10 December 2013
The National Capital Region (NCR) and the Caraga region have completed their respective skills competitions, and their TESDA specialistas are now gearing up for the national finals.
The winners will train in the coming months to face the winners from other regions at the Philippine National Skills Competition slated next year.
The national winners will be given the chance to represent the Philippines at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Skills Competition, a prestigious contest featuring the best technical vocational graduates and trainees from the Asean member nations.
“The winners bring pride to their respective schools and provinces. The national skills competition will give them the opportunity to do better and bring glory to the country,” Secretary Joel Villanueva, TESDA director general, said.
The regional competitions drew hundreds of participants, who battled it out in various trade areas. NCR and Caraga held their skills competition in November.
During the event, the participants do not compete against each other, but they try to meet the standard set by the trade. The test package contains instructions on the required output to be completed at a given period of time. A panel of judges will then rate the competitors based on the given criteria.
The test packages used were based on the 9th Asean Skills Competition held in Jakarta and the 42nd World Competition held in Alberta, Canada.
Three winners were chosen per trade area for the gold, silver, and bronze awards. They received certificates and cash prizes. The gold winner must meet the 500-points criteria as prescribed in the standard.
Villanueva witnessed one of the competitions held in Metro Manila to cheer the participants. He tried the contest piece in the area of industrial automation and mechatronics held at the MFI Foundation Inc.
“Skills are vital to the country’s future, and it’s heartwarming to see many talented young people taking part and demonstrating their expertise,” he said.
“I hope the winners will inspire others to start embarking on learning a new skill that could lead to a new successful career,” the TESDA chief added.
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Ruben Basco Jr., MFI Foundation Inc. (Gold)
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Christian George Turreda, Interface Computer College Inc. (Gold)
Bianca Gabalfin (Silver)
Jerrylle Ramos, MFI Foundation Inc. (Gold)
Richelle Dela Cruz, Asian College of Science and Technology (Bronze)
Raymond Valenzuela, Philippine Graphics and Print Training Center Inc. (Gold)
Angelo Zapanza, Interface Computer College Inc. (Silver)
Jaymiriz Liwanag, Informatic College Northgate Alabang (Bronze)
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Lunar Angelo Pajaroja, MFI Foundation Inc. (Gold)
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Benedict Egia, Quezon City Lingkod-Bayan Skills Development Center (Gold)
Arvin Lunes, MFI Foundation Inc. (Silver)
Jonald Jay Pineda, MFI Foundation Inc. (Gold)
Aldrin Guiang, Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (Gold)
Cashmere Manaois, TESDA Women’s Center (Silver)
Margarete Mae Cabiedes, Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary
Lemuel Garcia, Pamantasang ng Lungsod ng Marikina (Gold)
Quever Jhon Panisales, Sta. Cecilia College (Silver)
Roger James Madrigal, Center for Advanced Training and Food and
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Carl John Rivera, Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati (Gold)
Ronnel Bobis, Don Bosco Technical Institute (Silver)
Carlo Vicente, Samson College of Science and Technology (Bronze)
Aireen Fe Partosa, TESDA Women’s (Gold)
Ricardo Abungan, MFI Foundation Inc.
Jemuel Gerson Isnec, MFI Foundation Inc.
Glenn Christopher Silang, MFI Foundation Inc.
Mark Jason Torio, MFI Foundation Inc.
Michelle Navarro, MFI Foundation Inc.
Lycie Ann Dela Cruz, Sta. Cecilia College
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Jefree Bautista, Samson College of Science and Technology
Mhel Jerson Impiales, City Manpower Training Center
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Jorlex Solde Villa, AMA Computer Learning Center (Gold)
Geronimo Pino, Philippine Electronics and Communications Institute of
Junrel Adante, Surigao del Sur Electric Cooperative Training Center (Gold)
Ramulo Acal Jr., Agusan del Norter Provincial Training Center (Silver)
Joy Col, Surigao del Norte Provincial Training Center (Bronze)
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Greg Gauden Mundiz, Bislig Water District Training Center (Gold)
Monaliza Fundar, Agusan del Norte Provincial Training Center (Gold)
Janice Merin, Agusan del Sur College (Silver)
Joselle Tabares, Andres Soriano College (Bronze)
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Walter Lad, Surigao del Sur State University (Gold)
Jhoremavic April Balinton, Saint Michael College (Silver)
Christian Gerongco, Agusan del Sur School of Art and Trades (Gold)
Ray Anthony Orbillos, Agusan del Norte Provincial Training Center (Silver)
Junrey Hinayon, Surigao del Norte Provincial Training Center (Bronze)
Jerlyn Casia, Great Center of Surigao del Sur