Index of Economic Freedom 2017 by the Heritage Foundation

The  Philippines continues  to  traverse  an  upwardtrend  of  economic gains, as it climbed 12 notches to reach the 58th spot in The Heritage Foundation’s 2017  Index  of  Economic  Freedom (IEF), from 70th among  all  ranked  countries  the yearbefore.  With  an  overall  score  of 65.6 (up from 63.1 in 2016), the Philippines maintains its stature as continue reading

July 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

The results of the July 2017 LFS round indicated some decent work gains, particularly in terms of generating quality employment. Employment gains were seen in public administration, construction, manufacturing, and IT-BPM related sectors. While employment contracted by 1.9% year-on-year (from 40.954 million in July 2016 to 40.170 million in July 2017), underemployment rate notably eased continue reading

ILS HRMOs updated on DOLE administrative policies/programs

The Institute for Labor Studies sent Supervising Administrative Officer Benita A Cortez and Administrative Officer Yumi L. Baluyut to the “Seminar Workshop on HRD Policies and Programs for the New Human Resource Management Officers (HRMO) and HRMO-Designate” on 14-18 August 2017at The Bayleaf Hotel in Governor’s Drive, General Trias, Cavite. The DOLE Human Resource Development continue reading

ILS sets to work on its legislative analytics for 2017

The Institute for Labor Studies has set to work on producing legislative analytics on the DOLE Priority Legislative Agenda as part of its mandate to provide efficient and effective research support to the Department. In line with the reconstitution of the DOLE Technical Committee on Legislative Matters (TCLM), the said legislative analytics will cover the continue reading