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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. CHANGE: exclusive breastfeeding

    03 July 2012

    A few minutes of privacy is all it takes. Exclusively breastfeed your baby.

  2. CHANGE: exercise

    03 July 2012

    Working hard should not stop you from moving. Release the tension and keep your heart pumping.

  3. CHANGE: good nutrition

    03 July 2012

    You are what you eat. Your performance depends on it.

  4. CHANGE: nasal and lung ailments and tuberculosis

    03 July 2012

    Cough, cold, and sneezes can turn into major complications. If they persis, consult your doctor.

  5. CHANGE: alcohol and drug abuse

    03 July 2012

    It looks harmless but alcohol and illegal drugs can threaten your future and your life.

  6. CHANGE: HIV, AIDS, and STIs

    03 July 2012

    Never have to say "If Only". Practice responsible intimacy. Be free to love without worries.

  7. CHANGE: cigarette smoking

    03 July 2012

    Every pack you let go gives you more hours to do the things you love. Every stick you avoid adds precious minutes to your life.

  8. CHANGE: an executive overview

    02 July 2012

    Today's highly demanding workplace environment makes it imperative to review, restructure, and redesign workplace policies and programmes on health promotion.

  9. Measuring CHANGE

    02 July 2012

    This guide aims to explain the role of monitoring and evaluation in instituting CHANGE in the workplace, providing examples on what data may be collected and how analysis may be conducted.

  10. Instituting CHANGE in the workplace

    02 July 2012

    The workplace is an ideal setting to carry out health promotion programmes. Recognizing the interrelatedness of unhealthy habits and risky behavious, the enterprise response must use a comprehensive approach to achieve positive results.

  11. Communicating CHANGE manual

    02 July 2012

    CHANGE is a comprehensive workplace health and wellness campaign under the healthy lifestyle in the workplace programme that aims to enable young professionals to make healthy choices to improve their well-being and overall performance.

  12. Decent work for all, July 2012 news update

    01 July 2012

    The July 2012 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains an article on scaling up the fight against child labour, latest news on technical vocational skills training for disadvantaged youth, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  13. Comparative analysis on the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines

    29 June 2012

    All three instruments affirm the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples on the basis of equality and non-discrimination.

  14. New titles for June 2012

    28 June 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  15. Paths to dreams: five migrant tell echoing stories of working abroad

    05 June 2012

    This book essays the stories of five migrant Thai workers who had experienced working in European countries. They recount how they were deceived and abused. More importantly, they share how they fought back for justice, and tell the lessons they have learned. It was originally written in the Thai language, and later translated into English for a much wider audience. This book seeks to contribute to educating potential migrant workers on what they should be aware of, and prepare for in case they choose to work abroad. Further, it is hoped that this will help them gain more information in eventually deciding whether this path could actually fulfill their dreams.

  16. A case study of Thai migrant workers in Sweden

    05 June 2012

    A Case Study of Thai Migrant Workers Exploited in Sweden is one of the two case studies produced under the International Labour Organization–European Union project Going Back–Moving On: Economic and Social Empowerment of Migrants, Including Victims of Trafficking, Returned from European Union and Neighbouring Countries (2009 –12). The project extended technical support to government and nongovernment service providers offering return and reintegration assistance to victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking.

  17. Decent work for all, June 2012 news update

    01 June 2012

    The June 2012 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains an article on ethical recruitment in the health sector, latest news on child labour and Guy Ryder as the newly elected ILO Director-General, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  18. New titles for May 2012

    31 May 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  19. Good practices and lessons learned

    31 May 2012

    One component of the project required the documentation of the processes that may be considered as evolving good practices, as well as the lessons earned, in the course of implementing the project for learning and knowledge sharing purposes. This collection of good practices and lessons learned from activities in both the Philippines and Thailand complements two case studies — - Thai migrant workers’ experiences in Europe (Poland and Sweden), a “story book” of five Thai migrants’ versions of abuse in No Dream Come True…Only More Debt, and a collection of Filipino returned migrants’ stories of triumph and hope in Going Home, Making Good.

  20. A case study of Thai migrant workers in Poland

    29 May 2012

    The objective of the case studies is to review workers entire migration experience to draw lessons from the returnees that would be useful to improve the protection and service provision offered to other workers going to work overseas.

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