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

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