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. Indigenous peoples in the Philippines: Community development projects: Brochure

    20 May 1999

  2. Joint statement of principles regarding development assistance to indigenous peoples in the Philippines between FAO, ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF: Brochure

    20 May 1999


  1. A situational analysis of reintegration needs and response programmes for returned overseas Filipino workers

    21 December 1998

    The findings from this report can inform migration policy-makers and programme designers in the government and private organizations and to inspire them to revisit and ultimately enrich the current reintegration policies, programmes and services to become more responsive, accessible and available to the majority of returned OFWs.

  2. Protecting Indonesian migrant workers, with special reference to private agencies and complaints procedures

    10 December 1998

    The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (DEPNAKER) expressed interest in ILO assistance in the elaboration of a more protection-oriented strategy regarding the country's citizens working abroad.

  3. Socio-economic and demographic survey of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong

    28 November 1998

    This report presents the results of the survey conducted in Hong Kong from June 1, 1997 to July 31, 1997. The survey results will generate a baseline for the government to plan for a comprehensive approach and support programmes for economic and social reintegration of migrant workers into the Philippine economy and society.

  4. Entrepreneurial development support for the reintegration of Filipino migrant workers and their families

    15 September 1998

    The project objective is the enhancement of the institutional support system that will enable returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to pursue livelihood endeavours through entrepreneurial development.

  5. Indonesia: Self-employment and micro enterprise development (SEMED)

    30 June 1998

    The main issues of the report is the need for research and surveys in order to ensure that the future design of programmes and projects are based on the real characteristics, needs and problems of micro and small enterprises.

  6. Philippines: Strategy for employment growth and export competitiveness in manufacturing with specific reference to garments and semi-conductor industries

    17 February 1998

    The paper addresses the issues related to the export competitiveness of Philippine products in the world market. It looks into the structure of the local production as well as the patterns of macro-economic policies implemented and the macro-economic environment they resulted to.


  1. ILO Convention No. 169 (In Ilocano): Brochure

    28 November 1997

    Ti Kadagupan nga Taripnong ti Sangalubungan nga Timpuyog iti Panagtrabaho.

  2. ILO Convention No. 169 (In Cebuano): Brochure

    30 September 1997

    Ang panagtipon sa International Labour Organization (ILO): Sa panagtagbo nga gipahigayon didto sa Geneva sa mga gropong Nagdumala sa International Labour Office ug ang ilang panagtagbo ni-adtong ika-setensay sais nga sesyon, bulan Hunyo, pitsa 7, 1989.

  3. "An independent view"

    29 August 1997

    This paper is a condensation of the author's experiences and observations. The views and opinions does not necessarily reflect the policies and views of the ILO and the INDISCO programme.

  4. Training on revolving loan fund and savings basic information for INDISCO-ARMM

    20 June 1997

    After the conduct of the training, the extension workers re-echoed the concepts and proceedings of the revolving loan fund in their respective project sites and established the necessary structures at the onset of the lending operations.

  5. Frequently asked questions on ILO Convention No. 169: Brochure

    20 May 1997

  6. ILO Convention No. 169: Brochure

    14 March 1997

    Through the ratification of the ILO Convention No. 169 which is the only instrument that will guarantee protection of the rights and respect for the integrity of indigenous peoples.


  1. INDISCO guidelines for extension workers

    30 May 1996

    This handbook has been prepared for managers and extension officers to enable them to operate the Revolving Funds in the pilot project areas.


  1. "We evaluate...": INDISCO partner indigenous and tribal communities evaluate their own development projects in India and the Philippines

    12 December 1995

    We evaluate... is a collection of self-evaluation reports from INDISCO pilot projects in India and the Philippines. They reflect the feelings of indigenous and tribal groups, their aspirations and their voice in their own development.

  2. Helping the hard ones: Child scavengers of the Philippines

    01 November 1995

    This case study describes an experimental programme with scavenger children at the huge garbage dump in Manila, Philippines known as Smokey Mountain. The study shows the model that was used, the process by which it was developed, and the insights gained about child scavenging and its physical and emotional effects. The intention is to give a practitioner's perspective on the difficulties and importance of child labour work.

  3. Licking poverty with self-reliance: A story of the Batangan community in Balani Village, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

    10 October 1995

    In 1957, the ILO promulgated Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 107, an accord which essentially seeks to integrate the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples into the mainstream of society.

  4. Revolving loan fund memorandum of agreement

    09 May 1995

    The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is being utilized primarily to provide the financial requirements of the members of the Federation of Matigsalog-Manobo Tribal Councils for their initial livelihood undertakings.

  5. Indigenous knowledge system and practices among selected Philippine ethnic groups and their promotion through cooperatives

    13 February 1995

    The objectives of this study is to collect and analyze information about indigenous knowledge systems and practices of the major indigenous groups in the Philippines.