The ILO Country Office for the Philippines publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Knowledge Centre in Manila or by email.


  1. Nutrition security and maternity protection through exclusive and continued breastfeeding promotion in the workplace

    19 November 2014

    The ILO in partnership with other UN agencies, takes extra effort to support exclusive and continued breastfeeding in the workplace. A joint programme is deemed essential to promote an enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplace.

  2. Circular migration of health-care professionals: What do employers in Europe think of it?

    31 October 2014

    The paper discusses the development of the policy debate around the concept of circular migration and contrasts with the reality on the ground.

  3. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Integrated livelihood recovery for Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) affected communities (Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs') support to the Philippines' recovery

    31 October 2014

    Through the contribution of the Government of Japan, the ILO immediately worked with the Philippine government and humanitarian partners in providing emergency employment in typhoon affected workers.

  4. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods (Norwegian support to Philippine recover from super typhoon)

    31 October 2014

    The contribution of Norway is being used to establish and strengthen the overall ILO response framework and technical response programmes, supporting government and partners to coordinate, design and implement their emergency response and livelihood programmes.

  5. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, October 2014

    30 October 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  6. GATS mode 4: Movement of natural persons and protection of migrant workers’ rights

    08 October 2014

    The paper indicates that while labour standards might affect the international trade in goods, there is no indication that they actually slow down international migration. Rather, in the changed global scenario since the Uruguay Round, escalating demands for temporary overseas workers necessitates the incorporation of migrant worker protection clauses into any multilateral framework that deals with temporary migration.

  7. National nursing core competency standards - Training modules for the Philippines

    30 September 2014

    The training module overall objective is to improve nursing eduction and practice through the enhancement of the core competencies of nursing practitioners and students.

  8. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, September 2014

    29 September 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  9. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, August 2014

    29 August 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  10. Assessment of the existing services for skilled migrant workers in the Philippines

    29 August 2014

    The report covers a wide range of services provided by state and non-state institutions, from pre-departure training to return and reintegration in the Philippines. It also offers a rich collection of information on the mandate of all state institutions providing services, as well as selected non-state institutions and business enterprises.

  11. Documentation of return and circular migration experiences of Filipino health professionals

    29 August 2014

  12. An assessment of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) agency performance awards

    29 August 2014

    The study primary aim was to assess the objectives and design of POEA’s Agency Performance Awards, its implementation and its contributions. Although regulating the recruitment industry is fundamental in ensuring the well-being of migrant workers, providing incentives may also play a positive role.

  13. Employer’s viewpoint on migration, retention and return of health-care workers: An Indian perspective

    29 August 2014

    The report analyses incentives at the workplace level (across private sector and public sector organizations), programmes at the state level (across the state governments of India) and policies at the bi- or multi-lateral levels (involving national level and bilateral or multi-lateral level national and international decisions) to facilitate the acquisition and retention (circular migration) of Indian doctors between India and European countries.

  14. Investigating the working conditions of Filipino and Indian-born nurses in the UK

    25 August 2014

    The paper brings out the perspectives of Filipino and Indian nurses on their working conditions and relates these to their immigration status.

  15. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, July 2014

    31 July 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  16. Assessment of the impact of migration of health professionals on the labour market and health sector performance in destination countries

    15 July 2014

    The publication is an attempt to understand the impact of the migration of health professionals on the labour market and performance and quality of health services in major countries of destination, particularly the United Kingdom.

  17. Independent Evaluation of Outcome 17: Gender Mainstreaming with the support of Sweden and Norway Partnership Agreements (Final Evaluation Summary)

    10 July 2014

    Projects: GLO/11/58/SID; GLO/12/50/NOR; GLO/12/53/NOR Evaluation Consultant:Dr. Jane Hailé

  18. Decent work for all, July 2014 news update

    01 July 2014

    The July 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a story on the new ILO report on social protection, latest news on the World of Work Summit, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  19. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, June 2014

    30 June 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  20. Promoting the effective recognition and implementation of the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining in the Philippines (This project is funded by the United States Department of State): Project fact sheet

    30 June 2014

    The rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining are basic human rights in the workplace, covered by ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 respectively. Their recognition and implementation are seen to be important barometers of democracy and contribute to sustainable and economic development.