Achievements and Awards

1975 – Official recognition from the Department of Education

1985 –  Official Recognition as Vocational–Technical Institute: Home Arts Program launched

1991 – Expanded Program to Hotel Services and Food Preparation Technology

1993 – pioneered the German Dual Training Program in Food and Beverage
Services for the Tourism Industry (hotels and restaurants) in the Philippines sponsored by The Landesinstitut fur Internationale Berufsbildung (Germany) in
collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation ( Germany ) and The Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)

1994 –His Excellency President Fidel V. Ramos signed the Dual Training Law institutionalizing the Dual Training System as the preferred mode of vocational training and Punlaan was selected as a showcase of the government on Dual Training System mode of Training Delivery

1996 – His Excellency President Fidel V. Ramos presented Punlaan with the Award of Recognition from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for the effective implementation of the Dual Training System and for the alleviation of poverty of underprivileged young women.

1999  – SKAL International Tourism Personalities Industry Award ( in Education) conferred to Mrs. Luz M. Filmer, Executive Director & CEO, by the Secretary of Tourism Gemma Cruz-Araneta for her significant contribution to the growth and improvement of the tourism industry in the field of education, specifically, for the training of young students in the hospitality industry.

2000 – TESDA Kabalikat Award was conferred by the Secretary of the Department of Labor & Employment ( DOLE ) Bienvenido Laguesma to Punlaan School as an outstanding partner for its contribution to the promotion and development of the country’s middle level manpower in terms of skills, abilities and proper work attitudes.

2012 Diamond Hotel and Punlaan School House Cooks Scholarship Program was launched.

2013 –  Department of Tourism conferred Punlaan the Tourism Training Center   Accreditation.

2014 – pioneered the Senior High School Dual Training Program Tech-Voc Track in Food and Beverage, Baking and Pastry Production and Housekeeping



Membership and Accreditations

2006 – TESDA Registered Programs: Commercial Cooking NC II, Food and Beverage Services  NC II and Baking and Pastry Production NC II

2009 – TESDA Registered Programs: NCII Housekeeping and NCII Household Services

2013 –  Accredited Tourism Training Center  by the Department of Tourism (DOT)

2014 – TESDA Registered Program migration: Baking and Pastry Production NC II

Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) –  Member

Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP) – Member