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. Philippines: IT for TUCP - an analysis of the information technology situation at the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines

    15 January 1999

    Information Technology, and the Internet especially, have changed our lives considerably. IT influences the way organizations work, and the way organizations are managed.


  1. A situational analysis of reintegration needs and response programmes for returned overseas Filipino workers

    21 December 1998

    The findings from this report can inform migration policy-makers and programme designers in the government and private organizations and to inspire them to revisit and ultimately enrich the current reintegration policies, programmes and services to become more responsive, accessible and available to the majority of returned OFWs.

  2. Study on the potential expansion of labour-based, equipment-supported infrastructure programme in the Philippines

    11 December 1998

    The study fills the need for an investigation on the status of the application of the labour-based, equipment-supported and labour-intensive methods of construction, particularly in the government infrastructure sector due to a prevailing view that there exist serious impediments to their wider and improved use.

  3. Managing the Papua New Guinean labour market for the 21st century

    10 December 1998

    The working paper is directed primarily at suggesting major developments needed in the Department of Employment and Youth, in order to achieve an acceptability high level of capability to manage the labour market in support of national social and economic objectives.

  4. Socio-economic and demographic survey of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong

    28 November 1998

    This report presents the results of the survey conducted in Hong Kong from June 1, 1997 to July 31, 1997. The survey results will generate a baseline for the government to plan for a comprehensive approach and support programmes for economic and social reintegration of migrant workers into the Philippine economy and society.

  5. General framework for the protection and promotion of indigenous knowledge systems and practices in the Philippines

    20 November 1998

    The Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSPs) have been proven to contribute to the sustainability and productivity of many ecosystems, examples of which include the rice terraces and imuyung (private woodlot of the Ifugao, the traditional biodiverse swidden of the Hanunuo, the fish conservation practices of the Dumagat, and the traditional herbal medicines of many Filipino ethnic communities.

  6. Protecting Indonesian migrant workers, with special reference to private agencies and complaints procedures

    30 October 1998

    The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (DEPNAKER) expressed interest in ILO assistance in the elaboration of a more protection-oriented strategy regarding the country's citizens working abroad.

  7. Entrepreneurial development support for the reintegration of Filipino migrant workers and their families

    15 September 1998

    The project objective is the enhancement of the institutional support system that will enable returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to pursue livelihood endeavours through entrepreneurial development.

  8. Indonesia: Self-employment and micro enterprise development (SEMED)

    30 June 1998

    The main issues of the report is the need for research and surveys in order to ensure that the future design of programmes and projects are based on the real characteristics, needs and problems of micro and small enterprises.

  9. The impact of the Asian crisis on Filipino employment prospects abroad

    31 March 1998

    The purpose of the paper is to get grips conceptually and empirically with the question of whether Filipinos will lose employment opportunities in Asian destinations, and whether this will involve a sizeable reduction in remittances.

  10. Gender mainstreaming: A how-to manual

    27 March 1998

    The manual is intended as a handy summary of concepts and tools for gender mainstreaming. It is not intended to stand along but should be supplemented with other operational tools for gender mainstreaming.

  11. Philippines: Strategy for employment growth and export competitiveness in manufacturing with specific reference to garments and semi-conductor industries

    17 February 1998

    The paper addresses the issues related to the export competitiveness of Philippine products in the world market. It looks into the structure of the local production as well as the patterns of macro-economic policies implemented and the macro-economic environment they resulted to.


  1. ILO Convention No. 169 (In Ilocano): Brochure

    28 November 1997

    Ti Kadagupan nga Taripnong ti Sangalubungan nga Timpuyog iti Panagtrabaho.

  2. ILO Convention No. 169 (In Cebuano): Brochure

    17 October 1997

    Ang panagtipon sa International Labour Organization (ILO): Sa panagtagbo nga gipahigayon didto sa Geneva sa mga gropong Nagdumala sa International Labour Office ug ang ilang panagtagbo ni-adtong ika-setensay sais nga sesyon, bulan Hunyo, pitsa 7, 1989.

  3. The structure of employment and structural adjustment in the Philippines

    15 September 1997

    The study on the Philippines' employment situation forms part of a set of country studies and sectoral studies to indicate shifts in sectoral output and employment composition during various spells of adjustment efforts in the early 1980s and throw some light in their employment consequences and sustainability of adjustment efforts under regimes of capital inflows in the 1990s.

  4. Defining hazardous undertakings for young workers below 18 years of age: A country report

    29 August 1997

    The study was focused on data gathered from the young workers aged 15-17 years, although some data and discussions regarding the younger age groups are also included in order to have a more complete picture of the child labour situation in the Philippines and the different occupational hazards besetting these children.

  5. Capacity building on traditional handicraft product design enhancement and marketing for indigenous peoples in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

    22 August 1997

    Today, mainly because of its merger economic returns, the production of T''boli and Ubo traditional arts and crafts is slowly becoming a vanishing trade as the younger generation is gradually shunning it in favour of working in government offices, plantations, and businesses within and outside Lake Sebu. The young women and men are leaving the pursuit of these indigenous arts and crafts to their elders, who are themselves slowly fading away one after another.

  6. "An independent view"

    21 July 1997

    This paper is a condensation of the author's experiences and observations. The views and opinions does not necessarily reflect the policies and views of the ILO and the INDISCO programme.

  7. Training on revolving loan fund and savings basic information for INDISCO-ARMM

    20 June 1997

    After the conduct of the training, the extension workers re-echoed the concepts and proceedings of the revolving loan fund in their respective project sites and established the necessary structures at the onset of the lending operations.

  8. Frequently asked questions on ILO Convention No. 169: Brochure

    20 May 1997