Resources from ILO Country Office in the Philippines

  1. The way we live: Indigenous practices of the Ifugaos, Atis and Badjao of the Philippines

    30 August 1996

    The INDISCO Programme supports and promotes the preservation of sustainable indigenous knowledge systems and practices particularly environment protection and natural resources management. The study documents the valuable traditional knowledge systems and practices of three indigenous communities in the Philippines: the Ifugaos; the Atis; and the Badjaos in order to ensure their preservation and promote environmentally sound and sustainable development.

  2. A better place to work: Safety, health and productivity

    26 July 1996

    The manual shows how workers can promote and take simple, effective, low-cost action to improve their working conditions and raise productivity. Workers will find practical and useful ideas on safe handling and storage of materials, and on how lightning, work stations, machines, welfare facilities and work organization can be improved.

  3. Practical actions for the social protection of homeworkers in the Philippines

    14 June 1996

    The campaign for social protection of homeworkers in the Philippines has had eight project years, from 18 June 1988 to 18 June 1996. The task has certainly been interesting, inspiring and instructive. Yet there is much to be attained, after all, social protection is a life-long need and concern.

  4. INDISCO guidelines for extension workers

    30 May 1996

    This handbook has been prepared for managers and extension officers to enable them to operate the Revolving Funds in the pilot project areas.

  5. Girls at work: Insights from the NSO survey of working children

    15 March 1996

    The survey data provides tremendous evidence about a number of things about work of men and women. The data dramatically shows that many of the issues and concerns of women in the workplace start at childhood when the girl child is introduced to the world of work.

  6. Child labour in Southeast Asian manufacturing industries focus on the garments industry in the Philippines: A country report

    15 March 1996

    The Philippine garments industry employs the most number of child workers, girls in particular. The study focuses on why enterprises hire them and why households allow children to work.

  7. Seminar toward the formulation of a framework for gender and sustainable development for women agricultural workers and indigenous women of Southern Mindanao: A report

    29 January 1996

    The seminar was designed to put substance to a drat network for gender and sustainable development using the perspectives of women agricultural workers and indigenous women of Southern Mindanao.

  8. A case study of young workers in the furniture industry of Cebu: A country report

    26 January 1996

    The study was done in three reconnaissance, actual field interviews and additional follow-up interviews with registered and non-registered subcontractors. The last phase included occular visits and unstructured interviews with homebased subcontractors.

  9. ILO Indigenous Peoples' Programme

    18 January 1996

    In the Philippines, the ILO's work for the indigenous peoples (IPs) started in 1994 through several technical cooperation projects carried out under INDISCO or Interregional Programme to Support Self-reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and other Self-help Organizations.

  10. No time for play

    01 January 1996

    Some three to five million Filipino children are forced to work because of poverty, landlessness and war. They are everywhere - in cities as well as far-flung villages, laboring in factories, sugarcane plantations, even the depths of mine tunnels. This video examines the plight of Filipino working children and looks at what is being done to help them.