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“On its first year of implementation, we want to be transparent with our tripartite partners and the public in general, in what the Department and its social partners have accomplished on promoting decent and productive work,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz.

The report outlines progress initiated in the four pillars of decent work.  Overall, the report shows 87.2%, with 184 commitments have had significant progress out of the total 211.

Men Left Behind by their OFW wives is the subject on the first forum on the lives OFW husbands lead, in celebration of Women’s Month this March 7 at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros.

Organized by the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment, the forum is the ILS’ latest contribution to the debates on gender and development, particularly on feminized labor migration.

In celebration of World Day for Decent Work celebrated every October each year, the Institute for Labor Studies, is holding its 3rd Strategic Conversations series under the theme “Policy Pathways to Inclusive Growth through Decent and Productive Work,” on October 18 at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intamuros, Manila.

With Filipino youth as the largest among all age groups in the labor force, it’s no longer surprising that many of them take their chances at landing jobs abroad.

In 2008, 50 percent of the 2.7 million unemployed were youth. They account for 35 percent of the OFW population. Youth, aged 15-24 comprise 20 percent of the population. The Philippines has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world.

Cultural heritage tourism jobs yesterday took center stage as the Department of Labor and Employment's Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) held a forum on cultural heritage tourism at the Ortigas Foundation Library in Pasig City.

With the theme, “It's more Fun in the Philippines: Potentials of  Cultural Heritage as a Driver for Economic Opportunities and Employment Generation,” the forum was a collaboration between the Ortigas Foundation and the ILS, which is the policy research and advocacy arm of the DOLE.