TESDA Idols 2011 (Complete List)

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has conferred the 2011 “Idols ng TESDA” award to 22 graduates of various technical vocational education and training (TVET) courses who are all gainfully employed either as wage workers or managers of their own business.

TESDA Idols, which also include those who provide employment to other TVET graduates, were chosen from among graduates of various public and private technical vocational institutions of the country. They were selected through the criteria set by a panel of judges composed of TESDA board members.

The 2011 TESDA Idols are the following:

Self-Employed Category
  • Francis Rugnao – Hairdressing/Beauty Care
  • Rommelda Paguyo – Hairdressing
  • Leticia Aguinaldo – Commercial Cooking/Baking and Pastry Production
  • Demeter Panis – Hairdressing
  • Michael Cases – Food Processing (sardines making)
  • Daisy Alegarbes – Steel Metal Arc Welding
  • Froilan Rotairo – Housekeeping
  • Virgilio Ordiz – Refrigeration and Airconditioning
  • Imelda Jumalon – Caregiver/Healthcare Service/Massage Therapy
Wage-employed Category
  • Laurence Sales – Computer Hardware Servicing
  • Marie Benter – Secretarial
  • Juan Paolo Lopez – Commercial Cooking
  • Benedicto Alonzo – Automotive Servicing
  • Antonio Santos, Jr. – ICT
  • Ryan Estores – Steel Metal Arc Welding
  • Michelle Cuerquis – Food and Beverage
  • Grace Esoy – Consumer Electronics Servicing
  • Reynaldo Carino – Computer Hardware Servicing/Consumer Electronics Servicing/Bartending
  • Eliser Sadiang-Abay – Consumer Electronics Servicing
  • Gilbert Rafer – Electricity (Building Wiring Installation)
  • Jose Gabriel Prats – Commercial Cooking
  • Enrilie Erno – Bartending/Food and Beverage
TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva led the awarding ceremonies held in August at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City. The awardees received plaques and token.

“This year's awardees represent the best partners and graduates of TESDA. Each one is committed and dedicated to the promotion and strengthening of technical vocational education,” Villanueva said.

The Idols ng TESDA is “the highest accolade for the success attained by TVET graduates in their chosen fields,” TESDA said, adding that “their successes individually and collectively contribute to the improvement in their lives and in the development of their respective communities.”