More individuals train as security guards under SLP

BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 11 (PIA) -- The fourth batch composed of  60  individuals recently completed the  free  skills training on security guard conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), equipping  them with knowledge and skills necessary for their employment as security guards.


The latest group  who successfully completed the 15-day  training had their graduation  last March 19. The trainees came from five municipalities of the province -18 each from Bontoc and Natonin, 14 from Sabangan, six from Tadian, and four from Paracelis.  Most of the trainees were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) , while others were from the  National Household Targeting System list.

Abegail Albon  of the  DSWD here said the agency has already conducted  four batches of  security guard training  in the province  in partnership with the Quadrant R Security Training Center, Inc. The first batch of 60 trainees from the different municipalities in the province was conducted in this municipality,  the second batch of another 60 trainees was done  in the municipality of Paracelis, and the third batch of 54 trainees was conducted in the municipality of Bauko.  She informed that there are still two batches to undergo  said skills training.

The  skills training on security guard is  funded under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the DSWD.  The amount appropriated for the training covers the training fee, lodging and food, uniforms, neuro exam, and acquisition of license of the trainees.

The SLP is part of DSWD’s convergence program for poverty reduction. It  aims to improve the socio-economic capacity of the beneficiaries through micro-enterprise development and employment facilitation activities that shall provide a sustainable source of income. 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.