ILAB is the DOLE agency primarily responsible for developing policies, plans, programs, projects, and operating standards relative to international labor and employment concerns and monitors the country’s observance and implementation of its obligations/commitments, courtesies and facilities required by international organizations (IOs). It  provides advisory service to the office of the Secretary in the supervision, monitoring and reporting of operations/activities of the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) and the Filipino Resource Centers (FRCs) in different parts of the world.

As the Department of Labor and Employment’s link to the world, ILAB brings you the latest news and current information from POLOs and in the international arena such as in the International Labor Organization (ILO), and Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) among others.