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Manila - Two of the Institute for Labor Studies’ 2021 Working Papers were featured at the Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines ( for the month of June.

The two research papers featured were: “COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program 1: A Rapid Assessment of Client Experience” co-authored by Joanne Camille P. Bejarin, Carl Sean S. Pablico, and John Emmanuel B. Villanueva; and “Study on the Filipino Health Workforce: A Sequential Exploratory Analysis of the Decent Work Outcomes in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao Hospitals,” co-written by Raymond R. Estrella, Patrick P. Patriwirawan, Jr., Miraluna S. Tacadao, Ronell J. Delerio, Malorie Joy O. Mones, Cesar A. Mansal, John Emmanuel B. Villanueva, and Athena Mari E. Son.

CAMP assessed client experience and perception of the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP 1) implemented by the Philippine government, through the Department of Labor and Employment, as a response to mitigate the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Filipino workers in the private sector. Following an explanatory sequential mixed method design and using primary and secondary data collected through the rollout of a cross-sectional perception survey and conduct of focus group discussions, CAMP 1 implementation gaps, bottlenecks, and issues in service delivery and utilization, including availment and beneficiary satisfaction, were thoroughly assessed.

Meanwhile the study on the Filipino Health Workforce analyzed the decent work situation of healthcare workers in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao hospitals. Data gathered reflects the perspectives of both employers and workers. The analysis of the decent work situation from the establishment-based hospital survey shows that a competitive compensation and benefits scheme remains a significant challenge in the healthcare industry and serves as labor migration's most dominant push factor.

The SER-P has been consistently featuring ILS labor and employment policy research on its website and its monthly newsletter. It also referred to the Institute as one of its top policy research contributors.

Links to the full working papers are available via these links:


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