This paper examines the readiness of the Philippines in terms of worker mobility and free flow of services and skilled labor within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This paper aims to assist the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in developing and framing the DOLE Roadmap to managing the policy transition toward integration of ASEAN economies in 2015 particularly on areas that affect worker mobility. This paper likewise focuses on the possible gains and opportunities and potential risks and losses from the implementation of the ASEAN integration. Moreover, this paper seeks to put forward key principles and policy actions to facilitate the country’s transition to an integrated ASEAN community come 2015.
Title: DOLE Roadmap to Managing ASEAN Integration in 2015
Researcher: Brenalyn A. Peji