Abusive prof, subject not TESDA-certified

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 10 2013 08:18 PM | Updated as of Jan 11 2013 10:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A Montessori Professional College teacher caught on video verbally and physically abusing a female student is not certified by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the state training skills education agency said Thursday.

Narciso Varona's Personality Development subject is also not accredited by the agency, according to Marita Hernandez, executive director of TESDA's Public Information Office.

Hernandez said Varona was not on the list of trainers submitted by Montessori Professional College-Pasay for certification.

"Mapag-alaman din na si Dr. Varona ay walang TESDA certification," she said in a letter to ABS-CBN News.

Varona has been fired by the school.

Hernandez said the following courses offered by Montessori Professional College-Pasay need to follow training regulations that have requirements set by TESDA:

  • Bread and Pastry Production NC II
  • Front Office Servicing NC II
  • Food and Beverage Servicing NC II
  • Housekeeping NC II
  • Bartending NC II

"Dahil dito, si Secretary Joel Villanueva ay nag-utos na magsagawa ng compliance audit ang TESDA Central Office para tingnan at alamin ang pagsunod ng school sa mga nasabing alituntunin," she added.

"Bukod dito, nagbigay din ng instruction ang Secretary na paigtingin ng ahensya ang pagpapatupad ng code of ethics sa mga trainers ng tech-voc courses. Layunin nito na bukod sa technical qualification ng mga trainers ay mabigyan din ng sapat na pansin ang kanilang pag-uugali at asal bago sila mabigyan ng certification ng TESDA," Hernandez said.