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. Employers’ demand for child labour in the pyrotechnics and fashion accessories industries in the Philippines

    15 December 2005

    This study endeavours to examine employers’ decisions based on differences between adult and child labour, and the demand rationale for employing children.

  2. Reference guide and tools on health micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines

    15 November 2005

    The development of the guide and tools was made possible and implemented by the ILO Subregional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific and ILO’s global programme, Strategies and Tools against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP) in the Philippines, funded by the Government of Norway. It was undertaken in the framework of the National Plan Action for Decent Work in the Philippines.

  3. The road to self-governance. A journey of hope: Implementing the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines. Volume 3

    20 October 2005

    The publication reviews the implementing rules and regulations of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA), the national law on indigenous peoples, which reflects the spirit and intent of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169).

  4. Extending maternity protection to women in the informal economy: The case of the Philippines

    10 August 2005

    Information on how maternity benefits are included in different community-based health financing systems has been gathered in nine countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The countries are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.

  5. National Domestic Workers Day: Proclamation No. 1051

    29 July 2005

    The Philippine Government Office of the President declared Aoril 30, 2006 as "Araw ng Kasambahay" or National Domestic Worker's Day.

  6. Local government units (LGUs) for the kasambahay: An advocacy forum-workshop with the National Capital Region (NCR) local government officials towards the development and adoption of local legislation for domestic workers

    29 July 2005

    This report outlines the activities carried out and the documents prepared by the Institute for Labor Studies-Department of Labor and Employment (ILS-DOLE) and its collaborators for the implementation of the project "Advocacy Forum-Workshop with League of Barangay Officials, Mayors, and other Local Officials Component" specified in the Service Contract signed between the ILO Programme on Mobilizing Action for the Protection of Domestic Workers from Forced Labour and Trafficking in South-East Asia (ILO-DOMWORK Project) and ILS.

  7. Upgrading the Central Java wood furniture industry: A value-chain approach

    20 July 2005

    Furniture production in Central Java has spawned a long tradition of skills and production techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.

  8. Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development programme (WIND): training programme on safety, health and working conditions in agriculture

    01 July 2005

    The Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) training programme provides practical responses to the special problems of agricultural safety and health. Building on the ILO's experience gained through the WISE (Work Improvement in Small Enterprises) programme, WIND applies a participatory and action-oriented training approach, designed for rapid and sustainable improvements in farmers' safety, health and working conditions. To ensure relevance, as well as sustainability, WIND is very much reliant on, and responsive to, farmers' own initiatives, knowledge and resources.

  9. A compendium of community-based micro-insurance schemes: Philippines

    30 June 2005

    This Compendium summarizes results of a national survey to inventory and document micro-insurance schemes currently active in the Philippines.

  10. Protektado ka sa health micro-insurance (In Visayan): Project fact sheet

    01 June 2005

    Ang HMI usa ka programa na diin gi usa pag-hipos ang pondo sa mga miyembro para sa mga gastosanan sa maayong panglawas.

  11. HMI: Protected by health micro-insurance: Project fact sheet

    01 June 2005

    Health Micro-insurance (HMI) is a programme where members collectively pool money to form a health fund for quality health programme and services.

  12. Angayan mahibaloan unsa ang nagkahiusang katawhan alang sa kasigurohan sa maayong panglawas sa Sta. Josefa (NAKKAMPAS) (In Visayan): Brochure

    01 June 2005

    Isentro ang istorya sa mga hinanali o wala damha nga mga balatian ug ang epekto sa ila sa panghitabo.

  13. Know all about health micro-insurance flipchart

    01 June 2005

    Provides an orientation on health micro-insurance.

  14. Know more about health micro-insurance (HMI): Project flyer

    01 June 2005

  15. Inventory of micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines

    01 June 2005

    This study gives an overview of existing micro-insurance schemes in the Philippines. The study is part of a global effort to document ongoing experiences of communities, local organizations, trade unions and the like. It attempts to capture the differences, the outreach, the types of organizations providing micro-insurance, the extent of coverage, in terms of population and benefits, and the linkages that these schemes may have with public or private programmes and with other schemes. Similar studies are conducted in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  16. Cultural revival in a changing world. A journey of hope: Implementing the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines. Volume 2

    27 May 2005

    In 1997, the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) passed ground-breaking legislation in the Philippines and paved the way for the issuance of native titles. This is the second in a three-part volume that looks at a wide range of issues concerning the recognition of ancestral domains and the rights of indigenous communities in the country.

  17. Training regulations: Household services NC II

    23 March 2005

    The Household Services NC II qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to clean living room, dining room, bedrooms, toilet, kitchen, wash and iron clothes, linen, fabric, prepare hot and cold meals/food, provide food and beverage service.

  18. Decent work for all newsletter: Social dialogue - finding a common voice

    01 March 2005

    This issue focuses on social dialogue. It includes articles on response to the tsunami, Indonesian summit, a subregional tripartite forum, gender equality, child labour, agriculture, youth employment, micro insurance for health protection, ILO conventions and collective bargaining.

  19. Eliminating child labour in mines: The Philex initiative: A good practice in the Philippines: Brochure

    17 January 2005

    As part of the Philex Mining Corporation's community development and outreach programmes, the company has built and continue to maintain the 21-kilometer Philex-Kias provincial road which also benefits neighbouring communities.

  20. Empowering Filipino migrant workers: policy issues and challenges

    01 January 2005

    Covers the major findings and recommendations of a Research-Advocacy Project on Migrant Empowerment under the Technical Cooperation Program for 2001-2002 between the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines and the International Labour Organization (ILO).