The Pandesal is unique and its only from the Philippines. according to the owner of the Kamuning Bakery and cafe Wilson Lee Flores which today bakers from around the Philippines like Flores is celebrating World pandesal day.

Although some pandesal taste different because others are salty and others are sweet, it cannot be denied that pandesal, the small bread from the neighboring bakery is the Filipino staple food when it comes to breakfast.

While the prices of sugar rose slightly higher than the usual, Flores’ pandesal according to him in an interview with this channel says that he has retained the original size and weight of the bread because of his values customers.

Maintaining business after the pandemic is hard and even big businesses closed. While others related to the traditional business fell others emerged like the online delivery which has been beneficial for traditional businesses to reach large markets.

Inline with the World Pandesal day, it coincided with the UN’s World Food day and at the Kamuning Bakery early this october 16, 2022 morning are the representatives of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and industry Incorporated represented by Dr. Lily Lim.///Mj Olvina-Balaguer, 09053611058, and



TESDA renews partnership with Accenture PH

for career development training

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has renewed its partnership with Accenture Philippines to continue implementing their joint project “Skills to Succeed Academy (S2S Academy)”.

TESDA Director General Danilo P. Cruz said the new agreement will usher in more and better opportunities for Filipino workers to improve their skills and push for their competitive edge in the global market.

“This MOA signing comes at a very opportune time as TESDA incorporates more and more 21st century skills into its training regulations and competency standards,” he said.

“We acknowledge Accenture Philippines for investing in the TVET sector and tapping the services of TESDA.  Together, we shall continue providing our kababayans with job opportunities and improving the productivity and quality of our industries,” he added.

The new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by TESDA Director General Cruz and Accenture in the Philippines’s Executive Sponsor for Corporate Citizenship Rudy Guiao, Jr., at the TESDA Board Room in TESDA Central Office, Taguig City.

“The S2S Academy courses will further strengthen TESDA’s initiatives towards the delivery of area-based and demand-driven technical vocational education and training (TVET),” said TESDA Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning Rosanna A. Urdaneta.

“Further, these courses are invaluable in preparing our workers and entrepreneurs to adapt to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” added Urdaneta.

Launched in 2018, the S2S Academy is a free, web-based application that offers a highly interactive and online training program. This helps disadvantaged young people build skills and confidence to make career choices and develop the key employability skills they need to find and sustain employment.

The agreement calls for the continuous implementation of the S2S Academy in TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) and other TVET institutions.

Originally, three courses were available to help the learners in their job-seeking journey. These are: “Choose a Career,” “Getting a Job,” and “Success in Work.”

In 2020, Accenture added eight other courses to the platform named “New Skills Now” for learners’ success in the digital economy.  These courses include: “Lifelong Learning,” “Emotional Intelligence,” “Solving Problems,” “Thinking Critically,” “Understanding Technology,” “Technology at Work,” “Exploring Coding”, and “Discovering Data”.

All these courses can be accessed by the learners through the TTIs, some selected private technical vocational institutions, and through the TESDA Online Program (TOP).

In areas with internet connectivity issues, Accenture Philippines provided selected TTIs with 10 Raspberry Pi devices to allow learners with offline access to the S2S Academy courses.

As of August 25, Accenture’s data show that more than 54,000 learners from TESDA have benefited from the S2S Academy courses and interactive sessions since 2018.

Also present during the MOA signing were Deputy Director General for TESD Operations Aniceto Bertiz III, National Institute for TESDA Executive Director David B. Bungallon, and Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship Lead for Southeast Asia, Janelle Sunico, who served as official witnesses. (30)


TESDA urges soldiers to take up language skills training

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is encouraging Philippine Army (PA) personnel to take up the agency’s English language proficiency training.

“I would like to invite the Philippine Army soldiers to join us in enhancing the skills of Filipinos in foreign languages. We are looking forward for continuous language training to the Philippine Army soldiers,” Deputy Director General Aniceto D. Bertiz III said during the graduation of PA personnel on English language proficiency training.

Last September 20, a total of 25 personnel of the Philippine Army-Headquarters and Headquarters Support Group (PA-HHSG) finished English proficiency training provided by TESDA through its National Language Skills Center (NLSC).

Bertiz lauded the PA personnel and urged them to share the skills they have gained during the training with others. He noted that language proficiency reinforces the competencies of uniformed personnel in carrying out their duties effectively and efficiently.

“I also challenge our dear graduates to share your learnings and skills with your fellow soldiers and even to the communities that you serve.  It is one of the little ways of giving back to our country,” he said.

It may be recalled that TESDA has been providing various skills training to Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) personnel.

Also, TESDA has earlier expressed its intention to offer additional language courses such as Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Italian, and French.

Currently, the NLSC offers English Proficiency for Customer Service Workers, Japanese Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture Level II, and Spanish Language for Different Vocations.

With Bertiz during the graduation were NLSC Chief Mitzi Samson-Endriano, HHSG Acting Commander Colonel Napoleon De Vera, MNSA (INF), Chief-of-Staff Col. Ivan San Jose, MNSA (INF).