This case study examined government employees’ productivity as they adopt various types of alternative work arrangements during the COVID-19 community quarantine period using an online survey and focus group discussion as data gathering methods. Results showed that regardless of the type of alternative work arrangements adopted, the self-perceived productivity and efficiency of government employees remain satisfactory during the pandemic-induced lockdown. While the findings alluded to government agencies’ agility and resiliency in maintaining their productivity amid a crisis and using alternative work setups, additional support and re-calibration of existing policies and guidelines are needed to safeguard employee safety and ensure organizational productivity within the foreseeable future.
The Insurance Industry is one of the most regulated Industries in the country second to the Banking Industry, with both being in the financial services sector. However in the Philippines, the Insurance Industry’s main regulator, the Insurance Commission counts other Industries not related to Insurance under its regulatory ambit and this includes Health Maintenance Organizations, the Pre-Need Industry, The Mutual Benefit Associations and their respective ancillary industries.
The objective of the study is to identify, validate and prioritize major regulatory inefficiencies, particularly in basic education and propose alternative solutions to maximize regulatory benefits and minimize regulatory costs to the public and private sectors
and society in general.
The study is national in scope. It focused mainly on domestic / industrial water supply (for households and industries) for both urban and peri-urban water supply and ground water.
In the Philippines, remittances from both domestic and international sources has continued to grow at a steady pace for the past few years and this trend is expected to last with sustained local and international migration.
The administration started its term with a clear focus on environmental issues facing the country. Given that climate change was a major issue, the mining industry was at the limelight due to the heavy damages that the industry purportedly caused. Mining audits closed or suspended a lot of the operating mines while the audits were being done, and contributed to the decline in contribution to the national economy.
Tourism was one of industries that was identified by the National Economic Development Authority as drivers of inclusive growth. Tourism has grown steadily from 2008 to 2018, from 3.14 million to 7.13 million, averaging 8% growth rate per year.
Health regulation is one of the vital components of the Philippines health system. The health system is a broad umbrella term, which includes the formalized health care systems, which are formalized; legally regulated financing; and the provision of health (medical) services, inclusive of preventive, curative and palliative interventions provided by trained health personnel.
Among other factors, a country’s economic growth is propelled by sustainable agriculture, business, industrial and manufacturing activities, and increased productivity of the services sector. In the recent past (2015-2017), the Philippines attained 6 to 7 percent annual growth rate as reported by its Central Bank; but being an oil-importing country from which power is mostly generated, its economic expansion fluctuated in 2018 due to oil price increases.
Logistics is the part of the supply chain involving the physical movement of goods, services, cash, and information. It includes inbound and outbound transportation, material handling, warehousing, inventory, order fulfillment and distribution, third party logistics, and reverse logistics (Stevenson and Sum, 2014). Logistics also includes the storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventories, and finished good.