Tech-voc for peace and order – Lapeña: We shall win the hearts of the people through TESDA

TESDA

News Release

04 November 2018

 

Tech-voc for peace and order

Lapeña: We shall win the hearts of the people through TESDA

 

“Through TESDA’s skills training programs and services, we shall win the hearts of our people,” vows newly installed Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Secretary Isidro “Sid” S. Lapeña.

According to Lapeña, providing quality skills training, jobs and profitable income sources is the solution to many problems in society, not war or unrest, which is why every Filipino should be given the best chances to improve their lives, specially the least fortunate.

“As a public servant, I am challenged and at the same time humbled, to be given this task of helping the country create opportunities to ensure that our human capital remains not only competitive but productive and world class. We at TESDA should ensure that those who have less in life would have more in opportunities to increase their chances to secure their own livelihood, self-employment or inclusion in the labor market,” says Lapeña.

Lapena, 67, made the assurance during his acceptance speech as the newly appointed TESDA chief during turn-over ceremony from Officer-in-Charge Deputy Director General Rosanna A. Urdaneta held at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City last Oct. 31.

Urdaneta acted as TESDA OIC after former Director General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong resigned from his post to run for governor in Lanao del Sur in the May 2019 national elections.

Lapeña thanked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the chance to head the 24-year-old government agency.

When informed for the first time of his appointment, Lapeña asked himself: “What will I do in TESDA?”

However, the President explained to Lapeña the correlation between maintaining the stability of peace and order in the country, and the task of developing skilled human resource, specially among those in the lower strata of society.

According to the President, reducing dissatisfaction among the citizens by providing more than enough opportunities will further guarantee the stability of peace and order in the country.

“TESDA is here to provide better technical vocational education for as many as possible. Accessible education and training mean better jobs, and better jobs mean better lives,” Lapeña adds.

Lapeña also says that there will be no room for corruption under his administration, proof for which was his request that he be joined by officials of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) during his oath of office.

Urdaneta encouraged officials and rank-and-file employees of TESDA, particularly the employees union known as the Association of Concerned Employees (ACE), to support Lapeña during his transition period.

“All these people in this organization both past and present have contributed significantly in shaping TESDA to what it is today. We share the same commitment, professionalism and concern in pursuing what TESDA should be doing as an education agency. As we transition to a new leadership, with Secretary Isidro Lapeña at the helm, may I ask the same support, the same commitment, and the same professionalism to pursue the agency’s programs as we also look forward to more innovative programs for our fellow Filipinos,” Urdaneta says.

Prior to TESDA, Lapeña was the Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs from Aug. 21, 2017 to Oct. 28, 2018.   Lapeña considers his reassignment to TESDA a promotion.

Lapeña is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy, Class of 1973. He has been in the police service for more than 30 years before he retired in 2007.

 

 

 

Tech-voc para sa kapayapaan at kaayusan

Lapeña: We shall win the hearts of the people through TESDA

 

“Through TESDA’s skills training programs and services, we shall win the hearts of our people,” tiniyak ng bagong Director General ng Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) na si Secretary Isidro “Sid” S. Lapeña.

Aniya, dekalidad na skills training, trabaho at magandang kabuhayan ang solusyon sa maraming problema sa lipunan at hindi bala o digmaan, kaya’t dapat bigyan ng sapat na pagkakataon ang lahat ng mamamayang Pilipino partikular ang mga mahihirap.

“As a public servant, I am challenged and at the same time humbled, to be given this task of helping the country create opportunities to ensure that our human capital remains not only competitive but productive and world class.  We at TESDA should ensure that those who have less in life would have more in opportunities to increase their chances to secure their own livelihood, self-employment or inclusion in the labor market,” ani Lapeña.

Inihayag ito ng 67-anyos na TESDA chief sa kanyang acceptance speech matapos ang isinagawang turn-over ceremony mula kay Officer-in-Charge Deputy Director General Rosanna A. Urdaneta na ginanap noong Oktubre 31 sa TESDA Women’s Center sa Taguig City.

Si DDG Urdaneta ang umupong TESDA OIC matapos na magbitiw si dating Director General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong nitong Oktubre nang magdesisyon itong kumandidato bilang gobernador ng Lanao del Sur sa darating na May 2019 national elections.

Ayon kay Lapeña, labis niyang pinasasalamatan si Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa pagkakataon upang pamunuan ang TESDA.

Aniya noong una ay tinatanong din niya ang kanyang sarili, “What will I do in TESDA?”

Gayunpaman, ipinaliwanag umano sa kanya ni Duterte na ang kanyang pag-upo sa TESDA ay may kaugnayan sa katatagan ng kapayapaan at kaayusan sa bansa at sa pag-develop ng mga skilled human resource lalo na mula sa pinakamahirap na mamayan na siyang pinakamahalaga.

Aniya, kung nasisiyahan ang mga mamayan partikular na mula sa pinakamahirap sa lipunan, tiyak umanong makakamit ng bansa ang katatagan ng kapayapaan at kaayusan.

“TESDA is here to provide better technical vocational education for as many as possible.  Accessible education and training mean better jobs, and better jobs mean better lives,” dagdag ni Lapeña.

Tiniyak din nito na hindi magkakaroon ng corruption sa ahensya sa panahon ng kanyang pamamahala, kung saan patunay umano ang kanyang pagsama ng ilang opisyal at tauhan ng Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) sa kanyang panunumpa.

Samantala, hinikayat naman ni Urdaneta ang mga opisyal at empleyado ng TESDA partikular ang employees union na Association of Concerned Employees (ACE) na suportahan si Lapeña sa panahon ng transition ng kanyang panunungkulan sa ahensya.

“All these people in this organization both past and present have contributed significantly in shaping TESDA to what it is today.  We share the same commitment, professionalism and concern in pursuing what TESDA should be doing as an education agency.  As we transition to a new leadership, with Secretary Isidro Lapeña at the helm, may I ask the same support, the same commitment, and the same professionalism to pursue the agency’s programs as we also look forward to more innovative programs for our fellow Filipinos,” pakiusap ni Urdaneta.

Bago iniupo si Lapeña sa TESDA, siya ay dating Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner na inilipat ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa TESDA bilang kapalit ni Mamondiong.

Siya ay graduate ng Philippine Military Academy, Class of 1973. Mahigit tatlong dekada itong  nasa police service bago magretiro noong 2007.(END)

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