60 individuals trained as security guards under DSWD’s SLP

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Feb. 20 (PIA) - - Sixty individuals look forward to be employed as security guards following their completion of the 15-day pre-licensing training course conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in partnership with the Quadrant R Security Training Center, Inc.

 

Challikis Alawas of the DSWD here said 56 of the graduates are Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries while the four other are from the list of the National Household Targetting System.

The DSWD-CAR through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) allotted the total amount of P1, 194,000.00 for the training aimed to equip the participants with the new knowledge and skills necessary for employment on security guard.

Each trainee was allotted P19, 900.00 to cover training materials, accommodation and food during the training, license fee and ID for security guard, neuro drug test, and starter kits.

Alawas informed there are also four proposals on skills training on security guard and acquisition of license submitted by 4Ps beneficiaries in the municipalities of Sabangan, Paracelis, Bauko and Tadian.

Meanwhile, the DSWD earlier conducted skills training on camote processing to 4Ps beneficiaries in barangay Betwagan in Sadanga, bread making to 23 4Ps beneficiaries in Tadian; Macha-e rice wine production to 16 beneficiaries in Natonin; and two separate enterprise management cum food cart and preparation of related products which benefited 18 beneficiaries in Bontoc and 12 beneficiaries in Sagada. By Juliet B. Saley (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

 

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.