Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila

Sixteenth Congress
Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-seventh day of July, two thousand fifteen.

REPUBLIC ACT No. 10815

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, PROVINCE OF OCCIDENTAL MINDORO TO BE KNOWN AS THE RIZAL, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO TESDA TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center Act”.

SECTION 2. Establishment. – There is hereby established a Technical Education and Skills Development Center in the Municipality of Rizal, Province of Occidental Mindoro, under the supervision of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), to be known as the Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center.

SECTION 3. General Mandate. – The Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center shall primarily provide technical-vocational training and skills development programs to students from low-income families and out-of-school youth in the Municipality of Rizal and adjacent municipalities in the Province of Occidental Mindoro. It shall also play a pivotal role in helping the students become productive, self-reliant and to develop into middle-level skilled labor force so as to hasten the social and economic development of Occidental Mindoro, as well as meet the needs of both local and international labor markets.

The Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center shall also serve as the assessment center for acquired competencies in technical-vocational skills in the whole Province of Occidental Mindoro. Further, as deemed necessary and practicable, in coordination with the Department of Education (DepED), it shall render relevant teachers’ training assistance and curriculum design to the secondary schools offering technical-vocational education under the K to 12 Program of the DepED.

SECTION 4. Curricular Offerings. – The Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center shall offer short-term courses in preferred market-driven and relevant technical-vocational courses within its areas of specialization in consultation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and such other relevant agencies, both local and international.

SECTION 5. School Site. – The Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center shall be established on a site in the Municipality of Rizal, Province of Occidental Mindoro, which is highly accessible pursuant to the purposes of this Act and to the mutual agreement between the TESDA and the concerned local government unit (LGU).

SECTION 6. Administration. – The Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center shall be headed by a Technical-Vocational Administrator under the supervision of the TESDA. The Technical-Vocational Administrator shall be appointed by the TESDA Director-

General in accordance with civil service rules and regulations and the qualification requirements of the TESDA.1âwphi1

The Technical-Vocational Administrator shall render full-time services and shall be responsible for the administration and operation of the Rizal, Occidental Mindoro TESDA Training and Accreditation Center.

SECTION 7. Appropriations. – The Director-General of the TESDA shall include in the Authority’s program the implementation of this Act, the funding of which shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

SECTION 8. Implementing Rules and Regulations. – Within sixty (60) days after the effectivity of this Act, the TESDA, in coordination with the DOLE, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the concerned LGU, and such other relevant agencies, shall formulate and issue the necessary rules and regulations for the implementation of this Act.

SECTION 9. Separability Clause. – If, for any reason, any section of this Act shall be deemed unconstitutional or invalid, the other sections or provisions hereof shall not be affected and shall thereby remain in force and effect.

SECTION 10. Repealing Clause. – All laws, executive orders, decrees, instructions, rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with any provision of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 11. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation

Approved,

(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
President of the Senate
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House
of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House of Representatives on October 9, 2015, amended by the Senate on February 1, 2016, and which amendment was concurred in by the House of Representatives on February 1, 2016.

(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of the Senate
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General
House of Representatives

Approved: MAY 16 2016

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO, III
President of the Philippines


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