The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) 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 Knowledge Centre in Manila or by email.


  1. Safe and fair: Realizing the rights and opportunities of women migrant workers in the ASEAN region (Safe and Fair Project for the Philippines): Fact sheet

    13 September 2019

    The project is a five-year (2018-2022), Asian regional project in close cooperation with governments and social partners. It is part of the global, multi-year EU-UN.

  2. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, August 2019

    30 August 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  3. Workers’ Guide to Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation (No. 205)

    28 August 2019

    Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.

  4. Regional Planning Meeting for Promoting ASEAN Women Migrant Workers’ Rights through Organizing

    21 August 2019

    The report centres women migrant workers' freedom of association and collective bargaining, identifies the challenges to their organizing, and puts forward recommendations to strengthen women migrant workers' leadership and participation in labour organizations.

  5. Changing Attitudes and Behaviour Towards Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN: Technical Regional Meeting

    21 August 2019

    This report sets out key areas of learning from the meeting, analyses why communication can be an effective tool for changing attitudes and behaviours, and explores some tools and approaches used to enhance communication for behavioural change.

  6. Diagnostics of compliance with labour standards: A checklist for small enterprises

    01 August 2019

    The diagnostics was resulted from the project collaboration between the International Labour Organization Country Office for the Philippines (ILO CO-Manila) and the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) funded under the European Union Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (EU GSP+) project on supporting effective application of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Conventions in the Philippines (ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98).

  7. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, July 2019

    30 July 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  8. The impact of trade on employment in the Philippines: Country report

    29 July 2019

    The report presents how trade policies have impacted decent work outcomes in the Philippines, and how, based on empirical data and evidence, the links between trade policy and decent work principles can be strengthened so that benefits more Filipinos.

  9. Freedom of association and collective bargaining: National action plan, 2017-2022

    18 July 2019

    As a signatory to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention Nos. 87 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise) and 98 (Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining), the Philippines is under obligation to implement the principles embedded therein, both in law and in practice, and is obliged to report regularly on measures taken to progressively implement the Conventions, subject to the review by the ILO supervisory mechanisms.

  10. Addressing impunity: A review of the three monitoring mechanisms

    18 July 2019

    The Review Report on the three monitoring mechanisms at the three different government offices – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Commission on Human Rights (CHR) – goes beyond examination of the mandates, functioning, and composition. The Review puts into one document an institutional memory not only on the “how” of the mechanisms but “why” and “when” it came about including the International Labour Organization supervisory bodies longstanding recommendations that has not been progressively responded to by the Philippine Government.

  11. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, June 2019

    27 June 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  12. Organizing Informal Workers into Trade Unions-A trade union guide

    19 June 2019

    The aim of this document is to offer practical guidance on how to address six institutional challenges in organizing the informal economy into trade unions. The guide relies on practical and important lessons on how to integrate the diverse group of informal economy workers and operators into the formal structures of the trade union movement. It also addresses the benefits and the challenges of organizing informal economy workers, and hereby enacts and supports the implementation of Recommendation No. 204.

  13. The ILO in the Philippines: Leaflet

    17 June 2019

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in the Philippines. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken in cooperation with the government, employers and workers organizations, and development partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  14. World of Work magazine: Working for peace and social justice

    03 June 2019

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

  15. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, May 2019

    29 May 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  16. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, April 2019

    26 April 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  17. Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (Philippines) project brochure

    25 April 2019

    The project promotes corporate social responsibility and responsible business conduct with regard to the environment, decent work and the respect of human rights.

  18. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, March 2019

    27 March 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  19. Integrated programme on fair recruitment (FAIR Phase 2) in the Philippines: Fact sheet

    27 March 2019

    The FAIR Phase 2 Project will scale up its initiatives in the Philippines and Hong Kong corridor, and start the Philippines and Qatar corridor.

  20. Improvement of water supply equipment management capacity for the establishment of peace in Mindanao: Fact sheet

    20 March 2019

    The Project aims to help alleviate poverty in communities prone to conflict in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) through improved access to safe and reliable water supply and sanitation services.