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Manila – The Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P), the country's first electronic repository of policy research, placed the spotlight on the Institute’s report titled “Revive and Thrive: Actions for Decent Work Amid and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic,” as its featured publication for the month of September.

Acting Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Bernard Paul M. Mangulabnan helmed the production of the publication which contains key discussions and learnings from the Revive and Thrive webinar series of the Institute. The policy advocacy series was launched last August 26, 2020 to assist the Department of Labor and Employment, tripartite partners, and other social partners in responding effectively to the socioeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SER-P has been consistently featuring ILS labor and employment policy research in its monthly newsletter and referred to the Institute as its top policy research contributor for three months in a row now, beginning with the recently-released “Bike to Work: A Survey on Use of Bike in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic,” which was published in July.

The SER-P September newsletter, which placed the spotlight on Migration of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), likewise featured the following ILS researches: “A Typology of OFWs Returning Home: A Survey Study on the Return and Reintegration of OFWs” (2016) by Jhemarie Chris L. Bernas; “Low-Skilled Labor Migration: Measuring Migration Costs of OFW Returnees from Saudi Arabia Using CAPI” (2016) by Carl Rookie O. Daquio; and “Should I Stay or Should I Go Too?’: Understanding the Employment Aspirations and Migration Trajectories of Left-Behind Children in the Philippines” (2016) by Maria Isabel D. Artajo.

The SER-P also featured the ILS e-Newsletters beginning January to August 2021.
Download full report of “Revive and Thrive: Actions for Decent Work Amid and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic here: