Former Rebels avail 10-day TESDA training in AgSur

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur- 15 Former Rebels (FRs) of this unit undergo a 10-day Land Preparation for Agricultural Crops Production leading to Agricultural Crops Production NCIII Training at the Main Command Post, 26IB, 4ID, PA, Brgy Zamora, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur that started on August 09, 2022.

The training will be seven (7) days of land preparation for agricultural crops production and three (3) days of entrepreneurship training that aims to empower the FRs to be more economically-resilient by enhancing and developing their individual skills and capability toward sustainable livelihood.

The opening ceremony was attended by senior government officials of Talacogon headed by Hon. Mayor Pauline Marie R. Masendo, R.N, and Hon. Vice Mayor Melchor P. Demegillo as well as of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) led by Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi, CESO III, and Acting Provincial Director Novielita A. Dispo.

“Isip representanti sa katawhan sa Talacogon, ako ug uban sa akong kaubanan sa local nga panggamhanan naninguha nga mahatag ang kalinaw ug kalambuan sa atong dapit sulod sa taas nga panahon, andam kami nga musuporta sa mga panginahanglan sa atong mga kaigsuonang nahigmata ug nibalik na sa sabakan sa pang-gobyerno pinaagi sa nagkalain-laing programa alang sa
panginabuhian sa atong mga kaigsuonang Former Rebels”, Hon. Pauline Marie R Masendo, R.N, Municipal Mayor of Talacogon said on her inspirational message during the ceremony.

Ms. Tarhata S Mapandi, CESO III, TESDA Regional Director in Caraga, expressed her gratitude to the local task force for the unified effort in the implementation of government programs and services to the most vulnerable sectors in the community. She also mentioned the TESDA Abot Lahat Services for the front runners and explained to the FR participants the skills training and seminars for their livelihood development which will improve their lives for the better.

Also, Ms. Novelita A. Dispo, Acting Provincial Director of TESDA-Agusan del Sur, applauded the strengthened partnership with the unit and the LGU for the successful implementation of the program and further discussed the 10-day training rationale and benefits of taking the said training. Lastly, she reminded the participants to take and complete the training seriously, “Ako lang hangyo sa inyoha nga kung pwede ato lang tiwason ang training, kay dili mani para sa amoa kundi para sa inyoha. In fact, nagpasalamat me nga nibalik namu sa sabakan sa gobyerno alang sa kalinaw ug kabag-ohan sa atong kumunidad”, she said.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col Sandy R Majarocon, Commanding Officer of this unit commended and thanked the agencies who dedicated their selfless support for the FRs, “Ako mapasalamaton sa LGU- Talacogon ug sa TESDA alang sa gipahigayon nga Land Preparation for Agricultural Crops Production Training alang sa mga kaigsuonang nahibalik sa sabakan sa gobyerno. Daku na kining tabang kanila sa ilang panginabuhian aron sila mamahimong maayo ug mabungahong lumulupyo sa atong komunidad, he said.

The local government agencies are working hand in hand thru the Local Task Force to ELCAC in serving various initiatives to help sustain the needs of the FRs for them to be reintegrated back into the community, be with their families, and start over with their new lives, especially in this pandemic crisis

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