The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) spearheaded the annual Livelihood Skills Competition at the Panaad Covered Court, yesterday in line with the 21st Panaad sa Negros Festival.
Karl Joseph Goroy and Alexis Saylo of Bago City grabbed the first spot in Cookery and Fruits and Vegetables Carving events while Gabriel Esparas and Jan Kenny Gallo of Manapla bagged the first place trophy in the Dried Flower Arrangement and Table Skirting, respectively.
In Cake decoration contest, Karen Marie de Asis of Kabankalan City got the first place and Rover Paul Vedad of the Municipality of Valladolid was hailed champion in the Flairtending event.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. together with TESDA Region 6 OIC-Director Toni June Tamayo and OIC TESDA Negros Occidental Director Teresita Campantero led the opening ceremonies of the yearly skills competition.
Campantero expressed her gratitude to the provincial government for sustaining the skills and livelihood competition for 18 years already.
“We should continue this skills competition because it is a mandate of TESDA and I am glad that the provincial government of Negros Occidental is supporting this event every year,” Tamayo said.
The top four winners of each category received cash prizes, certificates, gift packs and additional Petron Gasul products were given to the Cookery event participants and winners. */Capitol News