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. Decent Work for Domestic Workers in the Philippines

    28 November 2014

    Numerous laws and legislations for workers had been passed in several countries but they all excluded domestic workers since for domestic work was always perceived as not a real form of employment. During the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), an international labour standard for domestic workers was adopted in June 2011 by the members of the ILC in Geneva.

  2. Early Economic Recovery: Immediate Income Generation through Emergency Employment (International Maritime Employers' Councils support to help Leyte recover from super Typhoon Haiyan)

    27 November 2014

    The ILO sets out an immediate and longer term integrated response to address the livelihood needs of those affected by the Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda).

  3. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN Triangle Project)

    27 November 2014

    The TRIANGLE project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the ASEAN region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection.

  4. Decent Work for Seafarers

    27 November 2014

    The Philippines ranks as the top supplier of seafarers in the world, particularly ratings. In 2006, the maritime constituents of the ILO adopted the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). The lack of standard laws, contracts, and collective bargaining agreements tend to be the main source of protection for seafarers but organized seafarers only cover 17-20 per cent of the maritime labour force since they are regularly contract workers.

  5. A practical guide for post-calamity response: the Philippine experience

    24 November 2014

    This Guide aims to encourage a positive and proactive approach to post-calamity response. The imagery of a country rising from destruction serves to inspire people to not only hope, but to believe that the ability to rise again lies in their hands.

  6. Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)

    24 November 2014

    The ILO is implementing PLEDGE jointly with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) as its key partner. The programme seeks to make direct positive impact on local conflict affected communities.

  7. Philippines’ bilateral labour arrangements on health-care professional migration: in search of meaning

    20 November 2014

    The Philippines started developing bilateral labour arrangements for the mobilization, training and employment of skilled and less-skilled workers in the 1970s. Since then, arrangements concluded by the Philippines with destination countries have improved in terms of scope and content.

  8. Policy briefs on the circular migration of health professionals

    20 November 2014

    Circular migration is still vaguely understood as a migration concept, especially when it concerns health professionals or skilled workers.

  9. Nutrition Security and Maternity Protection through Exclusive and Continued Breastfeeding Promotion in the Workplace

    19 November 2014

    The ILO in partnership with other UN agencies, takes extra effort to support exclusive and continued breastfeeding in the workplace. A joint programme is deemed essential to promote an enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplace.

  10. Circular migration of health-care professionals: what do employers in Europe think of it?

    31 October 2014

    The paper discusses the development of the policy debate around the concept of circular migration and contrasts with the reality on the ground.

  11. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Integrated Livelihood Recovery for Typhoon Haiyan-affected Communities (Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs' support to the Philippines' recovery)

    31 October 2014

    Through the contribution of the Government of Japan, the ILO immediately worked with the Philippine government and humanitarian partners in providing emergency employment in typhoon affected workers.

  12. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): Emergency Employment and Sustainable Livelihoods (Norwegian support to Philippine recover from super typhoon)

    31 October 2014

    The contribution of Norway is being used to establish and strengthen the overall ILO response framework and technical response programmes, supporting government and partners to coordinate, design and implement their emergency response and livelihood programmes.

  13. Emergency and Recovery Support to Livelihoods, Income Generation and Food Self-sufficiency to Farming Communities in Leyte Province Severely Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (ILO component) [UK Department for International Development's support to typhoon-hit farming communities]

    31 October 2014

    When Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) barreled some parts of the Philippines, agriculture was among the hardly-hit sectors. The ILO has been working with the Philippine government and local partners in achieving decent and productive work for all through emergency employment opportunities.

  14. GATS Mode 4: Movement of natural persons and protection of migrant workers’ rights

    08 October 2014

    The paper indicates that while labour standards might affect the international trade in goods, there is no indication that they actually slow down international migration. Rather, in the changed global scenario since the Uruguay Round, escalating demands for temporary overseas workers necessitates the incorporation of migrant worker protection clauses into any multilateral framework that deals with temporary migration.

  15. National nursing core competency standards - training modules for the Philippines

    30 September 2014

    The training module overall objective is to improve nursing eduction and practice through the enhancement of the core competencies of nursing practitioners and students.

  16. Assessment of the existing services for skilled migrant workers in the Philippines

    29 August 2014

    The report covers a wide range of services provided by state and non-state institutions, from pre-departure training to return and reintegration in the Philippines. It also offers a rich collection of information on the mandate of all state institutions providing services, as well as selected non-state institutions and business enterprises.

  17. Documentation of return and circular migration experiences of Filipino health professionals

    29 August 2014

  18. An assessment of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) agency performance awards

    29 August 2014

    The study primary aim was to assess the objectives and design of POEA’s Agency Performance Awards, its implementation and its contributions. Although regulating the recruitment industry is fundamental in ensuring the well-being of migrant workers, providing incentives may also play a positive role.

  19. Employer’s viewpoint on migration, retention and return of health-care workers: an Indian perspective

    29 August 2014

    The report analyses incentives at the workplace level (across private sector and public sector organizations), programmes at the state level (across the state governments of India) and policies at the bi- or multi-lateral levels (involving national level and bilateral or multi-lateral level national and international decisions) to facilitate the acquisition and retention (circular migration) of Indian doctors between India and European countries.

  20. Investigating the working conditions of Filipino and Indian-born nurses in the UK

    25 August 2014

    The paper brings out the perspectives of Filipino and Indian nurses on their working conditions and relates these to their immigration status. The issues discussed are very relevant and deserve to be brought to the attention of the wider public especially policy-makers to whom the ILO wishes this paper to be of service to.