La Trinidad, Benguet- TESDA CAR spearheaded the distribution of starter toolkits to 20 Indigenous Peoples from Tublay Benguet who underwent Bread and Pasty Production NCII training at the Provincial Training Center of Benguet from August to September 2020.The event was initiated by the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) yesterday, October 18 held at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
The starter toolkits were composed of an electric oven, measuring cups and spoons, a mixing bowl, and a digital weighing scale. Aside from the toolkits, the 20 beneficiaries are scholars under the scholarship program STEP 2020. Each scholar received 160 allowance per day during the training period, free training, Internet Allowance worth 500php, PPE and Health allowance worth 500php, GSIS insurance with 1-year coverage, and free entrepreneurship training. After their entrepreneurship training, they established their bakeshop called “Siged Bakeshop.” Siged in Ibaloi word means good. The bakeshop is owned and managed by the entire batch and it is located at Tublay Benguet.
Another 50 indigent beneficiaries from the locality also received relief goods from the office of the Governor in support to the assistance provided by the PNP. Some partner agencies from DSWD, DILG, Philhealth, NCIP and, DOST showcased their programs and services to the participants.
In his message, PROCOR PBGEN RD Ronald O. Lee explained, the Barangayihan Caravan aims to bring the services of the government to the community, to strengthen the spirit of unity among government agencies, private sectors, NGOs, and at the same time to emphasize the government’s programs, accomplishments, and efforts that have brought real change to the lives of the Filipino people.
Some beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the different government agencies who brought different services closer to them. Another Barangayahihan Caravan will be scheduled next week in Baguio City for the continuous rollout of services from various government agencies.