Central Luzon Gold Medal winners from Bataan are Gino Eulatic from TESDA Regional Training Center in Mariveles, Bataan (Electrical Installation); Keith Beja from TESDA Provincial Training Center in Orion, Bataan (Electronics); Percian Borja from Eastwoods Professional College of Science and Technology, Bataan (Web Design); and Wilfred Miguel Calimbas from TESDA Provincial Training Center in Orion, Bataan (Welding).
Other gold winners from Central Luzon are Rey Mark De Mayo from PEACE Training Center in Aurora (Beauty Therapy); Jasper Kaiser De Vera from Tarlac School of Arts and Trade (Cooking); Christopher Gania from St. Nicolas College of Business and Technology in Pampanga (Graphic Design Technology); Angelica Rafallo from Mel Blancia Learning Institute, Bulacan (Hairdressing); Francis Erizz Florentino from ACLC-Malolos, Bulacan (IT Software Solutions for Business); Joshua Mina from CLSU-CTC Foundation, Nueva Ecija (Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD.
Another Bataeno, Rich Viczon Noza from TESDA Regional Training Center in Mariveles, brought home a Bronze medal in the Automobile Technology contest while Diplomas of Excellence, were given to Michael Anjelo Bautista from TESDA Provincial Training Center in Tarlac (Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning) and Benjar Maga from Philippine Women’s University-Bataan (Restaurant Services).
CALABARZON placed first runner-up with four Gold, a Silver, and four Bronze while the National Capital Region ended second runner-up with two Gold, three Silver, two Bronze and two Diplomas of Excellence.
“PNSC is considered as the Olympics of blue-collar occupations where technical-vocational trainees and trainers, graduates, workers and practitioners meet to showcase their talents and skills in a competitive but friendly setting,” TESDA Director-General Joel Villanueva told newsmen.
Top finishers shall represent the country in the ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) in Vietnam this October.
“Philippines’ participation in ASC in the past years has afforded our delegates an opportunity to challenge themselves and hone not just their skills but certain qualities as well such as teamwork, creativity and discipline,” Villanueva said, adding “Our entries will bring honor and prestige both to the country and to their respective companies. That’s why we should give them the full backing.”