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PH has highest Asean unemployment rate —ILO report

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The Philippines has the highest unemployment rate among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to a report of the International Labor Organization (ILO) published in 2014.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ILO: More job creation program needed in Yolanda-hit areas

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TANAUAN, LEYTE Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors in this town wait for the distribution of food items from a helicopter in this photo taken two days after Yolanda struck.  JOHN CHUA/INQUIRER

The International Labor Organization has launched a program aimed at providing emergency employment and sustainable livelihood opportunities in areas devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

ILO exec to visit ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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An executive from an international organization is set to visit Eastern Visayas Wednesday, a statement said.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

It’s the law: Domestics get protection worldwide

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A file photo dated 07 July 2002 of maids having a good time catching chicken they breed in the yard at a training center in Singapore. Singapore will require a mandatory weekly day off for maids starting next year, the government said Monday, March 6, 2012, in a move that will affect more than 200,000 domestic helpers in the affluent city-state.  AFP PHOTO

The Domestic Workers Convention—a treaty that provides basic labor rights to an estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide, including some two million Filipinos—came into force Thursday.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kasambahay law lives up to PH commitment under int’l treaty

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Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Once signed into law, the Kasambahay will solidify Philippines’ adherence to a global agreement that sets labor standards for domestic workers.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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