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Learning and Moving Forward from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for the Incoming Administration

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies, through the Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P) project, held a virtual forum on May 5, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN via Cisco Webex. This public event themed “Learning and Moving Forward from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for the Incoming Administration” featured studies of some SERP-P partner-institutions. It is the first installment of the SERP-P knowledge-sharing webinar series.

SERP-P ( is an online knowledge resource developed and maintained by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). It contains socioeconomic studies and materials produced by PIDS, government agencies, research and academic institutions, and international organizations based in the Philippines. Its establishment in 2000 is in line with the Institute’s mandates of providing a common link between the government and research institutions and establishing an open-access repository of socioeconomic information that policymakers and development practitioners, researchers, educators, and students can use. The SERP-P Network has more than 50 partner-institutions to date.


Policy Imperatives to Promote Urban Agriculture in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic among Local Government Units in the Philippines presented by Dr. Glenn Gregorio, Director, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

An Evaluation of Sin Taxes’ Implementation and Health Expenditure Earmarking presented by Mr. Edrei Udaundo, Supervising Legislative Staff Officer II, HoR-Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department and Ms. Pamela Diaz-Manalo, Director for Budget Policy Research Service, HoR-Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department

Overworked, Underemployed, and Underpaid: Unraveling the Challenges of Filipino Workers During the Pandemic presented by Dr. Jason Alinsunurin, Associate Professor, DLSU – School of Economics

Study on the Filipino Health Workforce: A Sequential Exploratory Analysis of the Decent Work Outcomes in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao Hospitals presented by Mr. Raymond Estrella, Senior Labor and Employment Officer, DOLE – Institute for Labor Studies