Social Protection

  • miraPortability of Social Security Benefits in the APEC Region: An Examination of Social Security Agreements

    Labor migration is a rising global issue. In Asia and the Pacific region, it is a structural reality, as the region is not only comprised of major migrant countries of origin, but also traditional and emerging destination countries. As the greater flow of people across national boundaries improved labor markets, it also created new challenges including limited legal rights, discrimination, social exclusion and the lack of social security…

  • wp-SSnonAsianExamining the Portability of Social Security Benefits among Migrant Workers in the APEC Region focusing on Non-Asian Economies

    Description: As international labor mobility increases the question of social protection for migrant workers has been raised. The typical life cycle of a migrant worker requires special provisions with regard to various branches of social security and services. Using the four regimes described by Holzmann, Koettl, and Chernetsky (2005), the accessibility of social protection resembles levels depending on the migration flows. This paper provides…

  • wp-MATERNITYImplications of Extending the Maternity Leave Period of Female Employees

    Description: This paper provides a quick analysis of the proposed regulatory measure of extending the period of maternity leave in the Philippines. It describes the measure in the policy and socio-economic contexts and other areas of concern, such as occupational safety and health, productivity, and labor cost. This paper is presented in descriptive form with a brief portion on summary observations. It is divided into seven parts: (1)…

  • wp-SSbenefitsExamining the Portability of Social Security Benefits among Migrant Workers in the APEC Region focusing on Asian Economies

    Description: Many of the member-economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are also part of the regional grouping of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and the industrial economies of East Asia, which include Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. In recent years, Asia has grown to become an important regional…

  • 2Hazards at Work: Child Labor in Agriculture

    Description: At the international and national levels, periodical updating of existing national list of hazardous work for children has been identified as a policy priority to accelerate action against the worst forms of child labor. Information gaps in the agriculture sector with respect to the coverage of hazardous work list had been widely recognized worldwide. In the Philippines, efforts to amend the hazardous work list has been set in…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 01-page-001Catalogue of Income Support Programs of the Department of Labor and Employment

    Description: This catalogue compiles the programs of the Department of Labor and Employment which seek to protect and supplement people’s incomes, especially when they are most vulnerable due to economic or environmental shocks, accidents, conflict, and other contingencies. Covering the whole labor force and their dependents, these income supports include cash and noncash assistance in the form of grants for education and training, grants…

  • sp13-4A Rapid Assessment of the Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP)

    Description: As a social protection scheme, the Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP) seeks to provide temporary employment to workers through the infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects undertaken by various government agencies. It also covers emergency employment projects designed to serve as safety nets during contingencies of disasters and economic shocks. Ultimately, it aims to contribute to poverty alleviation. It is assumed…

  • sp13-3Country Report on Unemployment Insurance: Philippines

    Description: As of present, there is no Unemployment Insurance scheme available to the greater part of the labor population in the Philippines. There is, however, an existing unemployment insurance scheme for public sector employees who are members of the Government Service Insurance System. The unemployment benefit is paid when a permanent government employee who has paid the required 12 months integrated contributions under RA 8291 is…

  • sp13-2Exploratory Research on Policies and Practices Regarding Filipino Offshore Workers

    Description: To prepare for the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, the Philippine government has undertaken necessary policy actions, including aligning Philippine laws, rules and regulations and practices governing Filipino seafarers with the requirements of the Convention to strengthen our regulatory framework for compliance. However, several gaps in regulation remain as national authorities and industry players are…

  • sp12-2Philippine Policy and Practice on Domestic Work vis-a-vis Convention 189: Assessment of Responses

    Description: Domestic workers around the globe provide essential housekeeping services in private households whether in their own countries or abroad as migrant workers.  They do the work that we do not want to do or cannot do.  They take care of our homes for us.  They clean our house when we are too tired to clean it.  While we are at work, they are with our loved ones, taking good care of them, serving them.  They do the dirty work. …

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