The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), has augmented its program coverage to include more Higher Education Institution (HEI) workers and professionals affected by the implementation of K to 12, and increased the financial assistance offered by the K to 12 DOLE Adjustment Measures Program (AMP). Effective since 16 October 2017, DOLE Department Order (DO) 177-17 supersedes DO 152-16 or the Guidelines of the K to 12 DOLE AMP Implementation issued on 10 March 2016.
Labor market trends, both local and global, have been constantly changing and reshaping employment policies and opportunities for the workforce. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a digital revolution characterized by the use of technologies for communication and economic purposes, jobs are beginning to transform, and new job categories are starting to emerge, posing the risk of job displacement and mismatch.
“ILO is confident that the Philippines will deliver,” proclaimed National Project and Programme Coordinator for SafeYouth@ Work Project in the Philippines Katherine B. Brimon, during her Closing Remarks at the Communications Planning Workshop last 28 February–2 March 2017 at Pontefino Hotels, Batangas City.