Events, meetings and trainings

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.

2021

  1. BRIDGE Project Inception Meeting

    8 April 2021

  2. Launch of new water system in Lanao del Sur

    30 March 2021

    The ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan launched its largest water system in Wao, Lanao del Sur built by community members.

  3. Technical Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility for Policy Makers “The contribution of socially responsible labour practices to the achievement of sustainable development in the Philippines”

    24 March 2021

    The technical seminar is aimed at widening the knowledge and understanding of policy makers on the comprehensive scope of CSR and appreciate more the importance of their role in developing the most relevant institutional framework that can set the standards and benchmarks in order to guide and encourage businesses to initiate and/or improve their socially responsible labour practices along their own production lines.

  4. ILO Conducts Orientation-Seminar and Dialogue on AO35 and Labour Rights

    23 March 2021

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (ILO CO-Manila), in partnership with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Administrative Order 35 Inter-Agency Committee on Extrajudicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons (AO35), the Department of Labor and Employment-Bureau of Labor Relations (DOLE-BLR), the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), the University of Philippines Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR), the Office of the UNRC Senior Human Rights Adviser, and the major national trade union centers and labour federations, recently organized a labour rights orientation-seminar for the technical working group (TWG) members of the AO35 Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) and an open social dialogue with leaders and represent last 23 March 2021.

  5. Online Training on CSR for Future Business Leaders

    22 - 26 March 2021

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia program in collaboration with the Asian Institute for Management – Ramon V. Del Rosario Centre for Corporate Responsibility (AIM-RVR CCR)

  6. CSR Training for Future Business Leaders: “ Integrating Labour Standards and Responsible Business in Organizations Towards Establishing Business Continuity: An Online Training for Future Business Leaders”

    22 - 26 March 2021

    In line with the programme objective of promoting sustainable and inclusive growth by ensuring that investors and businesses and other stakeholders such as future business leaders have a better understanding of responsible business practices, the programme will organize another training activity for business management students who are considered to be the future business leaders.

  7. Consultation on the Joint UN Research on “Unlocking Opportunities to Build a Better Normal: Toward Gender Responsive and Resilient MSMEs in the Manufacturing and Support Industries in the Philippines”

    18 March 2021

    The study included desk research on the impact of Covid-19 on Philippine MSME’s, which included rapid surveys conducted by the Philippine government agencies (DTI, NEDA) and reports by various multi-lateral organizations (ADB, WB and UN). It also includes reviewing relevant policies that were drafted prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and new policies and programs meant to support affected MSME’s. In addition, various consultations were conducted among government and private sector stakeholders to get their views on the MSME situation and to learn about how these sectors responded to address the needs of MSME’s.

  8. Webinar on Socially Responsible Labour Practices and RBC Related Policies to Support Business in Times of Crisis and Recovery

    16 March 2021

    About ten months since the first webinar last July 2020, this activity aims to find out the current state of the COVID 19 situation and actions implemented so far by the different sectors to address the challenges particularly on labour and employment and learn about CSR/RBC strategies taken by particular business enterprises for sustainability and inch their way towards recovery.

  9. Consultation on the joint UN research on “Exploring the opportunities for economic diversification and productive employment in the Philippines”

    9 March 2021

    Government, employers and workers organizations, UN agencies and development partners participated in an online consultation on a joint research of the UN in the Philippines through collaboration of the ILO, UNDP and UNIDO.

  10. From cash to digital wage payments: A win-win for enterprises and women workers in the Philippines

    9 March 2021

    The ILO and Women's World Banking, along with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a webinar on digital wage payments given its potential to empower workers, particularly women workers, by increasing their control over their wages and improving their access to financial services. Such transition can enhance efficiency and transparency of payroll systems, hence boosting the performances of enterprises.

  11. National tripartite feedback e-forum towards the ratification of ILO Convention 190

    19 February 2021

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Technical Working Committee on the Ratification of C190, in collaboration with ILO organized a national tripartite feedback forum. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello opened the forum attended by more than a hundred representatives from government, workers, employers and partners from all over the Philippines.

  12. Community Emergency Employment Programme distribution of wages and benefits in Marawi and South Lanao

    2 February 2021

    Beneficiaries of the Community Emergency Employment Programme (CEEP) in Marawi and South Lanao receive wages and benefits under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

  13. Community Emergency Employment Programme distribution of wages and benefits to 75 informal economy workers in Maguindanao

    1 February 2021

    Beneficiaries of the Community Emergency Employment Programme (CEEP) mainly 75 displaced workers from the informal economy in Maguindanao receive wages and benefits under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

  14. Community Emergency Employment Programme distribution of wages and benefits to 150 informal economy workers in Maguindanao

    29 January 2021

    Beneficiaries of the Community Emergency Employment Programme (CEEP) mainly 150 displaced workers from the informal economy in Maguindanao receive wages and benefits under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

  15. ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project 3rd Project Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) meeting

    26 January 2021

    Minister Romeo Sema of the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) led the third Project Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) meeting of the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project wherein members expressed their strong support and appreciation of current initiatives.

  16. Community Emergency Employment Programme distribution of wages and benefits in North Cotabato

    17 January 2021

    Beneficiaries of the Community Emergency Employment Programme (CEEP) in North Cotabato receive wages and benefits under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

  17. Community Emergency Employment Programme distribution of wages and benefits in Maguindanao

    12 January 2021

    Beneficiaries of the Community Emergency Employment Programme (CEEP) in Maguindanao receive wages and benefits under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

2020

  1. ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project: National Tripartite Consultative Workshop

    14 - 15 December 2020

    Together in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the ILO Trade for Decent Work (Trade4DecentWork) Project recently concluded a two half-day virtual National Tripartite Consultative Workshop.

  2. Rehabilitation and construction of a water system in Wao, Lanao del Sur

    2 December 2020

    The ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project started construction to provide safe and clean water in six villages (barangays) in Wao, Lanao del Sur that will benefit 2,950 households and 2,330 schoolchildren.

  3. Community Emergency Employment Programme orientation in Maguindanao

    22 November 2020

    The ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) has conducted an orientation on the Community Emergency Employment Programme in Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao.