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 Library in Manila or by email.


  1. Typhoon Bopha (Pablo): sustainable livelihoods for affected communities (Australia's support to help the Philippines build back better)

    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.

  2. International programme on the elimination of child labour (IPEC) country level engagement and assistance to reduce child labour (CLEAR)

    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.

  3. typhoon bopha: sloping agricultural land technology: a post-calamity intervention on sustainable farming in Cateel and Boston, Davao Oriental

    28 November 2014

    This knowledge product is a supporting document of Typhoon Bopha manual which intends to help farmers appreciate the practicality and applicability of SALT that can be used as a post-calamity intervention or as a regular and simple farming technique for crop and food production.

  4. typhoon bopha: local resource-based employment generation, climate change impact mitigation and livelihood recovery interventions in Davao Oriental, Philippines

    28 November 2014

    Responding to natural or man-made disasters is a central part of livelihood development in many parts of the world. On 4 December 2012, Typhoon Bopha locally known as Pablo made landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon in the Philippines.

  5. Indigenous peoples development programme (IPDP)

    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.

  6. Promoting decent work across borders: a Philippine based project for migrant health professionals and skilled workers

    28 November 2014

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

  7. Gender equality in the Philippines

    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.

  8. Greener business Asia (GBA)

    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. The Project will build knowledge and develop ILO tools and stakeholder capacity with focus on workers-employers cooperation. These include good practice examples and materials focused on enterprise level approaches that contribute to a greener economy.

  9. Decent work for domestic workers in the Philippines

    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.

  10. Tripartite action for the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers in the ASEAN region (ASEAN Triangle Project)

    27 November 2014

    The TRIANGLE project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the ASEAN region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection.

  11. Decent work for seafarers

    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.

  12. A practical guide for post-calamity response: the Philippine experience

    24 November 2014

    This Guide aims to encourage a positive and proactive approach to post-calamity response. The imagery of a country rising from destruction serves to inspire people to not only hope, but to believe that the ability to rise again lies in their hands.

  13. Programme for local economic development through enhanced governance and grassroots empowerment (PLEDGE)

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): integrated livelihood recovery for Typhoon Haiyan-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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.