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. 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.

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

    20 July 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Know all about health micro-insurance flipchart

    01 June 2005

    Provides an orientation on health micro-insurance.

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

    01 June 2005

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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).

  15. Training programme on management of a gender sensitive health micro-insurance schemes (HMIS) in the Philippines: Facilitator's guide

    01 January 2005

    This guide is developed to serve as reference for anyone who will be involved in organizing and conducting training programme on management of a gender sensitive health micro-insurance scheme int the Philippines. It has three parts: part I presents the training programme design; part II provides guidelines in the preparation for the training; and part III spells out the guide in facilitating each module of the training programme.

  16. Health micro-insurance schemes: Feasibility study guide

    01 January 2005

    This Guide is designed primarily for local organizations that manage a health insurance scheme. It distinguishes between schemes based on the members’ active participation in management and those that do not provide for such participation.


  1. Brief information note on the TREE project achievements and its implementing methodology

    31 December 2004

    Within the framework of ILO's decent work agenda, the ILO and US Department of Labor entered in 2002 into a Cooperative Agreement regarding implementation of a project to improve the social and economic status of vulnerable groups in Pakistan and the Philippines.

  2. Extension of social security coverage for the informal economy in Indonesia: Surveys in the urban and rural informal economy

    10 December 2004

    Social security is a global concern for all employers, workers, and national governments. It is estimated that only one in five people in the world has adequate social security coverage while half of the world's population is without any social security protection at all. Lack of social security coverage is largely concentrated in the informal economy, where women are more likely to be working.

  3. The use of children in the production, sales and trafficking of drugs: Intervention models developed in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand

    26 November 2004

    The study develops and demonstrates an action-oriented research methodology to provide better understanding and information on the use of children in the production, sales and distribution of illegal drugs in three countries.

  4. Management of a gender-sensitive health micro-insurance scheme: Workshop documentation

    26 November 2004

    The Philippines has numerous community based organizations )cooperatives, women's groups and indigenous peoples) and NGOs spearheading health and other micro-insurance schemes. the need to provide a basic framework in the management and administration of a health micro-insurance scheme is necessary for the decentralized scheme to be sustainable and better able to provide protection.