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.

2015

  1. Pilot Testing of Enterprise Development, Growth and Enhancement-Business Continuity Plan (EDGE-BCP) Module (Cebu City)

    25 March 2015

  2. Introduction of Enterprise Development, Growth and Enhancement-Business Continuity Plan (EDGE-BCP) Module to Employers Confederation of the Philippines' (ECOP) Board

    24 March 2015

  3. ILO/DOH Training-Workshop on Prevention of Pneumoconioses Using the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    23 - 26 March 2015

    The Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB) of the Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) conducted a four-day training workshop on the “Prevention of Pneumoconioses using the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses”.

  4. Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE) Advisory Committee Meeting

    23 March 2015

    The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet as agreed in the Memorandum of Understanding between ILO and BDA (Bangsamoro Development Agency) for the implementation of the PLEDGE Project. The PAC will provide policy guidance and future directions to the PLEDGE project.

  5. Skills Development and Placement Opportunities for Tourism in Cebu (SPOT Cebu) Trainees’ Orientation

    18 March 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Cebu (PGC) and the St Jude Foundation (SJF), and with funding from the Government of Japan and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), trained 350 individuals (275 women, 75 men) in various tourism-related skills (beauty care, cookery, and tour guiding).

  6. Zamboanga Internally Displaced People (IDPs) Recovery, Rehabilitation and Development Plan for Livelihood and Food Security Cluster Workshop on Coordination and Decent Work Principles and Standards

    3 March 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations initiated a one-day workshop for the food security and livelihood cluster in Zamboanga City last 3 March 2015.

  7. UNDAF Programme and Monitoring and Evaluation Group (PMEG) Planning Workshop

    19 - 20 February 2015

  8. ILO, FAO and Save the Children and Stakeholders Conclude Activities in Four Municipalities in Western Leyte

    18 February 2015

    A culminating event entitled “Working together to build more resilient farming communities” was conducted on 18 February 2015 in Ormoc City. The event was a gathering of partners and stakeholders to showcase results of the DFID-funded project’s assistance package, which supported the livelihoods of more than 3,500 individuals affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

  9. Second consultation with labour attaches from Cambodia, Laos Myanmar based in Thailand

    12 February 2015

    The International Labour Organization ASEAN TRIANGLE Project and the Ministry of Labour, Thailand, have launched a series of consultations with labour attachés and embassy officials from Cambodia, Laos PDR and Myanmar now posted in Bangkok to strengthen dialogue between the ministry and labour attaches and consular officials. The 1st consultation workshop was co-hosted by the MOL and ILO on 13 June 2014. It aimed at familiarizing labour attachés and consular officials with issues relevant to the protection of their migrant work force including Thai labour laws and policies, registration procedures, complaints mechanisms, international labour standards, and the role of labour attachés. In addition, the workshop also set the objective to strengthen relationships, facilitate communication and develop synergies between the embassies, authorities, social partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The 2nd consultation on 12 February 2015 focuses on complaints mechanism

  10. Philippines Employment Projections Model (PEPM) 2015 Inception Mission

    9 - 11 February 2015

    An ILO mission was conducted in February 2015 and involved meetings and consultations with DOLE and other partners and stakeholders, to discuss the proposed features, work plan and timelines for the Philippines Employment Projections Model (PEPM) 2015.

  11. The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN (ASEAN Labour Migration Statistics) is now on the Asia Pacific Migration Network!

    1 February - 31 December 2015

    The database, created by the Canadian Government-funded ASEAN TRIANGLE Project, gathers together a range of statistical sources relating to international migrants and international migrant workers in the ten ASEAN Member States in order to fill an important knowledge gap.

  12. Strengthening Collective Bargaining in the Philippines

    28 - 29 January 2015

    To strengthen Freedom of Association, Trade Unionism and Collective Bargaining, tripartite partners must work together to develop a comprehensive and coordinated range of options that would enable them to make informed choices and arrive at a consensus for strategic reforms.

  13. Regional Conference on the Labour Dimensions of Trafficking

    27 - 29 January 2015

    The Regional Conference on the Labour Dimensions of trafficking provides an opportunity to facilitate coordination and cooperation between the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) and the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOM-TC) on the labour dimensions of trafficking in persons. The SOMTC currently drives the implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Transnational Crime, ASEAN Plan of Action to Combat Transnational Crime, and Work Programme to Implement the ASEAN Plan of Action to Combat Transnational Crime. The ACMW’s workplan recognizes complementarity areas of work of its committee and SOMTC, and calls for coordination to avoid duplication of efforts.

  14. DOLE and ILO Hold Consultation Workshop on Policy Reforms in Collective Bargaining

    27 - 28 January 2015

    Results of the two-day activity were harmonized proposals on collective bargaining reforms, non-standard forms of employment and protection of unions against anti-union discrimination and interference, for consideration at the National Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC) level.

  15. Roundtable Discussion on Gap Between Age of Compulsory Schooling and Minimum Age for Work

    21 January 2015

    The forum was attended by workers' groups, the Employers' Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and key government agencies. The group agreed to further explore the scenario of allowing children from 15-17 years old to work and study at the same time.

  16. Workshop on Adopting a Roadmap to Eliminate Child Labour in Domestic Work in the Philippines

    20 - 22 January 2015

    The aim of the activity is to come up with a overarching framework and plan that would guide policies and programmes and their implementation in ensuring that there is no child labour in domestic work in the Philippines.

2014

  1. ILO and ECOP Capacitate MSMEs on Labour Law Compliance through Social Dialogue in Cebu City

    25 - 26 November 2014

    Recognizing the key role of micro small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippine economy and the challenges they face in complying with minimum labour standards, the ILO in partnership with the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) conducted a series of two-day training workshops on “ Capacitating Employers to Implement the Labour Law Compliance System (LLCS) through Social Dialogue”.

  2. ASEAN Regional Conference of Senior Official on Strengthening the Protection and Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers

    13 November 2014 - 22 December 2015

    ASEAN Regional Conference of Senior Official on Strengthening the Protection and Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers is held on 13-14 November 2014 in Quezon City, Philippines. The ILO ATP in collaboration with the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) and ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) convened a Conference among senior officials, with special focus on vulnerable groups of female migrant workers: those in domestic work, those who are victims of forced labour and trafficking, and those who are in the midst of crisis situations in destination countries. The Conference strengthened regional coordination and information sharing for the protection and empowerment of women migrant workers, and increased knowledge on and promoted gender-responsive labour migration policies and programs in both labour sending and receiving states in ASEAN. The Conference concluded with recommendations to enhance migration policies and programs affecting women migrant workers in ASEAN.

  3. ILO and ECOP Capacitate MSMEs on Labour Law Compliance through Social Dialogue in Naga City

    11 - 12 November 2014

    Recognizing the key role of micro small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippine economy and the challenges they face in complying with minimum labour standards, the ILO in partnership with the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) conducted a series of two-day training workshops on “ Capacitating Employers to Implement the Labour Law Compliance System (LLCS) through Social Dialogue”.

  4. Municipal Local Government Units Orientation Seminar on the Programme on Local Economic Development for Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)

    7 November 2014

    The PLEDGE programme conducted an orientation seminar to present the programme overview, conceptual and operating framework and explain the role of Bangsamoro Development Authority (BDA).