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TESDA hails outstanding tech-voc trainers in Tagsanay Award 2015
by eTESDA PMU - Thursday, 7 January 2016, 01:10 PM
 
A Senior TESD (Technical Education and Skills Development) Specialist based in Cagayan province who has devoted his talent in the service for the last 24 years was adjudged the overall winner in the revival of a prestigious award given to the country’s trainers who have displayed exemplary performance in educating through technical vocational education and training (TVET).

Rogelio Rambuyan of TESDA Regional Training Center – Tuguegarao topped the list of awardees in the Tagsanay Award 2015 spearheaded by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Junjon Santuyo, Senior TESD Specialist of TESDA Regional Training Center - Mariveles, Bataan was first runner-up; Michael Patan-ao, Administrator of the Bridges Multi Skills Training Center in Leyte was second runner-up; and Nestor Pascual, Associate Professor III of the Marcos Agro Industrial School in Ilocos Norte was third runner-up.

“We hail the vigor and hard work poured in by our trainers all over the country. We give special recognition and incentives to a number of them for exceeding the set requirements for TVET trainers and demonstrating competencies beyond expectations”, TESDA Director General Irene Isaac said.

The award was an offshoot of the commemoration of the World Teachers’ Day last October 2015. TESDA, as a UNEVOC (International Centre for Technical Vocational Education and Training) Center in the Philippines, joined UNESCO and the rest of the world in commemoration of the World Teachers’ Day and enjoined public and private technical vocational institutions to celebrate the event.

The Tagsanay Award has its beginnings in 2008, as TESDA envisioned to give recognition to the importance and contributions of the personnel of technical vocational institutions nationwide.

Secretary Isaac said that the criteria for this year’s Tagsanay Award were based on the Metrobank Foundation Inc.’s Best Teachers Award, in preparation for the possible revival of the TVET Trainers Category in the foundation’s annual recognition.

The awardees are the following:

Outstanding TVET Trainer -- Rogelio Rambuyan, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, Tuguegarao

1st Runner-up -- Junjon Santuyo, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, Mariveles, Bataan
2nd Runner-up -- Michael Patan-ao, Administrator, Bridges Multi Skills Training Center, Leyte
3rd Runner-up -- Nestor Pascual, Associate Professor III, Marcos Agro-Industrial School, Ilocos Norte.


Minor Awards

Best Portfolio Assessment -- Rogelio Rambuyan, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, Cagayan
Best in Written Examinations -- Jovencio Panida, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, La Union
Best in Team Activities -- Ma. Elma Gatiera, Instructor, New Lucena Polytechnic College, Iloilo City
Best in Interview -- Rogelio Rambuyan, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, Cagayan


Finalists of Tagsanay Award 2015

​​1. Edwin Madarang, Associate Professor III, Isabela School of Arts and Trades, Isabela
2. Michael Manalo, Professor II, Simeon Suan Vocational Technical College, Oriental Mindoro
3. Jovencio Panida, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, La Union
4. Nestor Pascual, Associate Professor III, Marcos Agro-Industrial School, Ilocos Norte
5. Michael Patan-ao, Administrator, Bridges Multi Skills Training Center, Leyte
6. Alma Piquero, Associate Professor, University of Bohol
7. Junjon Santuyo, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, Mariveles, Bataan
8. Rogelio Rambuyan, Senior TESD Specialist, TESDA Regional Training Center, Tuguegarao, Cagayan