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ILS meets with Malaysian researchers on PH platform work

The Institute for Labor Studies, joined by the DOLE-Bureau of Working Conditions and Bureau of Labor Employment, held a benchmarking meeting on platform work with the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) on January 26, 2023 at the Labor Governance Learning Center (LGLC) Training Room, DOLE Building in Intramuros Manila.

MIGHT was represented by Dr. Abdul Rahman, Ms. Farah Abu Balear and Ms. Safiyyah Mohd Salleh who discussed their study on building a regulatory framework and development for the sharing and gig economy in Malaysia. The study investigated Malaysian regulatory measures and the possibility of establishing new policies, which protect and recognize sharing and gig economy. Their team, in turn, inquired into policies and programs pertaining to alternative employment arrangements in the Philippines.

Led by ILS Executive Director Jeanette T. Damo, ILS researchers presented studies on telecommuting and on the gig and platform economy. Mr. Ivan Cassidy F. Villena presented the following studies: Public Sector Survey on Alternative Work Arrangement During Community Quarantine and Exploring Telecommuting as the New Normal Work Arrangement: A Rapid Assessment of Telecommuting Practices Prior and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Both dealt with the pros and cons of telecommuting and work-from-home arrangements prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Miraluna S. Tacadao presented the research, Reshaping Work: Opportunities and Challenges in Platform Work along with the status of legislative measures filed at the 19th Congress on the protection for workers in the gig and platform economy.


*Access the mentioned ILS studies in these links:

*Access the mentioned ILS studies in these links: