Publications

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.

2012

  1. Brochure on 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.

  2. Brochure on 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.

  3. Brochure on 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.

  4. Brochure on Indigenous Peoples Development Programme 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.

  5. Brochure on Indigenous Peoples Development Programme 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.

  6. Brochure on Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining: Overview of Strategy

    03 December 2012

    Freedom of Association (FoA) and right to collective bargaining are basic rights in the workplace and serve as protection for workers. To help the Philippine government comply with FoA principles, the ILO established procedures and supervisory bodies to provide the much-needed guidance.

  7. New titles for November 2012

    29 November 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  8. Tripartite Validation Workshop of the Philippines Decent Work Country Profile

    05 November 2012

    The Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work (“MAP”) project provides supports to national partners to measure and monitor decent work, especially by developing national assessments on progress towards decent work (Decent Work Country Profiles), from statistical indicators and legal framework indicators. The Profile provides comprehensive data on decent work for stakeholders in Philippines, as a tool to monitor and evaluate policies and programs towards decent work. It can be used as an important advocacy tool for policy making. A Tripartite Validation Workshop of the Philippines Decent Work Country Profile was held in Manila from 20 to 21 March 2012, to give the opportunity to tripartite partners, other government agencies, academe, and civil society groups to discuss the main results of the study and advice on final amendments before its publication.

  9. New titles for October 2012

    31 October 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  10. Brocher on Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Philippine based Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers (This project is funded by the European Union)

    01 October 2012

    The migration of healthcare professionals raises concerns from both source and host countries. Health professional mobility impacts the performance of health systems by changing the composition of health workforce and outcomes in both sending and receiving countries. Migration of health workers is both a response to the challenges of health systems in destination and source countries as well as a challenge in itself.

  11. Tripartite Validation Workshop of the Philippines Decent Work Country Profile - Workshop Report

    01 October 2012

    The structure of this report is as follows. The first section presents the background to the project, Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work. Section III describes efforts in the Philippines to integrate the decent work framework into development planning as well as initiatives to develop decent work indicators appropriate to the national setting. Section IV provides a concise overview of the main findings of the Philippines Decent Work Country Profile. Section V summarizes the discussions during the workshop group discussions and plenary sessions, covering the 11 thematic areas corresponding to the chapters in the Profile. Section VI pulls together the main ideas, identifies some cross-cutting themes, and then concludes.

  12. Decent Work Country Profile - Philippines

    01 October 2012

    The greatest challenge for the Philippines is to drive the economy to a higher level of growth and job creation. Both real GDP per capita and labour productivity (MDG indicator) barely grew from 1999 to 2002 and it was only in recent years (except during the global financial crisis of 2009) that modest and sustained growth was achieved. Further, employment shedding in agriculture sector was noted but mostly towards services. The recent resurgence in growth did not make a dent on poverty incidence suggesting that economic growth has not been inclusive. This could be attributed to the highly skewed income distribution pattern and rapid population growth rates in earlier decades. With working age-population projected to grow by more than a million annually in the next ten years, generating new employment opportunities to ease the problems of unemployment and underemployment is a major concern.

  13. New titles for September 2012

    26 September 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  14. Online discussion on circular migration: final report

    14 September 2012

    The European Commission has promoted “partnership policies” to address problems of illegal migration as well as the adverse consequences of health worker migration. One important form of partnership is the promotion of “circular migration”, an approach involving some kind of “rotation” through periodic return of health workers to their home countries. Policies to promote it include guarantees re-admission, recognition of dual citizenship, multiple-entry and multi-year visas, etc. Because trained health workers can also render services in their countries when they return this can be a “win-win” approach to mitigate shortages of health workers. However, the approach has been criticized as unrealistic: employers want to keep their experienced foreign workers, while the workers want greater job security, family reunification and maintenance of their families’ standards of living in the destination countries. Workers seeking to maintain their incomes also tend not to return to their own countries, but seek employment in another. • For the health worker who returns to his or her country of origin, how can disadvantages from disrupted service and loss of seniority be mitigated through employment guarantees? What are the options for returning health professionals? • Is there a way to ensure that employers benefit from such policies? How can resistance of employers to rotation be reduced by subsidizing or minimizing the cost of recruitment? For example, at present hospitals in the US are reported to incur costs of between US$ 5000 to $ 10,000 to recruit one nurse from the Philippines. There is a “trade off” between income security for the health workers and better access to health services for communities left behind. What information is necessary to make these alternative benefits comparable?”

  15. Online discussion on circular migration: background document

    01 September 2012

    The European Commission has promoted “partnership policies” to address problems of illegal migration as well as the adverse consequences of health worker migration. One important form of partnership is the promotion of “circular migration”, an approach involving some kind of “rotation” through periodic return of health workers to their home countries. Policies to promote it include guarantees re-admission, recognition of dual citizenship, multiple-entry and multi-year visas, etc. Because trained health workers can also render services in their countries when they return this can be a “win-win” approach to mitigate shortages of health workers. However, the approach has been criticized as unrealistic: employers want to keep their experienced foreign workers, while the workers want greater job security, family reunification and maintenance of their families’ standards of living in the destination countries. Workers seeking to maintain their incomes also tend not to return to their own countries, but seek employment in another. • For the health worker who returns to his or her country of origin, how can disadvantages from disrupted service and loss of seniority be mitigated through employment guarantees? What are the options for returning health professionals? • Is there a way to ensure that employers benefit from such policies? How can resistance of employers to rotation be reduced by subsidizing or minimizing the cost of recruitment? For example, at present hospitals in the US are reported to incur costs of between US$ 5000 to $ 10,000 to recruit one nurse from the Philippines. There is a “trade off” between income security for the health workers and better access to health services for communities left behind. What information is necessary to make these alternative benefits comparable?”

  16. New titles for August 2012

    29 August 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  17. Building Climate Resilience, Transferring Risks and Financing Local Adaptation

    01 August 2012

    The Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP) was an initiative which developed and applied a financing and risk insurance model to rice and corn farmers in vulnerable aras of Agusan del Norte in North Eastern Mindanao, Southern Philippines. This is an area that is highly vulnerable to climate-related disasters, and particularly with farmers dependent on "good weather" for their survival and livelihoods.

  18. Decent work for all, August 2012 news update

    01 August 2012

    The August 2012 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains an article on the visit to the Philippines of Queen Sofia of Spain to review development projects, latest news on improving delivery of entrepreneurship training to disadvantaged youth, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  19. New titles for July 2012

    31 July 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  20. RA 10028 or the Expanded Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Workplace Law

    20 July 2012

    RA 10028 mandates employers to set up lactation stations where moms can express milk.