The paper provides an account of the three different social shocks that hit the country in 2009 namely: global financial crisis, typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng and the ban on tuna fishing in General Santos City.By studying the accomplishments of these safety nets, the paper seeks to provide policy and program recommendations on how these services can become an important tool to attain the Millennium Development Goals.
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The paper builds on the efforts to expand social security for Filipino migrant workers by looking at the possibility of extending the coverage of the Employees Compensation Commission Program (ECP) to land-based OFWs. The paper provides an overview of safety and health situation of OFWs and recommends policy actions to address the gaps and extend ECP to land-based employees.
Read more: Expanding Social Security for Migrants: Extending the Coverage of the Employees Compensation...
As the Global Financial Crisis picked up in early 2009, the Philippine labor market slightly slackened. The paper looks into the interventions provided in the Philippine Economic Resiliency Plan, particularly its implications to employment.
Read more: An Assessment of the Philippine Economic Resiliency Plan: Implications on the Workers
The paper provides an assessment of the policy on flexible work arrangement in response to GFC. The paper presents options for enhancement of the policy to make it more responsive to the needs of employers and workers.
Read more: A Rapid Appraisal of Flexible Work Arrangements as a Global Financial Crisis (GFC) Adjustment...
The paper seeks to assess the overall gender and labor condition in the country by looking at the gains and achievement the Philippines has made in pursuing gender fairness, the old and new gender economic disparities and gaps between male and female workers. The overall research framework is anchored on the principles of gender equality in the workplace by reducing if not eliminating inequalities and discrimination at work.
Read more: Assessing Gender Issues in the Workplace: From Disparities to Discrimination