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In a bid to “read-back” to the community, bookworms of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) have partnered with Books for a Cause (BFAC) for book donations to libraries in far-flung areas.

“Our employees are bookworms by heart, who have always loved to read since they were kids. We want to share that joy of reading and knowledge to more libraries in the country through the books that we will be sharing,” said ILS Executive Director Cynthia R. Cruz

29The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will hold the First Research Conference on Decent Work at the DOLE Ople Hall in Intramuros on 28 November.

Led by its Inter-Agency Committee on Research Matters, the research conference provides a forum for DOLE’s attached agencies, bureaus and services for the discussion and presentation of research work on key areas of the Labor and Employment Plan 2011-2016.


‘TWAS A FAIR to remember.

For the first time, the work of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) was recognized by its peers. It was adjudged third best research fair exhibit booth during the “Development Policy Research Month Research Fair” that was held from September 24 to 26 at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in Makati City.


As part of its efforts to bring research closer and more accessible to the reading public via the Internet, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), will unveil its new website on labor and employment research that is linked to Facebook this month.

"We decided to come up with a new ILS website that is visibly linked to social networks, with a crisp layout, youthful design and relevant contents which would capture the attention of the research public, especially the youth, in exploring labor and employment issues and concerns,” said ILS Executive Director Cynthia R. Cruz.


For Aurora local Zoren Amat, it’s his turn to pay it forward when he returns to his hometown Baler, Aurora, as part of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Job Enrichment Program.

Mr. Zoren T. Amat is the first grantee of the DOLE Job Enrichment Program (JEP), a human resource initiative of DOLE that seeks to enhance service delivery of its employees through job exposures in actual operations of the Department.