Triumph for Team Pilipinas in 2014 ASEAN Skills Competition

Triumph for Team Pilipinas in 2014 ASEAN Skills Competition

Volume XVIII No. 5 (November 8-14, 2014)

Secretary Joel Villanueva led the ceremonies welcoming TEAM Pilipinas from their triumphant stint in the 2014 ASEAN Skills Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam last October 19-30, 2014.

On Friday, October 31, the Philippine team got a rousing welcome from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) after returning home from Vietnam.

The Philippine delegates’ feat in this year’s competition was one of the country’s best so far since it joined the international skills contest.

In the 2012 ASEAN Skills Competition, the Philippines earned a bronze medal and four medals of excellence.
“Our tech-voc students are getting better every year. There will be no let-up in TESDA’s efforts to give them quality education,” Villanueva said.

The Philippine delegation was composed of 18 competitors, 18 coaches/experts and six TESDA officials.  They participated in the biennial event from October 19 to 29.

The competition was designed to showcase the skills of students and graduates, and promote and improve technical vocational skills in the region.

Joshua D. Mina of the CLSU-CTC Foundation in Munoz, Nueva Ecija, bested other competitors in Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD, getting the highest score in the trade area and securing the gold for the country.
In the Industrial Automation trade area, Glenn Christopher B. Silang and Jemuel Gerson S. Isnec, both of the MFI Foundation Inc., received the bronze medal.

Aside from the medal winners, the following competitors were awarded with the medallion of excellence: Marc Jason B. Torio and Michelle D. Navarro for Mechatronics; Lhemuel C. Endaya for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning; Jessica P. Babon for Fashion Technology; Keith A. Beja for Electronics; Rey Mark S. De Mayo for Beauty Therapy; Francis Erizz C. Florentino for IT Software Solutions for Business; and, Joshua F. Lizardo for Cooking.
Joshua Lizardo is a student of the Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) at Upper Session Road, Baguio City. He did not only represent his school, Baguio City and the Cordilleras, but the Philippines as well.
He was awarded and recognized last Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at the Baguio City School of Arts and Trades. Also awarded and recognized was his coach Mary Kristine Pasion also of BCSAT./Anthony Oria,/TESDA-CAR Regional Information Officer.