/ 31 March 2023

TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Danilo Cruz administered the oath of newly appointed members of the TESDA Women’s Center Advisory Council.

The Council is composed of Pacita Juan, its head, and Gilda Patricia Maquilan, representing the business sector; TESDA Deputy Director General Rosanna Urdaneta, representing the government sector; Ma. Aurora Geotina-Garcia, representing the women NGO sector; Carolyn Sobritchea, representing the academe sector; Teresita Borgoños, representing the industry/construction sector; and Xavier Alpasa, representing the social economy sector.

The other members are Ma. Paloma Papa, representing the employer sector; Olivia Limpe-Aw, representing the employer; Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, representing the workers with special concerns sector.

The CAC aims to provide policy advice, guidance, and build wider networks for the TWC.

Cruz congratulated the members of the CAC and expressed his support to the council in its objective to empower Filipino women in the technical vocational education and training sector.

“I fully join you in your objective to economically empower Filipino women and lead in promoting gender equality in TVET to make TESDA programs accessible and inclusive to all,” he said.