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02 August 2023
The ILO, with support from the European Union, and Stella Maris join forces to capture experiences of return migrant fishers and develop a comprehensive pre-departure orientation in the Philippines to combat abuses, forced labour and human trafficking.
01 August 2023
UNICEF and the ILO urge employers in the Philippines to do more to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, which is good for mothers, babies and businesses.
28 June 2023
Three-day visit includes meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., social partners, migrant workers and a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Philippines joining the ILO.
27 June 2023
ILO Director-General delivers keynote speech to mark opening of Seafarer Summit 2050 in the Philippines.
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).
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.
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.
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.
28 June 2023
ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo addressed the National Conference of Employers on Human-Centred Transitions for a Just and Sustainable Workplace held in Manila.
26 June 2023
ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo highlighted at the Shaping the Future of Shipping – Seafarer 2050 Summit the need for a new global social contract, including for the global maritime industry.
23 May 2023
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Labor Day for workers in the informal economy, 23 May 2023, Manila, Philippines
Message of support at the Mobilizing Networks for Gender Equality, International Day for Women in Maritime 2023
18 May 2023
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Mobilizing Networks for Gender Equality, International Day for Women in Maritime 2023, 18 May 2023, Manila, Philippines via Zoom