A Descriptive Study on Off-site Work Arrangement in the Philippines

Rapid technological advances, urban congestion/traffic and the increased desire to balance family and work life are few of the many factors that contribute to the growing popularity of off-site work arrangements. While there are multitude of terms such as teleworking, telecommuting or work-from-home to refer to off-site work, the overarching theme is that work is continue reading

AN ANALYSIS OF PRACTICES AND POLICIES IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF MIGRATORY SUGARCANE WORKERS (MSWS)

Migratory sugarcane workers (MSWs) are among the most vulnerable sectors in the Philippine society. They have to face a number of risks, including precarious working conditions, limited access to social protection mechanisms, and seasonality of employment. Cognizant of their vulnerabilities, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regulates the employment of MSWs by virtue of continue reading

BRINGING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD FRAMEWORK TO LIFE: A STUDY ON THE POSSIBLE DETERMINANTS OF SUSTAINABILITY OF THE DOLE INTEGRATED LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM (DILP)

To contribute to the realization of the national goal of poverty reduction and inclusive development, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) implements the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) Kabuhayan Program. DILP specifically seeks to assist vulnerable workers such as the self-employed, landless farmers, unpaid family workers, displaced workers, parents of child laborers and low-wage continue reading

AN ANALYSIS OF ILO CONVENTION 121 VIS-À-VIS EMPLOYMENT INJURY INSURANCE AND PROTECTION IN THE PHILIPPINES

The socio-economic cost of poor occupational safety and health (OSH) practices and work-related accidents or diseases leading to death is notably immense. Considering this, the Philippines has established social safety nets, including employment injury benefits, to assist occupationally injured or ill workers. This paper analyzes the existing employment injury insurance system in the country vis-à-vis continue reading

Enhancing Migrant Shelters through Participatory Action Research: The Case of ‘Bahay Kalinga’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Shelters represent a crucial component in the Philippine labor migration governance regime. It acts not merely as places of accommodation for distressed OFWs, but more importantly as hubs for developmental interventions in preparation for their effective reintegration following experiences of employers’ abuse and maltreatment. As of 2018, There are 20 Migrant Workers and Other Overseas continue reading