BWSC joins HRDS in promoting disability awareness
“Sabay-sabay, Pantay-pantay sa Pag-unlad ng mga Kababaihang may Kapansanan #WalangIwanan”. This was the theme of the 15th Women with Disabilities Day celebration paving the way for the conduct of a Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Orientation for Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) employees on March 29, 2019.
SWITS pilots in Batangas, MOA with LGU set for signing
This April, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) and DOLE Regional Office No. IV-A, and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Nasugbu, Batangas for the Social Amelioration Program-Sugar Workers Information and Tracking System (SAP-SWITS) will be finalized. The MOA will be signed soon by Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena of the DOLE Regional Office No. IV-A and Nasugbu Mayor Antonio Jose Barcelon.
Dir. Trayvilla asks ILS to research on new forms of work by children
Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla, Director of the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), recommended to Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III for the Institute of Labor Studies (ILS) to conduct a research on the new forms of work by children that will know the extent of child labor in the informal economy.
DOLE’s Asec Abuan graces 1st Family Welfare Committees Regional Convention
No less than the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) graced the first ever Family Welfare Committees Regional Convention spearheaded by the SOCCSKSARGEN Federation of Family Welfare Committees, Inc. (SFFWCI) in coordination with DOLE Region 12.
BWSC Recommends PSA to Integrate Informal Employment Qs in the LFS
The current proxy indicators used on self-employed and unpaid family workers in the Labor Force Survey (LFS) could not provide a complete statistical picture of informal employment in the country. Thus, the Philippines lags behind other ASEAN countries in data collection on informality and informal employment.