WARM RECEPTION UPON ARRIVAL: TESDA family and friends filled the arrival section at the Bacolod City airport to give a warm welcome to Secretary Joel Villanueva. Present were former colleague in Congress, Rep. Jose Carlos Lacson, TESDA family headed by OIC-Regional Director Yolanda Castellano Porschwitz and Negros Occidental Provincial Director Lorena Yunque. Also present were members of Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan (KKB) to which Sec Joel is the current chair.

Secretary Joel Villanueva was in Bacolod as a speaker in the 'ICT (information communications technology)-BPO dialogue and induction of officers of the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation of ICT (BNeFIT)'. Bacolod City is one of the top BPO destination cities in the country.