BAGUIO CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Cordillera Administrative Region immediately responded to the call for assistance to the affected families from the eruption of the Taal Volcano.
The agency sent 7,910 pieces of cookies and about 1,600 pieces of face masks on January 17, 2020 through the TESDA Central Office.
“TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña has appealed to the TESDA field offices to extend our assistance to the victims of the Taal volcano eruption, and provide essentials such as face masks, water, canned food, and other food products,” TESDA-CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong explained on Tuesday.
He said that in Cordillera, some of the operating units, through its trainees, provided face masks, and food products.
The cookies were produced by the Data Center College of the Philippines trainees in Abra (2,000 pieces), 2,590 in Kalinga (2,590), Mountain Province (2,070) and Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (2,590).
As for the face masks, these came from Mt. Carmel Agri-tourism and Training Center, Inc. (1,150 pieces) and Benguet Technical School (200 pieces).
“We will continue to reach more with the help of our employees and trainees. We will make sure that the Taal victims will be provided with extended assistance,” he said.