HomeAsian Journal of Business and Governancevol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

Empowerment and Quality of Life of Local Migrant Workers in an Urban Community

Donna Lou E. Neri | Genaro V. Japos

Discipline: Genetic Engineering, Governance



This descriptive study explores the empowerment of local migrant workers in an urban community of Southern Philippines . The respondents are the 164 workers in five of the biggest retail stores in the city. Modified questionnaires, supplemented with FGDs, were the main tool employed. Permission was requested from the DOLE and the store management, as well as written informed consent from the study participants. Data gathered were then processed using descriptive statistics. Results show that due to their resilience and tenacity of purpose, they have high empowerment level and are moderately satisfied of the quality of their life. The findings have various implications on program planning and policy making in related private and government agencies to promote the empowerment among local migrant workers.