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.
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.
25 - 26 October 2017
The Forum is convened and hosted by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat, ILO, IOM, UN Women and the Taskforce on ASEAN Migrant Workers.
10 October 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), in partnership with the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project, has been convening a series of regional consultations to gather region and sector-specific inputs from tripartite plus stakeholders for the updating of the national OSH profile. So far, regional consultations have been done in Region III at Clark, Pampanga (July 27, 2017), Region VII in Cebu City (September 29, 2017) and Region IVA in Batangas City (October 10, 2017). Similar consultations will also be convened in the Cordillera Administrative Region and in Region XI in the coming days.
Regional Dialogue on Green Growth for Jobs and Social Inclusion: Making the case for a just transition in Asia
25 - 27 September 2017
The International Labour Organization Country Office for the Philippines (ILO CO-Manila), the Green Jobs Programme, and the International Training Centre (ITC) of the ILO have organized a regional dialogue on "Green Growth for Jobs and Social Inclusion: Making the case for a just transition in Asia".
13 September 2017
The event officially launched the ILO EU GSP+ project on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining which focused on the better application of international labour standards particularly on FOA and CB. The occasion also gathered tripartite social partners particularly government agencies involved in formulating strategies to improve application of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (SafeYouth@Work) Project Convenes its 4th Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting
8 September 2017
DOLE Assistant Secretary Amuerfina Reyes chaired the 4th PSC meeting on behalf of Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III. The meeting which gathered 26 participants, representing the organizations of various implementing partners, provided updates on ongoing and planned activities for 2017.
Workshop on Integrating Occupational Safety and Health in the Merit Badge System of the Philippine Boy Scouts
23 August 2017
Towards tapping various avenues for increasing young workers knowledge and skills on Occupatoinal Safety and Health (OSH), the USDOL funded SafeYouth@Work Project is partnering with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) to develop a specialized OSH badge as part of the scout organization's merit badge system.