Jeremaiah Opiniano

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Jeremaiah is a PhD student at the Department of Geography, Environment and Population.

Jeremaiah currently studies overseas remittances, financial capabilities, and the development potential of overseas migration especially in the rural origin communities of migrants. 

Research themes: Population geography (international migration and development issues and policy; remittances; migrant philanthropy], Social development [Social protection, civil society and philanthropy], Journalism studies [journalism education, migration journalism, community journalism, nonprofit journalism]

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - 2017 Program Lead and Founder (MA in Journalism program) University of Santo Tomas
    2013 - 2017 Coordinator (AB in Journalism program) University of Santo Tomas
    2012 Publisher The Filipino Connection (www.thefilipinoconnection.net)
    2004 Executive Director Institute for Migration and Development Issues (IMDI)
    2002 Founder, Co-Chair and Reporter Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Journalism Consortium
    2000 Assistant Professor (Journalism) University of Santo Tomas
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Fellowship Fellowship, Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) University of California-Irvine United States US$19,250
    2011 Award Grand Prize (2010), Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) Global Development Network (www.gdn.int) Colombia US$30,000
    2010 Award Finalist and Third Prize (2009), Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) Global Development Network (www.gdn.int) Czech Republic
    2006 Fellowship Yuchengco Media Fellowship on Overseas Filipinos University of San Francisco United States
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1999 - 2001 University of the Philippines Philippines Master of Professional Studies - Development Communication
    1993 - 1997 University of Santo Tomas Philippines Bachelor of Arts (AB) - Journalism
  • Research Interests

 

Title: Graduate Journalism Education in the Lens of Global Journalism

  • Funder Name (Organisation): The Sumitomo Foundation
  • Funder Reference: 138513
  • Reporting dates: 01 Jan 2015 to 01 Jan 2016

 

Title: Overseas Remittances, Hometown Investing and Financial Inclusion

  • Funder Name (Organisation): Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), University of California-Irvine
  • Funder Reference: 2014-3082
  • Reporting dates: 01 Jan 2014 to 01 Jan 2015

 

Title: Remittance Investment Climate Analysis in Rural Hometowns

  • Funder Name (Organisation): Anonymous Catholic donor from Europe
  • Funder Reference: 327.120790/R120790
  • Reporting dates: 01 Jan 2012 to 01 Jan 2013

 

Title: Remittance Investment Climate Analysis in Rural Hometowns (RICART)

  • Funder Name (Organisation): Global Development Network (GDN) and the Japan Ministry of Finance
  • Reporting dates: 01 Jan 2011 to 01 Jan 2012

* Journalism (e.g. news reporting and writing, feature writing, journalism ethics)

* Research methods for Journalism studies 


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