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The WWT aims to generate ideas and insights on the development and crafting of a labor diplomacy agenda of the Philippines towards protecting millions of OFWs around the globe.

“Labor diplomacy largely means international affairs or foreign policy that promotes the labor and employment goals of the country,” Cruz stressed. “Through labor diplomacy, we can advocate for support to the country’s labor and employment-related goals in international forums. Likewise, we can provide information on economic, social and political issues in the host countries, as well as labor market information, from which basis for policy-making and program development can be drawn.”

Optimistic progress in 211 commitments seen, priority projects in the pipeline kick-off its second year of implementation

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will soon release a report on the progress of the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan (LEP) 2011-2016. The report is up for adoption by the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC), which started assessing the plan in a meeting on the eve of Labor Day at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila.

Labor thinktank Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) battles head-to-head with other climate change adaptation teams nationwide in friendly competition at the 1st Albay Eco-Challenge on October 25.

The ILS team, with its Green Workplaces advocacy is composed of eight employees of the ILS who are all geared up to run, bike, swim and struggle in a battle of endurance and wits in a series of physical and mental challenges set at the country’s first National Conference on Climate Change Adaptation.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) together with the Climate Change Commission and the National Youth Commission, pushed for the creation of “green jobs” to help increase employment opportunities while helping the country achieve sustainability.

During the “1st Philippine Green Jobs Conference” held at the SMX Convention Center last week, DOLE defined green jobs as jobs that reduce environmental impact, contribute to climate change solutions and result not only in environmental but also in economic and social benefits to the community and to the workers.

Researchers and staff of the Department of Labor and Employment DOLE’s policy research and advocacy have recently joined hands with Gawad Kalinga for its Social Enterprise Research Tour in Angat, Bulacan.

The GK Centre for Social Innovation in Angat, Bulacan or more popularly known as the GK Enchanted Farm is located at Barangay Encanto, Angat. Bulacan.