TESDA aids ‘Ulysses’ victims

Published November 19, 2020, 2:38 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Relief operations have been conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to assist victims of typhoons “Rolly” and “Ulysses.”

(Photo via Dhel Nazario / MANILA BULLETIN)

TESDA-National Capital Region and its district offices turned over solar street light panels and a portable charging station to the Leodegario Victorino Elementary School in Marikina City.

Food packs and other relief goods were donated for residents.

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña personally turned over the solar street light panels to Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro and Barangay J. Dela Peña Chairman Ariel Lazaro.

Lapeña assured residents that TESDA will continue to deliver the programs of the government to help them overcome this adversity and revive their livelihood thru free skills training.  

 TESDA regional offices in Region 5 Region 4-A, and Region 2 have conducted relief operations in the communities affected by the typhoon.

TESDA Isabela School of Arts and Trade is now being utilized as an evacuation center and has installed solar powered charging stations for evacuees. A solar powered generator has also been set up by TESDA at the Ilagan Command Center.

The Cagayan Regional Training Center has also set up solar powered charging stations on the road so these can be accessed for free by evacuees staying in temporary shelters.

TESDA regional offices continue to consult local government units and affected residents on the implementation of different training programs that could help them rise again through livelihood and employment.

In a memorandum last Thursday, the TESDA chief reiterated the previous directive to all regional and provincial offices to immediately prepare training programs in areas affected by disasters and natural calamities.
“Accordingly, we have to adopt the ‘bayanihan’ spirit in the delivery of relevant training programs as part of the collective action to support the rehabilitation of these disaster-stricken areas and ensure the well-being of all affected Filipinos,” he said.