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The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) recently reconstituted its Project Team for the Public Campaign for “Safe and Fair Migration in the ASEAN Region,” with the issuance of Administrative Order No. 07-A Series of 2020 in line with the effectivity of Implementation Agreement No. 40281447 between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The following employees were named as the new members of the ILS project team and provide technical assistance in the implementation of the project’s research and advocacy activities: Project Managers: Mr. Reinerio A. Alba Mr. Bernard Paul M. Mangulabnan Members: Atty. Tecelyn B. Maramag Mr. Ronell J. Delerio Mr. Marc Raphael A. Peñaredondo Ms. Arianne Ishreen C. Bucar Specifically, the Project Managers will serve as the lead in the overall coordination, provide technical and administrative assistance, and represent the Institute, together with Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, in regular meetings. Meanwhile, the members will also assist and participate in the conduct of the preparatory meetings and workshops that will lead to the conceptualization of the storyboard and script before actual video production and its finalization under the guidance of the Regional Consultant and the Local Media Outfit.

The project is an activity under the thematic area “protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers” of the ACMW Work Plan 2016-2020, which forms part of the ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Work Programme 2016-2020, adopted by the 24th ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting in May 2016. In addition, the proposed project will contribute to the implementation of the strategic measures of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025.

The audio visual materials to be developed under the said project aims to provide information on various and comprehensive aspects of safe and fair migration to migrant workers as a concrete step in fulfilling the commitments of AMS to the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, particularly its Article 49, i.e., collaborate to raise public awareness and disseminate accurate information on labor migration, and Article 40, i.e., provide fair treatment to migrant workers in respect of working conditions and remunerations, occupational safety and health protection, protection from violence and sexual harassment, and gender and nationality in the workplace.