Duterte declares 2019 International Labour Organization Centenary year
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the year 2019 as the International Labour Organization (ILO) Centenary.
In signing Proclamation 710 last April 24, Duterte tasked the Department of Labor and Employment to coordinate the conduct of programs and activities nationwide relative to the celebration of the ILO Centenary.
Since 1948, the Philippines, as an active member of the ILO, has endeavored to enhance its commitment to pursue the ideals and principles of the organization.
“The Philippine Government, through the ILO’s special partners, which includes employers and workers’ organizations, reaffirms its full support to and cooperation with the ILO’s mandate of promoting international peace and social justice,” Duterte said.
All other agencies, local government units, and the private sector are enjoined to provide the necessary support and assistance to the DOLE to ensure the successful observance of the ILO Centenary and the effective implementation of this Proclamation.
The proclamation likewise directs the Presidential Communications Operations Office to lead the campaign of fostering ILO awareness in the Philippines, as well as promote programs and activities in line with the ILO Centenary celebration.