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STI SOY Awardee Competes in ASEAN Skills Tilt

NOVEMBER 15, 2012



Pre-baccalaureate STI Student of the Year 2012 Awardee Marvin Dale Guerrero, a 2-yr. Information Technology graduate from STI Vigan, is one of the 16 top skilled Filipinos representing our country in this year’s ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) which runs from November 11 to 20 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Marvin previously championed TESDA’s Regional Skills Competition (RSC) held from March 26-29, 2012 in San Fernando, La Union.



Marvin Dale Guerrero (front row, third from left) with the Philippine delegation to the 2012 ASEAN Skills Competition (Photo from Marvin Dale Guerrero’s Facebook Profile)


Earlier this year, Marvin underwent a series intensive workshops and hands-on training to prepare for the ASC with the guidance of his coach, STI Vigan instructor and network administrator Geralph Aragones.



The Philippine delegation to the 2012 ASEAN Skills Competition with TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva (in black barong) and other officials (Photo credit: Sec. Joel Villanueva’s Facebook Fan Page)


Geralph shared in an article1 for the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) website dated April 14, 2012 that Marvin has the ability to perform tasks independently and needs minimal supervision. “After checking his work, I only give feedback and let him modify his errors to get the expected output,” Geralph added.


Marvin flew to Jakarta, Indonesia with his coach on November 12, 2012 to compete in the Information Network Administration category.


Determined to give his all in the competition, Marvin shares1, “I feel pressured because it’s not actually an easy task, but I believe that with the support of the people around me and the guidance of our dear Lord, I can do it.”


The ASC is a biennial skills competition among ASEAN member countries including the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Brunei.





1Herrera, M. H. (2012, April 14). TESDA 1 competitor prepares for ASEAN Skills Competition. Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved from


Usman, E. K. (2012, November 10). Pinoys At ASEAN Skills Tilt. The Manila Bulletin. Retrieved from