Institute for Labor Studies ILS (ILS) banner logo
Philippine Standard Time

Media Resources

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) conducted a round table discussion (RTD) for the presentation and exchange of views on its research proposal titled “The Skills and Compensation Survey for Mining and Other Mineral Extraction Industry” held on 6 May 2016 at the Learning Room 4, Labor Governance Learning Center, DOLE Executive Building, Intramuros, Manila. The said research is one of the ILS policy researches for 2016.

The said RTD served as venue for the presentation to the end-users, primarily the Philippine Chamber of Mines and the DOLE Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), and Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), of the research design and survey instruments. The research intends to discuss issues confronting the mining sector that include issues on employment, wages and benefits, and working conditions of those engaged in the sector, particularly the members of the Philippine Chamber of Mines. Through the conduct of survey and key informants’ interview, the research intends to elicit three (3) key research outputs: (a) policy recommendations related to Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) implementation; (b) comprehensive national legal framework that is responsive to the provisions of the Safety and Health in Mines Convention (C. 176); and (c) inputs for the development of the HRD Roadmap in the mining industry.

The RTD on the research proposal also highlighted the presentation on the mining sector profile by Ms. Nelia C. Halcon Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, and the presentation on the LLCS data on mining by Engr. Kristine Soriente of the BWC; and an open forum moderated by OIC-DED Stephanie B. Tabladillo.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment. For more information about ILS products and services, please visit: or call the Advocacy and Publications Division at Tel No. (+632) 527-3490.