On September 6, 2023, TESDA Kalinga Provincial Office staff joined the Provincial Task Force-End Local Communist Arm Conflict at Brgy. Dao-angan, Balbalan, Kalinga hosted by the Department of Internal Local Government (DILG) – Kalinga.
The event highlighted the Barangay Development Plan (BDP) submitted by the barangay officials of Dao-angan, Balbalan, Kalinga. It was presented and reviewed during the community consultation with the presence of Hon. James S. Edduba, Governor of Kalinga Province and its staff from Provincial Legal Office,
Hon. Alfredo Malannag, Mayor of Balbalan Kalinga and staff, PNP headed by Police Colonel Fredie Barona and Police Colonel Lucas, Department of Trade & Industry-Balbalan Negosyo Center, Department of Labor & Employment – Kalinga, Department of Social Welfare & Dev’t – SWAD, Kalinga State University, Philippine Information Agency – Kalinga, Deparment of Public Works & Highways, Department of Health, Department of Agriculture – OCAS and the citizen of barangay Dao-angan.
As they discuss the BDP of the barangay on the Education & Training Sector, they had requested for a training on food handlers, longanisa making, meat processing and taro cake making that was specifically pointed out to DTI – Kalinga. However, as agency who is known as skills training provider, we take part on finding the best quality trainer for the above-mentioned qualifications, and providing honorarium of the trainer.
Berlyn P. Bayangan TESDA representative directly spoke and asked on behalf of Provincial Director Engr. B. Adawey on other skills training needed in the barangay and interest of the community to be given and implemented on the succeeding month upon their request.
Moreover, she enunciate TESDA scholarship programs that cater to all whether what educational level they had attained, there were scholarship programs that specifically address to what was needed. They just have to qualify themselves, specifically the Special Training for Employment (STEP) which will be one of the best scholarship programs that they could avail, she said.
Indeed, the community consultation was a way towards good governance.