Research

Case study: Filipino migrant domestic workers in the context of Asia migration and development trends
06/04/2011 06:08:42
This paper seeks to examine the motivations, conditions and experiences of Filipino migrant domestic workers who have worked or returned and potential workers to Europe. This paper is contextualized in the development trends in the Asian region and on the debate of the migration-development nexus. The study interviewed three (3) returned migrant domestic workers from Europe and one (1) potential migrant domestic worker to Europe. The researchers interviewed the respondents in their hometowns and visited their domiciles to acquire a glimpse into their current way of life in the Philippines. In the interest of sharing the initiatives and perspectives of labor activists in organizing domestic workers in the region, the researchers have interviewed key people in the organizing of domestic workers in Hong Kong and Indonesia.

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Precarious Employment Patterns in the Philippine Metalworking Industry
05/18/2011 05:15:14
Of the many sectors that compose the main fabric of the Philippine manufacturing industry, the metals and engineering sector has gained considerable significance both in the domestic and international scenes. It can be attributed to the growing number of issues that confront the sector as the years pass. These days, the sector has to face yet another long-term concern that could dictate how it will tread the economic way through its rising labor component: intensifying labor flexibility and the proliferation of so-called “precarious jobs”. The paper aimed to study and explore the incidence of precarious work in the metalworking industry using case studies on selected affiliates of the Philippine Metalworkers‘ Alliance (PMA).

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Comparative Study on the Minimum Wage Laws and Systems in Select Countries in Asia
05/18/2011 05:10:29
In line with its campaign advocacies and research agenda, the Global Network endeavors to pioneer a comparative minimum wage research in Asia that focuses on how selected countries in the region fare with each other in terms of establishing minimum wage systems, their structure, the strategies adopted by trade unions and minimum wage advocates, coverage, criteria, among other issues. Such a comparative review of wage legislations across Asian countries would help ascertain the degree of development in labor and industrial relations as well as wage legislations in the region. As important as the bigger picture is a key feature to look at which involves the application or implementation of the laws. Although, this paper may not be able to explore, at the very least, and discuss the details of the implementation process in an objective manner, it will assess the views and available documented accounts coming from the vantage point of labor unions in Asia intermingled with those of labor rights advocates and labor relations experts.

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Social protection in the Philippines: A case study on the country’s social security model and conditional cash transfer program.
05/18/2011 05:07:09
The case study delved into the social protection framework of the Philippines with focus on the conditional cash transfer program, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

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History and Prospects of Legislating Unemployment Benefits in the Philippines
05/18/2011 04:52:09
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Baseline Research on Domestic Workers in Asia and the Middle East
05/18/2011 04:49:31
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Comparative Study Into the Social Protection Models and Policy Advocacy Strategies in Selected Asian Countries: A Regional Report
05/18/2011 04:45:54
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Country Report on Women Situation
08/11/2007 03:08:39
The Philippines is one of the most advanced in promoting gender equity and non-discrimination for women in Asia. It is also one of the most open societies compared to other Asian societies in recognizing women’s important role in society. In terms of laws, the Philippines ensures in its 1997 Constitution to respect the rights of women and recognize their role in nation-building. Other progressive laws have also been passed to protect women against sexual harassment, violence, and discrimination. However, there is still a wide gap between good intentions and reality. Gender-sensitive laws and regulations in the country remain largely unimplemented.

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