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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) for the joint conduct of 2017 researches, last June 13 at the Institute’s iLearn Conference in Intramuros, Manila.

Present during the MOA signing were ILS OIC-Executive Director Atty. Mary Grace L. Riguer, BWSC Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, ILS’ Employee Research Division (ERD) OIC-Chief LEO Ma. Isabel Artajo, ERD Sr. LEO Paulina Kim Pacete, ERD LEO III and Principal Researcher Stephanie Rose E. Flores, BWSC Chief Accountant Josefina N. Romanban and ILS Acting Accountant April Jamaicah Joie Sario.

The MOA outlined the terms for the completion of the following ILS-BWSC collaborative researches: Process Evaluation of the Social Amelioration Program- Socio- Economic Projects (SAP-SEP) and Tracer Study of the Educational Assistance Program (EDAP).

Prior to the signing of the MOA, representatives from the ILS and the BWSC reviewed the research proposal which was presented to the Sugar Trading Council (STC) in Dumaguete last 24 March 2017 to solicit the stakeholders’ inputs to, and approval of, the SAP-SEP research proposal. A presentation on the milestones on the status on the SAP-SEP study and post-survey evaluation preceded the MOA signing.

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