Public information

Welcome to the ILO Country Office for the Philippines public information section. This section includes press materials, feature articles, newsletters, speeches and videos. Library services and links to statistics, databases and researches can also be accessed. Inquiries about usage or reproduction of materials should be sent by email.

Press releases

  1. Safe and Fair Philippines celebrates International Day of Ending Violence against Women

    25 November 2020

    Babaeng Biya(hero), the national campaign of Safe and Fair Philippines formally launches actress Maine Mendoza as celebrity champion and continues its commitment in providing more Filipina migrant workers with information and assistance that will support them in achieving a safe and fair migration experience.

  2. ILO Peer Learning Hub for Enterprises in Asia Pacific launched

    13 November 2020

    With enterprises hard hit by COVID-19 and in-person business trainings halted, the ILO Peer Learning Hub for Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific makes training programmes and enterprise support accessible to all.

  3. Safe water, decent work in BARMM amid COVID-19

    09 November 2020

    Households and schoolchildren now have better access to safe water in Maguindanao through a water system built by community members and indigenous peoples under an ILO and the Government of Japan partnership.

  4. ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on Asia-Pacific garment supply chains

    19 October 2020

Features articles

  1. Safety matters: More to life after Haiyan

    21 May 2018

    Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. Construction ahead, safety first

    14 May 2018

    Construction attracts more young workers but it has one of the highest rates of occupational injury and illness. Santi knows that workers in the construction industry face day to day occupational hazards.

  3. Think safety, work safely

    07 May 2018

    Safety and health at work is important for government officials and workers in the public sector. Al, a young public sector official and union member shares that the local government is also performing its duty to protect its people by ensuring occupational safety and health.

  4. Safe and equal opportunities without dangerous shortcuts

    30 April 2018

    Risky behaviours are most common among young workers. Zai, a female welder shares that women can do what men can. Welders like her, however, should not take dangerous shortcuts to make easy money, because what is important is making it home safe for your family.

Speeches

  1. Opening address at the Region VI forum on manpower planning under the new normal

    27 November 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the the Region VI forum on manpower planning under the new normal, 27 November 2020, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  2. Opening address at the National Wages and Productivity Commission data dissemination forum on kasambahay survey results

    27 November 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National Wages and Productivity Commission data dissemination forum on kasambahay survey results, 27 November 2020, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  3. Opening address at the webinar-workshop on decent work in global supply chains

    27 November 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the webinar-workshop on decent work in global supply chains, 27 November 2020, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  4. Opening address at the National Wages and Productivity Commission data dissemination forum on kasambahay survey results

    20 November 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National Wages and Productivity Commission data dissemination forum on kasambahay survey results, 20 November 2020, Manila, Philippines via Zoom