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In fulfillment of the DOLE Research Agenda (2017-2022), the Institute for Labor Studies has produced 15 researches, in the areas of employment, migration, social protection, and labor relations, which were also presented during the 7th DOLE Research Conference on November 28-29, 2018 in Hotel Jen, Pasay City:

The theme of this year’s research conference is “Looking Inward and Thinking Forward in Achieving Decent Work for All” and aptly focuses on the assessment of the Department’s programs and policies of DOLE as they seek to tackle policy and implementation gaps and recommend possible courses of action to address them.

The following ILS researches were as follows:

  1. Enhancing Migrant Shelters Through Participatory Action Research: The Case of Bahay Kalinga in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  2. An Analysis of ILO Convention 121 Vis-À-Vis Employment Injury Insurance in the Philippines
  3. An Analysis of Practices and Policies in the Employment of Migratory Sugar Workers (MSW)
  4. A Descriptive Study on the Prevalence of Off-Site Work Arrangement in the Philippine Setting
  5. Bringing Sustainable Livelihood Framework to Life: A Study on the Possible Determinants of Sustainability of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP)
  6. Organizing for Equality: Analysis on Women's Participation and Gender Integration in Services and Industry Enterprise-Based Unions (EBUs) in the Philippines
  7. Strengthening Multi-Employer Bargaining
  8. Exploring the Case of Job Orders and Contract of Service Workers in the Government
  9. Labor and Employment Governance in a Federal Philippines: A Policy Delphi-Survey
  10. Assessing the Efforts of the Department of Labor and Employment in Protecting OFWs Through Bilateral Labor Agreements (BLAs): A Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation
  11. Assessment of DOLE Programs for Displaced Workers: A Framework for Employment Protection
  12. Is Wives’ Overseas Migration a Deterrent to the Labor Supply Behavior of Non-Migrant Spouse and School Attendance of Children Left-Behind? Evidence from the Philippines Temporary Migration
  13. Policy Analysis on the Issuance of Work Permit for Children in the Theatre Industry Based on RA 9231
  14. Labor Market Factbook
  15. National Green Jobs Human Resource Development Plan

 Other DOLE bureau and agencies who presented their researches were the Occupational Safety and Health Center, National Maritime Polytechnic, Bureau of Labor and Employment, National Wages and Productivity Commission.

Significantly, aside from DOLE’s tripartite partners, in attendance for the first time were the DOLE Regional directors, including some of the research respondents.

The first day involved a plenary session presentation in the morning, then a breakout parallel sessions into Migration and Social Protection topics.

The second day started with a breakout parallel sessions on Labor Relations and Social Protection topics then a plenary session in the afternoon on Labor Market Governance researches.

Questions were entertained during the Open Forum held at the end of each session.

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