News and press releases

December 2011

  1. Outstanding stories on indigenous peoples recognized ILO pays tribute to indigenous peoples, journalists

    14 December 2011

    Indigenous peoples took the center stage as eleven stories about them were recognized in a thematic year-end reception organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for the Philippines on 12 December 2011 in Makati City.

November 2011

  1. CCAP Gains Highlighted During the First Philippine Climate Change Consciousness Week Celebration

    21 November 2011

    The Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP) presented to national and international stakeholders the gains of the three-year demonstration Project during the country’s first celebration of Climate Change Consciousness at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, 21-22 November 2011. CCAP, having three of the coveted presentation slots was able to share and obtained positive responses and commitments to replicate the mechanisms developed and tested in Agusan del Norte.

  2. 1st Migration & Development Plan launched in PHL Returning migrant workers to benefit from ILO partnership with local governments, multi-stakeholders

    16 November 2011

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila), through its European Union-supported Return and Reintegration Project, has partnered with the local government of La Union Province and other sectors which has produced the Philippines’ first-ever Migration and Development Strategic Plan.

October 2011

  1. Speaking notes for Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director of the International Labour Standards Department, ILO-Geneva

    17 October 2011

    Presented at the Maritime Industry Tripartite Council Plenary Meeting held last 17 October 2011 at AMOSUP Convention Hall in Manila.

  2. Rules and Regulations Governing the Employment and Working Conditions of Domestic Seafarers

    17 October 2011

    At the Maritime Industry Tripartite Council Plenary Meeting held last 17 October 2011 at AMOSUP Convention Hall in Manila, the Maritime Industry Tripartite Council, Resolution No. 2, Series of 2011 was presented by Mr Hans Leo J. Cacdac, Undersecretary, D0LE.

  3. Maritime Industry Tripartite Council, Resolution No. 2, Series of 2011

    17 October 2011

    At the Maritime Industry Tripartite Council Plenary Meeting held last 17 October 2011 at AMOSUP Convention Hall in Manila, the Maritime Industry Tripartite Council, Resolution No. 2, Series of 2011 was presented by Mr Hans Leo J. Cacdac, Undersecretary, D0LE.

  4. Farmers Protected Against Losses from Change Rainfall Patterns

    17 October 2011

    The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) Regional Office 10, covering regions 10 and Caraga in Mindanao paid more than half a million pesos to 56 rice farmers, 27 of whom are women, 29 men in the Municipality of Buenavista.

  5. Local employment services to increase access to decent and productive work

    17 October 2011

    Officials of the Department of Labor and Employment and the Public Employment Service Office from Agusan del Sur, Antique, Maguindanao and Masbate were trained on basic employment services.

September 2011

  1. When development comes between "social" and "network"

    20 September 2011

    Through the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), the International Labour Organization has contributed to the Philippine Program against Child Labor an essential tool that combines knowledge management, collaboration, social networking, and programme management into one.

  2. Direct interventions set to end child labour in Northern Samar

    20 September 2011

    Guided with the results of the baseline survey, the Northern Samar Child Labor Committee along with local officials planned and designed interventions on child labour. These interventions included action programmes and direct services focused on education, health, skills development, and psycho-social aspect including child labour monitoring and integrated service delivery.

  3. Partnerships inked on entrepreneurship and skills training for youth

    19 September 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will jointly implement the training for disadvantaged youth in Masbate, Antique, Maguindanao and Agusan del Sur from September 2011 to June 2012. The training targets a minimum of 2,400 out-of-school youth in the four provinces.

  4. Training held for Maritime Inspectors PHL gears up for MLC, 2006 enforcement

    15 September 2011

    Adopted in February 2006 by the ILO, MLC, 2006 served as a response to the global nature of workers’ employment in the maritime industry to comprehensively address the working and living conditions of seafarers and to set out standards for decent work for seafarers.

August 2011

  1. First Philippine Green Jobs Conference: Promoting green jobs and decent work towards inclusive growth

    15 August 2011

    The Philippine Government together with employers, workers, youth leaders, social entrepreneurs, environment advocates, and the civil society responded to the call of promoting green jobs and providing decent and productive work in the First Philippine Green Jobs Conference.

  2. President Aquino Reaffirms Support to Youth Employment on International Youth Day

    12 August 2011

    The International Youth Day celebration in the Philippines titled KA JAM or “Kabataan: Jobs and Alternatives to Migration” was held last 12 August 2011 at the SMX Covention Center in Pasay City. With President Benigno S. Aquino III as Keynote speaker, the event also marked the culmination of the United Nations’ International Year of the Youth. In his message, President Aquino reaffirmed the government’s important role and duty to equip the young people with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as well as provide the opportunities to achieve that success.

July 2011

  1. Message at the International Youth Day 2011: Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration by Ms Jacqui Badcock, United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Nations in the Philippines, 12 August 2011, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines

    15 July 2011

    Message at the International Youth Day 2011: Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration

  2. International Youth Day 2011: Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration, 12 August 2011, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

    15 July 2011

  3. Message at the International Youth Day 2011: Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration by H.E. Jorge Domecq, Ambassador of Spain, 12 August 2011, MX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

    15 July 2011

    Message at the International Youth Day 2011: Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration

  4. Message at the International Youth Day 2011: Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration by Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, 12 August 2011 SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines

    15 July 2011

    Message at the International Youth Day 2011: Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration

  5. President Aquino’s speech celebrating International Youth Day, August 12, 2011

    15 July 2011

    Speech of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines Celebrating International Youth Day 2011: “KA JAM” (Kabataan Jobs and Alternatives to Migration)

  6. Ph fight against child labour continues

    15 July 2011

    Jason (not his real name), wishes he has more time to play. However, unlike children of his age, he struggles to balance schooling and work to help provide the needs of his family. At the age of 12, he works for a charcoal manufacturer where he spends five hours per day, four times a week after attending school. He started working when he was 6 years old.