The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Management Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (AIM RSN PCC) with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Philippines convened a multistakeholder consultation on the gig economy dubbed, “Future-proofing Work: Experiences in the Gig Economy,” on September 26, at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City.
The advent of technological innovations and the continuous adoption of flexible, alternative work arrangements generated opportunities for workers across occupational fields. AIM RSC PCC research manager Christoper Ed C. Cabover presented the discussion paper titled, “Future-proof work? The experiences of gig economy workers in the Philippines.” A similar study of ILS titled, “Prospects and Perspectives on Gig Work,” was also presented by Miraluna S. Tacadao, Chief Labor and Employment Officer, to inform stakeholders of the labor situation in the gig economy and prospects for pursuing decent work in the sector.
The event also provided a venue for a discussion on House Bill No. 6718 or the “Freelance Workers Protection Bill,” which is intended to safeguard the welfare of gig workers and give them labor rights.
Representatives from the academe, freelance professionals, workers organizations, and policymakers involved in the sector gathered also discussed the latest global trends in the gig economy.