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Press releases

  1. ILO, EU and OECD join forces for responsible supply chains

    20 November 2018

    The ILO launches a new project on responsible supply chains in the Philippines with the EU and the OECD to promote corporate social responsibility and responsible business conduct with regard to decent work, international labour standards, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.

  2. ASEAN forum adopts recommendations on the use of digital technologies for a fair labour migration

    02 November 2018

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Labour Migration concluded with the adoption of 15 recommendations on how digitalisation can contribute to decent work for migrant workers.

  3. ILO and POEA launch nationwide anti-illegal recruitment campaign in the Philippines

    02 August 2018

    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), with the support of the ILO, has launched a campaign to prevent illegal recruitment of migrant domestic workers.

  4. New online portal help Overseas Filipino Workers rate recruiters

    25 July 2018

    Workers organizations and trade unions in the Philippines will launch a new web platform, to help protect migrant workers from abusive employment practices through user reviews of recruitment agencies.

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 project launch and stakeholders engagement of the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Project in the Philippines

    20 November 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the project launch and stakeholders engagement of the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Project in the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, 20 November 2018

  2. Message at the Parallel Session on Adaptation, Technology and Green Jobs 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum with the theme “Enabling Resilience for All: Avoiding the Worst Impacts”

    18 October 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Parallel Session on Adaptation, Technology and Green Jobs 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum , Mandaluyong, Philippines, 18 October 2018

  3. Opening address at the Executive Course on Managing the Inspectorate for Strategic Labour Laws Compliance

    03 October 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Executive Course on Managing the Inspectorate for Strategic Labour Laws Compliance, Quezon City, Philippines, 3 October 2018

  4. Opening address at the Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) National Summit

    28 September 2018

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) National Summit, Manila, Philippines, 28 September 2018