As a social protection scheme, the Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP) seeks to provide temporary employment to workers through the infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects undertaken by various government agencies. It also covers emergency employment projects designed to serve as safety nets during contingencies of disasters and economic shocks. Ultimately, it aims to contribute to poverty alleviation. It is assumed that the temporary employment and income support extended to the beneficiaries would uplift them from poverty.
Read more: A Rapid Assessment of the Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP)
As of present, there is no Unemployment Insurance scheme available to the greater part of the labor population in the Philippines. There is, however, an existing unemployment insurance scheme for public sector employees who are members of the Government Service Insurance System. The unemployment benefit is paid when a permanent government employee who has paid the required 12 months integrated contributions under RA 8291 is involuntarily separated from the service as a result of the abolition of his office or position usually resulting from reorganization.
Read more: Country Report on Unemployment Insurance: Philippines
To prepare for the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, the Philippine government has undertaken necessary policy actions, including aligning Philippine laws, rules and regulations and practices governing Filipino seafarers with the requirements of the Convention to strengthen our regulatory framework for compliance. However, several gaps in regulation remain as national authorities and industry players are compelled to reassess policies and practices in response to the new comprehensive regulatory regime that the Convention has created.
Read more: Exploratory Research on Policies and Practices Regarding Filipino Offshore Workers