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Press releases

  1. Lanao del Sur launches biggest water system with ILO, Japan, MOLE

    30 March 2021

    A new water system built by community members under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project connects six villages in Lanao del Sur to provide clean and safe water, promote decent work and contribute to peacebuilding in the Bangsamoro region amid COVID-19.

  2. UN Philippines rallies behind govt's Jobs Summit to address record-high unemployment

    26 March 2021

    UN Philippines commits support for Government to address Philippine unemployment which, at 10.4 per cent, is the highest the country has seen in 15 years.

  3. Creating a green recovery pathway for the Philippines

    12 March 2021

    Building a better future of work and charting a greener economy can lead to an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic according to Dr Selva Ramachandran, UNDP Philippines Resident Representative and Director Khalid Hassan of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines in a joint Op-Ed.

  4. The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation join forces to support women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

    02 February 2021

    The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation have signed a new agreement for the ILO to implement the ‘Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19’ project. Targeting women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, the project will provide support for businesses to recover from the pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models.

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. Message at the Informal Sector Labour Day 2021

    06 May 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Informal Sector Labour Day, 6 May 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  2. Message at the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) Job Summit in the Philippines, Labour Day 2021

    01 May 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) Job Summit in the Philippines, Labour Day 2021, 1 May 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  3. Message at the Bangsamoro Labour Summit, Labour Day 2021

    01 May 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Bangsamoro Labour Summit, Labour Day 2021, 1 May 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  4. Inspirational message at the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 Philippines webinar

    27 April 2021

    By Ms Cerilyn Pastolero, Programme Manager delivered on behalf of Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 Philippines, 27 April 2021, Manila, Philippines via Zoom