The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), organised an ‘in-situ’ training programme on ‘Gerontology and Geriatrics’ in Manila, The Philippines 7th – 11th September 2015. The programme was held in collaboration with The Philippine Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The programme was attended by twenty-nine participants all working in the field of ageing. The multi-disciplinary training programme discussed the implications of population ageing, underscored the importance of including ageing issues in a country’s development planning and discussed also the options for policy formulation and services’ implementation. It aims at providing a broad and up-to-date understanding of the complex and far-reaching consequences of mass longevity. Lecturing on the programme were INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa and INIA’s deputy director Dr. Peter Ferry.