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2013

  1. Japan allocates US$500,000 to help typhoon Haiyan livelihood recovery

    27 November 2013

    The Government of Japan and the ILO have allocated US$500,000 to help support the post-Haiyan response in the Philippines. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan has provided the funds under the ILO/Japan Fund for Building Social Safety Nets in Asia and the Pacific. The fund is to be used to support the recovery from natural disaster.

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    ILO rallies partners to donate to livelihoods recovery in Philippines

    19 November 2013

    Following the loss of life and livelihoods in Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the ILO response is focused on emergency employment schemes to help rebuild communities and restore livelihoods through decent work.

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    ILO says five million workers affected by Typhoon Haiyan

    18 November 2013

    Roughly a quarter of those employed in the affected areas have got their livelihoods destroyed or disrupted by Typhoon Haiyan. The ILO, along with UN sister agencies, supports the government, employers' and workers' organizations to help workers and their communities.

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    Typhoon Haiyan: Emergency employment programme to help rebuild livelihoods

    12 November 2013

    The ILO is helping put in place emergency employment programmes as part of US$ 301 million relief appeal launched by the United Nations today.

  5. ILO supports victims of earthquake in the Philippines

    04 November 2013

    Thousands of workers were badly affected when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Central Visayas, Philippines in mid-October. Preliminary estimates of the International Labour Organization (ILO) show that 440,000 workers have been affected by the quake in Bohol.

  6. Philippines to give child labour a red card

    17 October 2013

    The Philippines is joining the “Red Card to Child Labour” global campaign to end child labour. The Red Card campaign was announced at the closing of the third Global Child Labour Conference in Brasilia last week, and has already gained the support of Hollywood stars as well as artists and athletes from the around the world.

  7. Philippines tackles migrant workers’ rights, recommends shared migrant data and complaint mechanisms

    09 September 2013

    Government, employers and workers organizations from the Philippines along with organizations and experts on migration recommend better data sharing and a multilateral approach in handling labour complaints, among others, to better protect and promote the rights of migrant workers.

  8. Kick-out child labour

    05 August 2013

    In 2011, there were over 3 million child labourers in the Philippines. The National Child Labor Committee has scaled up its campaign to end the worst forms of child labour in the country. This year, a football clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 17 for child labourers in preparation for the Batang Malaya tournament in October.

  9. UN Philippines joins celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2013

    01 August 2013

    This year, the United Nations in the Philippines, represented by the ILO, UNICEF and the WHO joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Breastfeeding Week, and World Breastfeeding Month in August.

  10. Increasing the knowledge base for policy decision making: EU and ILO Manila promote decent work agenda for Filipino health professionals

    24 July 2013

    Thousands of Filipino health professionals migrate every year for work raising important questions related to the global shortage and inequitable distribution of health professionals in and between many countries and the conditions under which their migration experience takes place.

  11. ILO and BDA ink partnership to support peace building in Mindanao

    18 June 2013

    The International Labour Organization and the Bangsamoro Development Agency today signed an agreement that will contribute to peace building efforts through local economic development, decent work and sustainable livelihoods in Mindanao.

  12. A new day rises - peace finally comes to Bondoc Peninsula

    10 June 2013

    Armed conflict has ceased to be a regular fare for the poor people of Bondoc Peninsula, once a hotbed of insurgency, in Quezon Province. The cycle of poverty, lack of decent work and conflict kept development at bay.

  13. Australian Aid and ILO support sustainable livelihoods in the Philippines' worst typhoon-hit areas

    23 May 2013

    Almost five months after typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit the province of Davao Oriental in eastern Mindanao, Philippines, disaster-affected families in the municipalities of Baganga, Cateel and Boston still need help.

  14. International Nurses’ Day: EU and ILO Manila promote decent work agenda for Filipino health professionals

    06 May 2013

    Thousands of Filipino health professionals migrate every year for work raising important questions related to the global shortage and inequitable distribution of health professionals in and between many countries.

  15. Asia leads world in domestic worker numbers but legal protection, working conditions lag

    09 January 2013

    More than 21 million people across Asia and the Pacific – 80 per cent of them women – are employed as domestic workers, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  16. ILO to launch global report on domestic workers

    07 January 2013

    A new report on the conditions of domestic workers worldwide will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday, 9 January 2013 at 18:00 Manila Time (10:00 GMT).

2012

  1. ILO Director-General arrives in the Philippines, extends sympathies to typhoon survivors

    16 December 2012

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder, arrives today in Manila for a two-day visit and extends his sympathies to those who lost their loved-ones a year ago in Washi (Sendong) and more recently by Typhoon Bopha (Pablo).

  2. ILO Director-General visits the Philippines

    14 December 2012

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder, will visit the Philippines from 16 to 17 December. This will be Mr Ryder’s first visit to the Philippines since he was elected on 1 October 2012.

  3. Philippines ratification marks global milestone for decent work for seafarers

    21 August 2012

    The Philippines is the 30th Member to have its ratification registered and join the group of the “first 30” ILO countries to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.

  4. ILO, UNICEF and WHO hail significant increase in breastfeeding rates

    01 August 2012

    On the commemoration of Global Breastfeeding Week, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated the Government of the Philippines for the significant increase in exclusive breastfeeding rates in the country. However, the challenge of breastfeeding when a mother returns to work still remains. Many working women face difficulties with the risk of income loss after giving birth.