Ciao! Ciao!: Analysis of Signs of Negotiations in the Formation of Transnational Identity of Filipinos in Venice, Italy

Author Name

Rowell D. Madula

Author Address

Associate Professor, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines, [email protected]


transnationalism, Italy, identity, migration, negotiations, Filipinos, Philippines, Venice, signs


A number of Filipino families seek migration to another country as one of few means to achieve social mobility. In the past decades, the government’s labor export policy has pushed many Filipinos to find jobs overseas. Today, there are around 3,500 Filipinos leaving the Philippines everyday to look for a better job or a better life. This paper aims to synthesize the researcher’s experience during his integration with a Filipino community in Venice, Italy while teaching Filipino language and culture to migrant children and youth. The focus was to identify signs that these Filipinos negotiate their identity in a foreign land. Using the concept of transnational migration, it was found out that Filipinos in Venice, Italy negotiate to maintain and construct their Filipino identity while living and integrating within the Italian society.


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