The Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) is the main and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration held every September. This year, the 7th APPC will feature the theme “Reset and Rebuild for a Better Philippines in the Post-Pandemic World” in a four-part webinar series.

As the final webinar in the series to be held on September 23, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, it will discuss the topic “Robust and Healthy Workforce”. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many issues and challenges with the current design of social protection systems around the world.

Specifically, this session will tackle the challenges and issues brought by the pandemic especially to low-compensation workers and discuss how various sectors could help in promoting a robust and healthy workforce in the country post-pandemic.

The APPC Closing Program follows after the session.

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The webinar will be streamed live on the PIDS Facebook page (

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Health: The People’s First and Foremost Agenda in the Private Sector presented by Ms. Pryncess Hyacinth P. Esguerra, director of the Human Resource Department of the Robinsons Land Corporation

Jobs for Filipinos, Jobs for the Future presented by Dr. Yoonyoung Cho, senior economist at the World Bank

Reaction of Dr. Srinivas Tata, director of the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific

Reaction of Ms. Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, executive director of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Institute for Labor Studies

The recording of this webinar may be viewed at

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