Secretary Sid Lapeña, together with DDG Lina Sarmiento and TESDA NCR Regional Director Florencio Sunico, Jr.  and TESDA Caraga Regional Director Ashary Banto, successfully launched the Provincial Training Center - Siargao (Siargao Manpower and Livelihood Training Center) at Barangay Osmena, Dapa in Surigao del Norte last December 7, 2020.

Secretary Sid Lapena arrived in Dapa, Surigao del Norte last December 7, 2020 for his regular field visit. Together with other TESDA officials, they were warmly welcomed by Cong. Francisco Jose Matugas, Gov. Atty. Francisco  Matugas and Vice Gov. Eddie  Gokiangkee, Jr. of Surigao del Norte.
Secretary Lapeña also had a dialogue with the local chief executives of Siargao to discuss any assistance and services that TESDA can provide to their respective municipalities.

As the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) XII, TESDA Secretary Sid Lapeña joined the virtual anniversary of NTF-ELCAC together with the heads of various member agencies and local government units last December 4, 2020.

As a recognition of its valuable efforts and initiatives in reaching out to our kababayans, the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster headed by TESDA, was awarded as the Best Cluster.

A successful groundbreaking ceremony, led by Secretary Isidro S. LapeñA, together with DDG Lina Sarmiento, was held last December 3, 2020 for the PTC's establishment. The ceremony was also graced by the presence of Hon. Jean Dino D. Roquero, Mayor of Municipality of Pigcawayan, Hon. Juanito C. Agustin, Vice Mayor and Cong. Joselito S. Sacdalan.

The establishment of the PTC is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's promise to have a TESDA training center in Pigcawayan in his visit in the municipality last January of the same year.

As Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for Region XII, TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, spearheaded the 12th RTF-ELCAC XII and the 2nd Special Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Committee XII meeting held today via Zoom last December 2, 2020.

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