ILS cheers on ILO during its centenary celebration

Manila – Officers from Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) recently attended the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Centennial Anniversary celebration last April 11 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City. The Institute was represented by Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, Ronnell J. Delerio, Senior Labor and Employment Officer, and Frances Camille G. Dumalaog, Labor and Employment continue reading

ILS in DOLE-sponsored communications training

Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies participated in the “Skills Enhancement Training for DOLE Communication Program Managers and Implementers,” which was held last March 28-30 at the Hotel Elizabeth in Baguio City represented by Labor and Employment Officer II, Arianne Ishreen C. Bucar of the Advocacy and Publications Division. Key topics covered included the continue reading


The January 2019 LFS round shows that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped to 60.2 percent from 62. 2 percent a year ago. While employment gains were recorded in the industry and services sector, these were negated by employment losses in agriculture as the overall employment level declined to 41.368 million from 41.755 million, continue reading

ILS attends 1st National Government Agencies conference on federalism

Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba attended the 1st National Government Agencies conference on federalism organized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform held at The Heritage Hotel, Pasay City on 18-19 March 2019. Presented and discussed during the conference were the basic principles continue reading