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Employees of the Institute for Labor Studies ((ILS), led by Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba and Acting Deputy Executive Director Patrick Patriwirawan, Jr., held its very first virtual send-off for its Acting Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Carl Rookie O. Daquio, last June 12 via the online meeting platform Zoom.

Mr. Daquio will be taking on a new role as Senior Officer, with the Labour and Civil Service Division of the Human Development Directorate under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Department, and will be based in the Jakarta, Indonesia office of The ASEAN Secretariat.

He began his career with the Institute in 2014 years ago as Labor and Employment II with the Employees Research Division. He has since authored the following researches: Challenges and Constraints to Achieving High Settlement Rate in SEnA A Case Study of the Maritime Sector; A Survey of Filipino Migrant Worker Returnees from Qatar; Low-Skilled Labor Migration: Measuring Migration Costs of OFW Returnees from Saudi Arabia using CAPI; and Is Wives’ Overseas Migration a Deterrent to the Labor Supply Behavior of Non-Migrant Spouse Left-Behind? Evidence from the Philippines Temporary Migration.

“I look forward to using the practical knowledge that I gained from the Institute in helping the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) institutionalize data-driven and evidence-based economic policy. I will bring with me the lessons that I have gained from the Institute while working in the ASEAN Secretariat and I hope that we will have opportunities to collaborate in the future,” said Daquio in his thank you message.