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Manila, Philippines - The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) hosted the Department of Labor and Employment’s post-Independence Day flag raising ceremony last August 22, 2016 at the Local Governance Learning Center (LGLC), Blas Ople Hall in Intramuros, Manila.

The event was attended by DOLE officials headed by then DOLE Acting Secretary Joel Maglunsod and OIC-Undersecretary Joji Aragon.

Consistent with the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) commitment to excellence, the ILS has sent two of its senior level employees to the Supervisory Development Course Track of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) held last 9-12 August 2016 at the CSC-NCR Training Room, in Kaliraya Street, Quezon City.

Intent on implementing improvement in its processes particularly in financial reporting, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) has sent six of its employees to train for the “Enhanced Electronic New Government Accounting System (e-NGAS) and eBudget version 2.0 held at the Professional Development Center, Commission on Audit (COA), Quezon City last August 8-12, 2016.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) held its strategic planning session in Country Chateau Hotel in Tagaytay City, Cavite last August 23-24, 2016.

"As researchers, you need to make your work count. It needs to be of value to someone You cannot be timid about your ideas. Find your champion within the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)," said Assistant Secretary Katherine Brimon during her keynote speech.

Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) will be launching the first Gender and Decent Work policy rounds on September 1, from 8:00am – 1:00pm at the Cinematheque Centre, T.M. Kalaw Ave., Ermita, Manila.

The event titled, “SOGIE x Decent Work: Inspiring Action for Workplace Inclusion and Empowerment for LGBT Workers,” aims to be an innovative platform for policy discourse on gender-based issues and concerns on labor and employment. This will be hosted of the ILS’ Gender and Development (GAD) committee, in partnership with key players and tripartite stakeholders.