Feature articles

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2023

  1. Changing lives, breaking glass ceilings

    24 March 2023

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

2022

  1. 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.

2021

  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.

2020

  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.

  2. Water for jobs, peace and schooling

    12 February 2020

    Schoolchildren stand to benefit from an ILO project that aims to promote peace and create jobs in a previously conflict-ridden region of the Philippines.

  3. Water for jobs, peace and schooling

    12 February 2020

    School children stand to benefit from an ILO project that aims to promote peace and create jobs in a previously conflict-ridden region of the Philippines.

2019

  1. From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.

2018

  1. Speaking Health and Safety to Millennials

    03 October 2018

    A Philippine youth champion finds an innovative way to improve her fellow millennials’ knowledge about occupational safety and health.

  2. Safety matters: More to life after Haiyan

    21 May 2018

    Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  3. Construction ahead, safety first

    14 May 2018

    Construction attracts more young workers but it has one of the highest rates of occupational injury and illness. Santi knows that workers in the construction industry face day to day occupational hazards.