The ILO Country Office for the Philippines organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.
4 May 2018
Panel discussion co-organized by the Government of the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ILO on how investments and partnerships can accelerate a just transition to greener, fairer and more sustainable economies through decent work.
Workers Capacity Building Programme on Social Dialogue, Monitoring and Compliance of Labour Standards
12 - 13 April 2018
The ILO will bring together a core group of workers’ organizations and trade union representatives in a training programme, with focus on general labour standards and labour inspection, under the United States Department of Labor (US DOL) funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate.
Enhancing workers organizations’ capacity to implement OSH training programmes in the formal and informal economy
10 - 14 April 2018
Workers organizations and trade union representatives gained capacity in designing and implementing a training programme to promote compliance on occupational safety and health at work, especially among young workers in a training of trainers of the ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project.
21 - 23 March 2018
The ILO US Department of Labor projects on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate and SafeYouth@Work Project, shall be conducting a joint Training on Accident Investigation for Labour Inspectors, with participants from labour inspectors in all DOLE Regional Offices, selected lawyers from DOLE Regional Offices, and DOLE attached agencies relevant to the conduct of accident investigation.
28 February - 2 March 2018
The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct a training workshop “Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return” to help develop the capacities of the caseworkers of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) to identify, develop and, with the help of partners abroad, seek damages on behalf of migrant workers who have been exploited, trafficked or injured in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR).
22 - 23 February 2018
ILO is conducting a study that will assess the national regulatory framework on labour protections in fisheries in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines in terms of its jurisdiction and responsibilities under the laws of the sea as a flag State, port State, coastal State, as well as a source State for migrant labour to support the ratification of C188 and P029 in Southeast Asia.
22 - 23 February 2018
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has implemented reforms to improve its labour inspectorate system, in response to a 2009 ILO Technical Audit of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate which DOLE requested. Reforms started with the adoption of the Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) which introduced more active engagement of workers and employers at the enterprise level during inspection, and sought to integrate a developmental approach to labour inspection.
19 - 20 February 2018
Given the need to orient social partners on the new inspection rules, and the need to help them develop strategic compliance campaign interventions, it was proposed that the ILO Building the Capacity of the Philippine Labour Inspectorate Project to support the regional capacity building workshop for social partners on strategic compliance within the first quarter of 2018.
12 February 2018
The ILO, in collaboration with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) developed the Green Philippine Employment Projection Model (Green PEPM).
Launch of the Anthology of Stories - FAIR Perspective: Stories of Filipino migrant workers in the media
8 - 9 February 2018
The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct the following activities with the implementing partner, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP): Lecture series on media glossary on labour migration; Breakfast with editors; Launch of Anthology of stories on labour migration.
13 December 2017
The ILO brought together national government agencies, employers’ and workers’ organizations and partners in a national consultation workshop on emerging priorities as part of crafting the Decent Work Country Programme in the Philippines.
6 December 2017
The ILO in partnership with workers organizations in the Philippines discussed priorities and perspectives in preparing the next Decent Work Country Programme. Representatives of workers organizations, national federations and trade unions also provided insights on the findings of the Decent Work Country Diagnostics.
Validation Meeting with DOLE Regional Directors on the Proposed Job Descriptions, Performance Evaluation System and HR Tools for Labour Inspectors
5 December 2017
The change of administration in 2016, and lessons learned from the implementation of a development approach to inspection has led to demands to strengthen the regulatory and enforcement component of labour inspection. With this the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently issued DOLE Department Order 183-17. Given the stronger focus of DO 183-17 or the revised inspection rules on enforcement and case building, this would demand more time and skills from labour inspectors.
28 November 2017
This meeting was held to assess the implementation status of the Cambodian Policy on Labour Migration (2015-2018) as well as to develop action plans and priorities for its implementation in the coming year. It is part of wider efforts to maximise the contribution of labour migration to inclusive and stable growth in the ASEAN region.
22 - 23 November 2017
The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) is committed to exploring new ideas that could help reduce deceptive and abusive recruitment practices. The FAIR project has undertaken the training of Philippines and Hong Kong Kong private recruitment agency associations on fair recruitment.
20 November 2017
The ILO in partnership with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) brought together employers and its local chapters to strengthen its participation in formulating and implementing the Decent Work Country Programme in the Philippines.
10 November 2017
Government officials mapped policies and discussed issues on labour and employment in the Philippines. The policy mapping and dialogue among national government agencies is part of the key steps towards drafting the Decent Work Country Programme.
8 - 9 November 2017
The ILO Labour Inspectorate Project has assisted the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in developing four proposed job descriptions to include entry-level general labour inspector and senior general labour inspector, covering all aspects of general labour standards and basic occupational safety and health, entry-level technical labour inspector and senior technical labour inspector covering technical safety inspections and occupational safety and health investigations.
26 October 2017
The RPAC will provide technical and strategic guidance and governance to TRIANGLE in ASEAN and ensure that the programme remains aligned with ASEAN priorities and regional frameworks.
Consultation Workshop on Human Resource Results-based Management on Labour Inspection in Mindanao Region
25 - 26 October 2017
A core component of the ILO Labour Inspectorate Project support is to provide technical assistance to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the review of key human resource systems and functions that support labour inspection such as the review of job descriptions of labour inspectors, identification of specific training needs and review of performance monitoring tools and systems. The Project has assisted DOLE in the development of proposed job descriptions for labour inspectors, aligned with provisions of ILO Convention 81 and 129.