Event Title:

ILS 30th Anniversary Celebration


iLEARN Conference Room, 5th Floor DOLE Building, Gen. Luna St, Intramuros, Manila.

Date and Time:

July 25, 2017.


Dubbed as “ILS@30,” the celebration is themed “Masusi, Makabago, at Makabuluhang Pananaliksik Tungo sa Matatag, Maginhawa ta Panatag na Buhay ng mga Manggagawang Pilipino.”

In attendance were Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Undersecretaries Claro A. Arellano and Dominador R. Say, Assistant Secretary Alex V. Avila, Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique R. Tutay, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns Director Ahmma Charisma L. Satumba, POEA Labor Market Research and Standards Development Director Levinson Alcantara, and guests from partner stakeholders such as Mr. Ricardo Casco from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. Julius Cainglet from the Federation of Free Workers (FFW), and Mr. Robert Boothe from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The event also featured a presentation on “Ambisyon Nation 2040,” by National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) National Policy and Planning Staff (NPPS) Director Reynaldo Cancio. Former ILS employees and officials were also in attendance and gave messages of support during the program.

The Institute’s 30th Anniversary celebration also became the platform for the launch of year-long projects organized by the ILS technical divisions such as the “Luna Lecture Series,” and the “Design Thinking Olympics.” The event culminated with the showing of the “ILS@30” Anniversary AVP, which showcased the Institute’s three-decade history and ground breaking contributions in the field of research and evidence-based policy making since its inception on July 25, 1987.