Ortigas, Pasig — The Philippines’ labor force has always been a vital driver of the country’s economic successes. In the middle of the pandemic, how can the Philippines keep this sector on track? This was the topic last May 28, 2021 on Session 2 of the Economic Fora, entitled “Opening the Economy for Recovery: Impact on Jobs and Labor Sector.
The event was co-organized by the Center for Research and Communication alongside the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Philippines Office Office, the Center for Strategy, Enterprise and Intelligence (CenSEI), the Development Academy of the Philippines’ Graduate School of Public and Development Management, Philippine Society for Public Administration, (PSPA), Blueprint.PH, and was led by the Philippines’  Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Updates on RBH 2 and Possible Impacts on Employment and Incomes.


The forum featured talks by  DILG Philippines Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya; Ms. Tonette de Jesus of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Philippines Office; Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III of Department of Labor and Employment – DOLE; Congressman Alfredo A. Garbin Jr, Chairperson of House Committee on Constitutional Amendments of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, and Mr. Leandro Tomas D. Tan of the UPPAF Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development.

Congressman Alfredo A. Garbin presented updates on the Legislative Agenda to Amend the Economic Provisions of the 1987 Constitution (formally known as “Resolution of Both Houses 2” or “RBH 2”) in his capacity as Chairperson of House Committee on Constitutional Amendments, while Mr. Leandro Tomas D. Tan of the UPPAF Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development gave a detailed presentation on the potential Impacts of Opening the Philippines to Potential Impact on Employment and Incomes.

Resolution of Both Houses 2
RBH 2 proposes to amend the Philippines’ 1987 constitution by  inserting the phrase “unless otherwise provided by law” to the various provisions which allow only Filipino citizens to “control, own, and/or lease alienable lands of public domain, natural resources, public utilities, educational institutions, mass media companies, and advertising companies in the Philippines.”

This video of the forum is available through the shared Facebook Livestreams of CRC, and the DILG, and is embedded below.

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