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 July 2013

    30 July 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  2. New titles for June 2013

    28 June 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  3. New titles for May 2013

    31 May 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  4. Republic Act No. 10361, otherwise known as the "Domestic Workers Act" or "Batas Kasambahay"

    20 May 2013

    The Republic Act No. 10361 is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 78 and House Bill No. 6144 was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives was approved by His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines on 18 January 2013.

  5. Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10361, otherwise known as the "Domestic Workers Act" or "Batas Kasambahay"

    20 May 2013

    Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10361 entitled "An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers", the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) was issued on 9 May 2013.

  6. New titles for April 2013

    26 April 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  7. Q&A on the Batas Kasambahay (Domestic Workers Law)

    18 April 2013

    Q&A on the Batas Kasambahay, Republic Act 10361: An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers, developed by the Department of Labor and Employment.

  8. New titles for March 2013

    27 March 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  9. For online discussion on Access and Portability of Social Protection for Migrant Workers

    14 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. The territorial nature of social security systems, designed in times where labour was mostly confined within the boundaries of one country, and the various requirements associated with entitlements (such as nationality and minimum qualifying period of contributions) create particular hurdles for migrant workers to avail of their rights.

  10. New titles for February 2013

    22 February 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  11. 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.

  12. New titles for January 2013

    30 January 2013

    Manila library catalogue.

  13. 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. Brochure on 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. Brochure on 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. Brochure on 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. Brochure on 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. Brochure on 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. Brochure on 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.