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TESDA eyes resumption of classes by June

May 21, 2020 - 9:11 PM

If this plan is approved by the COVID-19 inter-agency task force, TESDA will implement part-online, part-face-to-face vocational classes

CLASSES. TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapena says they will propose resumption of vocational classes by June. File photo by Darren Langir/Rappler

How to make washable face masks: A Tesda guide

Apr 10, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Tesda says some 91,000 of such face masks have been produced and distributed to frontliners as of April 4

COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS. Commuters hoping to leave Manila flock to a bus terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on Friday, March 13, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

TESDA wants P3.3-billion additional budget for 2020

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority chief Isidro Lapeña says half of the requested additional funding will be used to implement the Tulong-Trabaho Act

BUDGET. TESDA chief Isidro Lapena attends their budget hearing at the Senate on September 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Filipinos don’t want to work for construction anymore

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Over 2 million jobs are up for grabs as the government pushes for more infrastructure problems. However, Filipinos no longer want to get down and dirty, and would rather work in hotels abroad.

Drug surrenderers, IPs, MILF members to get TESDA training March 2019

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:20 PM

TESDA Director General Isidro Lapeña says training will start with a 'core group' of some 2,000 MILF rebel returnees, 1,000 Higaonon IPs, and 1,800 drug surrenderers

TRAINING. Thousands of drug surrenderers, IPs, former rebels will start skills training unde the TESDA's special clients program. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

Duterte 'recycled' Lapeña to prevent shabu probe backlash – lawmakers

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Opposition lawmakers say President Duterte has given government positions to former military and police officers 'not suited for the jobs they are rewarded with'

ON TO TESDA. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena attends the September 27, 2018 House probe into the multi-billion pesos worth of missing shabu smuggled into the country. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA hits Tesda for giving P15M to ghost scholars

Aug 21, 2018 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) State auditors say the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority failed to verify the identities of 580 scholars supposedly enrolled at the AMA Computer College’s Manila campus and the Technivoc Institute Corporation

Tabaco LGU holds free 'hilot' training for Albay evacuees

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Successful trainees will receive a certificate, as it is part of the livelihood programs of the local government unit

HILOT TRAINING. The city government of Tabaco holds a hilot (massage) training for evacuees at Tabaco National High School (TNHS) and Bantayan National High School (BNHS). Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

CLSU gets P10-M grant for education of mega drug rehab patients

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija develops instructional modules for patients who want to complete their education or learn livelihood skills

MEGA DRUG REHAB. Starting 2018, the Commission on Higher Education will implement a project for drug dependents in the mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija. File photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

Bill on job-skills mismatch hurdles final reading in Senate

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Senate Bill 1456 or the proposed Philippine Qualifications Framework Act aims to bring together labor market and education stakeholders to craft an integrated system that prevents job-skills mismatch

JOB FAIR. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

TESDA provincial director shot in Negros Occidental

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Director Julius Sol Jamero is attacked in Talisay City, and is now in a hospital in Bacolod

Free tuition law's implementing rules completed

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:39 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says one of the provisions of the IRR include maintaining SUCs' allocations for each student to ensure academic competency

EDUCATION LEADERS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong hold a press conference on December 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What to expect if Duterte signs law on free college tuition by June

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Students in public colleges and universities and technical vocational schools can already enjoy the benefits of the law by the second semester of 2017 2018

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

May 22, 2017 - 8:29 PM

With the Senate passing its own version in March the bill seeking to provide free tuition in state colleges will soon be transmitted to the Office of the President

FREE TUITION. The House passes on 3rd and final reading the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. File photo by Mark Demayo

CHED chief urges students to take vocational courses

Nov 05, 2016 - 9:41 PM

We find at CHED that more people want the diploma from college when maybe it is better for them to go to TESDA to take vocational courses We are trying to change that mindset says CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan

Bills seeking to make education more accessible pushed in Congress

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Sen Bam Aquino pitches policy proposals at summit that will craft the education agenda of the Duterte administration

TESDA chief: PH training centers need repairs, new equipment

Nov 03, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Had we sat down at TESDA earlier we would have addressed this through the 2017 budget says Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Guiling Mamondiong

'I PITY TESDA.' Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director-General Guiling Mamondiong says his agency needs more budget to improve their training centers and equipment. Screenshot from Rappler video

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the PH education system

Nov 03, 2016 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) The 1987 Constitution provides that 'the State shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education.'

Ex-TESDA Cavite director gets 79 years for graft

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Sandiganbayan rules that Felicidad Brillo Zurbano gave undue advantage to her sister s company

Aquino designates TESDA deputy chief as OIC

Oct 15, 2015 - 6:06 PM

TESDA Deputy Director General Irene Isaac takes the reins of the agency following Joel Villanueva s decision to join the Senate race

TESDA OIC. Deputy Director General Irene Isaac is TESDA officer-in-charge following the resignation of Joel Villanueva. Photo from the official Twitter account of APEC 2015 Philippines

Joel Villanueva quits TESDA, prepares for Senate bid

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Joel Villanueva is set to join the ruling LP s Senate slate – but he is also open to being a shared candidate

IT'S OFFICIAL. Sec Joel Villanueva prepares for a 2016 Senate run. Photo courtesy of the office of Joel Villanueva

Aquino: Women are better partners for inclusive growth

Sep 17, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Harnessing the talents and potential of all women can bring about inclusive progress sooner rather than later the President says

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy 2015 Fora Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy (PPDWE) at the Reception Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on Thursday (September 17, 2015). With theme: “Women as Prime Movers of Inclusive Growth.” The PPDWE supports the Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) by gathering more participation from multi-sector key players from the private sector, academia, and civil society for dialogue and exchange of learning and best endeavors to advance gender integration, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment agenda in APEC. (Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

What TESDA is doing to prepare for tech-voc in K to 12

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:17 PM

A Teacher Representative Mariano Piamonte Jr wants to know if students in remote areas will have access to more sophisticated livelihood courses

CERTIFIABLE SKILLS. Students of Don Alejandro Roces Sr Science and Technology High School get their hands dirty in technical-vocational laboratories. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Aquino to Fil-Chinese bizmen: Pay right taxes, share blessings

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:43 PM

President Benigno Aquino III urges Filipino Chinese businessmen to make an effort to give their employees a little more

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Biennial Convention of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) at the Function Room 5 of the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on Friday (March 27, 2015). This year’s theme is “Gearing Up for ASEAN Integration and Sustainable Growth.” (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Nat'l student handbook pushes for bill on students' rights

Sep 10, 2014 - 5:23 PM

The National Student Handbook can guide students in asserting their rights on campus especially in institutions without a functioning student government that can represent them

STUDENTS' RIGHTS. The National Student Handbook informs students of their rights inside  their school campuses. Photo by Mara Mercado/Rappler

SONA FACT CHECK: DAP-funded TESDA program questioned

Aug 08, 2014 - 7:31 PM

The COA s 2012 audit report says DAP funds that went to TESDA s Training for Work Scholarship Program were not fully utilized

Former Tesda chief Syjuco, wife charged over PDAF misuse

Aug 06, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Iloilo congresswoman Judy Syjuco released P20 million of her PDAF to an unauthorized project of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority which her husband headed in 2006

CHED approves tuition hike in 116 more schools

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:43 PM

A total of 287 private colleges and universities will increase their fees with a nationwide average of P35 66 0 81 per unit

Tuition hike? Check quality of education first – Bam Aquino

May 13, 2014 - 9:01 PM

The senator says CHED should consider factors like the passing rate of colleges in board exams and the employability of graduates before allowing tuition fee increases

353 private colleges want higher tuition

May 09, 2014 - 4:23 PM

One in every 5 private colleges and universities – mostly in Metro Manila – have sought CHED approval to charge higher fees for school year 2014 2015

DepEd 2014 target: Get 1M dropouts back to school

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The 2012 Labor Force Survey shows there are 4 2 million out of school youth in the country; 64 of them wants to study again says a youth commission poll

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A recent survey shows there are 4.2 million out-of-school youth in the Philippines. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Seafarers' training now centralized under MARINA

Mar 16, 2014 - 2:46 PM

Under a new law the training and certification of over 400 000 Filipino seafarers will now be centralized

PH community in Malaysia mourns loss of OFW defender

Feb 02, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Filipinos in Malaysia mourn the loss of Labor Attaché and OFW defender Dr Alicia Santos But her legacy lives on

5 leaps in 2013 that make PH education promising

Dec 31, 2013 - 8:30 AM

From K to 12 to the collective awareness of the prospects of ASEAN 2015 here are 5 leaps the country has made in education this 2013

PH basic education: 'Cramming' toward ASEAN 2015

Dec 03, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The PH schools should be ready both ways – so it can send students to other ASEAN schools and be absorbed easily and to be ready to accept int l students

8 ways PH higher education can prepare for ASEAN 2015

Nov 25, 2013 - 7:05 PM

Less than two years before the regional integration most Philippine colleges and universities are still wary of internationalization

Social Media wRap: Violent professor, Opo Pinoy style kickoff 2013

Jan 12, 2013 - 10:07 PM

A Filipino twist on hit song Oppa Gangnam Style and a college professor caught on cam showing behavior unbecoming of a mentor highlights the viral topics on the first few days of 2013