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  1. Dignified work: Construction and repair of damaged schools in Sta Fe, Bantayan Island

    25 August 2016

    Providing livelihood opportunities and reconstructing community assets often go hand in hand. Such was the case in Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu during rebuilding efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  2. At a glance: Fact sheets on ILO projects and programmes in the Philippines

    24 August 2016

  3. At a glance: Fact sheets on ILO projects and programmes in the Philippines

    24 August 2016

  4. Weak minimum wage compliance in Asia’s garment industry

    11 August 2016

    Minimum wages can be an important part of the policy toolkit to meet the needs of workers and their families. However, minimum wages do not adequately fulfill this role if non-compliance is widespread. This research note shows that a large proportion of workers in the garment, footwear, and textiles sector in seven garment-exporting countries in Asia are paid below the minimum wage.

  5. PLEDGE project operations manual

    01 August 2016

    The ILO, in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has produced a Project Implementation Manual as guide in implementing local economic development and livelihood initiatives in conflict-affected areas.

  6. Skills training on food processing and handling for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Zamboanga City

    29 July 2016

    The aim of the joint project was to foster sustainable development and revenue generation to the targeted communities by providing skills training to facilitate employment for the IDPs.

  7. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, July 2016

    25 July 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  8. Post-training support for IDP communities for durable solutions and reintegration

    20 July 2016

    The post-training was conducted to call for support from key stakeholders to internally displaced communities.

  9. Food and beverage service skills training and development programme in hospitality industry for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and its host marginalized communities

    20 July 2016

    The service skills training programme was conducted by Garden Orchid Hotel and in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to enhance the capacity and capability of the IDP communities to access income-generating opportunities and employment which are decent, competitive and sustainable in the field of Hospitality Industry focusing in Food and Beverage Service.

  10. Connecting communities: Causeway reconstruction for the farming communities of San Remigio

    24 June 2016

    Damaged roads hampered trading activities in many Super Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas. A solution to this problem in San Remigio, Northern Cebu lay in the hands of the residents themselves who participated in rebuilding efforts.

  11. Recovery via employment: Skills training on food processing and carpentry in the Province of Leyte

    24 June 2016

    Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated farming communities in Leyte province, resulting in massive loss of livelihoods. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and local agencies immediately recognized a need to provide alternative sources of income.

  12. Rebuilding communities: Construction and repair of damaged schools in Camotes Islands

    24 June 2016

    The Camotes group of islands received a surge of relief aid, but the ILO realized that public assets restoration was an area that needed more attention. Thus, the ILO worked with the International Mission Board (IMB), the Baptist Global Response (BGR) and Disaster to Development (D2D) to repair and rebuild structures in five public school devastated by the super typhoon.

  13. Rebuilding for health: Renovation of the mortuary at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Centre

    23 June 2016

    Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) destroyed the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Centre’s (EVRMC) facilities. Recognizing that health facilities are a community’s lifeline, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Latter-Day Saints Charities (LDSC), added their support to the reconstruction effort.

  14. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, June 2016

    21 June 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  15. Workshop on start and improve your business (SIYB): Training of trainers, Phase II

    01 June 2016

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) has operated two economic and livelihood development projects in Mindanao on: (a) sustainable livelihoods for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zamboanga City as part of the joint UN programme denominated “Increasing Public Confidence and Participation in Support of Implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement” funded by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF); and (b) “Local Economic Development through Enlightened Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)” financed by the multi-donor funded, World Bank-managed Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) and being implemented through the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA).

  16. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, May 2016

    30 May 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  17. Water is life: Repair of community potable water system and reforestation of community-managed watershed in Pinabacdao, Samar

    27 May 2016

    The supply of potable water in the municipality of Pinabacdao, Samar was severely impeded by the successive impacts of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) and Tropical Storms Jangmi (Seniang) and Mekkhala (Amang). Because both water and livelihoods are essential to human life, the International Labour Organization (ILO) partnered with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pinabacdao to restore the flow of water to 4,000 families.

  18. Environment-friendly enterprise: Green charcoal briquette production and sales enterprise in Tolosa, Leyte

    27 May 2016

    The enterprise focused on the production of green charcoal briquettes from cellulosic waste such as coconut husk and shell, rice hull and straw, grass, and twigs, all of which are in abundant supply in an agricultural – and post-disaster – setting. “Green” charcoal is a smokeless and more efficient alternative to traditional wood based cooking fuel.

  19. Climate-resilient communities: Restoration of mangroves damaged by Typhoons Ruby and Seniang in Biri, Northern Samar

    27 May 2016

    Two 10-hectare areas, one in each Barangay, were the sites of the mangrove restoration. A total of 20,000 propagules were harvested from nearby mangrove areas and planted. Also, at least 4,000 propagules of alternative species — unsuitable for direct planting at a young age — were collected in community-managed nurseries, to be eventually used to replenish unsuccessful growths and to improve mangrove diversity. Technical support was provided by the Provincial Government of Northern Samar-Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGNS-ENRO).

  20. Working out of disaster: Coron local resource-based works and skills training for communities affected by super typhoon Haiyan

    27 May 2016

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Office 4B to enhance the livelihood opportunities of people in Barangays Decalachao, Guadalupe and Marcilla in Coron, and Barangays Bogtong, San Isidro, San Rafael, Buluang and Maglalambay in Busuanga.