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. Gender equality in the Philippines: Programme fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines has been actively promoting the rights and welfare of women workers through various measures. Recognizing the fact that gender equality is in the heart of decent and productive work, building the capacities of relevant government agencies, trade unions, employers' organizations, civil society, academe and workers in the informal sector in various degrees and means.

  2. Greener business Asia (GBA): Project fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    The ILO is implementing the Greener Business Asia (GBA) Project to show that employers and workers can work together towards improved competitiveness and performance on labour and environmental issues.

  3. Decent work for domestic workers in the Philippines: Project fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    Numerous laws and legislations for workers had been passed in several countries but they all excluded domestic workers since for domestic work was always perceived as not a real form of employment. During the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), an international labour standard for domestic workers was adopted in June 2011 by the members of the ILC in Geneva.

  4. Tripartite action for the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers in the ASEAN region (ASEAN Triangle Project): Project fact sheet

    27 November 2014

    The ILO with funding support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development is implementing a project called Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN Triangle Project).

  5. Decent work for seafarers: Programme fact sheet

    27 November 2014

    The Philippines ranks as the top supplier of seafarers in the world, particularly ratings. In 2006, the maritime constituents of the ILO adopted the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). The lack of standard laws, contracts, and collective bargaining agreements tend to be the main source of protection for seafarers but organized seafarers only cover 17-20 per cent of the maritime labour force since they are regularly contract workers.

  6. Promoting decent work across borders: A pilot project for migrant health professionals and skilled workers (Final Evaluation Summary)

    26 November 2014

    Project INT/09/01/EEC - Consultant: Elaine McGregor and Dr. Arijita Dutta

  7. Programme for local economic development through enhanced governance and grassroots empowerment (PLEDGE): Project fact sheet

    24 November 2014

    The ILO is implementing PLEDGE jointly with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) as its key partner. The programme seeks to make direct positive impact on local conflict affected communities.

  8. Philippines’ bilateral labour arrangements on health-care professional migration: In search of meaning

    20 November 2014

    The Philippines started developing bilateral labour arrangements for the mobilization, training and employment of skilled and less-skilled workers in the 1970s. Since then, arrangements concluded by the Philippines with destination countries have improved in terms of scope and content.

  9. Policy briefs on the circular migration of health professionals

    20 November 2014

    Circular migration is still vaguely understood as a migration concept, especially when it concerns health professionals or skilled workers.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

    30 October 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    29 September 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

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

    29 August 2014

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  19. 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.

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

    29 August 2014

    There are 10 case studies detailing the experiences of a variety of Filipino healthcare professionals. Each offers a balanced and insightful account about the migration experience, which contrasts with the perceived 'golden halo' that surrounds migration in the Philippines.