TESDA formally sealed a partnership with the Provincial Government of Cagayan after a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapena Sid Lapeña and Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba last August 12, 2021.

Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, together TESDA Deputy Director General, Lina Sarmiento, and Ms. Gemma Sotto of the Overseas Filipino Workers Global Coalition and Development, Inc., had a virtual meeting together with several overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and outbound OFW last August 11, 2021.

On August 4, 2021, TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, His Excellency Macairog S. Alberto, Philippine Ambassador to Israel, TESDA Deputy Director General Lina Sarmiento, and other officials and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Israel had a virtual meeting.

TESDA Secretary Isidro S.Lapeña, together with DDG Lina Sarmiento, personally witnessed the ongoing training of members of Tribe Blaan in handloom weaving at the Center for Community Transformation Ministry Among Tribes People, Inc. (CMAT) in Malungon, Sarangani Province on August 3, 2021.


On August 3, 2021, TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security of SOCCSKSARGEN Region, presided over the 20th Joint Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (JRTF-ELCAC) meeting in General Santos City.

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