As federalism continues to gain significant traction under the current administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, this research strived to provide guidance for the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and other concerned policy/decision makers in delineating labor and employment governance within the context of a federal system of government for the Philippines—what areas belong to the federal government’s exclusive jurisdiction, what aspects fall within the sole dominion of the regional governments, and what areas require shared responsibilities between the two tiers. Banking on an exploratory, mixed-methods approach, preferences and views of ‘experts’/informed advocates from concerned stakeholder groups at the national level, as well as tripartite representatives at the regional level, were gathered and analyzed to provide an ideal governance set-up for the labor and employment sector in a ‘Federal Philippines’.

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Title: Labor and employment governance in a ‘Federal Philippines’: A Policy Delphi-Survey Study
Researcher
: John Emmanuel B. Villanueva