November 28, 2019

TAGUIG CITY –  The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority recently concluded this year's Zonal Skills Competition with the awarding of winners emerging from the competitions held in the cities of Taguig and Davao.

Nine competitors from Region III grabbed the highest awards in Mechanical Engineering CAD, IT Software Solution for Business, Welding, Mobile Robotics, IT Network System Administration, Graphic Design Technology, Cabinet Making and Beauty Therapy.

This gold medal count was followed by the Cordillera Administrative Region which scored in Wall and Floor Tilling, Web Technologies, Joinery, and Cooking. In CALABARZON, they topped in the Restaurant Services, Fashion Technology, Automobile Technology, and Electronics. Competitors from the Region VII headed in the Information Network Cabling, Fashion Technology, IT Network System Administration, Graphic Design and Technology. Competitors from Region XI garnered golds in Mechatronics, Welding, Hairdressing, and Restaurant Services.

In addition, three competitors each from Regions V and XII also walked away with golds in IT Network Cabling, Electrical Installation, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, IT Software Solution for Business, Web Technologies, and Cooking. Further, Regions I, II and the National Capital Region finished the competitions with 2 gold medals each for Bricklaying, Car Painting, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Internet of Things, and Industrial Automation.

Moreover, each competitor from Caraga, Regions IX and VIII received a gold medal for Electrical Installation, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, and Automobile Technology.

During the opening ceremony of Luzon skills tilt held in the TESDA Auditorium, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña emphasized that the competitions are excellent venues to promote skills development and at the same time serve as effective platforms to prepare Filipino competitors for international events.

“We continuously increase the level of competitiveness of our graduates, this is one way to meet our strategy of producing globally competitive workforce. This competition also allows TESDA to ensure we are empowering those in the lower strata of society.  This reflects social equity in our TVET delivery," Lapeña said during the awarding ceremony in Kor-Phil Training Center, Davao City.

In total, 204 competitors from the 17 regions participated in the Luzon and VisMin Zonal Skills Competition held last November 6-10 and November 20-24, hosted by the TESDA-NCR and TESDA - Region XII, respectively.

The gold medal winners of the competition will undergo further training to prepare them to represent the country in the 2020 ASEAN Skills Competition in Singapore, and the 2021 WorldSkills competition in China.

Here are the gold medalists from the two-leg competition:

Region III:

Mechanical Engineering CAD – Christian Llanto

IT Software Solution for Business – Mira Jill Yumul

Welding – Josua Divillena

Mobile Robotics -  John Carlo Asilo / Kim Well Tolentino

IT Network System Administration – Christian Jericho Caringal

Graphic Design Technology – Matt Arron Lauria

Cabinet Making – James Movilla

Beauty Therapy – Trixie Mulos

Cordillera Administrative Region:

Wall and Floor Tilling – Richard Garcia

Web Technologies – Jayrod Galaus

Joinery – Gypson Maitang

Cooking - Jonathan Supsupin

Region VII:

Information Network Cabling – Edito Lauron Jr.

Fashion Technology – Sheena Mae Si

IT Network System Administration – Jied Oswell Mañus

Graphic Design and Technology – Graeme Dayle Alquilos


Restaurant Services – Glen Christian Endozo

Fashion Technology – Jenierose Magalona

Automobile Technology – Roberto Maguddayao Jr.

Electronics -  Mike Gerard Suico

Region XI:

Mechatronics – Christopherle Doblas / Kier Erwin Sustiverio

Welding – Cesar Co Jr.

Hairdressing – Elbridge Chester Elorde

Restaurant Services – Jomari Cajegas

Region V:

IT Network Cabling – Mark Julius Maravillo

Electrical Installation – Francis Yagno

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning – John Benedict Belencio

Region XII:

IT Software Solution for Business – Kent Brian Amande

Web Technologies – Mark John Lerry Casero

Cooking – Marf Diun Cabahug

Region II:

Bricklaying – Jomarie Torda

Car Painting – Tonton Beran

Region I:

Hairdressing – Jeffrey Casanova

Beauty Therapy – Arnel Canillas

National Capital Region:

Internet of Things – Jovanni Jose Tanamal / Christian Ram Catahay

Industrial Automation – Jubillan Dominic Gucela / Danett Margaux Navarrete


Electrical Installation - Christopher Nueva, Jr.

Region IX:

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning - Marty Bastasa

Region VIII:

Automobile Technology - Gein Oraya