BANGUED, Abra, Nov. 10 (PIA) -- Officers of the Federation of Senior Citizens of Abra (FSCA) underwent a series of organizational development and capacity building trainings in observance of the Elderly Month celebration in October.
The Association of Senior Citizens is the biggest and most organized consumer group in the province, hence, their representation in the Abra Consumer Network (Consumer Net).
Marino Trinidad, FSCA president, raised their need for organizational development and capacity building trainings for their organization during the meetings of the Consumer Net.
The Consumer Net chaired by Engr. Irene B., Bringas, Chief Executive Officer of the Abra Diocesan Teachers and Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative together with the Department of Trade and Industry headed by Provincial Director Arell F. Bañez tapped Philippine Information Agency – Abra Infocen Manager Maria Teresa Benas as the resource speaker and facilitator of the training on How to Run Meetings with focus on Parliamentary Procedures last October 25. The training involved role playing, video viewing and lecture-discussions and sharing of experiences.
Aside from the training, the FSCA also participated in a series of forum on consumer welfare and protection where they attended the conference with the Consumer Welfare Desk on October 2, Roadshow on Trade Development on October 24, and another seminar on consumer welfare with focus on the amendments on the Senior Citizens Charter for continuing education and empowerment. (JDP/MTBB – PIA CAR, Abra)