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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. 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.

  8. Brochure on 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.

  9. Brochure on 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Brochure on 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. New titles for November 2012

    29 November 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  19. 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.

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