Philippines

Rizal Park

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Foreign Affairs, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Liaison Officer Sec. Isidro LapeƱa
Director General
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
TESDA Complex, East Service Road
South Super Highway, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Recent Programs Held
2019: (1) Quality Assurance through Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for TVET Institutions and Educational System (Feb 15-19); (2) Regional Program on Sustainable (Green) Skills and Employability Through TVET (Apr 22-26)

2018: (1) APACC International Accreditors’ Refresher Training (Dec 4-5); (2) Customized Program on Enhancing Quality Management System (QMS) Towards Quality Assured TVET Delivery and Service (Sep 24-28); (3) Customized Program on Results-Based Project Management in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions (Sep 17-21); (3) In-Country Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development (Batch 3) (Jul 30 – Aug 3); (4) TVET Leadership and Management Enhancement Program for the 21st Century (Jul 18-19); (5) In-Country Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development (Batch 2). (Jul 16-20); (6) Strategic Planning Workshop for the Administrators of TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) Batch 3 (May 28 - Jun 1); (7) In-Country Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development (May 21-25); (8) Customized Program on Project Management in TVET (Apr 17-19); (9) Special Program on Technopreneurship, E-Commerce and Pedagogy Concepts (Apr 8-12); (10) Strategic Planning Workshop for the Administrators of TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) Batch 2 (Mar 19-23); (11) Strategic Planning Workshop for the Administrators of TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) Batch 3 (Feb 26 - Mar 2)

2017: Customized Program on Leadership and Management for the Officers and Staff of TVET Institutions (Nov 27-29)

2016: (1) Regional Program on Skills in TVET Sustainability (Sep 13-21); (2) CPSC-CHMSC Collaborative Program on ICT and on Blended Learning (Feb 9-12); (3) In-Country Program on e-Learning Materials Development, and Use of Online Training Delivery Platforms (Jan 18-22)

2015: In-Country Program on Management, Promotion and Conduct of TVET Technology Researches (Apr 5-9)

2013: In-Country Program on Making TVET-Industry Partnerships Work in the Philippines (Oct 4-13)
Ambassador Host Country
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila Host Country

Philippine Flag

Official Name Republic of the Philippines
Land Area 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi) (72rd)
Population 100,981,437 (12th)
Capital Manila (pop. 1,780.148)
Largest Cities Quezon City (pop. 2,936,116)
Davao City (pop. 1,632,588)
Caloocan City (1,583,978)
Cebu City (922,611)
Country Borders N/A
Religion(s) Roman Catholic, Islam
Major Languages Filipino, English
Demonym Filipino
National Holidays 12 June 1898 (Independence from Spain)
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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.)

philippine-president-rodrigo-duterteRodrigo Duterte (TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo)

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

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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