The ILO Country Office for the Philippines 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 Library in Manila or by email.


  1. New titles for March 2013

    27 March 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  2. Online discussion on access and portability of social protection for migrant workers: final report

    22 March 2013

    People who cross borders for purposes of work face multiple disadvantages because of lack of information about the conditions in the countries they go to, inability to work in a language they understand, discrimination and social exclusion, limitations on their rights to mobility as a condition for their admission, being in occupations not covered by labour laws of the host country, and exclusion from key elements of social protection such as membership in social security.

  3. Online discussion on access and portability of social protection for migrant workers: background document

    14 March 2013

    This online discussion will discuss the situation of millions of Asian migrant workers who, for one reason or another, also suffer the disadvantage of not being able to enjoy benefits from social protection already being enjoyed by national workers. Of particular interest is the question of “portability” of entitlement to social security since most Asian migrants are on short-term contracts and temporary work visas.

  4. New titles for February 2013

    22 February 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  5. Decent work for all, February 2013 news update

    01 February 2013

    The February 2013 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a feature on emergency employment and livelihood recovery after Typhoon Bopha (Pablo), latest news on freedom of association and child labour, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  6. New titles for January 2013

    30 January 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  7. Guide to the Millennium Development Goals Employment Indicators, second edition

    03 January 2013


  1. New titles for December 2012

    28 December 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  2. Community-based Emergency Employment, Reconstruction and Livelihood Recovery in Response to Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

    17 December 2012

    Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) has affected many parts of the Southern Philippines and damaged thousands of properties and livelihoods. Typhoon Pablo was the strongest to hit the area in decades. The ILO has initially mobilized its internal resources and has also sought the assistance of its development partners.

  3. Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work (An ILO/EC Project)

    06 December 2012

    The project will facilitate the identification of decent work indicators that are relevant at the country level, support data collection and use the collected data for an integrated policy analysis of decent work in order to make them relevant for policy-making.

  4. Promoting Decent Work through Integrating Employment in Industrial Policies and Sectoral Strategies (Korea/ILO Partnership Programme)

    06 December 2012

    The programme will work with government agencies to generate knowledge on policy experiences in the design and implementation of industrial and sectoral policies that intensify job creation.

  5. Action Programme on Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Water Utilities Sector

    06 December 2012

    The ILO has launched the Action Programme on Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Water Utilities Sector in the Philippines in response to the increasing demand of improving the efficiency of water utilities in the country. Improved access to water provide income opportunities and health benefits to the beneficiaries in the communities while promoting their productivity.

  6. MDG-Fund Joint Programme on Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition for Children 0-24 Months Old in the Philippines

    06 December 2012

    The ILO in partnership with other UN agencies, takes extra effort to promote maternity protection in the workplace. A joint programme through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Achievement Fund is deemed essential in promoting the advocacy and interventions to create an enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplace.

  7. Knowledge Corner (Satellite Library)

    05 December 2012

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines has been constantly working to improve the means of making ILO publications and information materials more accessible to its social partners and constituents. Through Knowledge Corner/Satellite Library students, researchers and library users now have wider and easy access to ILO database, publications, reports, videos and other information materials.

  8. Programme on HIV and AIDS

    05 December 2012

    People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often suffer from stigma and discrimination. The ILO through its HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Programme explores partnerships towards facilitating workplace-based HIV interventions while working with the Philippine government, employers and workers.

  9. MDG-Fund Joint Programme on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth

    05 December 2012

    Funded by the Government of Spain through the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), the Joint Programme on "Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth", more commonly known as the Joint Programme on Youth Employment and Migration (YEM) highlights the importance of making decent work accessible. The quality and quantity of the work available are equally important when it comes to poverty reduction. Promoting access to education and skills development opportunities can help young people avoid vulnerable forms of employment and poverty.

  10. Employment Intensive Investment Programme Community Contracting Initiatives in Calamity-prone Areas

    04 December 2012

    The ILO is implementing the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) to create jobs at community level through local resource-based investments in infrastructure. In the Philippines, EIIP developed and applied Community Contracting and Cash-for-Work in calamity-prone areas to provide employment opportunities for the residents and victims.

  11. Inter-agency Programme to Nurture Peace, Security and Decent Work through Local Development in Conflict Areas of the Philippines (Bondoc Peninsula)

    04 December 2012

    The ILO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) work together on a programme that aims to empower the people of Bondoc Peninsula who live amidst armed conflict and poverty. It covers four municipalities: Mulanay, San Narciso, Unisan, and Catanuan in Quezon Province.

  12. Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP) Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Mindanao

    03 December 2012

    The ILO extended its support to Tboli and Ubo people through a programme called "Support to Poverty Reduction and Production of Human Rights among the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the context of Ancestral Domain Development and Protection". In this Programme, the IPs are given the chance to develop their own capacity by taking greater responsibility for and leadership in their own development processes.

  13. Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP) Caraga Region, Southern Philippines

    03 December 2012

    The population of indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Caraga Region, Southern Philippines is estimated at 500,000. Recognizing the disadvantaged position and vulnerability of the IPs in the region, the ILO responded by launching the Caraga Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP Caraga). The Programme seeks to help strengthen the capacity of the IPs for individual and collective self-reliance in the sustainable development and protection of their ancestral domains.