News and press releases

January 2018

  1. 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.

December 2017

  1. 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.

November 2017

  1. Over half of the elderly in Philippines have no pension

    30 November 2017

    A universal pension can propel Philippines towards reaching global social protection standards.

  2. ASEAN leaders sign Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers

    14 November 2017

  3. 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.

June 2017

  1. The road to clean energy: Policy coherence and convergence of actions key to a just transition

    23 June 2017

    The Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition Workshop gathered over 80 representatives from governments, enterprises, workers, financial institutions and development partners to discuss the future of work for a clean energy and just transition with a panel of experts. The workshop is part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

April 2017

  1. © ILO/Maxime Fossat 2018

    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.

January 2017

  1. 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.

November 2016

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

September 2016

  1. ILO and DOLE hold area wide consultations on labour inspection

    30 September 2016

    The ILO, through the USDOL funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate has conducted a series of area-wide consultations to validate the gap analysis for ILO Conventions on labour inspection and the Proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.

  2. Senate hearing on labour contractualization

    27 September 2016

    The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources has conducted a hearing on labour contractualization, in which the ILO was among the resource speakers.

August 2016

  1. © A. Dow / ILO 2018

    ILO launches a new project for fair recruitment in Philippines

    03 August 2016

    A new ILO initiative aims to protect workers travelling abroad from unfair and deceptive hiring practices.

July 2016

  1. ILO to launch new Fair Recruitment project in the Philippines

    27 July 2016

    The ILO will launch a new project on Fair Recruitment in the Philippines. The 2-year project aims to establish fair recruitment corridors to prevent exploitation of migrant workers, to provide migrant workers with access to reliable information and services, and to share global and national knowledge about recruitment and engagement with the media.

February 2016

  1. Accelerating the fight against child labour and promoting decent work for youth in the Philippines

    02 February 2016

    Important progress has been made in reducing children’s involvement in employment. However, child labour continues to effect an estimated 2.1 million children and efforts need to be intensified and accelerated to meet the goal of ending child labour.

January 2016

  1. Report launch and national policy dialogue: Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines

    29 January 2016

    Understanding Children’s Work, an interagency research programme of the ILO, UNICEF and World Bank, has conducted a study: Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines. The Philippines interagency report will be launched along with a high-level national policy dialogue.

  2. Kasambahay (Domestic Workers) Day to highlight gains of landmark law for domestic workers

    24 January 2016

    On the third anniversary of the much heralded Kasambahay (Domestic Workers) Law, groups instrumental to its passage will gather once again to review the gains of the law for domestic workers.

  3. ILO and DOLE provide emergency employment after Typhoon Melor

    13 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization and the Department of Labor and Employment provided immediate assistance to the local governments and the vulnerable workers affected by Typhoon Melor (Nona) to help the communities quickly rebuild their lives and livelihoods through the emergency employment programme.