The National Task Force to End Local Communist armed conflict (NTF - ELCAC) includes 42 CTG barangays in four provinces and 11 municipalities in Cordillera in the RCSP and among them are 18 barangays from Mountain Province, namely: Bagnen Proper, Bagnen Oriente and Balintaugan of the municipality of Bauko; Dalican, Guinaang and Mainit of Bontoc; Annabel, Bekigan, Belwang, Demang, sacsacan and Saclit of Sadanga; and Aguid, Angkileng, Bangaan, Fidelisan, Madungo and Pide of Sagada.
The TESDA Mountain Province provincial office, in the June 29 second quarter meeting of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Education Cluster of the Regional Task Force - ELCAC, reports that several skills training were already conducted in some of the RCSP barangays and coordination, preparation and drafting of training proposals are ongoing for the other barangays.
In Bauko, trainings on Bread and Pastry and Meat Processing were already conducted in Bagnen proper last May and June, respectively, while for barangay Balantaugan training on driving was also conducted last May.
Proposal for Cake and Bread making training for Bagnen Oriente is also already submitted and coordination, in preparation for the conduct of training is ongoing.
For Bontoc, coordination is now ongoing for the preparations of TESDA training in the three barangays that are included in the RCSP, while in Sagada, coordination with their barangay captains are already done and training proposals that will be submitted to the TESDA Regional Office is on process.
Then for Sadanga, TESDA is in closely coordinating with the office of Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan which currently handling the consultation for the needed skills training with the RCSP barangay beneficiaries in the municipality, as present COVID – 19 related health protocols and guidelines does not allow visitors to come in.
In Bauko, trainings on Bread and Pastry and Meat Processing were conducted in Bagnen Proper last May and June while training on driving for barangay Balantaugan was done in May.
Proposal for Cake and Bread making training for Bagnen Oriente has been submitted and coordination in preparation for the conduct of training is ongoing.
For Bontoc, preparations of TESDA trainings in the three RCSP barangays are being done while in Sagada, coordination with concerned barangay captains is done and training proposals are for processing at the TESDA Regional Office.
For Sadanga, TESDA is closely coordinating with the Office of Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan which is currently handling the consultation for the needed skills training with the RCSP barangay beneficiaries in the municipality. At present COVID – 19 related health protocols and guidelines do not allow visitors to come in.
In the meeting, the other TESDA provincial offices of Abra, Ifugao and Kalinga also presented the status of skills trainings in the RCSP barangays in their respective areas. Cluster member agencies also shared their accomplishments under the RCSP program.
RTF – ELCAC PRLEC chairperson and TESDA – CAR Regional Director Dante Navarro calls for continuing partnership among regional line agencies and the TESDA provincial offices in the whole – of – nation approach to ensure peace and development in the 42 RCSP barangays in the region.(JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
Updated as of July 6, 2021 8:30 pm By Carlito Dar