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The Institute for Labor Studies is organizing a “Seminar-Workshop on the Practice of Research: Drafting the Introduction Part of Labor and Employment Research” for the members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Research and Statistical Matters (IAC-RSM) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The seminar will be held on May 22, 2015.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) jointly conducted on March 31, 2015 a forum on women migrant workers, featuring studies from ILS researchers and a technical consultant from United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) facilitated a series of tripartite validation workshops on April 7-10, 2015, in line with the monitoring of accomplishment of targets under the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan (LEP) 2011-2016: Progress Report 2014.

The technical research divisions and the publications division of ILS facilitated the workshops dealing with the five pillars of the LEP, namely Employment, Social Dialogue, Social Protection, Rights at Work, and Sustaining Outcomes.

The DOLE Inter-Agency Committee on Research and Statistical Matters (IAC-RSM) held its first-quarter meeting on March 5 at the Migration Information Resource Center in Intramuros, Manila, discussing a host of initial activities for 2015.

The main agenda items were the research commitments made by IAC-RSM members in the previous year, capacity-building activities on writing a research paper, the expansion of the scope of the Philippine Employment Project (PEP) Model, and the DOLE’s role in the forthcoming APEC summit.

“In my 17 years in [government] service, I can honestly say and convincingly say that 90% of all public servants are honest and competent.”

Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Atty. Arnel Paciano Casanova said on March 17 the statement before an audience of public servants during the Good Governance for Social Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment forum of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS).