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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies merited a Very Satisfactory Rating for its 2021 accomplishments.

In a memorandum dated June 9, 2022, from Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III addressed to ILS Executive Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, the Institute received a rating of 4.944 for its 2021 Office Performance Commitment and Review (OPCR).

The Secretary also commended the Institute for its contributions in attaining the Department’s 2021 targets.

The OPCR is a. contract that ensures the performance measures/targets, and the budget are aligned with those of the organization and that work distribution of Offices is rationalized.

The core of the Institute’s accomplishments for 2021 is the completion of nine (9) research projects, with research briefs and preliminary findings resented namely: Study on the Filipino Health Workforce: A Sequential Exploratory Analysis of the Decent Work Outcomes in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao Hospitals, Platform Work and COVID-19: A Descriptive Analysis of the Nature and Working Conditions of Food and Service Delivery Workers, Industry Analysis of Work-From-Home Implementation During Community Quarantine, COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program 1: A Rapid Assessment of Client Experience, Effect of COVID-19 on Overseas Filipino Workers' Salaries and Remittances, Private E-Recruitment for Local Employment: An Ex-ante Regulatory Impact Analysis, An Analysis of OFW Return Experiences and Program Challenges amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Advancing an Alternative Reintegration Governance Framework, Examining Convergence Perspectives in Transforming Philippine Livelihood Strategies and Pathways, and The Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Collective Bargaining Agreements in the Philippines: A Descriptive Analysis.

For its Advocacy Activities, the ILS was responsible in producing the following activities: 9th DOLE Research Conference; 9 Validation Meetings for its Research Projects; and 14 policy advocacy activities under the banner theme “Resilience in Stride: 2021” for its webinar series.

ILS 2021 Working Papers are available for download via this link:

The Resilience in Stride episodes are available on the ILS Website: