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20 former rebels in Ozamiz to undergo skills training

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Misamis Occidental in partnership with Northwestern Mindanao School of Technology has selected 20 former rebels in this city as recipients of the special training for employment program.

The agency conducted the training induction program on Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC-I in Ozamiz, August 13, in support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s advocacy in reintegrating rebel returnees and other special clients back to the society by providing access to quality technical-vocational education and training.

During the induction training program, TESDA Provincial Director Arlyn Bandong said the program was conceptualized in response to the mandate of TESDA as the chair of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), which is to provide responsive measures to address poverty affectation among marginalized communities and basic sectors through the Whole-of-Nation approach.

“Among gipangayo nga unta mapadayon atong gi-experience karon nga maayo nga peace and order ug kita dinhi nalang ta duol sa atong pamilya, dinhi ta sa patag kay naa ra dinhi ang kauswagan ug kalauman sa tanan natong gipangayo sa atong kinabuhi,” she said.

(We wish we could continue to experience peace and order, and stay close to our families here on the plains because prosperity and hope of everything we asked for in our lives are just here)

Bandong said the skills training for the former rebels was just one of the many programs of the government geared towards attaining lasting peace in the country.

“Our goal here is for the former rebels to have their own livelihood and employment once the training is completed,” she added.

After the training, other government agencies will also provide additional assistance such as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Each former rebel who will continue to undergo the training program is entitled to a P500 internet allowance, P500 health personal protective, which they can use to buy face masks, face shields and hygiene kits in the entire training duration, P160 daily allowance throughout the training period, and free starter tool kits to the grantees. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)