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Press releases

  1. ILO: Prevent child labour, protect children in conflict and disaster

    14 June 2017

    Children put their lives in danger as they are pushed to child labour and trafficking in conflicts and disasters. Almost 70 million children are affected by natural disasters each year and 250 million children live in areas affected by armed conflict.

  2. ILO launches media competition and Youth4OSH project in the Philippines

    05 June 2017

    To build a safety and health culture among young Filipino workers, the ILO launches the Youth4OSH Project and invites young people to join the SafeYouth@Work Media Competition. Winning entries for photo, film, song, story, poster/drawing and the unique Surprise Us category will get the chance to travel to Singapore in September 2017 and to present their winning piece due on 30 June 2017.

  3. © 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.

  4. 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.

Features articles

  1. 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.

  2. © 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Speeches

  1. Opening address at the Technical Workshop on Employment Projections for Green Jobs

    29 June 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Technical Workshop on Employment Projections for Green Jobs, Manila, Philippines 29 June 2017

  2. Opening address at the at the Roundtable Discussion on Green Jobs and Just Transition to a Green Economy

    28 June 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Roundtable Discussion on Green Jobs and Just Transition to a Green Economy, Makati City, Philippines 28 June 2017

  3. Opening address at the National Anti-Illegal Recruitment Summit

    09 June 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National Anti-Illegal Recruitment Summit of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, 9 June 2017

  4. Opening address at the Deep Dive Workshop on “Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition” of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017

    06 June 2017

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Deep Dive Workshop on “Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition” of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017, Manila, Philippines 6 June 2017