The Roundtable Discussion on the Working Conditions of Workers in the Informal Economy: A Focus on the Construction Industry was conducted on 9 December 2011 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Diliman, Quezon City. The initiative is in line with the goal to enhance social protection for vulnerable workers as a strategy to attain inclusive growth under the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan 2011 – 2016.
Read more: Working Conditions of Workers in the Informal Economy: A Focus on the Construction Industry
In line with the unveiling of the Aquino Administration’s Philippine Development Plan (PDP 2011-2016) and the Labor Department’s Philippine Labor and Employment Plan (LEP 2011-2016), the 3rd ILS Strategic Conversations centered on the attainment of inclusive growth, especially in the context of the labor market, gainful and productive employment and the welfare of the Filipino worker.
Read more: 3rd Strategic Conversations Policy Pathways to Inclusive Growth through Decent and Productive Work
Given the astounding potentials it possesses in terms of driving economic growth, the tourism sector has been touted by both government and business as a winner industry. During the Partnerships in Governance Forum on Tourism with the European Chamber of Commerce, discussions between DOLE and the Tourism industry centered on the potentials of the tourism industry in terms of fueling tourism arrivals, attracting investments, fueling businesses, creating jobs and spreading opportunities.
Read more: Enterprise Exemplars in Competitiveness Initiative - Tourism
Organized in cooperation with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, this Partnerships in Governance Forum centered on best practices and policies in the mining industry, which include corporate social responsibility, human resource issues and workers’ welfare and safety.
Read more: Enterprise Exemplars in Competitiveness Initiative - Mining
The Creative Industry is just an upcoming and upstart industry and yet it possesses so much promise and potentials in terms of investment possibilities, employment projections and economic opportunities. The PGF on Creative Industries organized with the European Chamber of Commerce sought to enable industry experts and practitioners and government policymakers to come together on how the country can capitalize on the bright prospects of the Creative Industries, particularly in job generation.
Read more: Enterprise Exemplars in Competitiveness Initiative – Creative Industries
In 2011, the DOLE together with the Climate Change Commission, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the National Youth Commission, convened the 1st Philippine Green Jobs Conference in Manila, together with its tripartite partners, Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Federation of Free Workers and Trade Union Congress of the Philippines.
Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Theme: “Si Rizal sa Laguna: Isang Lakbay- Aral at Pagpupugay sa kanyang Bayang Sinilangan”
Friday, 17 June 2011
OBJECTIVE OF HERITAGE RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY AWARENESS VISIT:
As part of DOLE’s commitment to the Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL), and in celebration of World Day Against Child Labor, the Institute for Labor Studies held a policy dialogue on the theme: MAPANGANIB NA PAGGAWA, BAWAL SA BATA. The main objective of the forum was to stir-up discussion among stakeholders on hazardous work for children and deepen understanding on the emerging issues crucial in addressing child labor in the country. The forum gathered more than 70 participants from the PPACL network led by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Federation of Free Workers (FFW), Teachers Inc, Visayan Forum, ABK2, SUMAPI, Department of Education, Council for the Working Children, and Philippine National Police.