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.
Capacity Building for DOLE Officials and Labour Laws Compliance Officers in Determining Labour Only Contracting (Visayas)
15 - 16 August 2016
With United States Department of Labor (USDOL) funding, ILO supported three batches of regional trainings as part of its strategy to provide specialized training on contract labour. Labour only contracting, more popularly referred to in the Philippines either as “555” or “Endo”, is a situation where workers are repeatedly hired for the same kind of work by the same company, on at most five-month contracts.
Capacity Building for DOLE Officials and Labour Laws Compliance Officers in Determining Labour Only Contracting (Mindanao)
11 - 12 August 2016
The ILO conducted three batches of specialized training on handling cases of labour only contracting based on new policy (Labor Advisory No. 10, Series 2016) for 281 labour law compliance officers (LLCOs), conciliators and mediators, and labor arbiters, as part of the new administration’s focus to stop labour only contracting.
Capacity Building for DOLE Officials and Labour Laws Compliance Officers in Determining Labour Only Contracting (Luzon)
9 - 10 August 2016
The objectives of this area-wide training were to: (a) capacitate DOLE personnel, Regional Offices and Field Offices on the implementation of labour laws related to contracting and subcontracting arrangements; (b) enhance the assessment skills of Labour Laws Compliance Officers in determining labour only contracting; and (c) refine regional action plans on assessments of contracting and subcontracting practices and gather inputs for the national action plan.
3 August 2016
The ILO Country Office for the Philippines presented the objectives and expected results of the FAIR project to ILO constituents and key national partners.
3 August 2016
ILO CO-Manila implements a new project to prevent human trafficking and reduce labour migration costs through the promotion of fair recruitment practices.
2 - 3 August 2016
This activity aims to achieve the following objectives: (a) to present the preliminary findings and solicit initial feedback from stakeholders on preliminary conclusions and recommendations made in the baseline study activity; (b) to update participants' knowledge on results-based monitoring and evaluation principles, concepts and tools as promoted and applied in the project context; and (c) to set specific, desired level of performance targets, which will contribute to the measurement of project results.
Luzon Area Wide Consultations on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and ILO Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)
29 July 2016
The ILO, through the USDOL funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate has conducted an area wide consultation in Luzon to validate the gap analysis for ILO Conventions on labour inspection and the Proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.
Visayas Area Wide Consultation on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and ILO Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)
27 July 2016
The ILO, through the USDOL funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate has conducted an area wide consultation in Visayas to validate the gap analysis for ILO Conventions on labour inspection and the Proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.
Mindanao Area Wide Consultation on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and ILO Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)
25 July 2016
The ILO, through the USDOL funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate has conducted an area wide consultation in Mindanao to validate the gap analysis for ILO Conventions on labour inspection and the Proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.
8 - 9 July 2016
The ILO, in partnership with the government, workers and employers organizations in the Philippines, has conducted a workshop to enhance understanding of greens jobs and just transition. The workshop was part of the pilot application of the policy guidelines on “Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All”.
23 - 24 June 2016
Last 23-24 June 2016, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region IV-A with support from the ILO through the ILO United States Department of Labor, Labour Inspection Project, gathered tripartite partners in key sectors within the region, in a Regional Labour Laws Compliance Summit in Sta Rosa, Laguna. This Summit was aimed at raising awareness on the recently revised Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System, otherwise known as DOLE Department Order 131B-16, and gathering feedback and proposals from partners on how to improve labour inspection or the conduct of assessments, particularly in the education, health, construction, and manufacturing sectors, including enterprises situated in export processing zones. The focus sectors for the said Summit were based on the dominant industries or sectors within the region as well as results of regional compliance reports.
ILO Supports Trade Union Awareness Raising Activities on the Revised Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System
20 June 2016
As an output of the event, the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) adopted a plan of action that includes trade union centre support for the strengthening of local union assistance in their participation before during and after a workplace assessment or inspection. This also includes support for the establishment of internal trade union monitoring networks and coordination with other trade union centres towards the setting up of such networks within a specific geographical area, sector or industry or enterprise.
11 - 12 May 2016
The workshop will introduce the background, concept and elements of the DWCD process including statistical decent work indicators, legal framework indicators and the proposed DWCD analytical framework to the national government agencies, workers and employers organizations.
28 - 29 April 2016
The activity observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorates Workers' Memorial Day and raises awareness on the important role of trade unions in labour inspection and in the promotion of safe and healthy working conditions.
Commemoration of Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health; and the Conduct of the Conference Workshop on Workers' Participation in the Labour Laws Compliance System
28 - 29 April 2016
The ILO's SafeYouth@Work Project focused on the development of proposed additional guidelines for workers' representation in the Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) to mark the Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health.
13 - 15 April 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) will be holding a workshop on how to make the Philippines' Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme more effective in addressing child labour.
Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project) 1st Project Steering Committee Meeting
12 April 2016
Government, workers and employers, and youth joined the first Project Steering Committee meeting of the ILO's SafeYouth@Work Project.
11 April 2016
Understanding Children's Work, an inter-agency programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Bank (WB) and the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) will conduct an International Workshop on Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) as Tools to Address Child Labour.
17 March 2016
The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has met once a year since the inception of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project. The project’s outputs are consistent with ASEAN priorities, targets and commitments, as reflected in the work plans of several regional processes such as the ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting and the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
First Government Inter-Agency Meeting of the Programme on Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)
16 March 2016
Through this event, programme concepts, tools, methodologies and delivery systems and progress were shared to existing and potential national line agencies across four regions in Mindanao - Region IX, XI, XII, and ARMM. It also identified technical training and related needs for possible collaboration and follow-up action of the PLEDGE programme. And finally, commitments and other support from the government agencies and stakeholders were made.