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. Recovery via employment: Skills training on food processing and carpentry in the Province of Leyte

    24 June 2016

    Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated farming communities in Leyte province, resulting in massive loss of livelihoods. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and local agencies immediately recognized a need to provide alternative sources of income.

  2. Rebuilding communities: Construction and repair of damaged schools in Camotes Islands

    24 June 2016

    The Camotes group of islands received a surge of relief aid, but the ILO realized that public assets restoration was an area that needed more attention. Thus, the ILO worked with the International Mission Board (IMB), the Baptist Global Response (BGR) and Disaster to Development (D2D) to repair and rebuild structures in five public school devastated by the super typhoon.

  3. Rebuilding for health: Renovation of the mortuary at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Centre

    23 June 2016

    Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) destroyed the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Centre’s (EVRMC) facilities. Recognizing that health facilities are a community’s lifeline, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Latter-Day Saints Charities (LDSC), added their support to the reconstruction effort.

  4. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, June 2016

    21 June 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  5. Workshop on start and improve your business (SIYB): Training of trainers, Phase II

    01 June 2016

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) has operated two economic and livelihood development projects in Mindanao on: (a) sustainable livelihoods for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zamboanga City as part of the joint UN programme denominated “Increasing Public Confidence and Participation in Support of Implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement” funded by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF); and (b) “Local Economic Development through Enlightened Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)” financed by the multi-donor funded, World Bank-managed Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) and being implemented through the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA).

  6. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, May 2016

    30 May 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  7. Water is life: Repair of community potable water system and reforestation of community-managed watershed in Pinabacdao, Samar

    27 May 2016

    The supply of potable water in the municipality of Pinabacdao, Samar was severely impeded by the successive impacts of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) and Tropical Storms Jangmi (Seniang) and Mekkhala (Amang). Because both water and livelihoods are essential to human life, the International Labour Organization (ILO) partnered with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pinabacdao to restore the flow of water to 4,000 families.

  8. Environment-friendly enterprise: Green charcoal briquette production and sales enterprise in Tolosa, Leyte

    27 May 2016

    The enterprise focused on the production of green charcoal briquettes from cellulosic waste such as coconut husk and shell, rice hull and straw, grass, and twigs, all of which are in abundant supply in an agricultural – and post-disaster – setting. “Green” charcoal is a smokeless and more efficient alternative to traditional wood based cooking fuel.

  9. Climate-resilient communities: Restoration of mangroves damaged by Typhoons Ruby and Seniang in Biri, Northern Samar

    27 May 2016

    Two 10-hectare areas, one in each Barangay, were the sites of the mangrove restoration. A total of 20,000 propagules were harvested from nearby mangrove areas and planted. Also, at least 4,000 propagules of alternative species — unsuitable for direct planting at a young age — were collected in community-managed nurseries, to be eventually used to replenish unsuccessful growths and to improve mangrove diversity. Technical support was provided by the Provincial Government of Northern Samar-Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGNS-ENRO).

  10. Working out of disaster: Coron local resource-based works and skills training for communities affected by super typhoon Haiyan

    27 May 2016

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Office 4B to enhance the livelihood opportunities of people in Barangays Decalachao, Guadalupe and Marcilla in Coron, and Barangays Bogtong, San Isidro, San Rafael, Buluang and Maglalambay in Busuanga.

  11. Homegrown solution: Communal vegetable production and skills training on support infrastructure maintenance in Sto Rosario, Bohol

    27 May 2016

    Working with the ILO, 79 Sto Rosario Farmer's Association members (43 women and 36 men) established and managed a one-hectare communal garden, and planted cash crops with short gestation periods (tomatoes, eggplants and string beans) to secure their families’ food and income sufficiency. The Municipal Agriculturist Office (MAO) provided technical and material inputs.

  12. Safety first: Demolition of earthquake damaged public structures and recycling of debris in Loon, Bohol

    27 May 2016

    When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines in October 2013, the Municipality of Loon in Bohol suffered the most in terms of number of totally and partially damaged infrastructure, both public and private. The devastation was exacerbated when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit a month later. In response, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) partnered with the Loon United Workers Organisation (LUWO) to support the community’s effort to rise above the catastrophe.

  13. Training in masonry and welding skills for the internally displaced persons (IDPs): Project completion report

    26 May 2016

    The project was conducted by the Integrated Resource Development for Tri-people (IRDT) aimed to contribute and strengthen employability skills of IDP communities and its host communities and to provide wage employment opportunities through job referrals in key employment generators in the region such as the construction industry.

  14. Skills training for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in carpentry national certificate II qualifications: Case findings and analysis

    29 April 2016

    On 31 March 2016, the ILMOH Foundation Team conducted the baseline survey with the help of the Camp Peacekeepers of Masepla I and II Transitory Sites. The project was conducted by ILMOH Foundation in partnerships with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA), Zamboanga City.

  15. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, April 2016

    29 April 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  16. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, March 2016

    31 March 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  17. Enhancing employability through community-based skills development training among women and youth of IDP transitory sites in Zamboanga City

    26 February 2016

    The Mindanao Integrated Resource Development Incorporated (MIRD) conducted skills training on commercial cooking NC II to 50 participants and carpentry/masonry to 50 IDP participants in Kasanyangan and Tulungatung transitory sites from November 2015 to February 2016.

  18. ILO Country Office for the Philippines publications catalogue, February 2016

    23 February 2016

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  19. Decent work for seafarers and fair competition in shipping: Programme fact sheet

    16 February 2016

    The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is a response to the global nature of seafarers employment, setting minimum standards for decent work covering working and living conditions.

  20. Tripartite action for the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers in the ASEAN region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project): Project fact sheet

    15 February 2016

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection.