Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Extended Reality to Enhance Filipino Workforce Capabilities

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has emphasised the significance of using new technology to improve the capabilities of the Filipino workforce, which can drive long-term economic growth and social advancement in the country.

Rosemarie G. Edillon, NEDA Undersecretary, declared that a nationwide promotion of extended reality (XR) as a new medium for skill development and learning is currently ongoing.

According to the undersecretary, extended reality technologies can revolutionise the way they enhance their workforce’s abilities. Individuals can acquire complicated skills in a simulated environment using XR technologies, which provide a safe environment for developing and practising new skills.

These activities are in keeping with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028’s technology and innovation strategies. The strategy intends to improve the quantity and quality of the country’s human resources through strengthening knowledge generation and basic research and development.

The undersecretary referenced video games as an example of extended reality, in which players are provided with a more comprehensive experience. The audience is an active participant in an immersive encounter set in a world other than their own.

When used correctly, digital transformation may produce high-value outcomes and innovations that improve the efficiency and competitiveness of numerous industries. The advantages of XR in skill training necessitate an awareness of when and how to apply these technologies. Other learning tactics, such as group sessions, real-life models, and performance-based assessments, must be supplemented with this strategy.

Using XR technology in technical and vocational training has the potential to transform the way NEDA trains. The collaboration will be essential in rethinking the training programmes among government agencies, training institutions, technology providers, content authors, and other stakeholders.

As the nation’s agency for socioeconomic planning, NEDA actively supports a technology-driven development programme aimed at cultivating an educated, healthy, and productive society. It is anticipated that the incorporation of extended reality in skills training and learning will contribute to the Philippines’ long-term economic growth and social advancement.

To improve the skills of its labour force, the Philippines is taking proactive steps to implement innovative technologies such as extended reality. The efforts are consistent with the country’s development plan, which aims to strengthen knowledge creation, fundamental research, and development to increase the human capital of the nation.

NEDA believes that collaboration among stakeholders will be essential for redesigning the nation’s training programmes so that XR technologies can be utilised effectively in technical and vocational education. Therefore, it is anticipated that the adoption of XR in skills training will contribute to the Philippines’ long-term economic growth and social progress.

In addition, NEDA Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan directed the organisation to increase its local presence and facilitate efforts to bring government programmes closer to Filipinos. As the leading socioeconomic planning agency in the country, the agency intends to provide more technical assistance to local government units or LGUs in the future months and years as they refine and improve regional and local planning methodologies and processes.

“We shall provide critical support to ensure that LGUs can conduct their socioeconomic planning, investment programming, and monitoring and evaluation exercises in light of the country’s devolution initiative,” Secretary Arsenio said.

By addressing policy and regulatory constraints, he added, they must vigorously promote and advance the culture of innovation while increasing their investments in research and development, which is essential for boosting the economy’s productivity. Also, they intend to support start-ups and small, innovative businesses, recognising their potential to contribute to the nation’s progress and development.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.