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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) employee Frances Camille G. Dumalaog took her oath of office last January 22 before Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba as Senior Labor and Employment Officer and Labor for the Workers Welfare Research Division (WWRD).

Previously as Labor and Employment Officer III, Ms. Dumalaog is the author of the research titled, “A Study On Job Retention And Re-Employment Of Person’s With Work-Related Disabilities (PWRD) In Select Regions In The Philippines.” She likewise co-authored the following researches: “Enhancing Migrant Shelters through Participatory Action Research: The Case of ‘Bahay Kalinga’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,” and “Under the Radar: Getting to know the Workers in the Informal Economy.”

Ms. Dumalaog was also one of the co-authors of the study titled, “Holding Up Half the Sky? Exploring the Links Between Reproductive Health Access and Women’s Labor Market Participation,” together with WWRD Chief Maria Isabel D. Artajo, and WWRD Senior LEO Malorie Joy Mones.

A mental health advocate, Ms. Dumalaog is also a member of the Institute’s Gender and Development Committee. She is instrumental in successfully concluding the forum titled, “Tara, Usap Tayo: A Technical Learning Session on Philippine Mental Health Law,” lat December. Among others, the mental health forum is a key discussion point in line with the ILS GAD Committee’s support for the 18-Day Campaign Towards Ending Violence Against Women.