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Press releases

  1. ILO, TESDA opens 175 Technology Scholarships for Women

    21 June 2018

    Full scholarships in animation, game creation and web development are open to women ages 18 to 45 years old. ILO and TESDA, with the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation have opened 175 scholarships for more women in the Philippines to venture in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers.

  2. EU, business and labour org host forum on labour standards and trade, discuss decent work and sustainable trade in Philippine value chains

    05 June 2018

    The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines (EUD), the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have come together to host a forum entitled Labour Standards and Trade: A Discussion on Decent Work and Sustainable Trade in Philippine Value Chains.

  3. Philippines pioneers responsible and ethical gold brand in Fashion Week

    26 May 2018

    The Philippines blazed the trail for responsible and ethical gold from artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM) with the launch of the Compassionate Gold brand at the Philippine Fashion Week. The Compassionate Gold is among the innovative solutions to address child labour and to promote decent work.

  4. 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.

Features articles

  1. Safety matters: More to life after Haiyan

    21 May 2018

    Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. Construction ahead, safety first

    14 May 2018

    Construction attracts more young workers but it has one of the highest rates of occupational injury and illness. Santi knows that workers in the construction industry face day to day occupational hazards.

  3. Think safety, work safely

    07 May 2018

    Safety and health at work is important for government officials and workers in the public sector. Al, a young public sector official and union member shares that the local government is also performing its duty to protect its people by ensuring occupational safety and health.

  4. Safe and equal opportunities without dangerous shortcuts

    30 April 2018

    Risky behaviours are most common among young workers. Zai, a female welder shares that women can do what men can. Welders like her, however, should not take dangerous shortcuts to make easy money, because what is important is making it home safe for your family.

Speeches

  1. Opening address at the South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization

    16 July 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization, Manila, Philippines, 16 July 2018

  2. Opening address at the ITCILO Workshop on “Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines”

    11 July 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ITCILO Workshop on “Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines”, Manila, Philippines, 11 July 2018

  3. Opening address at the “Empowering Workers for Labour Rights Compliance by All: Paralegal Training on Labour Rights and Labour Laws, Case Build-up, Documentation and Monitoring”

    06 July 2018

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, at the “Empowering Workers for Labour Rights Compliance by All: Paralegal Training on Labour Rights and Labour Laws, Case Build-up, Documentation and Monitoring”, 6 to 8 July 2018, Davao City, Philippines

  4. Opening address at the Writeshop on Freedom of Association for the Commission on Human Rights

    28 June 2018

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, at the Writeshop on Freedom of Association for the Commission on Human Rights, 28 June 2018, Quezon City, Philippines