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]

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Opiniano, J., & Romero, A. (2019). Media sustainability, ethics and democratization: Cases of Philippine media civil society organizations. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 8(1), 91-114.
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    2018 Opiniano, J., Bagtas, A., Basco, K., Hernandez, R., Lopez, E., Rodolfo, M., & Vicho, A. (2018). Journalism, journalism education and a region’s integration the case of southeast asia. Pacific Journalism Review, 24(2).
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    2018 Amoroso, V., Cham, N., Cruz, P., Monsale, C., San Jose, M., & Opiniano, J. (2018). #Trending: A reevaluation of traditional news values given twitter through a mixed methods approach. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication, 34(2), 166-187.
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    2017 Opiniano, J. (2017). A two-nation Asian phenomenological study: roles and purposes of graduate journalism education through the lens of global journalism. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(2), 26-50.
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    2005 Opiniano, J. (2005). Filipinos doing diaspora philanthropy: The development potential of transnational migration. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 14(1-2), 225-241.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2016 Opiniano, J. M., & Ang, A. P. (2016). Remittance Investment Climate Analysis in Rural Hometowns: Piloting A Tool on Rural Hometown Investing by Overseas Migrants. Manila, Philippines: University of Santo Tomas - Research Center on Culture, Education and Social Issues (UST RCCESI) and the Institute for Migration and Development Issues (IMDI).
    2016 Opiniano, J. M., & Ang, A. P. (2016). Remittance Investment Climate Analysis in Rural Hometowns (RICART): The Local Competitiveness of Pandi, Bulacan for Remittance Investments. Manila, Philippines: University of Santo Tomas - Research Center on Culture, Education and Social Issues (UST RCCESI) and the Institute for Migration and Development Issues (IMDI).
    2006 Opiniano, J. M. (2006). Good News for the Poor: Diaspora Philanthropy by Filipinos. Manila, Philippines: Association of Foundations-Philippines.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Opiniano, J. M. (2019). Reporting international migration. In A. Luce (Ed.), Ethical Reporting of Sensitive Topics (First ed., pp. 251-273). Routledge.
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    2017 Opiniano, J. M., & Lacsina, AC. (2017). Financial Literacy and Economic Decision-Making by Returning Overseas Migrants: Exploratory Case Studies of Negotiation within Filipino Households. In B. H. Juliawan (Ed.), Settling Down: The Struggles of Migrant Workers to Adapt (pp. 89-126). Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Penerbit PT Kanisius and The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific.
    2016 Rispens-Noel, L., & Opiniano, J. (2016). Development-friendly investments and entrepreneurship by overseas migrants and their outcomes: Lessons for migrants and development actors. In M. Panizzon, G. Zürcher, & E. Fornalé (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of International Labour Migration: Law and Policy Perspectives (pp. 181-202). Palgrave Macmillan.
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    2011 Opiniano, J. M. (2011). Waning in Power? Workers’ Organizations in the Formal and Informal Labor Sectors. In L. Yu-Jose (Ed.), Civil Society Organizations in the Philippines, A Mapping and Strategic Assessment (pp. 87-104). Quezon City, Philippines: Civil Society Resource Institute (CSRI), Philippines.
    2011 Opiniano, J. M. (2011). Media as Civil Society: Assessing News Media Nonprofits and their Work for Democratization. In L. Yu-Jose (Ed.), Civil Society Organizations in the Philippines: A Mapping and Strategic Assessment (pp. 205-228). Quezon City, Philippines: Civil Society Resource Institute (CSRI), Philippines.
    2010 Opiniano, J. M. (2010). International Migration as a Social Protection Mechanism in the Philippines: Issues and Implications. In E. Eyebiyi, V. Sheen, & P. Herrmann (Eds.), Global Crossroads in Social Welfare: Emergent Issues, Debates and Innovations Across the Globe (Vol. XI, Studies in Comparative Social Pedagogies and International Social Work and Social Policy ed., pp. 63-93). Bremen, Germany: Europaischer Hochschulverlag GmbH and Co. KG.
    2008 Opiniano, J. M. (2008). The Panorama and Drama of International Migration and Development in the Philippines. In R. Stojanov (Ed.), Development, Environment and Migration: Analysis of Linkages and Consequences (pp. 105-122). Olomouc, Czech Republic: Palacky University.
    2008 Opiniano, J. M., & Aldaba, F. (2008). The Philippine “Diasporic Dividend”: Maximizing the Development Potentials of International Migration. In R. F. F. Baggio, & M. M. Asis (Eds.), Moving Out, Back and Up: International Migration and Development Prospects in the Philippines (pp. 127-162). Quezon City, Philippines: Scalarbini Migration Center (SMC).
    2006 Opiniano, J. M., & Castro, T. A. (2006). Promoting Knowledge Transfer Activities by Diaspora Networks: A Pilot Study on the Philippines. In C. Wescott, & J. Brinkerhoff (Eds.), Converting Migration’s Drains into Gains: Harnessing the Resources of Overseas Professionals (pp. 73-97). Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2019 Opiniano, J. M., & Lacsina, A. (2019). Philippine corruption research, 1990-2015: Annotating corruption’s prevalence and implications. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC).
    2015 Opiniano, J. M., Ang, A., & Sescon, J. (2015). Gender-Sensitive Remittances and Asset Building in the Philippines. Manila, Philippines: United Nations (UN) Women - Philippines Office.
    2015 Opiniano, J. M., Encinas-Franco, J., Ang, A., & Sescon, J. (2015). Gender, Migration and Development in the Philippines - A Policy Paper. Manila, Philippines: United Nations (UN) Women - Philippines Office.
    2011 Opiniano, J. M. (2011). Business Bliss from Hardwork Abroad: Business Models to Link the Resources of Overseas Filipinos to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development. Manila, Philippines: German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) - Philippines.
    2010 Opiniano, J. M., Bagasao, I., Lopez, M. L., & Aldaba, F. (2010). Harnessing the Development Potential of Remittances: The Italy-Philippines Migration and Remittance Corridor. Manila, philippines: International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Economic Resource Center for Overseas Filipinos (ERCOF).
    2010 Opiniano, J. M., Bagasao, I., Lopez, M. L., & Aldaba, F. (2010). International Migration and Migrant Workers’ Remittances in Indonesia. Manila, Philippines: International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Economic Resource Center for Overseas Filipinos (ERCOF).
    2004 Opiniano, J. M. (2004). Our Future Beside the Exodus: Migration and Development Issues in the Philippines. Pasig City, Philippines: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Philippines.
  • Presentations

    Year Citation
    Opiniano, J., & Encinas-Franco, J. (n.d.). Filipino skilled migration to ASEAN: Searching for what neighbors have to offer.
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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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