Dubbed as “Uniporme ko, Face mask mo,” the PROCOR will donate old police uniforms while the TESDA provincial offices will sew them and make the fabrics into face masks.
“This in support of the efforts of our men in service in mitigating the risk and impact of this pandemic,” said Manuel Wong, regional director of TESDA-CAR.
Both agencies aim to work together to continue the production of face masks in support of executive orders or ordinances that require the use of face masks during the community quarantine.
The face masks will be given free to persons who are caught for violating the mandatory wearing of face masks.
Wong said TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) with registered programs in Dressmaking/Tailoring NC II were instructed to produce and distribute the face masks.
Where there is no such program by the TTIs, private tech-voc institutions would help in the project, he said.
“I have instructed our provincial offices to coordinate with the PROCOR to ensure the realization and sustainability of the project," Wong said.
He said that TESDA-Benguet has used the training-cum-production strategy in realizing the project and had already turned over 150 pieces of face masks to PROCOR. (PNA)
By Dionisio Dennis, Jr.By Dionisio Dennis, Jr.