Feature articles

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  1. Women fishers promote safety, boost productivity

    25 March 2024

    An all-women's fishing group in a coastal village that debones, and processes milkfish improves their safety and productivity after doing risk assessments and applying practical, low-action interventions using the WISE checklist.

  2. Robotics and breaking gender barriers in technology

    29 February 2024

    The changing world of work due to technological advances provided opportunity to two best friends in web development and robotic automation.

  3. How second chances ignite learning, improve skills for indigenous peoples

    31 January 2024

    Indigenous peoples like Perlisa often have limited school access, which dampened her spirits to boost her family’s income until she took the chance to complete basic education and acquire new skills in food processing.


  1. Mat weavers revive tradition, enhance skills for decent work

    30 November 2023

    Weavers use the mat-making tradition to upgrade their skills, become government-certified trainers and chart a better future through decent work.

  2. Life experiences help Filipino workers avoid pitfalls of migration

    17 May 2023

    Two women who have survived violence and discrimination help Overseas Filipino Workers and their families through the Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

  3. Single mother to construction worker builds family’s future

    31 March 2023

    Motivated to broaden her horizons and build her family's future by upskilling and increasing her income, a 49-year-old woman joined and benefited from ILO skills training.

  4. Changing lives, breaking glass ceilings

    24 March 2023

    A construction firm's leader shares her career journey in the male-dominated industry.

  5. My ticket to decent work

    08 March 2023

    I would like to encourage women not to be hesitant to take up construction-related courses, just like me, even though they are male-dominated.

  6. Overcoming adversity, embracing innovation: Filipino entrepreneur “flips” her businesses

    01 March 2023

    ILO’s Flip Your Biz programme taught Cathy Turvill to look beyond her passion and evaluate the financial viability of her business, which she nearly lost during the pandemic.

  7. Maximizing Philippine labour market intelligence for local skills needs

    17 February 2023

    ILO-UK programme’s pilots in Visayas regions assist various TVET actors’ efforts to reduce jobs-skills mismatches in the Philippines and link skills systems to local economic development


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    A person with a disability pleads for help with skills development

    02 December 2022

    The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity programme joined hands with national partners to help persons with disabilities enjoy equal access to high-quality, relevant skills development opportunities.

  2. Upskilling women migrant workers for the future of work

    21 November 2022

    Evelyn spent almost half of her life as a migrant domestic worker. Thanks to a training scholarship, Evelyn acquired digital skills, secured a decent job locally and fulfilled her longing to be with her family.

  3. A ‘fun, engaging and more effective way’ to teach - and learn

    04 October 2022

    Filipino trainers and trainees hail the use of learner-centred approaches, saying it has helped improve the quality of their teaching and learning.

  4. Rejected and discriminated: From toilet cleaner to business owner

    26 September 2022

    Zee never gave up on her dream to start a business despite rejection, discrimination, a pandemic and a super typhoon. A hybrid trade fair organized by the ILO and the Women's Business Council Philippines, with the support of J.P. Morgan, gives Zee more chances to grow her business.

  5. Women entrepreneurs reboot their businesses

    15 July 2022

    A programme delivered by GREAT Women in partnership with the ILO’s Rebuilding Better Project and J.P. Morgan Philippines offered women entrepreneurs an opportunity to revisit and innovate their business models as they resumed operations post-pandemic.


  1. From 9-5 to web development: Honey Sta Ana's story

    01 April 2021

    More women are finding exciting career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM) related occupations. In the Philippines, the J.P. Morgan-supported ILO Women in STEM programme has provided technical skills and job readiness skills training for women to pursue careers in information technology.

  2. Build back better: A post-COVID commitment to women

    08 March 2021

    ILO skills specialists outline strategies for helping girls and women in Southeast Asia survive and thrive in the post-pandemic workplace

  3. A fight for survival amid the pandemic

    19 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected workers in the informal economy like Mohalidin. A father of 15 children, he shares his experience and life changing impact basic income and social protection can have for families struggling to survive.

  4. Paving the way to gender equality in the STEM industry

    11 February 2021

    Women in the Philippines have found themselves left behind in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industry. The ILO Women in STEM project supported by J.P. Morgan is helping women workers gain the soft skills necessary to meet their full potential and career goals.


  1. Clean water for life and livelihoods amid pandemic

    01 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for clean water to prevent infection, while making it more difficult for some remote and vulnerable communities to access supplies. In the Philippines, an ILO-Japan project is developing better water supply systems, providing local jobs and promoting safe and healthy working conditions.