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  • Senior High School and the Labor Market 

    Jr., Aniceto C. Orbeta; Lagarto, Marites B.; Ortiz, Ma. Kristina P.; Ortiz, Danica Aisa P.; Potestad, Maropsil V. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-12-30)
    The enactment of RA 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 added two years to basic education. One of the rationales offered by proponents of the law is that Senior High School (SHS) graduates can work or engage in entrepreneurial activities ...
  • Regulatory Measures Affecting Service Trade and Investment: Information and Communications Technology Services 

    Barcenas, Lai-Lynn Angelica B.; Serafica, Ramonette B. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-12-30)
    Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services are necessary to spur economic growth especially in the digital age. The comparative advantage enjoyed by the Philippines in specific ICT and ICT-enabled services indicate the ...
  • Forest Protection in the Philippines 

    Domingo, Sonny N.; Manejar, Arvie Joy A. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-12-30)
    Philippines has a land mass of 30 million ha, 52.7 percent of which was classified as forestlands. The country was identified as a megadiverse area in terms of tropical forests and biodiverse ecosystems. Laws and policies were laid since 1975 in order ...
  • Disaster Preparedness and Local Governance in the Philippines 

    Domingo, Sonny N.; Manejar, Arvie Joy A. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-12-30)
    The high level of casualties, population displacements and economic costs from recent disaster events still point to necessary augmentations in disaster preparedness. Policy has to be revisited, institutional arrangements have to be reviewed and resource ...

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