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

    20 May 1997

  2. 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.


  1. Smokey mountain project and lessons learned

    16 November 1992

    Ten years ago the ILO chance to pilot a project for child scavengers Smokey Mountain was a huge dumpsite located near the pier for domestic at Tondo, Manila used for all the garbage trash of Metro Manila.

  2. Child workers engaged in scavenging in Metro Manila: Project report

    30 June 1992

    The general concerns of protection, regulation, prohibition and rehabilitation of child labour, especially in hazardous occupations, should be a priority in both the national and local development plans of the Philippine administration.


  1. Informal sector: Labour laws and industrial relations

    30 April 1990

    For the purpose of this paper, the following definition of the informal sector is adopted: "The informal sector consists of small-scale, self-employed activities, with or without hired workers, typically operating with a low level of organization and technology with the primary objective of generating employment and incomes.