Agenda: Overcoming the Jobs Crisis and Shaping an Inclusive Recovery: The Philippines in the aftermath of the global economic turmoil

Agenda | 11 March 2010

Day 1



8:30 – 9:30

Philippine National Anthem

Opening the conference with café style around key questions (World Café)

9:30 – 10:00

Introduction and welcome by ILO Manila Director, Linda Wirth

Keynote Address by the Philippines Secretary of Labor, Honorable Marianito Roque

Conference objectives and programme by Aurelio Parisotto, ILO Policy Integration Department

10:00 – 12:00

Experts Panel 1: From crisis to crisis: resiliency and vulnerabilities of labour market and enterprises in the Philippines

Resource persons: Undersecretary Rosalinda Baldoz (DOLE), Ms Amelita King-Dejardin (ILO), Mr Renato Almeda (Yazaki-Torres) and Mr Antonio Asper (FFW)

Moderator: Mr Cayetano Paderanga, UP School of Economics

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:30

Experts Panel 2: Coherent Policies for Jobs-led recovery and pro-poor growth

Resource persons: Director Dennis Arroyo (NEDA), Representative (DOF), Mr Fernando Aldaba, Mr Aurelio Parisotto (ILO), Mr Virgilio Fulgencio (DTI), Director Flore Cabatingan, TUCP

Moderator: Ms Winnie Monsod, UP School of Economics


Brief introduction to Breakout Groups (BOG) Track 1 – Employment Creation (Fish Bowl)

Breakout Group 1

Coping with recurring emergencies and vulnerabilities through employment, enterprise and livelihood programmes

Resource persons: Honorable Domingo Panganiban (Secretary of NAPC), Undersecretary Lulu Trasmonte (DOLE)

Facilitator: Mr Ciriaco Lagunsad (DOLE)

Breakout Group 2

Optimizing LGU support for local economic development and job creation

Resource persons: Mr Roy Moreno (NCC), Mr Jude Esguerra

Technical Focal Point: ILO

Facilitator: Jess Macasil, ILO

17:30 –18:00

Reporting Back to Plenary of BOGs


Reception hosted by the ILO

Day 2

09:00 – 11:00

Brief introduction to Breakout Groups (BOG) Track 2 – Social Protection (Fish Bowl) by Rene Ofreneo and LK Santos

Breakout Group 3

Proposal for an Unemployment Insurance Scheme

This will discuss the feasibility of the scheme, reform of labour market institutions

Resource persons: Axel Weber, Horacio Templo (SSS), Edgardo Lacson (ECOP)

Technical Focal Point: ILO

Facilitator: Rene Ofreneo, ILO

Breakout Group 4

Towards basic social protection for all

Conditional Cash Transfers, feasibility of an employment guarantee scheme

USEC Luwalhati Pablo (DSWD), Camilla Holmemo (ADB), Celia Reyes (PIDS), Jehan Arulpragassam (World Bank)

Technical Focal Point: UNDP

Facilitator: Aurelio Parisotto, ILO

11:00 – 11:30

Reporting Back to Plenary of BOGs

11:30 – 12:00

Introduction to Open Space

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00

Open Space

15:00 – 15:30

Wrapping Up of Open Space/Feedback

15:30 – 17:00

Ways Forward (Talk Show)

This session will distil lessons and key points from the discussion, highlight challenges, suggest directions and implementation mechanisms

ILO (Aurelio Parisotto), DOLE (Usec Trasmonte or Usec Baldoz), UN Task Force on the Crisis, NEDA, TUCP, ECOP

Moderator: Lucita Lazo


Closing Remarks by Keiko Niimi, Deputy Director, ILO Manila