February 3, 2023

A professor of the Baguio City School of Arts and Trades-Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Cordillera (BCSAT-Tesda-CAR) landed third place in the Tesda 2020 National Tagsanay Award in celebration of the National and World Teachers Day 2020 on Oct. 5.

Dr. Joseph Sab-it Jr. is the third place winner out of 15 regional contenders topped by Dr. Joel John A. Dela Merced of the National Capital Region and Donnel B. Pasalo of Region 1 who landed first runner-up.

Sab-it is an associate professor II of BCSAT who completed Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Supervision. He is also a trainer for trainers nationwide in Commercial Cooking NC III. 

A successful coach and expert in cookery during provincial, regional, and national skills competitions, he became part of Philippine contingent for the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition in Bangkok, Thailand and the upcoming 13th ASEAN Skills Competition in Singapore as an expert in Cookery. 

“Teaching is my passion because I wanted to impart knowledge, skills, and my experiences in life to my students to mold them to become better persons and improve their lives to become a model in the society,” Sabit said.

The Tagsanay Award is an institutional award of Tesda that gives recognition and incentives to trainers from private and public technical vocational institutions and Tesda technology institutions who have exceeded the requirements for TVET trainers and have demonstrated competencies beyond expectations. 

Nominees underwent a stringent selection and elimination process starting from the provincial level to the regional level. Their portfolios were carefully scrutinized as their entry to the eight finalists culminating in a week-long national selection program with a series of online activities and interviews. – Press release