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Press releases

  1. © ILO/Maxime Fossat 2017

    Flash mob, toolbox talks rally workplace safety in the Philippines

    27 April 2017

    Youth rise up against workplace accidents and illnesses through flash mob and toolbox talks to mark the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work in the Philippines.

  2. Philippines bolsters fight against child labour

    12 January 2017

    The Philippines ushers in the New Year with programmes to intensify its fight against child labour. These initiatives include a first comprehensive project on child labour with set up of helpdesks, a new project on child labour in gold mining, and a new child labour module in the conditional cash transfer programme.

  3. ASEAN’s governments, workers and employers recommend strengthening social protection to build better resilience to disasters

    22 November 2016

    ILO and ASEAN member States gather in Manila to share their experiences, and learn from countries in other regions on practices using social protection measures to prepare and respond to natural disasters.

  4. ILO: Safety and health culture crucial in the Philippines

    17 November 2016

    The ILO highlights the need for a safety and health culture especially among young workers in the Philippines to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses.

Features articles

  1. © Minette Rimando / ILO 2017

    Job skills boost confidence, build peace in Zamboanga

    24 January 2017

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.

  2. Why breastfeeding is a truck driver’s issue

    31 March 2014

    Truck driver Ronaldo Payda believes breastfeeding rights are a man's business too. He took up the cause after he and his wife saw the effects on their new baby. An ILO project is trying to build on such advocacy work, to help more working women keep their babies healthy.

  3. The daily struggle of a Haiyan widow

    07 March 2014

    Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.

  4. Rebuilding a better future in the wake of typhoon Bopha

    25 January 2013

    Almost two months after Typhoon Bopha slammed the Philippines, survivors are still struggling to rebuild their lives. The ILO is helping give communities new livelihood prospects, but renewed flooding has affected aid efforts.

Speeches

  1. Opening address at the ILO-EU STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project Technical Workshop on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment

    29 March 2017

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Senior Programme Officer a.i. delivered on behalf of Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-EU STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project Technical Workshop on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment, Makati, Philippines, 29 March 2017

  2. Message of support at the ILO-EU STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project Technical Workshop on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment

    29 March 2017

    By Ms Therese Yosuico, Trade Officer of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, delivered on behalf of His Excellency Ambassador Franz Jessen at the ILO-EU STRENGTHEN (Trade and Employment) Project Technical Workshop on Assessing the Effects of Trade on Employment, Makati, Philippines, 29 March 2017

  3. Opening address at the One with the children in ending child labour (Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya)

    12 January 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the One with the children in ending child labour (Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya), Quezon City, 12 January 2017

  4. Opening address at the workshop on Implementing reforms on the Philippines’ protection from unemployment schemes

    15 December 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Workshop on Implementing reforms on the Philippines’ protection from unemployment schemes, Pasig City, Philippines, 15 December 2016