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Tesda eyeing 'gulayan sa barangay' in Camalig as agri school site for Bicolanos

Jun 02, 2020 - 3:12 PM

Residents of Barangay Salugan in Camalig, Albay, can get free vegetables in the 'gulayan'

FREE VEGGIES. Farm worker checks out eggplants at "Gulayan sa Barangay" owned by the family of village chairwoman Shiela Dino in Barangay Salugan, Camalig town. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

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

Duterte moves Lapeña to TESDA, names Guerrero new Customs chief

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:37 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also orders all Customs personnel to be placed on 'floating status' so the incoming chief can freely choose his people

Customs Commissioner Isidro La Pena during hearing in Congress on shabu smuggling inside the BOC on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langir/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

TESDA opens 175 technology scholarships for women

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Full scholarships in animation, game creation and web development are open to women ages 18 to 45 years old

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

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

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

From ‘mason’ to foreman: Erik’s story

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:38 PM

After hopping from job to job Erik found benefits and better opportunities under one development corporation

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

LIVE: Education stakeholders gather for Education Summit 2016

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:23 AM

LIVE: Over 500 stakeholders will attend the 2016 Education Summit

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.'

Robredo: Roll out community drug rehab now to stem killings

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The Office of the Vice President is part of the interagency team that will pilot a community based rehabilitation program in 11 LGUs

REHAB CENTERS. Vice President Leni Robredo is pushing for community rehabilitation centers to help the government's war on drugs.

Robredo: Family, church key in nat'l drug rehab program

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:06 PM

In Naga City the families are integrated in the campaign against drugs while the church is a strong partner in Catanduanes These have been factors of success

COMMUNITY REHAB. Vice President Leni Robredo attends the briefing on the status of drug rehabilitation efforts. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Lawyer from Mindanao is Duterte's Tesda chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 9:15 PM

President Duterte chooses Guiling Mamondiong a transportation undersecretary during the Arroyo administration to head the government s vocational and technical skills training agency

File photo of Guiling Mamondiong from Philippine Information Office-Caraga

K to 12: Can it address the labor mismatch?

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Edukasyon ph aims to guide students through the biggest educational shift in a generation and prepare them for the new economy

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

Grace Poe to Filipino women: Be financially independent

Feb 18, 2016 - 2:55 PM

At a GoNegosyo summit the presidential bet says there is a need to empower Filipinas especially mothers who juggle their responsibilities at home and work

EMPOWERING WOMEN. Presidential candidate Grace Poe pushes for TESDA women's centers nationwide to offer vocational courses that will qualify women for job requirements in their respective regions. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko meet with Japanese in PH

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:36 PM

The Imperial couple spent their 3rd day in the Philippines meeting some Japanese residents and organizations in Manila

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko meet the representatives of the Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA), Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the ancient San Diego Garden, located along the walls of Intramuros in Manila.(Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

#PugadBaboy: Mentor punchline 3

Nov 27, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Mentor punchline 2

Nov 27, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Mentor

Nov 27, 2015 - 5:00 AM

How Red Cross managed to build 66k houses 2 years after Yolanda

Nov 07, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon reveals how the humanitarian organization accomplished the feat

RISING FROM HAIYAN. Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon during the Typhoon Yolanda 2nd year anniversary press conference at the PRC National Headquarters in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

De Lima: No tension with fellow LP bets I probed, hunted

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The woman with balls as LP stalwart Senate President Franklin Drilon describes her knows the issue will continue to follow the LP ticket during the campaign

President Benigno Aquino III introduced the "Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid" along with the Liberal Part's senatorial slate (left to right) Rep. Cresente Cris Paez, Risa Hontiveros Baraquel,, Jericho Petilla, Ralph Recto, Franklin Drillon, Presidential Candidate Mar Roxas, President Aquino, Vice Presidential Leni Robredo, Francis Pangilinan, Leila de Lima, Nariman "Ina" Ambolodto, Teofisto TG Guingona, Mark Lapid with Speaker Feliciano Belmonte during a gathering of supporters at the LP headquarters in Cubao Quezon City on Monday, October 12, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Binay: We need 'Daang Mabilis,' not 'Daang Matuwid'

Oct 09, 2015 - 9:24 AM

We need a leader who will hit the ground running and get things done the Vice President says at the launch of Go Negosyo s Presidentiables Series

Joel Villanueva wants to be 'shared candidate' of 3 bets

Oct 08, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The TESDA chief a close friend of the President’s confirms he’s been in talks with Senator Grace Poe and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Photo by Bea Cupin/ Rappler

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

Why Joel Villanueva is not keen on joining LP Senate ticket

Aug 20, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The TESDA chief attends the Nationalist People s Coalition meeting earlier this week supposedly with the knowledge of President Aquino

OFF TO NPC? NPC Chairman and ex-Isabela Gov Faustino Dy Jr raises the hand of TESDA chief Joel Villanueva. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Palace on Tesda chief: 'He will make the right decision'

Aug 08, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Should Tesda chief Joel Villanueva go on leave after he was named in a DOJ complaint on the PDAF scam? Malacañang says it s all up to him

ALLIES. President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with TESDA chief Joel Villanueva (left) at a Palace event. File photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino: Did we not improve under 'Daang Matuwid?'

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

In a speech Aquino jokingly imagines life as a high earning mechanic instead of a president ‘subject to the daily criticisms of attention seekers’

GOVT ACHIEVEMENT. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Pagdiriwang ng Pantawid Pamilya Graduates ng 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum of the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday, April 23. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Buses, dormitories for CDO senior high school students

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Cagayan de Oro is one of the 10 cities that will pilot the implementation of the senior high school program in June 2015 a year ahead of other public schools in the country

NEW SCHOOL. Students of the new Tablon National High School welcome Mayor Oscar Moreno during the turnover of the 4-storey high school building, which has 18 classrooms. Tablon National High school was an annex of Agusan High School for 18 years. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

TESDA chief joining Aquino comms group? 'I am here for him'

Apr 08, 2015 - 5:58 PM

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva says he has not received any official notice but if offered seriously he would discuss it with President Benigno Aquino III

NEW POST? TESDA Chief Joel Villanueva says he has yet to talk to President Benigno Aquino III on possibly joining the Palace communications team. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino signs law promoting development of sugarcane industry

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The law aims to aid the development of the sugarcane industry especially as import duty will be 5 this year

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)

Aquino: Gov't focused on economic emancipation of women

Mar 25, 2015 - 2:36 PM

President Benigno Aquino III hails the contribution of women sari sari store and carinderia owners to the Philippine economy

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS. President Benigno Aquino III honors women entrepreneurs for their contribution to the country's economic growth. Malacañang Photo Bureau

The roles of gov't agencies in promoting women's rights

Mar 14, 2015 - 12:07 PM

The government has assigned specific roles to national agencies to help improve the lives of women in the country

Breastfeeding, anti-bullying advocates, among TAYO awardees

Feb 24, 2015 - 4:27 PM

President Benigno Aquino III leads the awards and encourages youth leaders to continue fighting for reform

RECOGNIZING THE YOUTH. President Benigno Aquino III with the 2015 TAYO awards recipients. TAYO recognizes youth groups that help solve national problems. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

#SariSaringHappiness: a red and white holiday

Nov 09, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Coca Cola ushers in Christmas with a program for women entrepreneurs a new packaging innovation and up cycled parols

Aquino credits Mar for ‘turning point’ in IT-BPM industry

Oct 14, 2014 - 8:53 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says now Interior Secretary Mar Roxas earlier stint as Secretary of Trade and Industry triggered the growth of the country s information technology and business process management sector

INDUSTRY GROWTH. President Benigno Aquino III praises the growth of the IT-BPM industry which he credits to former Trade and Industry Secretary Mar Roxas. Malacañang Photo Bureau