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  1. From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.


  1. Speaking Health and Safety to Millennials

    03 October 2018

    A Philippine youth champion finds an innovative way to improve her fellow millennials’ knowledge about occupational safety and health.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Farm safety: A new beginning

    23 April 2018

    Agriculture is one of the dangerous sectors, where workers suffer from cuts and injuries, and often exposed to harmful chemicals and long hours of work. The ILO highlights the need to improve occupational safety and health in agriculture.

  7. Philippines: Enhanced labour inspectorate, strengthened labour law compliance

    07 February 2018

    Labour inspection is more than just visiting workplaces. With the support of the ILO, the Philippines has been implementing labour inspectorate reforms and developing tools that can make a real difference in the lives of workers and employers.


  1. Achievements of Filipino youth at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    26 November 2017

    Young people from the Philippines find solutions to address occupational safety and health at work. Prototypes developed at the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore include a worker's eye app and round table with key stakeholders.

  2. Building peace through economic development in the southern Philippines

    16 June 2017

    An ILO project in the southern Philippines shows how the spirit of the possible new ILO standard can be put into practice by lifting conflict-hit communities out of poverty through local economic development.

  3. See you at my "playground": Tackling child labour in gold mining

    12 June 2017

    How an ILO project in the Philippines addresses the consequences of climate change and child labour, while improving working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

  4. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

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    Job skills boost confidence, build peace in Zamboanga

    24 January 2017

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.


  1. Building back collectively through sustainable livelihoods

    21 September 2016

    Judy Torres and his co-federation members in Tacloban City empowered themselves with a small-scale enterprise to determine the course of their own livelihoods after the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  2. Benefitting from climate-resilient responses
 to disaster

    21 September 2016

    Armed with hope to start anew, Fedelino Montecino joined the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) training on contour farming, in an effort to recover from the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  3. Alternative livelihoods after a disaster

    21 September 2016

    Even as Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) took away people’s livelihoods, many displayed a firm resolve to secure alternative ways to earn a living. One such individual was Marina Tudtud of San Remigio, Northern Cebu.

  4. Involving youth in community rebuilding

    20 July 2016

    Sawali weaving is an art in Barangay Guadalupe in Coron, Palawan. Rochelle delos Angeles is a nineteen-year-old who is not only continuing the tradition but also helping to bring it into the future.

  5. Turning disaster into opportunity

    20 July 2016

    Carlon Cayadong of Ormoc City turned the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) into an opportunity to place himself in a better situation as a worker.

  6. Providing alternative livelihoods after a disaster

    20 July 2016

    A few months after the emergency employment phase, Marina Tudtud joined the ILO-supported reconstruction of a causeway in Barangay Batad, San Remigio. They repaired and widened the causeway that connected markets in surrounding barangays, facilitating the flow of agricultural goods between two municipalities by cutting the travel time from two hours to 30 minutes.

  7. Immediate recovery from disaster through emergency employment

    30 May 2016

    With the minimum wage she earned in the 15-day Emergency Employment programme she was able to buy food for her son. She was also enrolled in social security, accident and health insurance, and received personal protective equipment (PPE).