DLSU-AKI Policy Brief, Volume VII, No. 17
Mitigating Emissions Associated With the Production of Traded Goods
BRAc RN 2021-01
Shedding Light on Bank Deposits in Philippine Provinces
Modernizing VAT in the Digital Economy
Nature-Based Policies Towards Green Recovery: Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change and Future Disease Outbreaks

PIDS WB 2021-1104
Assessing the Philippines' Performance in Meeting the ASEAN Economic Community Vision 2025
PIDS WB 2021-1103
Examining The Health Impacts Of The COVID-19 Pandemic In The Philippines
ILS 30th Anniversary Video
PIDS WB 2021-1102
Evaluating the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program's Payment System
Publication Detail
TAS-03: Labor and Employment Policies in the Context of Federalism: Learnings for the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s assumption to power served as an impetus for the prioritization of a host of socioeconomic and political reforms—one of which is the proposal to shift from unitary to federal government. The head of state has been openly advocating for such a move—calling for support from policymakers in amending the 1987 Constitution to pave the way for a “Federal Republic of the Philippines.” President Duterte views federalism as a means to comprehensively address social unrest in Mindanao and to fully tap regional growth potentials (Miral, 2017). Against such backdrop, this issue paper tackles how labor and employment policies (LEP) fit into a federal form of government—providing key insights on how the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) can possibly envisage LEP to be implemented in the Philippines under a federal form of government. The subsequent parts of the paper are structured as follows: Section II gives an overview of federalism, offering a working definition of the term and outlining its typology; Section III provides a glimpse of the prototype of federalism endorsed by the Duterte Administration; Section IV contains the main portion of the issue paper where LEP are situated vis-à-vis a proposed federal set-up in the Philippines—drawing from experiences from various federal countries; and lastly, Section V concludes and reiterates the main points raised in the paper.

Department of Labor and Employment - Institute for Labor Studies
Authors Keywords
Villanueva, John Emmanuel B.; labor; employment; federalism; labor market governance;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2018 and available for Downloaded 4 times since November 23, 2021
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. You will answer the profile questions only once as long as you enter the same email address. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display; please use the same email address when downloading another publication so that the profile questions will not appear)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.