Enterprise Formalization

Session Structure and Presentations on Situation Analysis on the Philippines - Putting the present policy mix in the R204 context

The session on Situation Analysis on the Philippines will provide the participants the context of the Philippines’ policy framework from an R204 angle so that the subsequent discussion during the Forum will become most relevant to the policymakers and the experts of the Philippines. The session includes presentation on a summary of the six thematic policy areas of this integrated approach along with the stakeholder analysis, an informal economy actor perspective and the briefing of the informal economy bill being discussed at the parliament.

Agenda | Makati City, Philippines | 16 July 2018
Contact(s): Mr Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist
AGENDA & PROCEEDINGS

14:00 – 15:00 Situationer Presentation

• Introduction by Ms Sandra Yu, Specialist, Local Strategies for Decent Work, ILO Decent Work Technical Team for East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific (DTW-Bangkok), ILO

• 1: Size of the Informal Economy in the Philippines by Ms Maria Lourdes “Cheekee” Gonzales, Chief, Workers in the Informal Economy Development Division, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

• 2: Social security programmes and their outreach to informal economy by Mr Antonio S. Argabioso, Acting Senior Vice President, Account Management Group, and the Philippine Social Security System (SSS) by Ms Maria Lourdes “Cheekee” Gonzales, DOLE BWSC

• 3: Simplified tax for MSEs in the context of enterprise formalization by Mr Timm B. Renomeron, OIC-Chief, Regional Investigation Division of Revenue Region 8 – Makati, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

• 4: Access to inclusive financial services by MSEs in the context of enterprise formalization by Mr Cesar Agusto Villanueva, Financial Literacy Advocacy Group (FLAG), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Ms Lourdes Baula, Head, Southern Luzon Group, the Small Business Corporation

• 5: Access to public procurement by MSEs in the context of enterprise formalization by Ms Melissa A. Santiago-Yan, Deputy Executive Director IV of the Government Procurement Policy Board-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO)

• 6: Access to entrepreneurship, skills training and business development services (BDS) in the context of enterprise formalization Ms Maria Lourdes “Cheekee” Gonzales, DOLE BSWD

• 7: Business registration reforms by Ms Mary Jean T. Pacheco, Assistant Secretary, Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

• 8: Stakeholder analysis by Mr Ferdinando Hombrebueno, Director, Basic Sector Coordinating and Advocacy Service (BSCAS), the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)

• 9: Barriers to formalization from an informal economy actor perspective by Ms Susanita “Babes” Tesiorna, National President, the Alliance of Workers in the Informal Economy/Sector (ALLWIES)

• 10: The MACWIE bill – Salient Features by Ms Susanita “Babes” Tesiorna, ALLWIES

15:00 – 15:30 Questions and Answers, Facilitated by Ms Sandra Yu, ILO