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. Gabay sa pagpapaunlad ng pamilyang Pilipino: Modyul ukol sa child labour

    26 September 2019

    Ang malawakang kahirapan, limitadong pagkamit ng edukasyon, at kakulangan sa pagpapatupad ng batas ay ilan sa mga dahilan ng pananatili ng problema ng pagkakaroon ng batang manggagawa sa mga rural na lugar. Ang pangmatagalang pagtanggal ng mga batang mangagagawa sa mga ito ay nangangailangan ng solusyon sa mismong ugat na pinanggagalingan ng problema at pagpapalaganap ng disenteng trabaho para sa mga may hustong gulang. Ang pagtutulungan ng mga institusyon at taong direktang nakikipag-ugnayan sa mga lugar na ito ay isang paraan upang masolusyunan ang problema.

  2. Family development session: Module on child labour (also available in Filipino version)

    26 September 2019

    The Child Labour Module was developed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as part of the convergence approach. This module will be included in the Family Development Sessions (FDS) with beneficiaries and communities under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The module has been developed and enhanced through extensive consultations the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

  3. Strengthening the impact of trade on employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN): Final project fact sheet

    24 September 2019

    The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading.

  4. Child labour in mining and global supply chains

    23 September 2019

    Child labour in mining is most commonly found in artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM). Even if produced in small quantities at a mine site, cumulatively, the quantity of minerals coming from ASM is significant: ASM accounts for about 20 per cent of global gold supply, 80 per cent of global sapphire supply and 20 per cent of global diamond supply, 26 per cent of global tantalum production and 25 per cent of tin. It is also a major source of employment: some 40 million people work in ASM — a number that has doubled in recent years — as compared with 7 million in industrial mining.

  5. Convening actors to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    23 September 2019

    The CARING Gold Mining Project’s overall goal is to increase to address child labour and working conditions issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) globally and in Ghana and the Philippines, its pilot countries. It does so by pursuing four outcomes, the first three to be carried out in the pilot countries and the fourth one on a global scale.

  6. Convening actors to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labour and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT): Fact sheet

    23 September 2019

    The CARING GOLD MINING Project in the Philippines will address the problem of child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) operations by supporting the sector towards setting-up of legal and regulated Peoples’ Small-Scale Mines (Minahang Bayan) that are compliant with environmental, health and labour standards.

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

    20 September 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Workers' training manual on freedom of association

    30 August 2019

    The Philippines adopted a number of mechanisms that seek to address the issues of workers’ freedom of association (FOA). These mechanisms opened an opportunity for the workers to participate in the investigation and monitoring of FOA cases. This Manual aims to empower the workers to constructively engage with stakeholders, and meaningfully participate in the investigation and monitoring of FOA cases.

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

    30 August 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 (ILO) Country Office for the Philippines (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).

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

    30 July 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

    27 June 2019

    CO-Manila's new library resource list.

  20. 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.