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 migration gains momentum in Bangsamoro

    26 July 2019

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the ILO hosted a forum on labour migration, domestic work and human trafficking in the Bangsamoro to mark the International Domestic Workers Day and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

  2. Responsible supply chains to help agribusiness meet international expectations and SDGs

    24 July 2019

    Over 200 participants from government, civil society and non-government organisations involved in agribusiness in the Philippines will gather on 25 July to address responsible business practices, including decent work, challenges and opportunities as part of the 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Forum.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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 launch of the ILO Youth4OSH Communication Platform

    31 July 2019

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered by Ma. Concepcion Sardaña, Senior Programme Officer at the launch of the ILO Youth4OSH Communication Platform, 31 July 2019, Makati City, Philippines

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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