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30,000 TOURISM PROFESSIONALS TRAINED IN 2021 – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has trained over 30,000 tourism professionals, surpassing its targets for such in 2021.  Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest numbers noting their continued commitment to support the tourism industry towards its recovery and sustainability.  “Through these training programs, the DOT is capacitating our tourism workforce, maintaining service quality […]

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UAAP, NCAA SCHOOLS SUPPORT IN SEAG TRAINING URGED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Sunday asked officials of member-schools of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to allow national athletes who are set to compete in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi next year to train using the facilities of the […]

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22 ANILAO DIVERS PASS DOT DIVERS GUIDE TRAINING

To advance their careers in the dive industry, 22 freelance community guides from Mabini and Calatagan in Batangas recently completed the Anilao Dive Guide Training and Certification Program initiated by the Department of Tourism (DOT).   The four-day activity, held from September 28 to October 1, was spearheaded by the Office of Product and Market Development (OPMD) […]

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TRAIN DISPLACED WORKERS TO GET JOBS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva underscored the pivotal role of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the government’s efforts to get millions of unemployed Filipinos back to work after suffering job loss during the pandemic. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said TESDA’s proposed P14.5-billion budget for next year was crucial in providing […]

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TEACHER TRAINING BILL GETS SENATE OK – GATCHALIAN

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that aims to improve the quality of teacher education and training in the country. For Senator Win Gatchalian, principal author and sponsor of the measure, this is a big step forward in addressing the country’s education crisis. Senate Bill No. 2152 or the Teacher […]

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27 DPWH PERSONNEL COMPLETE USAID TRAINING – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar lauded the 27 DPWH personnel who are now well-trained in handling and analyzing data for proper infrastructure planning after completing a special training program conducted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “Congratulations to the 27 graduates who completed the months-long training so that we can […]

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SORSOGON DOCTORS UNDERGO FAMILY MED TRAINING

Around 31 doctors are undergoing the Sorsogon Family Medicine Residency Training Program in an effort to strengthen the services of medical practitioners and capabilities of hospitals in the province.The Sorsogon Provincial Hospital has tapped the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PFAP) led by one of its consultants, Dr. Aileen Espina, together with the Bicol Regional […]

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POC: TOKYO-BOUND PINOY ATHLETES ABROAD TO GET VAX

The country’s Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes who are training abroad will get their COVID-19 vaccines in their host countries, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Representative Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said. Tolentino said Malaysia assured that weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and her team will get their second dose of the vaccine, while Japanese sports officials guaranteed the inoculation of […]

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TRAIN YOUTH FOR POST-COVID JOB MARKET – GATCHALIAN

To help spur the country’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help address jobs-education mismatch, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to improve the implementation of skilling and training programs to prepare the youth in meeting industry standards. A March 2021 discussion paper from state think tank Philippine Institute for Development […]

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TRAINING PROGRAM FOR OLDER WORKERS GETS HOUSE OK

The House Committee on Labor and Employment chaired by 1-PACMAN Partylist Representative Eric Pineda consolidated and approved House Bills 1863, 1892, 4333 and 8349, which seek to create a job training program for mature or older workers. “We always talk about supporting programs for the youth and women, so I think it’s about time that […]