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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.

2012

  1. Gender Equality in the Philippines

    05 December 2012

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines has been actively promoting the rights and welfare of women workers through various measures. Recognizing the fact that gender equality is in the heart of decent and productive work, building the capacities of relevant government agencies, trade unions, employers' organizations, civil society, academe, and workers in the informal sector in various degrees and means.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour - Towards a Child-Labour Free Philippines: Supporting the Philippine Programme against Child Labour Building on Past Gains and Addressing Challenges

    05 December 2012

    The Philippine government showed its commitment to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by ratifying the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) and acting quickly to launch a Time-bound Programme. This commitment is expressed in the goal of Philippine Programme against Child Labour (PPACL) to reduce worst forms of child labour by 75 per cent by 2015. The ILO, through the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), supports this goal towards decent work and improved living conditions.

  5. Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers

    04 December 2012

    The ILO with funding support from the European Union (EU), is to implement a programme called "Promoting Decent Work across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers". The Project seeks to better understand schemes in line with circular migration of health professionals. Through this Project, the ILO seeks to foster a "win-win-win" approach to migration that benefits the migrant workers, the source and destination countries within a rights-based framework for labour migration management.

  6. Greener Business Asia

    04 December 2012

    The ILO is implementing the Greener Business Asia (GBA) Project to show that employers and workers can work together towards improved competitiveness and performance on labour and environmental issues. The Project will build knowledge and develop ILO tools and stakeholder capacity with focus on workers-employers cooperation. These include good practice examples and materials focused on enterprise level approaches that contribute to a greener economy.

  7. 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.

  8. Brochure on Decent Work for Domestic Workers in the Philippines

    04 December 2012

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Brochure on Promoting the Effective Recognition and Implementation of the Fundamental Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines

    03 December 2012

    The rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining are basic human rights in the workplace, covered by ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 respectively. Their recognition and implementation are seen to be important barometers of democracy and contribute to sustainable and economic development.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Decent Work for Seafarers

    03 December 2012

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. New titles for November 2012

    29 November 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  16. 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.

  17. New titles for October 2012

    31 October 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. New titles for September 2012

    26 September 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

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