47 beneficiaries complete tailoring NCII training in SurSur

MADRID, Surigao del Sur, Mar. 28 -- A total of 47 beneficiaries from Barangay Tigabong and Barangay Buntalid all of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur completed their training on Tailoring National Certificate (NC) II facilitated by the Philippine Army's 36th Infantry “Valor” Battalion (36th IB), held in Barangay Tigabong, Cantilan town on March 12, 2021.


The graduates are composed of seven former rebels, five mass supporters, and 35 residents who received their respective NC II after completing the training and passing the Competency Assessment required by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). 

The activity is in line with the efforts of the Community Support Program (CSP) of 36th IB in collaboration with the Lorenz International Skills Training Academy, Inc., TESDA-Caraga Region, and the Local Government Unit of Barangay Tigabong.

During the activity, Lt. Col. Jezreel Diagmel, Commander of 36th IB, congratulated the new graduates and expressed his confidence that those who gained the knowledge and skills in tailoring will become more productive in this time of the pandemic. He added that the activity is another manifestation that the government is very sincere in helping the community to uplift the economic condition of the people in Cantilan.

He further added that the government has offered much training which will serve as a means to have better earnings and livelihood opportunities particularly to the former rebels, mass supporters, and their families. The graduates, who are now well-equipped with skills in tailoring, have now the ability to address the basic needs of their families. “This training will greatly help individual graduates to have other sources of income as they applied their new sets of skills to earn a living," Lt. Col. Diagmel said.

A certain alias "Kem," a former rebel, lauded the government for this project intervention. "Ako isip usa ka kanhing myembro sa New People`s Army, gitagaan usab og higayun sa gobyerno nga mabuhing normal og higayon nga maka kuhag programa nga akong magamit arun makatabang sa paglambo kauban ang akong pamilya (As a former member of the New People`s Army, I was also given a chance by the government to live a normal life and a chance to avail of a program that I could use to help grow with my family)," he said.

As one of the short courses offered by TESDA, the Tailoring NC II trains the individual in cutting and sewing textiles into presentable and casual attires. According to the graduates, they also become knowledgeable in maintaining the sewing machines and creative in designing ordinary outfits. (1lt Emmanuel Magsanoc II, CMO Officer 36IB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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