PATAMABA, home-based workers, PhilippinesPambansang Kalipunan ng mga Manggagawang Impormal sa Pilipinas (PATAMABA), Inc. (formerly Pambansang Tagapag-ugnay ng mga Manggagawa sa Bahay) or the National Network of Informal Workers in the Philippines. Founded in 1991 as a grassroots organization run by women home-based workers. It has a membership of more than 19,000 self-employed and subcontracted workers covering 10 regions, 34 provinces and 276 chapters nationwide. In the past few years, it has opened its membership to other sub-sectors on informal workers, including men and youth. Its urban chapters are engaged in social enterprises, networking with LGUs, community housing, training cum production, social protection, and food and health services.

As a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization composed predominantly of women informal workers, PATAMABA seeks to (1) ensure the rights and uplift economic, political and social conditions of workers in the informal economy, (2) integrate the rights, needs and interest of women in its policies and programs, (3) establish networks/linkages nationally and internationally for resource mobilization, capacity building, planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various development programs and projects for sustainability and self-reliance, and (4) serve as a vehicle for initiating and supporting activities addressing the needs of informal workers in its local chapters all over the country. PATAMABA is an affiliate of HomeNet Philippines and HomeNet Southeast Asia.

Contact: Ms. Lourdes Abad Gula, National President
(632) 411-2572

Address: # 75-I Harmony Street
Balingasa, Balintawak
Quezon City 1101