News and press releases

April 2018

  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.

March 2018

  1. © ILO/Marcel Crozet 2018

    Promoting responsible supply chains in Asia

    22 March 2018

    A new joint action by the European Union, the ILO and the OECD on responsible supply chains will promote corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsible business conduct (RBC) with regard to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.

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. Achievements of Indonesian Youth at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017

    16 November 2017

    Nine youth from Indonesia were selected from amongst more than 350 applicants to participate in a establishing a new international network of 125 ‘Youth Champions for OSH’ aged 15 – 24 from 29 countries during the SafeYouth@Work Congress organized by ILO at the invitation of the XXI WCSH International Organizing Committee (IOC) and in close collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MoM).

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

    14 November 2017

  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.

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.