TESDA vows to reach more clients in far flung community


Baguio City—The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) – Ifugao will provide skills training to the indigenous peoples (IPs) in Tinoc, Ifugao in support of the Duterte administration’s bid to empower and uplift the lives the marginalized sectors.

“TESDA is very much determined to reach out to more clients and partners even in remote areas to improve the lives of the people we serve,” said Melita Pinic, Supervising TESD specialist.

She reiterated that the agency’s strategy is to provide services even in the remote areas.

“If our clients can’t go to our office to avail of the free trainings we will bring it to them,” she said.

Adding, “This is to bring government services closer to the public just like the current administration’s directive,” she said.

She said that with the services that the different agencies bring, people in the remote areas will feel the presence and sense the sincerity of the government in addressing local issues and needs.

A total of 1,155 locals both young and elderly from Danggo and Luhong of Tinoc, Ifugao and its neighboring barangays from Napo of Ambaguio and Balete of Kayapa Nueva Vizcaya and Lusod of Kabayan, Benguet were oriented on the programs and services of TESDA.

During the all-in one caravan on July 26, 2019 , it was identified that the community prefer to have skills training in mushroom production considering of their available resources in the area.

“We will not just provide mushroom training production but other scholarships that will be useful not only for their employability but also to their livelihood,” Pinic said.

TESDA-Ifugao together with 54th Infantry (Magilas) Battalion, 5TH Infantry (Star) Division, Philippine Army; Tactical Operations Group 2, Philippine Air Force (PAF); Local Government Units and Line Government Agencies of Tactical Operations Group 2Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya converged their programs and basic services through the Community Support Program (CSP) at Brgy Danggo, Tinoc, Ifugao reflecting the Whole of Nation Approach of the Duterte administration.

Danggo is one of the least accessible barangays of Tinoc in Ifugao.

The one-day activity served hundreds of residents from these geographically isolated areas.

They were provided with medical and dental services, free haircut, school supplies to pupils and secondhand clothes and hygiene kits to parents.

Vegetable seedlings were also distributed. Assorted seedlings of fruit and non-fruit bearing trees and reading materials were also turned-over by the 54th IB to barangay officials and teachers of the barangay. (PMTG)

Caption: Caption: Technical Education and Skills Development and Authority (TESDA) – Ifugao Supervising TESD specialist Pinic (third from left) having a dialogue with 54th Infantry (Magilas) Battalion personnel regarding the programs and services of TESDA to be provided to the community of Tinoc.