TESDA offers free training to dependents of fallen policemen

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, April 26(PIA) - - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)   offers  free technical-vocational training to dependents and relatives of four policemen killed during an operation in Lubuagan municipality last February.


Imee Ann Dong-as of TESDA  the free training is  under the Training for Work Scholarship Program that  includes in its  beneficiaries   members of the families of  police and military  personnel killed in   operations up to the fourth degree of consanguinity.

Dong-as  informed  that the father and a cousin of the late PO1 Vincent Paul Tay-od will train on driving,  two cousins on Food and Beverage Service,  two other cousins on Heavy Equipment- Backhoe Loader  Operations and another who is still choosing his training course.

“We are waiting  for beneficiaries of the other three policemen – PO1 Charles Ryan Compas, PO2 Jovenal Aguinaldo, PO3 Cruzaldo Lawagan -  who signified their intent to avail of the program to come apply at our training center,” Dong-as said.

It can be recalled that said policemen were killed in a shootout on February 21 this year while serving warrant of arrest against Willy Sagasag, a top wanted person.

The granting of free training is part  of  President Duterte’s humanitarian policy of giving support to families of law enforcers killed and wounded in action. BY PETER A. BALOCNIT (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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