12 January 2017
The Philippines ushers in the New Year with programmes to intensify its fight against child labour. These initiatives include a first comprehensive project on child labour with set up of helpdesks, a new project on child labour in gold mining, and a new child labour module in the conditional cash transfer programme.
ASEAN’s governments, workers and employers recommend strengthening social protection to build better resilience to disasters
22 November 2016
ILO and ASEAN member States gather in Manila to share their experiences, and learn from countries in other regions on practices using social protection measures to prepare and respond to natural disasters.
17 November 2016
The ILO highlights the need for a safety and health culture especially among young workers in the Philippines to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses.
30 September 2016
The ILO, through the USDOL funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate has conducted a series of area-wide consultations to validate the gap analysis for ILO Conventions on labour inspection and the Proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.
27 September 2016
The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources has conducted a hearing on labour contractualization, in which the ILO was among the resource speakers.
03 August 2016
A new ILO initiative aims to protect workers travelling abroad from unfair and deceptive hiring practices.
27 July 2016
The ILO will launch a new project on Fair Recruitment in the Philippines. The 2-year project aims to establish fair recruitment corridors to prevent exploitation of migrant workers, to provide migrant workers with access to reliable information and services, and to share global and national knowledge about recruitment and engagement with the media.
02 February 2016
Important progress has been made in reducing children’s involvement in employment. However, child labour continues to effect an estimated 2.1 million children and efforts need to be intensified and accelerated to meet the goal of ending child labour.
Report launch and national policy dialogue: Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines
29 January 2016
Understanding Children’s Work, an interagency research programme of the ILO, UNICEF and World Bank, has conducted a study: Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines. The Philippines interagency report will be launched along with a high-level national policy dialogue.
24 January 2016
On the third anniversary of the much heralded Kasambahay (Domestic Workers) Law, groups instrumental to its passage will gather once again to review the gains of the law for domestic workers.
13 January 2016
The International Labour Organization and the Department of Labor and Employment provided immediate assistance to the local governments and the vulnerable workers affected by Typhoon Melor (Nona) to help the communities quickly rebuild their lives and livelihoods through the emergency employment programme.
20 August 2015
The United Nations represented by the ILO, UNICEF and WHO call for a stronger support base in the Philippines to enable women to combine breastfeeding and work, in observance of Breastfeeding Awareness Month this August.
27 July 2015
On 6 August the ILO and its partners will convene to share key lessons, impact, and challenges in placing sustainable livelihood at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery, and development.
09 June 2015
The Philippines marks Independence Day and joins the rest of the world for the World Day Against Child Labour 2015 with the Batang Malaya: Freedom from child labour open concert.
19 May 2015
A visiting Japanese delegation came away impressed from a field mission to a number of ILO’s project sites in Northern Cebu.
The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN (ASEAN Labour Migration Statistics) is now on the Asia Pacific Migration Network!
19 May 2015
The database, created by the Canadian Government-funded ASEAN TRIANGLE Project, gathers together a range of statistical sources relating to international migrants and international migrant workers in the ten ASEAN Member States in order to fill an important knowledge gap.
27 April 2015
The issue of work in fishing is important for countries in Asia, including Southeast Asia. Over 87 per cent of the world’s fishers and 73 per cent of the global fleet of fishing vessels come from Asia (FAO, 2012). Cambodian and Myanmar migrant workers, for example, work on Thai vessels fishing in Malaysian and Indonesian waters; while beyond the ASEAN region, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Filipino fishermen also work on Korean and Taiwanese vessels.
22 April 2015
A new report published by the ILO shows that the Philippine economy experienced robust rates of growth and made important gains in the labour market in recent years, however, more focus on decent and productive jobs is necessary to foster inclusive growth.
09 March 2015
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today strengthened its partnership and signed a grant agreement to support sustainable livelihood and community enterprise development in regions affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
15 February 2015
Governments, employers and workers from 10 ASEAN member States and Pacific Island partners gathered in Manila to raise safety and health standards in the region.