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ILAB is primarily responsible for developing policy and program recommendations and operating standards relative to international labor and employment concerns; and for monitoring the country's observance and implementation of its obligations/commitments. courtesies and facilities required by international organizations.

 

It is also responsible for providing 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 Migrant Workers and Other Filipino Resource Centers (MWOFRCs) in different parts of the world.

 

LEGAL FRAMEWORK

 

The International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) was created by virtue of the DOLE Rationalization Plan which was approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on 13 April 2009 pursuant to Executive Order 366 also known as the Government Rationalization Program.  ILAB was formerly the International Labor Affairs Service (ILAS).

 

MANDATE

 

ILAB is primarily responsible for developing policy and program recommendations and operating standards relative to international labor and employment concerns; and for monitoring the country's observance and implementation of its obligations/commitments. courtesies and facilities required by international organizations.

 

It is also responsible for providing 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 Migrant Workers and Other Filipino Resource Centers (MWOFRCs) in different parts of the world.