Philippines labour inspectorate

Building the capacity of the Philippines labour inspectorate: Final project fact sheet

The Philippines labour inspectorate system faces a number of challenges in providing labour inspection services to the country’s 945,000 registered establishments, covering around 7.8 million workers. A 2009 ILO Technical Audit of the Philippines labour inspectorate system, pointed to some of these challenges which included low coverage due to inadequate number of labour inspectors and limited capacity of labour inspectors in carrying out specialized inspections.

The main objective of the ILO USDOL Project is to contribute to improving workplace compliance with national labour laws through a more effective labour inspectorate system, by focusing on the two immediate objectives:

• improved effectiveness of Labour Laws Compliance Officers (LLCO) in conducting labour inspections; and
• engagement of workers and employers in the LLCS is improved.