Statements and speeches

This page contains a selection of speeches and presentations given by officials of the ILO Manila Office. Inquiries about usage or reproduction of any materials should be sent by email.

2016

  1. Opening address at the 3rd National Domestic Workers’ Day 2016 celebration

    24 January 2016

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 3rd National Domestic Workers’ Day 2016 celebration, Quezon City, 24 January 2016

  2. Opening address at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project Meeting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

    19 January 2016

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project Meeting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Quezon City Philippines, 19 January 2016

2015

  1. Opening address at the Labour Market Information beyond the numbers: translating labour market information into proactive interventions on job-skill matching

    22 October 2015

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Labour Market Information beyond the numbers: translating labour market information into proactive interventions on job-skill matching, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 22 October 2015

  2. Opening address at the Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery Following Haiyan

    06 August 2015

    By Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery Following Haiyan

  3. Opening address at the conference on the ratification of ILO Convention 151: Key to empowering and harnessing public sector unions towards achieving sustainable quality public services and good governance

    20 July 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the conference on the ratification of ILO Convention 151: Key to empowering and harnessing public sector unions towards achieving sustainable quality public services and good governance, Manila, Philippines, 21 July 2015

  4. Opening address at the consultation on the Work in Fishing Convention (Convention 188)

    09 July 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultation on the Work in Fishing Convention (Convention 188), Manila, Philippines, 10 July 2015

  5. Opening address at the Trainers’ Training and Workshop on International Labour Standards, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for A.O. 35 Members and Selected Members of the National and Regional Tripartite Monitoring Boards

    24 May 2015

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Programme Officer, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Trainers’ Training and Workshop on International Labour Standards, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for A.O. 35 Members and Selected Members of the National and Regional Tripartite Monitoring Boards, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 25 May 2015

  6. Statement at the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment deliberation on occupational safety and health and other issues relative to the Valenzuela Kentex Factory

    19 May 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment deliberation on occupational safety and health and other issues relative to the Valenzuela Kentex Factory, Quezon City, Philippines, 20 May 2015

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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder expresses great sadness over Philippines shoe factory deaths, calls for stronger health and safety measures

    14 May 2015

  8. Message at the signing of a new Grant Agreement between the ILO and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)

    01 February 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the signing of a new Grant Agreement between the ILO and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Pasig City, Philippines, 2 February 2015

  9. Opening address at the consultation-workshop on policy reforms in collective bargaining

    27 January 2015

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Programme Officer, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultation-workshop on policy reforms in collective bargaining, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 28 January 2015

  10. Opening address at the ASEAN conference on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons

    26 January 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ASEAN conference on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons, Pasay City, Philippines, 27 January 2015

  11. Opening address at the workshop on adopting a roadmap to eliminate child labour in domestic work in the Philippines

    18 January 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the workshop on adopting a roadmap to eliminate child labour in domestic work in the Philippines, Makati City, Philippines, 19 January 2015

2014

  1. Opening address at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation

    26 November 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation, Rockwell Tent, Makati City, Philippines, 27 November 2014

  2. Keynote address at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation

    26 November 2014

    By His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, delivered by Secretary Gregory Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry at the Working out of disasters: Livelihood at the forefront of recovery, ILO year-end event and partners appreciation, Rockwell Tent, Makati City, Philippines, 27 November 2014

  3. Opening address at the ASEAN conference on strengthening the protection and empowerment of women migrant workers

    12 November 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ASEAN conference on strengthening the protection and empowerment of women migrant workers, Pasig City, Philippines, 13 November 2014

  4. Message at the graduation ceremony, shelter construction and skills training project - Tacloban City Government, Eastern Visayas State University, Operations Compassion and ILO

    07 November 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the graduation ceremony, shelter construction and skills training project, Tacloban City, Philippines, 8 November 2014

  5. Opening address at the Working out of disasters: job-led growth after Bopha (Pablo)

    25 September 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Working out of disasters: job-led growth after Bopha (Pablo), Makati City, Philippines, 26 September 2014

  6. Opening address at the Fostering the social and professional reintegration of returned migrants

    14 July 2014

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Fostering the social and professional reintegration of returned migrants, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 14 July 2014

  7. Opening address at the ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference 2014

    03 July 2014

    By Ms Laura Brewer, Deputy Director of ILO Country Office for the Philippines, on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the at the ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference 2014, Manila, Philippines, 3 July 2014