CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Foreign Affairs, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Liaison Officer Hon. Sec. Guiling A. Mamondiong
Director General
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
TESDA Complex, East Service Road
South Super Highway, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2016: (1) Regional Program on Skills in TVET Sustainability. September 13-21, 2016. (2) CPSC-CHMSC Collaborative Program on ICT and on Blended Learning. February 9-12, 2016. (3) In-Country Program on e-Learning Materials Development, and Use of Online Training Delivery Platforms. January 18-22, 2016
2015: In-Country Program on Management, Promotion and Conduct of TVET Technology Researches. April 5-9, 2015.
2013: In-Country Program on Making TVET-Industry Partnerships Work in the Philippines, October 4-13, 2013.
Ambassador Host Country
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila Host Country


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GDP (billions) $311.687 billion (Nominal: 36th, 2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $3,002 (nominal; 2016)
Currency Philippine Peso (PHP) = 100 centavos
Major Exports semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits
Major Imports electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic
Major Industries electronics assembly, business process outsourcing, food manufacturing, shipbuilding, chemicals, textiles, garments, metals, petroleum refining, fishing, rice
Major Export Partners Japan 21.3%, United States 14.7%, China 12.4%, Hong Kong 8.0%, Singapore 7.3%, South Korea 6.0%, Germany 4.1%, Taiwan 3.5%, Thailand 3.4%, Indonesia 3.1% (2013 est.)
Major Import Partners China 12.9%, United States 11.2%, Japan 8.4%, Taiwan 7.8%, South Korea 7.7%, Singapore 6.8%, Thailand 5.4%, Saudi Arabia 4.5%, Indonesia 4.5%, Germany 3.8% (2013 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $85.90 Billion
Inflation 2.5%
Population below Poverty Line 21.6%
Gini Coefficient 43.04 (moderately unequal)
Competitiveness Rank 57th
Ease of Doing Business Rank 99th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 95.3% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 4.7% (2016, est.)


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Type of Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Head of State Rodrigo Duterte (president)
Head of Government Rodrigo Duterte (president)
Legislating Body/Bodies Philippine Congress
Upper House: Senate
Lower House: House of Representatives

Social Facts

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Time zone UTC +8:00
Human Development Index 0.668 (medium, 115th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 96.3% (men, 95.8%; women, 96.8%)
% of people with internet access 40.70% (40,984,654)
Life Expectancy 68.5 years (Males: 65.3, Females: 72.0)
Drives on the Right
Calling code +63
ISO 3166 code PH
Internet TLD .ph