Resources on employment promotion

  1. News@ILO Philippines, 4th quarter 2016

    20 December 2016

    The 4th quarter enewsletter from the ILO Country Office for the Philippines provides latest developments and activities in the country, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  2. Business process outsourcing in the Philippines: Challenges for decent work

    14 December 2016

    The growth of the Philippine BPO sector has provided over a million jobs, and BPO has become the second-largest contributor, after remittances from overseas Filipino workers, to the country’s GDP. As the industry moves towards maturity, technological innovations will likely bring a new wave of development, creating a demand for higher skilled workers. The challenge for the Philippines is to remain competitive as a BPO destination while ensuring decent work for over a million workers, especially women, engaged in the sector.

  3. Opening address at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop

    06 October 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop, Manila, 6 October 2016

  4. Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN): Project fact sheet

    04 October 2016

    The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading.

  5. The ILO in the Philippines

    04 October 2016

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in the Philippines. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken in cooperation with the government, employers and workers organizations, and development partners on a wide range of work and work-place issues.

  6. News@ILO Philippines, 3rd quarter 2016

    30 September 2016

    The 3rd quarter enewsletter from the ILO Country Office for the Philippines provides latest developments and activities in the country, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  7. Making connections: Farm-to-market road rehabilitation in San Isidro, Leyte

    21 September 2016

    The Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-damaged farm-to-market road in San Isidro, Leyte severely hampered the farmers’ agricultural activities. In response, the International Labour Organization (ILO) supported the Municipal Government of San Isidro in restoring the small-scale farmers’ ability to generate income, and in enhancing their food security.

  8. Rebuilding Communities: Quick fix and repair of the Ormoc City Health Office

    21 September 2016

    The public health system of a municipality is crucial to ensuring the physical well-being of its residents. When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit Ormoc City, it reduced the functionality of Rural Health Units (RHU) and Barangay Health Stations (BHS) by half. The International Labour Organization (ILO), collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) thus saw an immediate need to get the system operational again.

  9. Improving Chances: Vocational skills training for the out-of-school youth of Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu

    21 September 2016

    Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) severely hampered key industries in Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu, including poultry farming and a burgeoning tourism industry. The International Labour Organization (ILO) not only contributed to the two industries’ revival but also made sure to include in livelihood recovery activities, some of their most vulnerable worker-constituents: the out-of-school youth (OSY).

  10. Helping One’s Self: Repair of Livelihood and Technical Skills (LiTeS) Training Centre in Bogo City, Northern Cebu

    21 September 2016

    Training in Bogo City’s Livelihood and Technical Skills (LiTeS) Training Center was hampered when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in Northern Cebu. In addition, the welding training building was severely damaged.