In 1948, two years after gaining its independence, the Philippines joined the ILO. Since joining, the Philippines has been one of the ILO’s most active members, giving strong support to policies and programmes. The Philippines, through government, employers and workers partnership, was the first country in Asia to participate in a pilot programme on decent work.
The ILO Country Office for the Philippines opened in 1970. The office provides support through its Decent Work Country Programme
which addresses decent work deficits in the country. To build bridges between its standard-setting role and services and programmes for the nation’s people, the ILO runs projects
with funding from donors worldwide and partnerships with local actors.
The ILO Country Office for the Philippines provides information resources
. ILO publications
, tools, research, statistics, training manuals, technical guides and other reference material provide information on work-related issues.