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Press releases

  1. New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

  2. Philippines tops ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    16 January 2018

    The ILO has announced the winning stories of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration, of which two came from the Philippines.

  3. ILO announces the four winners of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2017

    To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December, the ILO has announced the four winners of its 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

  4. ILO welcomes ASEAN forum recommendations to ensure labour rights protection to domestic workers

    02 November 2017

    10th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML), held in Manila, concluded with adoption of a strong set of recommendations that recognize domestic workers as workers in ASEAN.

Features articles

  1. Achievements of Filipino youth at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    26 November 2017

    Young people from the Philippines find solutions to address occupational safety and health at work. Prototypes developed at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore include a worker's eye app and round table with key stakeholders.

  2. Building peace through economic development in the southern Philippines

    16 June 2017

    An ILO project in the southern Philippines shows how the spirit of the possible new ILO standard can be put into practice by lifting conflict-hit communities out of poverty through local economic development.

  3. © Minette Rimando / ILO 2018

    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.

  4. 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.

Speeches

  1. Opening address at the Capacity Building Seminar of selected NTIPC-MB, RTMB and CHR representatives on case build-up and documentation

    08 March 2018

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Programme Officer delivered on behalf of Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Capacity Building Seminar of selected NTIPC-MB, RTMB and CHR representatives on case build-up and documentation, Davao City, Philippines, 8 March 2018

  2. Opening Address at the Green TVET Forum and Strategic Planning on Greening the TVET System

    06 March 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Green TVET Forum and Strategic Planning on Greening the TVET System, Manila, Philippines, 6 March 2018

  3. Solidarity message at the 100 Women for 100 Days Creative Advocacy Event on the Expanded Maternity Protection

    05 March 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 100 Women for 100 Days Creative Advocacy Event on the Expanded Maternity Protection, House of Representatives, Quezon City, Philippines, 5 March 2018

  4. Opening address at the Luzon Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Compliance

    19 February 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Luzon Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Compliance, Manila, Philippines, 19 February 2018