Labour and employment in the Philippines

The Philippines under the AFTA regime: An inquiry into the labour and employment dimensions of economic regional integration

The report is an inquiry into the labour and employment impact of Philippine participation in the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) project. This is part of a wider inquiry being conducted by the ILO on the AFTA's impact on the labour and employment situation in the region.

The report covers two topics: (a) overview of the Philippine economic performance and the employment situation under global and regional economic integration, trends in the Philippine trade relations within the ASEAN; and (b) assessment of Philippine competitiveness in the context of global and regional integration.