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Situated within the island of Luzon, the Cordillera Administrative Region is the only landlocked region in the Philippines. It is bordered by the Ilocos Region in the west and the southwest, and by the Cagayan Valley on the north, east, and southeast. The region is dominated by a mountainous topography, characterized by very steep slopes and high elevation.


The region comprises of six provinces namely; Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province withtwo cities—Baguio City in Benguet, and Tabuk City in Kalinga which are also CAR’s primary growth centers.


Cordillera has the least number of population with only 1.7 million (2015 Population Census, Philippines Statistics Authority). It is the most diversified ethno-linguistic region in the Philippines with its major languages having sub-dialect variations and home to many ethnic tribes commonly referred to as the Igorot.


In terms of economic activity, the economy of Cordillera is industry-based with a high share of manufacturing sector specifically high-value electronics and aircraft/aerospace machinery manufacturing at the Baguio Ecozone of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). Tourism and service sector has also been steadily growing especially in real estate, renting and business activities. Among the different industries,agriculture in Cordillera has been constantly declining from 2013-2015 while all other industries (manufacturing, construction, transportation & communication, trade, and other services) are steadily growing.

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Tesda RTC to Burnham Park
15 min (7.0 km) via Loakan Rd
Tesda RTC to Market
18 min (7.4 km) via Loakan Rd

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LOAKAN-- Various skills trainings available at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have benefited 55 members of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) community in the region, in line with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to improve the liv...

October 29, 2019

In photo:  Apayao trainees learn the skills in appliance repair in a training provided by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Apayao through its Mobile Training Lab (MTL) last October 16-25, 2019. (Hazel Torida/TESDA-Apayao)

LUNA, Apayao— Ni...

October 25, 2019

In photos: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) –Kalinga provided various skills training to 37 IPs in-line to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to improve the lives of the marginalized sector especially the IP community. (Imee Dong-as/...

October 24, 2019

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet— A total of 18  women from Kibungan have received skills training in bread making as part of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) efforts to encourage more women to be empowered through technical vocational education and...

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February 19, 2019

The TESDA should not wait for the beneficiaries to come to the office.  This was the directive of Secretary Isidro Lapeña, TESDA Director General, to the officials and personnel of TESDA-CAR. 

“If you appreciate how critical and inspiring our role is in po...

February 19, 2019

The TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro Lapeña, challenged the Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) management and staff to ensure tangible results after their training.   The Secretary was referring to employment and/or livelihood which the grad...

February 18, 2019

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Sec. Isidro S. Lapeña, included a plant visit to Texas Instruments (Phils.), Inc. (TIPI) during his tour of partners and TESDA Offices in Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet on Feb...

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132 Magsaysay Drive, Loakan Proper, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

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