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Manila, Philippines – ILS OIC-Chief of the Labor and Social Relations Research Division Patrick Patriwirawan conducted a Labor Policy training for the Development Academy of the Philippines through its Graduate School of Public and Development Management (GSPDM), on June 19, 2017 at the PNP Training Services in Camp Crame, Quezon City

GSPDM is presently implementing four batches of the Master in Public Management major in Development and Security for Philippine Public Safety College (MPM-DevSec for PPSC), and is a twinning program with the PPSC and National Police College (NPC). Since 2015, the course has been catering to the senior officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). It is designed to further hone the executive leadership and management capability and competence of the senior officers in the context of institutional and sectoral development, innovation, modernization and responsiveness.

The lecture on Labor Policy is part of the program’s major subject Economics of Development and Security which seeks to broaden and deepen the understanding of the graduate students on economic theories, principles, and issues at national and international level. More specifically, it is aimed at enabling the students to appreciate the dynamics of the domestic economic environment with the other dimensions of national security.

Hence, the lecture focused on the following topics: 1) Review of Public Policy; 2) Defining Labor Policy, Scope and Sources; 3) Development and Implementation of Labor Policies; 4) Decent Work Agenda and the International Labor Conventions; and 5) Changing Labor Market and Implications for Labor Policy.

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