Statements and speeches

This page contains a selection of speeches and presentations given by officials of the ILO Manila Office. Inquiries about usage or reproduction of any materials should be sent by email.

2016

  1. Opening address at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop

    06 October 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO-EU Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN) inception workshop, Manila, 6 October 2016

  2. Opening address at the IndustriALL national workshop on workers’ participation in the labour law compliance system

    08 September 2016

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National consultation of the IndustriALL national workshop on workers’ participation in the labour law compliance system, Quezon City, Philippines, 8 September 2016

  3. Opening address at the National consultation of the Convening actors to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT)

    06 September 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the National consultation of the Convening actors to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PRJECT), Manila, 6 September 2016

  4. Opening address at the Green jobs and just transition technical workshop for employers

    21 August 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Green jobs and just transition technical workshop for employers, Makati City, 22 August 2016

  5. Keynote address at the Luzon area wide consultations on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81) and Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No.129)

    28 July 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Luzon area wide consultations on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81) and Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969, (No.129), Manila, 29 July 2016

  6. Welcome Remarks at the Region IV-A Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Summit

    23 June 2016

    By Mr Rene Robert, on behalf of Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Region IV-A Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Summit, Laguna, 23 June 2016

  7. Opening address at the Commemoration of Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work; and the Conduct of Conference Workshop on Workers Participation in the Labour Laws Compliance System

    28 April 2016

    By Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Commemoration of Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work; and the Conduct of Conference Workshop on Workers at the Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City, 28 April 2016.

  8. Closing message at the International Workshop on Conditional Cash Transfer as Tools to Address Child Labour

    11 April 2016

    By Mr Hideki Kagohashi, Officer-in-Charge of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the International Workshop on Conditional Cash Transfer as Tools to Address Child Labour, Makati City, Philippines, 11 April 2016

  9. Opening address at the Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project) Briefing of Stakeholders and Partners

    03 March 2016

    By Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project launching held at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila, 03 March 2016.

  10. Opening address at the 3rd National Domestic Workers’ Day 2016 celebration

    24 January 2016

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 3rd National Domestic Workers’ Day 2016 celebration, Quezon City, 24 January 2016

  11. Opening address at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project Meeting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

    19 January 2016

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Safe and Healthy Youth Project Meeting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Quezon City Philippines, 19 January 2016

2015

  1. Opening address at the Labour Market Information beyond the numbers: translating labour market information into proactive interventions on job-skill matching

    22 October 2015

    By Simon Hills, Officer-in-Charge & Employment and Livelihood Development Officer of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Labour Market Information beyond the numbers: translating labour market information into proactive interventions on job-skill matching, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 22 October 2015

  2. Opening address at the Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery Following Haiyan

    06 August 2015

    By Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery Following Haiyan

  3. Opening address at the conference on the ratification of ILO Convention 151: Key to empowering and harnessing public sector unions towards achieving sustainable quality public services and good governance

    20 July 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the conference on the ratification of ILO Convention 151: Key to empowering and harnessing public sector unions towards achieving sustainable quality public services and good governance, Manila, Philippines, 21 July 2015

  4. Opening address at the consultation on the Work in Fishing Convention (Convention 188)

    09 July 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultation on the Work in Fishing Convention (Convention 188), Manila, Philippines, 10 July 2015

  5. Opening address at the Trainers’ Training and Workshop on International Labour Standards, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for A.O. 35 Members and Selected Members of the National and Regional Tripartite Monitoring Boards

    24 May 2015

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Programme Officer, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Trainers’ Training and Workshop on International Labour Standards, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for A.O. 35 Members and Selected Members of the National and Regional Tripartite Monitoring Boards, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 25 May 2015

  6. Statement at the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment deliberation on occupational safety and health and other issues relative to the Valenzuela Kentex Factory

    19 May 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment deliberation on occupational safety and health and other issues relative to the Valenzuela Kentex Factory, Quezon City, Philippines, 20 May 2015

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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder expresses great sadness over Philippines shoe factory deaths, calls for stronger health and safety measures

    14 May 2015

  8. Message at the signing of a new Grant Agreement between the ILO and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)

    01 February 2015

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the signing of a new Grant Agreement between the ILO and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Pasig City, Philippines, 2 February 2015

  9. Opening address at the consultation-workshop on policy reforms in collective bargaining

    27 January 2015

    By Ms Diane Lynn Respall, Programme Officer, delivered on behalf of Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the consultation-workshop on policy reforms in collective bargaining, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 28 January 2015