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Manila – In line with Malacañang Proclamation No. 247 dated September 02, 2002, declaring the month of September of every year as Development Policy Research Month (DPRM), the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) through its Advocacy and Publications Division (APD), collaborates with social enterprises, namely Saliksik PH and AUDEO Philippines this September for online advocacy events to respectively promote policy research and the role of green jobs in making the ‘new normal’ a ‘better normal’.

Anchored in the Department of Labor and Employment’s aim of addressing the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 under the banner theme, “DOLE: Creating Opportunities, Fresh Hope for the Filipino Workforce,” the Institute’s participation to the SalikSIKAT program for the month of September is an opportune time to promote ILS work as policy researchers in the areas of labor and employment, and the Institute’s contribution to evidence-based decision-making in labor market governance, and the impact of its researches to society.

The Institute’s Acting Deputy Executive Director Patrick Patriwirawan, Jr. will be the featured researcher for the program, being a senior and experienced policy researcher himself in the development of labor and employment researches within the Department of Labor and Employment.

The ILS, through the APD, is also collaborating with AUDEO Philippines, which aims to revolutionize the housing industry while reducing the Philippines' plastic footprint.

The coalition brings together a group of professionals who are passionate about sustainable communities and collaborate on an initiative to bring to the community. With the theme of its September 12 meeting as "Green Jobs: Good for You, The Environment, and Our Economy," AUDEO is inviting the Institute, particularly its Focal Person for Green Jobs, Mr. Bernard Paul M. Mangulabnan, as the opening speaker to promote the Institute’s advocacy on green jobs and educate the attendees about its importance in the country’s communities, the impact it brings to our economy, and how various organizations can advocate for it.