President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appointed Danilo Cruz as the new director general of the Technical Education And Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles confirmed Cruz’s appointment in a statement on Wednesday.

Cruz was undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment under former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

TESDA welcomed its new director general in a statement.

“We eagerly look forward to working with DG Cruz to continue to strengthen the technical vocational education and training sector of the country,” it said.

TESDA is among the agencies Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual earlier said the government would coordinate with to address the country’s job mismatch problem, along with the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education.

Marcos Jr. has told his Cabinet officials that to address the country’s job mismatch problem, the government should review the country’s education curriculum. John Ezekiel J. Hirro