Mr. Edmund Rubi, the New Face that would propel the country to progress

BEFORE the prescribed date of filing of Certificates of Candidacy by aspiring politicians who wants to run for the national positions like the President, Vice President, Senators and Congressmen .

We met up with a friend who has helped the country a lot to progress, utilizing his skills, knowledge and profession that indeed is badly needed by the nation and he knew for a fact that the country needs him now.

Mr.Edmund Rubi filed a COC for he wants to take the helm of the Presidency, at his interview over DZMJ ONLINE he mentioned the plans he has that is already on the pipeline come he assumes office at the “highest position” of the land.

His experience in the financial world at the U.S whom he get to share with former U.S President Donald Trump in which he has helped a lot in constructing the infamous U.S-Mexico border wall is a track record that he also can replicate here in the country at a different level, in particular is solving the governments short of fund.

///MJ Olvina-Balaguer, +639053611058, and DZMJ Online “Makabuluhang Jornalismo, Your Happiness Channel”


05 August 2021

Shortened training on Domestic Work produces more graduates

Taguig City— The second batch of trainees of the 12-Day Blended Training for Domestic Work NC II have recently completed their training and successfully passed their competency assessments.

It can be recalled that the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) launched this program last May 24 to address the need of outbound domestic workers for shorter course duration without sacrificing the quality of training.  The conduct of training was supervised by Fair Training Center (FTC), ILO’s partner institution for this program.

Similar to the first batch, the trainees underwent a combination of online classes and face-to-face training.   The ten-day online lectures (excluding weekends) were done through a private Facebook group page where trainees accessed their modules, videos and assessment activities. Submission of assignments as well as counseling sessions courtesy of the FTC was done via Facebook Messenger Rooms and Messenger Chats.

The face-to-face training was held in FTC in Parañaque where trainees applied what they learned from their online classes. They were also taught the use of different household equipment as well as the proper conduct as foreign domestic workers.

Nineteen out of 20 trainees were able to complete their training and have passed their competency assessments held at TESDA Women’s Center. The student who was not able to complete the classes already dropped on the second week of training due to personal reasons.

The graduates—both experienced and new recruits—are bound for Hong Kong, Malaysia, Kuwait, Dubai, Pakistan, Singapore and United Arab Emirates. Their NC II will help expedite the process of their overseas employment contracts.

The trainees expressed their gratitude to TESDA, ILO and FTC as the program gave them confidence and new knowledge for their work abroad. 

“Although I already have an experience working overseas, I still learned a lot from this program and I will use these skills for my next job,” Mary Erica Rafol said. She used to work in Lebanon for three years and is now bound for Hong Kong.

Another graduate who is bound for the United Arab Emirates, Anna Lizza Montecillo added, “The training has helped me a lot for a domestic worker like me because they gave us knowledge and boosted our confidence to work abroad. They helped us mentally physically emotionally ready which is a big help for us, being a domestic worker.”

Currently, the shortened training on Domestic Work NC II had already produced 37 graduates who were also certified as skilled workers.

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña congratulated the new batch of graduates and lauded their confidence as they prepare their new journey overseas.

“I congratulate all of you for becoming certified skilled workers! Your hard work has paid off and being the bagong bayani as overseas Filipino workers, we hope that what you learned will help you in your new journey abroad,” he said.

The ILO will shoulder the expenses of the program’s six-month pilot implementation and TESDA will recommend its adoption to its training centers if the program proves effective.


06 August 2021

TESDA suspends anew face-to-face training, conduct of assessment in ECQ areas

Taguig City – Face-to-face classes in training centers and conduct of competency assessment in areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) has been suspended anew, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced.

This was after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) recommendation to place National Capital region (NCR) under ECQ from August 6-20.

In a memorandum, TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña ordered all TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) and Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) to suspend face-to-face classes and assessments in Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and Modified ECQ (MECQ) areas.

“In accordance with the IATF and TESDA guidelines, the face-to-face training and assessment in areas under [ECQ] and [MECQ] shall be suspended while the ECQ/MECQ status is in effect,” Lapeña said.

However, competency assessment for Domestic Work NC II conducted by TTIs shall continue in areas placed under MECQ and other lower quarantine levels.

Lapeña encouraged the affected TVIs and Assessment Centers (ACs) to shift to online and virtual modes in the conduct of training and assessment during this period.

Meanwhile, Lapeña reminded all Regional and Provincial Offices to strictly monitor and enforce the compliance of all TVIs and ACs to the protocols and guidelines issued by the IATF, TESDA, and by their respective local government units (LGUs).

TESDA earlier allowed face-to-face training and assessment in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) subject to compliance to the minimum public health standards, training/health protocols, and coordination with LGUs.