch Break
13.00-14.00 Panel Discussion 2: Issues, Challenges and Analysis


Policy issues, gains and challenges concerning the protection of Filipino Domestic Workers

Atty. Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz 

Former DOLE Secretary and POEA Administrator


Care Work in the Philippines with a Feminist Lens

Prof. Rosalinda “Inday” Pineda-Ofreneo

Retired professor, University of the Philippines-College of Social Work and Community Development


Dimensions of Precarity: migrant domestic workers in Malaysia

Verna Viajar

PhD Candidate, University of Kassel


Filipino Women’s Diaspora from the perspective of domestic workers in Italy

Charito Basa

Filipino Women’s Council, Italy

14.00-15.00 Open Forum
15.00-15.30 Tea/Coffee Break
15.30-16.30 Synthesis: Milestones and Challenges for the Filipino Domestic Workers

Ms. Jurgette Honculada

National Federation of Labor

former Commissioner, National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (now Philippine Commission on Women)

16.30-17.00 Closing Remarks