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. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, October 2016

    28 October 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  2. Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN): Fact sheet

    04 October 2016

    The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading.

  3. The ILO in the Philippines

    04 October 2016

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in the Philippines. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken in cooperation with the government, employers and workers organizations, and development partners on a wide range of work and work-place issues.

  4. News@ILO Philippines, 3rd quarter 2016

    30 September 2016

    The 3rd quarter enewsletter from the ILO Country Office for the Philippines provides latest developments and activities in the country, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  5. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, September 2016

    29 September 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  6. Making connections: Farm-to-market road rehabilitation in San Isidro, Leyte

    21 September 2016

    The Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-damaged farm-to-market road in San Isidro, Leyte severely hampered the farmers’ agricultural activities. In response, the International Labour Organization (ILO) supported the Municipal Government of San Isidro in restoring the small-scale farmers’ ability to generate income, and in enhancing their food security.

  7. Rebuilding communities: Quick fix and repair of the Ormoc City Health Office

    21 September 2016

    The public health system of a municipality is crucial to ensuring the physical well-being of its residents. When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit Ormoc City, it reduced the functionality of Rural Health Units (RHU) and Barangay Health Stations (BHS) by half. The International Labour Organization (ILO), collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) thus saw an immediate need to get the system operational again.

  8. Improving chances: Vocational skills training for the out-of-school youth of Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu

    21 September 2016

    Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) severely hampered key industries in Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu, including poultry farming and a burgeoning tourism industry. The International Labour Organization (ILO) not only contributed to the two industries’ revival but also made sure to include in livelihood recovery activities, some of their most vulnerable worker-constituents: the out-of-school youth (OSY).

  9. Helping one’s self: Repair of livelihood and technical skills (LiTeS) training centre in Bogo City, Northern Cebu

    21 September 2016

    Training in Bogo City’s Livelihood and Technical Skills (LiTeS) Training Center was hampered when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in Northern Cebu. In addition, the welding training building was severely damaged.

  10. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project): Final project fact sheet

    19 September 2016

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

  11. Industrial labour opportunities: Vocational skills training-cum-production with the Provincial Government of Cebu

    26 August 2016

    The magnitude of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s (Yolanda) destruction meant that the amount of reconstruction work required, remained enormous even months after the typhoon struck. The increased demand for skilled workers, including welders, was an opportune situation for the affected labour force to find employment.

  12. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, August 2016

    26 August 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  13. Dignified work: Construction and repair of damaged schools in Sta Fe, Bantayan Island

    25 August 2016

    Providing livelihood opportunities and reconstructing community assets often go hand in hand. Such was the case in Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu during rebuilding efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  14. At a glance: Fact sheets on ILO projects and programmes in the Philippines

    24 August 2016

  15. Weak minimum wage compliance in Asia’s garment industry

    11 August 2016

    Minimum wages can be an important part of the policy toolkit to meet the needs of workers and their families. However, minimum wages do not adequately fulfill this role if non-compliance is widespread. This research note shows that a large proportion of workers in the garment, footwear, and textiles sector in seven garment-exporting countries in Asia are paid below the minimum wage.

  16. PLEDGE project operations manual

    01 August 2016

    The ILO, in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has produced a Project Implementation Manual as guide in implementing local economic development and livelihood initiatives in conflict-affected areas.

  17. Skills training on food processing and handling for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Zamboanga City

    29 July 2016

    The aim of the joint project was to foster sustainable development and revenue generation to the targeted communities by providing skills training to facilitate employment for the IDPs.

  18. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, July 2016

    25 July 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  19. Food and beverage service skills training and development programme for the internally displaced persons (IDPs)

    20 July 2016

    The service skills training programme was conducted by Garden Orchid Hotel and in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to enhance the capacity and capability of the IDP communities to access income-generating opportunities and employment which are decent, competitive and sustainable in the field of Hospitality Industry focusing in Food and Beverage Service.

  20. Pilot Application of Policy Guidelines on Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All in the Philippines (Just Transition): Project fact sheet

    19 July 2016

    The Philippines has been selected as one of the three pilot countries for the application of the policy guidelines on “Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies”. The other two countries are Ghana (Africa) and Uruguay (Latin America and the Caribbean).