BARANGAY ANGAS, Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur, Jan. 11 -- Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Caraga Region, Wednesday, January 9, launched the Cash for Training Project (C4TP) here with Tesda Regional Director Florencio Sunico Jr., Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza, Vice Gov. Santiago Cane Jr., Congresswoman Evelyn “Bebs” Plaza-Mellana with Sta. Josefa Mayor Glenn Plaza.
According to Emma de Villa of Tesda, the C4TP will be participated by the 40 victims of typhoon Pablo, where 16 will be recipients of carpentry training, 12 of masonry, and 12 of electrical. Trainees will be provided free tool kits and an allowance of P7,100 each for masonry and electrical while trainees of carpentry will receive P5,100 each for the whole duration of the 13-day training.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development finances the program while Tesda will be in charge of the training, tapping the technical personnel from the Agusan del Sur National School of Arts and Trades.
“This is government in action, bringing the government closer to the people. For the participants, I challenge you to maximize the use of this training for your own and your family’s welfare, development, and economic uplift. After rendering your services reconstructing the damaged houses of the typhoon victims, you can go abroad, and I am willing to help you process your documents so that you can fulfill your dreams for your families,” Mellana said.
According to Gov. Plaza, he sees the training as a very noble project and a great opportunity given by the government to the people, especially typhoon victims. The governor challenge the people attending the launching to exercise the Filipino bayanihan system in order that the construction of the damaged houses be early and easy.
“Let us thank President Noynoy Aquino for the funds and Tesda for the early implementation of the project. This is a very laudable and effective intervention of government and this is very timely because this is a great help for typhoon victims. I am therefore challenging you to be strong and determined in order to rise again because in every crises, there is always opportunities to come,” Plaza said.
The launching also included the construction of the two houses for Lilia Sendico, 74, and Cristita Albior, 68, whose houses were totally damaged by typhoon Pablo on December 4, 2012. The houses will be made of lumber and kalakat with G.I. sheets roofing with an estimated cost of P61,000, according to Norberto Dorado of Tesda. (PIA 13, Agusan del Sur)