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TESDA-Caraga supports Balangay Festival 2018

posted May 16, 2018, 12:13 AM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 22, 2018, 7:05 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, May 16, 2018 – In line with the Local Government Unit of Butuan City’s thrust to promote solidarity and partnership among Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), TESDA Caraga will support the 30th Madyaw Balangay Festival from May 16-19, 2018. The activity will kick off with the Balangay Festival 2018 Motorcade today here.


 

This year’s festival theme, “Reclaiming Butuan’s Cultural Legacy”, is set to highlight and showcase the rich culture and tradition of Butuan City and of how it remained buoyant amidst the challenges of advancements.

 

One of the awaited parts of the four-day activity is the Balangay Festival Illuminated Float Competition to be conducted on May 19, 2018 and to be participated in by stakeholders and various RLAs, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), college and universities and private institutions, for which TESDA Caraga, through the coordination of the Construction Sector program experts of the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries (NMSF) and the Provincial Training Center of Agusan del Norte, will also be supporting by showcasing its designed float.

 

This activity will offer an opportunity to showcase the agency’s creativity while promoting programs and services to the community- anchored on the two-pronged strategy of TESDA in expanding access to high quality and relevant TVET opportunities, addressing the disparities and increasing active linkages and mechanization of various sectors so that every Filipino can enjoy a better and dignified quality of life.

 

The Balangay Festival 2018 Motorcade will start at 3:30 pm today to be followed by the Grand Opening at the Festival Center, Butuan City Sports Complex, Libertad City at 5:45 pm, it was learned. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA Chief visits the Training-Cum-Production Projects of ASSAT

posted May 3, 2018, 5:59 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 22, 2018, 7:06 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 – After the ceremonial ground breaking ceremonies of the IP dormitory of Agusan Del Sur, TESDA’s Director General, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, visited the training-cum-production project sites of Agusan Del Sur School of Arts and Trades (ASSAT).

 


ASSAT is a recipient of the P4.5M Training-Cum-Production Project, which was done in three projects, Project 1- The completion of ASSAT Administration Building (Phase 1: Completion of Foundation, Columns, Beams, Tie Beams and Walling costing P1.5M and Phase 2: Roofing and Electrical Wiring Installation costing P800K), Project 2- Refurbishment/Completion of Concrete Covered Pathway to DAC Building costing P700K, and Project 3- Refurbishment/Completion of ASSAT Perimeter Fence costing P1.5M.

 


During his visit at the TTI, he also presented a total sum of 1,900 scholarship commitments to the Indigenous People- 100 slots each for Tile Setting NC II, Carpentry NC II, Masonry NC II, EIM NC II, Construction Painting NC II, Perform Manicure/Pedicure, Perform Hair Color/Bleaching, Perform Hair Perming/Straightening, Perform Hair Cutting Services, Service Consumer Electronic Product and System, Bread Making, Perform Gas Engine Tune-up, RAC Servicing, Pastry Making, Cake Making, Prepare and Cook Hot Meals and Prepare and Cook Cold Meals, and 50 slots each for SMAW NC II and Organic Agriculture Production NC II.



Being the only public technical vocational institution in Agusan del Sur, ASSAT has greatly contributed in the implementation of the province’s mission and goals to “improve the quality of life of Agusanons especially the marginalized sectors through effective, accountable and participatory governance in Mindanao” by giving access to quality and sustainable services. (LME, TESDA Caraga)

TESDA Chief leads the Groundbreaking Ceremonies of IP Dormitory in Agusan del Sur

posted May 3, 2018, 5:55 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:56 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 – On the second day of his two-day, three-province visit to Caraga, Director General Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, led the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Indigenous People (IP) dormitory in Agusan Del Sur.

 



Datu Mansa-ulog Nilo D. Manpatilan, Provincial IP Focal of Agusan Del Sur, has expressed his sincerest gratitude to TESDA and its leaders for making its commitment to provide accessible skills training to their people into a reality. It can be recalled that during the Secretary’s visit here in February, he vowed to allocate P10M funds for the construction of an IP Dormitory in Agusan Del Sur in response to the request of the IP chieftains due to the geographical and topographical difficulties in accessing skills training in the province.


 The Secretary led the ceremonial capsule laying together with the Provincial Governor of Agusan Del Sur, Hon. Adolph Edward G. Plaza, ably represented by the Hon. Vice Governor Samuel E. Tortor, witnessed by Datu Mansa-ulog Nilo D. Manpatilan, COL Andres C. Centino, Brigade Commander of the 401st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, TESDA Caraga officials headed by RD Florencio F. Sunico, Jr and host province, TESDA Agusan del Sur Provincial Director Braulio P. dela Pena, Jr.



 The capsule contained copies of the building perspective and plan of the construction of the IP dormitory. The groundbreaking ceremonies is yet another milestone in making TESDA services more accessible to the marginal sectors of the community. (LME, TESDA Caraga)

TESDA Chief awards training certificates to TESDA Graduates in San Miguel, Surigao Del Sur

posted May 3, 2018, 5:49 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:49 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 – 354 TESDA graduates in the municipality of San Miguel were handed training certificates by no less than TESDA’s Secretary, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong during the mass graduation program at the Municipal Gymnasium, Poblacion, San Miguel, Surigao Del Sur.

The graduates, a mix of Indigenous People (IPs) and Former Rebels (FRs), were presented by Ms. Roselyn D. Lina, Community Training and Employment Coordinator (CTEC) of LGU San Miguel and were confirmed by TESDA Surigao del Sur Provincial Director, PD Rey M. Cueva. 144 graduates from the three (3) batches Mobile Computer Literacy Programs, 25 from the Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, 31 from Cellular Phone Repair, 22 from Beads Making, 22 from Abaca Handicraft Making, 22 from Rattan Handicraft Making, 23 from Food Processing NC II, 26 from Plumbing NC II, 25 from Agricultural Crops Production Skills Enhancement and lastly, 14 from the Motorcycle Mechanic.

 Graduates, Anton M. Hayahay, an IP, and Ashley G. Caibigan, a former rebel, each gave their impressions and testimonies, encouraging fellow IPs and former rebels to take advantage of the free TESDA training opportunities to acquire and develop skills and to use it for a living.



In his message, Sec. Mamondiong expressed the importance of interagency convergence in promoting government services, TVET, towards social equity. Further, Sec Mamondiong presented 150 Construction-related scholarship commitments to the Former Rebels and 100 of the same scholarship commitments to the Lumad.



The mass graduation and launching of Construction-related scholarship commitments was then followed by the opening of TESDA free services- nail care and hair care, for everyone. (LME, TESDA Caraga)

TESDA Sec spearheads groundbreaking of San Miguel IP Training Court in Surigao Del Sur

posted May 3, 2018, 5:42 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:42 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 – TESDA’s Secretary, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, spearheaded the groundbreaking of the IP Training Court in Manlapso, Magroyong, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.


Eduardo Joel Montenegro, Municipal Tribal Representative of San Miguel, thanked DG Mamondiong for his commitment to support the special skills training of the Lumad community in San Miguel. It can be recalled that during the visit of Sec Mamondiong here in February, he vowed to allocate funds for the construction of the IP Training Court in Surigao Del Sur.

 


The groundbreaking ceremonies was made possible through the resolution authored by Hon. Bernardo S. Martinez, authorizing the Municipal Mayor of San Miguel, Hon. Alvaro S. Elizalde, to donate to TESDA a land of 9,627 sq. meters as site for the training center facilities.

The ceremony was witnessed by the officials of the Local Government Unit of San Miguel headed by Hon. Alvaro S. Elizalde, Mr. Vicente B. Baldoza, Jr., Provincial Officer of NCIP, LTC Xerxes A. Trinidad INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer, 36th Infantry “Valor” Batallion, 4ID, PA, TESDA Caraga Officials headed by RD Florencio F. Sunico, Jr and the host province TESDA SDS PD Rey M. Cueva and the tribal representatives of San Miguel. (LME, TESDA Caraga)

DG Mamondiong graces TESDA-Agusan del Norte’s Launching of Special Skills Training Program

posted May 3, 2018, 5:38 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:38 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 – TESDA’s Director General, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, has graced the Launching of Skills Training Program for Indigenous People, Cultural Communities and Rebel Returnees held at Grand Palace Hotel, this city.

 

The event was also attended by Agusan Del Norte’s Governor, Hon. Ma. Angelica Rosedelle M. Amante-Matba ably represented by Hon. Dick Carmona and Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente C. Lagnada who each gave their pledges of commitments to the programs spearheaded by TESDA in serving the marginalized sectors of the society.

Jabonga Mayor Jasmin F. Monton also presented the Resolution made by the officials of Jabonga donating a lot for the construction of Skilling Training Court in Jabonga for the Indigenous People. The resolution was handed over to Director General Mamondiong and was witnessed by the Mamanwa Tribal Leaders.

On his message, DG Mamondiong emphasized the impact and importance of convergence with other government agencies to ensure a quality-assured implementation of programs for the indigenous people, cultural communities and rebel returnees. He noted the role of the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) in identifying cultural communities and in assessing their local training needs. He also noted the role of the Arm Forces of the Philippines in providing clearance and safety to the training courts identified. Regional Director Jake Dumagan of the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP)-Caraga and B/Gen Franco Nenesio M. Gacol, AFP 402nd Infantry Brigade, both pledged their commitment to support TESDA’s projects in addressing the cultural communities.



In addition, a list of Indigenous People identified for skills and livelihood training was handed over to Director General Mamondiong by RD Jake Dumagan of NCIP Caraga. The list was later handed over to PD Julius Sol O. Jamero, Provincial Director of TESDA Agusan del Norte, for his immediate action on the training programs. Indeed, convergence of agencies is one of the unbeatable ways to be of great service to the Filipino people. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA’s Scholarship Commitments distributed to some tribes of Agusan Del Norte

posted May 3, 2018, 5:35 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:35 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 – A total of 450 scholarship slot commitments were distributed to the some tribes of Agusan del Norte at the Launching of Skills Training Program for Indigenous People, Cultural Communities and Rebel Returnees held at Grand Palace Hotel, this city. The commitments were awarded by TESDA’s Director General Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong together with Partner Agencies’ officials and Local Government Unit leaders.

 

The Manobo (Anticala and Pianing) Tribe in Butuan City has received a total of 150 slots for the first batch of skills trainings on Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC I (50 slots), Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II (25 slots), Prepare and Cook Hot Meals, leading to Cookery NC II (25 slots), Service Automotive Electrical Components, leading to Automotive Servicing NC II (25 slots) and Perform Gas Engine Tune-up, leading to Automotive Servicing NC II (25 slots).

 

The Higaonon/Mamanwa/Manobo tribe of Agusan del Norte, on the other hand, has received a total of 300 slots for the first batch of skills trainings on Process Food by Salting, Curing and Smoking leading to Food Processing NC II ( 20 slots), Process Food by Fermentation and Pickling leading to Food Processing NC II ( 20 slots), Process Food by Sugar Concentration leading to Food Processing NC II ( 20 slots), Produce Organic Vegetable leading to Organic Agriculture Production NC II ( 100 slots) and Organic Agricultural Crops Production NC II ( 140 slots).

 

The distribution of the scholarship commitments to the some tribes of the region is another milestone in extending tangible skills training programs to the marginal sectors of the community. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA to develop 50K Programs for 2018, TESDA Sec says

posted May 3, 2018, 5:32 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:43 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 –At the Press Conference for the Launching of Skills Training Program for Indigenous People, Cultural Communities and Rebel Returnees conducted at Grand Palace Hotel, this city, TESDA’s Director General Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong has announced the target to increase TESDA’s programs from 18,000 to 50,000 this 2018.


The Director General has stressed that the more programs developed, the more livelihood opportunities will be provided to the Filipino people. Program development, he added, is more of a proactive approach to anticipate the demands and needs of the market and the community. Program development should be based on the local demand of the province and/or region to cater their skills-training-needs and industry needs. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA Chief vows 22,000 scholarship slots for Caraga

posted May 3, 2018, 5:28 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:32 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 –A press conference for the Launching of Skills Training Program for Indigenous People, Cultural Communities and Rebel Returnees with TESDA’s Director General, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, was conducted at Grand Palace Hotel today, this city.

Secretary Mamondiong said that for the year 2018, scholarship slots for Caraga has increased to 22,000. The set target will not limit the indigenous communities, drug-dependents, inmates, PWDs and rebel returnees, emphasizing that there will be no rejection for these special clients. He also presented TESDA’s interventions to encourage these communities to avail TESDA’s services and has asked for the support of the media and the local government units to proliferate the training opportunities of the agency.



Media partners with the like of PECBC, UniTV, Bombo Radyo, Manila Bulletin, Real Radio FM and NMBS were present to support the conference. The activity is aimed to make it known to Caraganons the programs and interventions initiated by TESDA with partner agencies and local government units in addressing the training needs of the region.



The launching of the special skills training program is in line with TESDA’s thrust to provide quality TVET programs and to expand access to high quality TVET opportunities especially to the marginalized sectors of the community. This is pursuant to TESDA Circular No. 9 series of 2018 issued by Secretary Mamondiong to “Empower Indigenous People & Cultural Communities through TVET and Reintegration Training for Rebel Returnees”. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

NMSF is TESDA Caraga’s Regional Training Center

posted May 3, 2018, 5:24 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:26 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 – TESDA’s Director General, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, has announced at the Launching of Skills Training Program for Indigenous People, Cultural Communities and Rebel Returnees held at Grand Palace Hotel, this city, that the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries, located at Matabao, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, will be TESDA Caraga’s Regional Training Center (RTC).

The announcement was made to address the need for a Regional Training Center of Excellence in the field of Aquaculture- one of Caraga’s leading sources of livelihood. The RTC is set for an inauguration this coming August 2018.



Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries (NMSF) has a total land area of 11.16 hectares, 49.28% of which is devoted for the fishpond to produce quality bangus, tilapia and prawns for commercial, research and educational purposes. The strategic and vast location of the TTI makes it a competent provider of quality technical-vocational education and training in fishery and allied programs in Caraga. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

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