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Manila –The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) employees Joyce Anne S. Lumactud and Franchesca Rose S. Castillo took their oaths of office last September 3 as Supervising Labor and Employment Officer,and Labor and Employment Officer III respectively and will be assigned at the Labor and Social Relations Research Division (LSRRD).

The announcement was made official last September 3 in a Notice of Appointment which was released last September 2 by the ILS Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRM-PSB). Ms. Lumactud and Ms. Castillo jointly took their oath of office before ILS Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba.

As Senior Labor and Officer, Ms. Lumactud authored the research “Framework for Strengthening Multi-employer Bargaining in the Philippines,” and “Labor Laws Compliance System Annual Analysis Report.” She was also one of the co-authors on the study titled, “An Analysis on Women's Participation and Gender Integration in Services and Industry Enterprise-Based Unions (EBUs) in the Philippines.”

On the other hand, Ms. Castillo started her career as an intern for the Institute prior to completing her AB English Degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. After graduation, she worked for the Institute under the Government Internship Program (GIP) while earning Juris Doctor units from PUP. She then became a permanent employee of the ILS as an Administrative Aide VI for the Finance and Administrative Division, and subsequently detailed at the Workers Welfare Research Division. In 2018, Ms. Castillo co-authored the study titled, “Bringing Sustainable Livelihood Framework to Life: A Study on the Possible Determinants of Sustainability of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).”