Tracer Study of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration’s (OWWA) Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) provides for training and education programs for the benefit of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents. One of these training programs is the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP). Since the program was first implemented in 2004, a total of 1,105 OWWA member beneficiaries have already completed their continue reading

A Survey of Filipino Migrant Worker Returnees from Qatar

In an effort to reduce distortions to freer mobility of low-skilled labor, the World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) program has implemented this research project to collect migration cost data comparable across select migrant corridors and to determine how much migrant workers pay to obtain foreign jobs and how migration costs continue reading

Examining the Portability of Social Security Benefits Among Migrant Workers in the APEC Region Focusing on Non-Asian Economies

This brief provides a background on portability of long term entitlements for international migrants particularly of non-Asian member-economies of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Click Here to Download Full Policy Brief Title: Examining the Portability of Social Security Benefits Among Migrant Workers in the APEC Region Focusing on Non-Asian Economies Researcher: Miraluna S. Tacadao

Documenting Practices in Human Resources Development Planning

Recognizing the importance of a skilled workforce to attain productive, innovative and competitive industries, many industry stakeholders have identified human resource development (HRD) as a key cross-sectoral issue of concern for Philippine industrialization. In view of this, the Board of Investments (BOI) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has requested the Department of continue reading

Examining the “5-5-5” Arrangement in Contractualization: A Study on the Repeated Hiring Practices of Firms in Selected Industries

The implementation of labor contracting in the Philippines has created issues and concerns. Foremost in these issues is the “5-5-5” arrangement where contractual workers are terminated after five months, and then re-hired again for another five months. Regardless of the prohibition on the repeated hiring of contractual workers, reports of contractors and principals circumventing the continue reading