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.
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.
Decent and affordable shelter has been the long-time goal of the Philippine government as stipulated in the 1987 Constitution, its subscription to the attainment of safe, resilient, and sustainable human settlements which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Housing goal is again reiterated in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. Presently, the country’s housing need is estimated at six (6) million units and it is projected to increase to 12.5 million by 2030.