In the likely context of intensified disaster and climate-induced risk, this policy paper
discusses a strategy framework that highlights the employment dimension of disaster experience and
recommends that the government should provide resilience-building supports as a foundation for reducing, if not
eliminating, the probability and severity of disaster risk.
This policy brief attempts to dissect tax-related issues by revisiting specific Tax Code (as
amended) provisions and rules on the exemption of minimum wage earners, as well as those pertaining to de
minimis benefits, the exemption ceiling, and taxation of labor dispute awards. It uses the perspectives elicited
from the tripartite-plus partners and stakeholders through the conduct of a roundtable discussion to come up
with options. These options are formulated under the lenses of different legal doctrines and principles,
specifically the lifeblood theory and social justice.
This policy brief highlights the issues that constrain CBEP from maximizing its potential as a
social protection scheme. The issues discussed in this brief were raised by CBEP focal persons themselves during
an ILS-sponsored roundtable discussion. These include targeting leakages, limited institutional capacity of
implementers, absence of community involvement, and lack of sustainability for poverty reduction.
The Philippine furniture industry has rapidly evolved over the years. From its being a mere
rattan pole and wicker export supplier in the 1960’s, the industry was able to expand and become one of the top
suppliers of a wide range of well-designed furniture not only in Asia but in the world. However, because of the
nature of work in the industry are prone to occupational hazards and work-related issues.
The paper determines the employment implications for the Philippine sugarcane industry of
the integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2015. Decent work in the sugarcane
industry espouses four objectives: to 1) to increase employment levels; 2) to improve the working conditions of
sugarcane workers; 3) to expand provision of livelihood, training and income augmenting programs; and 4) to
advance social dialogue processes in the industry.