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Press releases

  1. DOLE, ILO promote rights-based information through online learning for Overseas Filipino Workers

    19 July 2019

    The Philippine government and the ILO have partnered for an online Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to guide Overseas Filipino Workers upon arrival in destination countries.

  2. Philippines, Hong Kong agencies ink fair recruitment code

    14 June 2019

    Two of the biggest employment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines signed a Code of Conduct to promote fair recruitment of domestic workers. The Code, based on the International Labour Organization’s guidelines, is a milestone agreement as the world marks the International Domestic Workers’ Day on 16 June.

  3. Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

    29 May 2019

    With the growing global movement to support just transition and formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mines, the ILO brought together experts and global actors to address child labour and poor working conditions in an inter-regional meeting held in the Philippines.

  4. 2019 declared as ILO Centenary in the Philippines

    29 April 2019

    The Philippines declared 2019 as the ILO Centenary and reaffirmed its full support to, and cooperation with the ILO’s mandate of promoting peace and social justice.

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 World Day against Child Labour celebration in the Philippines

    29 June 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the World Day against Child Labour celebration in the Philippines, Pasay, Philippines, 29 June 2019

  2. Opening address at the Inter-regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting on Child Labour and Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

    28 May 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Inter-regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting on Child Labour and Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining, Manila, Philippines, 28 March 2019

  3. Message at the Consultative Forum on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    12 April 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Consultative Forum on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, Manila, Philippines, 12 April 2019

  4. Opening Address at the Stakeholders’ Forum on Presentation of Outputs of ILO-EU collaboration on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining and on Trade and Employment

    11 April 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Stakeholders’ Forum on Presentation of Outputs of ILO-EU collaboration on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining and on Trade and Employment, Manila, Philippines, 11 April 2019