With the imminent implications of climate change on employment and working conditions, the government and its partners should pursue initiatives that would create green jobs particularly through utilization of alternative and renewable energy sources. The introduction of green technologies in production process and service should be explored through the help of public-private partnerships arrangements.
Under Article 40 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, non-resident of aliens are allowed to work in the Philippines provided that there must first be “determination of the non-availability of persons in the Philippines who are competent, able and willing at the time of application to perform the services for which the alien is desired. However in the light of the liberalization process in trade in services, particularly under Mode 4 of Movement of Natural Persons, the purposes by which the test was created need to be revisited and reevaluated.
The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2009-2015 was developed to serve as a roadmap toward achieving an integrated, caring and peaceful ASEAN Community. It aims to guarantee the ASEAN workforce the benefits from economic integration through investments in education, training, science and technology, job creation and social protection. This Forum identified collaboration initiatives that may be pursued to meet the commitments under the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community Blueprint while mainstreaming decent work at the regional level. The discussion provides policy initiatives on achieving coherent and practical operational guide toward meeting the commitments under the blueprint.