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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. New titles for November 2012

    29 November 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  6. 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.

  7. New titles for October 2012

    31 October 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. New titles for September 2012

    26 September 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  11. New titles for August 2012

    29 August 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. New titles for July 2012

    31 July 2012

    Manila library catalogue.

  15. 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.

  16. Is your workplace lactating mother-friendly?

    20 July 2012

    Exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace will ensure children and women's health and will prove environment-friendly as well as economical.

  17. Exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace now: breast milk, precious milk

    20 July 2012

    Mothers' milk has irreplaceable benefits.

  18. Exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace now: act of love

    20 July 2012

    Mothers can go back to work and still continue breastfeeding.

  19. Exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace now: beneficial for the working mom and the bottomline

    20 July 2012

    Mother-friendly workplaces increase productivity.

  20. Global and Philippine data/fact sheet: exercise

    04 July 2012

    Adults aged 18-64 should do at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity throughout the week or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-activity throughout the week.

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