The increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country affected workers and businesses. As health and safety protocols remain a priority, there is a need to regulate mobility, especially in areas with heightened quarantine restrictions. However, the lack of baseline data to determine the number of Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs), particularly those required to report to their offices physically, makes it challenging to monitor and control COVID-19 transmissions.
This study analyzes the decent work situation of healthcare workers in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao hospitals. Data gathered reflects the perspectives of both employers and workers. The analysis of the decent work situation from the establishment-based hospital survey shows that a competitive compensation and benefits scheme remains a significant challenge in the healthcare industry and serves as labor migration's most dominant push factor.
This study analyzes the nature and working conditions of food and service delivery workers from the perspectives of the digital platform operators (i.e., management representatives, marketing personnel, and the like) and delivery riders (i.e., food delivery and courier service riders) through an online survey and interviews. From a business perspective, digital platforms are complex and continuously evolving. From a worker’s point of view, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided unparalleled opportunities for workers and businesses to thrive in this kind of industry.
One of the main gaps in the discourse of sustainable livelihoods is the realization of the convergence of efforts of different actors. This study aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the elements affecting the governance of Philippine livelihood programs and the convergence principles in pursuit of sustainable livelihoods. Using the phenomenological methodology, participants' lived experiences relative to the implementation of livelihood initiatives were examined through interviews and focus group discussions.