UP ISSI recently participated in the Validation Workshop of the Draft National Government Action Plan for the Implementation of the Livelihood Agenda for 2017-2022 on 17 March 2017 in Pasay City. The workshop was spearheaded by the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and attended by representatives from the academe as well as various agencies from the Philippine government and international organizations such as the World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency and the International Labour Organization.
This integrated approach of the Philippine government for the livelihood programs of various agencies hopes to achieve the Philippine Development Plan for 2017 to 2022.
DOLE-BWSC said that the academe could extend its technical assistance in the policy making of the framework of the action plan. Responding to this solicitation of support, Engr. Leoncio T. Cubillas Jr., head of UP ISSI’s Business Enterprise Development Division, mentioned the current efforts of the Institute via its training, research and extension services, which are consistent with its mandate to assist the promotion and development of small and medium enterprises in the country.
UP ISSI also participated in the Employment and Livelihood Summit, which was jointly spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry and DOLE last 1 and 2 December 2016. The said summit aimed at developing the Blueprint for Decent Employment and Entrepreneurship.