(Another Milestone Achievement) PGMA commemorates 500,000th ICT employee milestone

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo commemorated on Thursday another milestone achievement in her government’s advocacy to provide jobs for Filipinos with the hiring of the 500,000th employee in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

The president personally met the industry’s two latest hires at the TOEI Animation Co,. in Eastwood City, Quezon City.

These were Dawna Joyce Borbon, an 18-year-old resident of Marikina, and Avelino Rufo, a 20-year-old resident of Caloocan City.

Borbon, one of thousands of PGMA scholars, was accepted by TOEI as an assistant animator after taking a six month animation course offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

She expressed her gratitude to the president, saying the PGMA scholarship program gave her an advantage over others in being chosen to join the TOEI team.

Rufo, also a PGMA scholar, undertook his animation training at the Take One Animation of the PGMA Training for Work Scholarship program. When he finished his training, he was deployed to TOEI as an in-between artist. (PNA)

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