The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) traces its roots from the Institute of Labor and Manpower Studies (ILMS) created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 620 issued in December 21, 1974 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos to provide then Ministry of Labor and Employment with technical support in policy-making and program implementation. ILMS mandates extend from undertaking policy researches and studies to implementing capacity building programs for the officials and employees of the Department of Labor.
The rationalization and restructuring of the organizational and functional structures of government agencies and instrumentalities had led to the changes in ILMS’ organizational state. The issuance in January 31, 2012 of Executive Order No. 126 by then President Corazon C. Aquino abolished ILMS and its research and publications functions will be absorbed by the newly created Center for Labor Studies (CMS). The organizational and functional structures of CMS had served as the bases of the present organization of ILS.
ILS was formally established in July 25, 1987 through Executive Order No. 251 issued by then President Corazon C. Aquino in response to the growing need of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for more comprehensive and innovative research to back up its policy recommendations. Headed by an Executive Director and assisted by a Deputy Executive Director, ILS has been instrumental in the promotion of labor market efficiency, industrial peace and social justice in the last 30 years.
The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of DOLE as articulated in Section 3 of Executive Order No. 251. ILS has the following functions as provided in E. O. No. 251:
1. Undertake research and studies in all areas of labor and manpower policy and administration;
2. Review the rationale of existing legislations and regulations and analyze the cost involved in the implementation of such legislation against the benefits expected to be derived;
3. Study and develop innovative and indigenous approaches towards the promotion of harmonious and productive labor – management relations, and the improvement of workers’ welfare services;
4. Develop and undertake research programs and projects in collaboration with other national agencies to enhance the Department’s capability to participate in national decision- and policy- making;
5. Enter into agreements with international or bilateral agencies to carry out the foregoing functions;
6. Expand the scope of research interests with other countries and regions;
7. Publish research studies for dissemination to government as well as to all concerned parties; and
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law or assigned by the Secretary.
ILS strives to deliver innovative, relevant, and responsive knowledge products and services on
labor and employment through meaningful collaboration and cooperation towards promoting evidence-based policy making. We shall realize this by continuously providing opportunities for our people who are at the heart of our work.
By 2021, ILS shall be a leading institution in labor and employment research and advocacy driven by competent people and effective management systems within a culture of excellence, integrity, and innovation.
As the leading institute specializing in labor and employment research, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is committed to promote good governance through the delivery of innovative, responsible, competent and cutting-edge research and technical services along the full breadth of policy development process in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The ILS shall continually enhance the value of its services through the adoption of best practices, improvement of competence and strengthening partnerships and systems while ensuring effective, efficient, transparent and accountable use of resources.
The heart of the Institute is our employees who are guided by the following core values:
Integrity We act with honesty, transparency, and accountability in all our undertakings.
Excellence We commit to deliver quality research in labor and employment.
Public Service We uphold the interest of Filipino workers at the core of our service.
Innovation We adopt progressive approaches and offer novel policy solutions in pursuit of decent work.
Compassion We give priority to our employees’ well-being and embrace their diverse skills, personalities and interests as essential elements in our expression of malasakit to Filipino workers.
The Institute for Labor Studies is led by its Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director. It has four technical divisions, namely, the Employment Research Division (ERD), Workers Welfare Division (WWRD),Labor and Social Relations Research Division (LSSRD), and the Advocacy & Publications Division (APD). It has one administrative and support unit, the Finance and Administrative Division.
Core Operational Areas
The work of the Institute falls under two Major Final Outputs (MFO), namely MFO1 – Policy Research and MFO2 – Policy Advocacy.
Under MFO1 – Policy Research, the Institute produces Working Papers which present the results of the work of ILS researchers in their areas of specialization in preliminary form for discussion and critical comments.
Under MFO2 – Policy Advocacy, the Institute produces ILS Policy Briefs, ILS Background Papers, ILS Briefing Notes, Development Reports and Commissioned Reports.
Department of Labor and Employment – Institute for Labor Studies
For 2011, the ILS spent a total amount of PhP 27,237,188.63 for its operations. The fund was utilized to specifically cover the research and advocacy undertakings, personnel services, and other administrative expenses incurred by the Institute in fulfilling its mandate.
|Particulars||Allotment||Obligations||Balances||% of Utilization|
|Maintenance & Other Operating Expenses||6,690,000.00||6,518,859.83||171,140.17||97.44%|
|Particulars||Allotment||Obligations||Balances||% of Utilization|
|Maintenance & Other Operating Expenses||6,845,775.98||6,845,775.98||0||100%|
Directory of ILS Officials
MARY GRACE L. RIGUER
OIC – Executive Director III
Tel.: 527-3456 / Fax: 527-3448
ATTY. STEPHANIE B. TABLADILLO
OIC – Deputy Executive Director III
Tel.: 527-3511 / Fax: 527-3491
LABOR AND SOCIAL RELATIONS RESEARCH DIVISION
PATRICK P. PATRIWIRAWAN, JR.
EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH DIVISION
PAULINA KIM C. PACETE
WORKERS WELFARE RESEARCH DIVISION
BRENALYN A. PEJI
ADVOCACY AND PUBLICATIONS DIVISION
REINERIO A. ALBA
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
CAMILO FRANCO S. CABUSAS
Chief Administrative Officer
Tel.: 527-3522/527-3511 / Fax: 527-3491