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  1. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

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    Beyond one million jobs: Create. Sustain. Transform

    01 May 2022

    The ILO and the Department of Labor and Employment joined forces on Labour Day to support workers affected by COVID-19 and Typhoon Odette. The new agreement signed will boost productivity and employability in micro, small and medium enterprises as well as the informal economy. It bolsters the National Employment Recovery Strategy of the Philippines anchored on ILO pillars to restore business confidence through safe and healthy workplaces and upgrade digital skills of workers.

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    Decent pay and work conditions

    29 April 2022

    Underpaid, overworked, and facing insecure tenure. The Filipino worker is caught between not earning enough and making a living under difficult conditions. A lot of Filipinos in the informal sector are living a hand-to-mouth existence. CNN Philippines' Senior Anchor Mr Rico Hizon in an interview with ILO’s Ms Cerilyn Pastolero on The Exchange.

  4. Video

    Workplace safety a priority in the Philippines

    28 April 2022

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022, Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines cites workers as drivers of the economy and their protection is a priority. More workers infected by COVID-19 also resulted to less productivity at the national level, leading to economies slowing down including the Philippines.

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    Build a safety and health culture, respect rights at work

    28 April 2022

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022, SENTRO's Joanna Bernice Coronacion, highlights that building a positive safety and health culture, requires making sure that worker's rights are guaranteed and respected.

  6. ILO in the media

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder interviewed on the ABS-CBN News Channel Philippines

    28 February 2022

  7. Video

    ILO: COVID impact 'catastrophic'; Loss of jobs four times greater than in 2008 global financial crisis

    28 February 2022

    International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder sees the need to set up a new course in the global economy that is safer, fairer and more inclusive after the 'catastrophic' impact of the pandemic which saw a loss in jobs and income four times greater than the 2008 global financial crisis in an exclusive interview with Ms Michelle Ong on Market Edge of the ABS-CBN News Channel.

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    ABS-CBN News Channel TV: ILO: Global jobs recovery delayed by pandemic uncertainty, Omicron

    18 January 2022


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    Promoting Decent Work in the Rural Sectors in the Philippines (short version)

    01 December 2021

    Philippine tripartite constituents from the government, employers, and workers organizations highlight the importance of promoting decent work in the rural sectors of agriculture, fishing and mining, with a focus on women.

  2. Video

    ILO: Pandemic hit on jobs worse than thought

    03 November 2021

    Market Edge of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) looks at how hot or cold the labour market is, and where in the two-way speed recovery is the Philippines. International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Labour Economist for Asia and the Pacific Christian Viegelahn joins live from Bangkok and talks about the eighth edition of the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work.

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    ILO, Japan join hands with indigenous peoples for decent work and safe water

    19 October 2021

    Indigenous peoples consider the new water system as a blessing. Built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project, the water system provides access to safe and clean water, and promotes peace and decent work in Renti, Upi, Maguindanao.

  4. UN Food Systems Summit

    Transformed food systems can help achieve sustainable development goals

    23 September 2021

    The ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) co-lead a new international coalition to advance decent work for people working in food systems.

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    Decent work, clean and safe water for indigenous peoples of Rifao, Upi, Maguindanao

    21 September 2021

    Through community contracting and employing local resource-based approaches (LRB), the project maximized the use of local resources while respecting traditions and considering the environment in all aspects of the implementation.

  6. Decent work

    Promoting decent work in the rural sectors in the Philippines (long version)

    08 September 2021

    ILO, with support from the US Department of Labor (US DOL), launched a new project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women on 11 August 2021, via Zoom, in the Philippines.

  7. ILO in action

    Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

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    Indigenous Peoples: Partners for safe water, decent work and peace

    27 August 2021

    At the World Water Week 2021 global event, the Philippines shared how indigenous peoples built a water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in the Bangsamoro region, which also respected indigenous rights, culture and traditions.

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    ILO: Pandemic opened up unprecedented jobs gap

    16 August 2021

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery. Mr Christian Viegelahn, Labour Economist of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific talks about the new COVID-19 and the ASEAN labour market report on the Market Edge of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) hosted by Ms Raine Musngi.

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    Indigenous peoples build new water system in Looy, Maguindanao

    13 August 2021

    Teduray, a group of indigenous peoples in the Philippines built a new water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project that will provide access to clean and safe water, at the same time contribute to promoting decent work and building peace in the Bangsamoro region.

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    UN Philippines calls for cooperation towards decent work for rural workers

    11 August 2021

    United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) in the Philippines Gustavo González says promoting social justice, human and labour rights is critical to ending poverty at the launch of the ILO USDOL project on Improving Workers’ Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women held on 11 August 2021 in Manila, Philippines.

  12. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Indigenous peoples can help build a ‘better future’

    10 August 2021

    9 August is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. They have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis but are key partners in building a ‘better normal’ that respects their rights and ensures access to decent work.