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The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) has started its fieldwork for the research project titled “Federal Philippines’: A Policy Delphi-Survey Study.”

The research, headed by the Employment Research Division, aims to prepare the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on how labor and employment governance can be executed in a federalized situation. It employs a modified Policy Delphi technique to solicit and analyze the views of experts from concerned stakeholder groups regarding the federal-regional delineation of responsibilities on labor and employment governance.

The fieldwork has already started in September in the National Capital Region, Eastern and Central Visayas, and Davao regions.

The research is also DOLE’s proactive response to the Department of Interior and Local Government’s request to help them determine the distribution of powers between the federal and regional governments in terms of labor and employment governance in the context of a federalized Philippines.

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