The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) 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. Entrepreneurship skills training programme for Filipinos health professionals

    28 November 2014

    The training programme – HealthBiz: returning home to your business has been developed by the ILO-Decent Work Across Borders Project with the leadership of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs, one of the attached agency of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This initiative has received the financial support of the European Union.

  2. Interlocking compressed earth blocks (ICEB) production in Northern Cebu (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    Turning a crisis into an opportunity: alternative livelihood is a safety net to build resilience towards a future calamity.

  3. Small farm enterprise development in Negros Occidental (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    Changing social norms in farmer's community: introducing the idea of saving saves lives.

  4. One barangay (village) one product: Squid ring in Sagay City (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    The onslaught of super Typhoon Haiyan in Negros Occidental has pushed the vulnerable population further into poverty. But the city is reviving with its product of squid rings.

  5. Coron sawali livelihood development project (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

    28 November 2014

    Typhoon-hit residents in Barangay Guadalupe, Coron, Palawan are gradually getting back on their feet through an industry that most of them have known for decades: sawali production.

  6. Typhoon Bopha (Pablo): Sustainable livelihoods for affected communities (Australia's support to help the Philippines build back better): Final project fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    Given the impact of Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Pablo) in the Municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental that led to huge loss of life, alongside the devastation of the properties and livelihoods of those who survived. The ILO employment intensive investment/infrastructure project focused on rehabilitating affected areas and offered employment opportunities to local communities.

  7. Country level engagement and assistance to reduce child labour (CLEAR): Project fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    CLEAR will be a great supplement to the newly-launched convergence programme against child labour of the Philippines using a HELP-ME strategy which stands for Health, Education and Training, Prevention, Prosecution and Protection and Monitoring and Evaluation.

  8. Indigenous peoples development programme (IPDP): Programme fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    In 1989, the ILO adopted the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, an instrument which seeks to promote and protect indigenous and tribal peoples in addressing all key aspects of indigenous peoples' rights.

  9. Promoting decent work across borders: A Philippine based project for migrant health professionals and skilled workers: Final project fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    Migration trends have shown that skilled nurses and other health professionals while vital, are also globally scarce.

  10. 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.

  11. Greener business Asia (GBA): Final 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.

  12. Women domestic worker empowerment programme 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.

  13. 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).

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Nutrition security and maternity protection through exclusive and continued breastfeeding promotion in the workplace: Project fact sheet

    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.

  20. 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.