1st Strategic Conversations – Bridging Research and Policy

Description Held during the peak of the global financial crisis and worldwide economic downturn in 2009, the 1st ILS Strategic Conversations focused on pressing employment issues and economic challenges that daunted the Philippines at the time from labor market concerns to migration challenges to labor policy reform discussions to social protection issues such as workers’ continue reading

2nd Strategic Conversations – Bridging Research Policy and Practice

Description With Labor Market Governance as its main agenda for 2010, the 2nd ILS Strategic Conversations tackled issues surrounding labor market governance such as promoting labor diplomacy, decent work for migrant household workers, international trade and labor agreements, work flexibility, workers’ representation, public-private partnerships and minimizing government interventions in labor relations. The thrust of the continue reading

Implementation of Holidays in the Philippines

Description: The paper looks into the clamor from the business sector to review the policy on holidays in the Philippines, particularly on its implications on productivity and competitiveness. The paper presents options for mutual and collective gains to reconcile business concerns with workers’ welfare. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title: Implementation of Holidays in continue reading


Description: In view of the Secretary of Labor and Employment’s directive for all DOLE Offices to implement a productivity program, this Institute for Labor Studies Productivity Roadmap is presented and launched to improve productivity in the Institute. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title: PRODUCTIVITY Roadmap Researcher: Cynthia R. Cruz