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.


  1. High-level dialogue on more quality jobs in Asia and the Pacific: Investing for a just transition

    4 May 2018

    Panel discussion co-organized by the Government of the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ILO on how investments and partnerships can accelerate a just transition to greener, fairer and more sustainable economies through decent work.

  2. Public Sector Worker's Organizations Writeshop for Joint Draft Executive Orders

    24 April 2018

    The workshop, organized by International Labour Organization together with the Danish Trade Union Council for International Development Cooperation (LO FTF), was aimed to discuss two joint Executive Orders (EOs) on social dialogue and security of tenure in the public sector.

  3. Workers Capacity Building Programme on Social Dialogue, Monitoring and Compliance of Labour Standards

    12 - 14 April 2018

    The ILO will bring together a core group of workers’ organizations and trade union representatives in a training programme, with focus on general labour standards and labour inspection, under the United States Department of Labor (US DOL) funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate.

  4. Enhancing workers organizations’ capacity to implement OSH training programmes in the formal and informal economy

    10 - 14 April 2018

    Workers organizations and trade union representatives gained capacity in designing and implementing a training programme to promote compliance on occupational safety and health at work, especially among young workers in a training of trainers of the ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project.

  5. Training on Accident Investigation for Labour Inspectors and Regional Managers

    21 - 23 March 2018

    The ILO US Department of Labor projects on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate and SafeYouth@Work Project, shall be conducting a joint Training on Accident Investigation for Labour Inspectors, with participants from labour inspectors in all DOLE Regional Offices, selected lawyers from DOLE Regional Offices, and DOLE attached agencies relevant to the conduct of accident investigation.

  6. Capacity-Building Seminar for Selected NTIPC-MB, RTMB and CHR Representatives on Case Build-Up and Documentation

    8 - 9 March 2018

    Aiming to provide a holistic solution to identify gaps, the National Action Plan also includes improving the capacity of sectoral representatives on case building and monitoring, strengthening coordination between existing monitoring and investigative mechanisms on case handling and improving capacity of police, military and other security forces on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.

  7. Green Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Forum

    6 March 2018

    In order to reduce global warming, the Philippines has to transition to a green economy which in principle, implies creating green jobs and developing green skills. But this transition can mean that some Filipinos would get displaced, and may even lose their jobs and would be left behind. This means ensuring that vulnerable groups such as the rural and urban poor, the indigenous people, and marginalized groups are addressed in the green transition.

  8. Green TVET highlights

    6 March 2018

  9. Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return

    28 February - 2 March 2018

    The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct a training workshop “Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return” to help develop the capacities of the caseworkers of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) to identify, develop and, with the help of partners abroad, seek damages on behalf of migrant workers who have been exploited, trafficked or injured in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR).

  10. SEA Fisheries Project: Research Focus Group Discussions-Manila

    22 - 23 February 2018

    ILO is conducting a study that will assess the national regulatory framework on labour protections in fisheries in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines in terms of its jurisdiction and responsibilities under the laws of the sea as a flag State, port State, coastal State, as well as a source State for migrant labour to support the ratification of C188 and P029 in Southeast Asia.

  11. Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Compliance in Visayas Region

    22 - 23 February 2018

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has implemented reforms to improve its labour inspectorate system, in response to a 2009 ILO Technical Audit of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate which DOLE requested. Reforms started with the adoption of the Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) which introduced more active engagement of workers and employers at the enterprise level during inspection, and sought to integrate a developmental approach to labour inspection.

  12. Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Compliance in Luzon

    19 - 20 February 2018

    Given the need to orient social partners on the new inspection rules, and the need to help them develop strategic compliance campaign interventions, it was proposed that the ILO Building the Capacity of the Philippine Labour Inspectorate Project to support the regional capacity building workshop for social partners on strategic compliance within the first quarter of 2018.

  13. Tripartite Validation Workshop on Green Philippine Employment Projection Model (Green PEPM)

    12 February 2018

    The ILO, in collaboration with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) developed the Green Philippine Employment Projection Model (Green PEPM).

  14. Launch of the Anthology of Stories - FAIR Perspective: Stories of Filipino migrant workers in the media

    8 - 9 February 2018

    The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct the following activities with the implementing partner, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP): Lecture series on media glossary on labour migration; Breakfast with editors; Launch of Anthology of stories on labour migration.


  1. National Consultation Workshop on Decent Work

    13 December 2017

    The ILO brought together national government agencies, employers’ and workers’ organizations and partners in a national consultation workshop on emerging priorities as part of crafting the Decent Work Country Programme in the Philippines.

  2. Background paper

    7 - 8 December 2017

  3. Decent Work Country Programme Preparatory Workshop for Workers

    6 December 2017

    The ILO in partnership with workers organizations in the Philippines discussed priorities and perspectives in preparing the next Decent Work Country Programme. Representatives of workers organizations, national federations and trade unions also provided insights on the findings of the Decent Work Country Diagnostics.

  4. Validation Meeting with DOLE Regional Directors on the Proposed Job Descriptions, Performance Evaluation System and HR Tools for Labour Inspectors

    5 December 2017

    The change of administration in 2016, and lessons learned from the implementation of a development approach to inspection has led to demands to strengthen the regulatory and enforcement component of labour inspection. With this the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently issued DOLE Department Order 183-17. Given the stronger focus of DO 183-17 or the revised inspection rules on enforcement and case building, this would demand more time and skills from labour inspectors.

  5. Towards a Five-Year Multi-Stakeholder's Action Plan on Philippine Application of Convention No. 151 (MAP 2022)

    4 - 5 December 2017

    The event offers an opportunity for partners to come to a common understanding, benefits, obligations of the benefits and obligations of the ILO Convention No. 151 on Labour Relations (Public Service).

  6. Annual meeting to review the implementation process of the Cambodian Labour Migration Policy

    28 November 2017

    This meeting was held to assess the implementation status of the Cambodian Policy on Labour Migration (2015-2018) as well as to develop action plans and priorities for its implementation in the coming year. It is part of wider efforts to maximise the contribution of labour migration to inclusive and stable growth in the ASEAN region.