To foster a common understanding between the focal persons, Internal Management and Services Divisions, Technical Support and Services Division Chiefs, and Regional Accountants of the different DOLE Offices on the revised guidelines in the implementation of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), the Bureau of Workers of Special Concerns (BWSC), conducted two batches of orientations in General Santos City on March 27 to 29, 2017 and in Legazpi City on April 3 to 5, 2017. The participants, composed of 92 for the first batch and 90 for the second batch, were also guided in the operationalization of the DOLE Sustainable Livelihood Framework (SLF) and given workshop on the DILEEP monitoring system developed by the Bureau.

 

The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns spearheaded the conduct of workshops for the Implementation of the Livelihood Agenda for 2017-2022 just recently. The series of workshops aim to ensure the translation of the Livelihood Agenda into concrete and doable action plan. “Ang livelihood Agenda ang naging resulta ng Livelihood Summit na isinagawa natin noong nakaraang taon na siyang nabalangkas ng iba’t-ibang ahensya ng gobyerno, pribadong sector, akademya at civil society organizations upang matulungan ang mga manggagawang nasa impormal na sector na mas magiging kumpetitibo, maunlad at tuloy-tuloy ang kanilang kabuhayan at kalaunan ay ma-transition ito sa formal na sector.”, Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod said in his opening message.

The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) conducted just recently a Planning Workshop Towards the Review of the 2010 Rationalization Plan. The objective of the activity was to review and assess the seven-year implementation of the BWSC Rationalization Plan, and come up with a proposed organizational structure and plan for a more focused exercise of its functions and delivery of services.

Members of the NCLC and other partner agencies and organizations gathered for the Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL) Partners’ Meeting on February 20, 2017 at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, Manila. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the revised PPACL Framework for CY 2017-2022 which represents the ideas and goals of the NCLC to the movement against child labor, the child labor input to the Philippine Development Plan, and the reconstitution of the NCLC Sub-Committees.

Partner agencies of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) gathered for the launch of the convergence programs to combat child labor in the Philippines last January 12, 2017 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), spearheaded the event.

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