PJEPA-MNP in Focus: Is PH Getting a Fair Deal?

Description: The Philippine-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA) is a bilateral preferential trade and investment agreement between the Philippines and Japan that seeks to remove barriers to investment and trade of goods and services between the two countries. The paper recommends adjustment measures and policies to fully maximize its benefits and minimize costs PJEPA given its continue reading

The Philippines’ Selective Deployment Strategy and its Implications for Employment: The Case of HSW Deployment to KSA

Description: The Paper focus on the deployment of HSWs to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the possible implication of government-imposed ban which include loss of considerable number of employment opportunities for many household service workers and increase in irregular migration brought about by restrictions. The paper provides strategies that must accompany the selective deployment continue reading

Examining Service Intensity of DOLE Programs: The Location Quotient as Methodology

Description: The Location Quotient is used by planners to identify and interpret differences between regional and national conditions for better resource prioritization and allocation. The paper contains sample computation of the Location Quotient technique as applied to DOLE programs, namely, (1) Public Employment Service Office, (2)DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program; (3) Dispute Prevention and Settlement Program; continue reading