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ADDRESSING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES: A policy analysis of JobStart and Enterprise-led Learning Networks (ELLN)

Intended to be an evidence-based policy support for Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) in its continued quest to lower youth unemployment in the Philippines, this issue paper embodies a “choice-problem” type of policy analysis which puts utmost emphasis on both problem analysis and solution analysis…


Batas Kasambahay, paano isinasabuhay? Assessing regulatory measures toward realizing decent work for domestic workers

In pursuit of the aspiration to improve the working conditions of domestic workers, Republic Act No. 10361 or the Domestic Workers Act of the Philippines was enacted in January 2013 and became enforceable in the same year upon the issuance of its implementing rules and regulations (IRR). The Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay basically mandates that household workers be entitled to certain rights and privileges such as…


Labor and Employment Policies in the context of Federalism: Learnings for the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s assumption to power served as an impetus for the prioritization of a host of socioeconomic and political reforms—one of which is the proposal to shift from unitary to federal government. The head of state has been openly advocating for such a move—calling for support from policymakers in amending the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a “Federal Republic of the Philippines.” President Duterte views…

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