August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Kabalikat Award: pat on shoulder As Bohol supports TESDA trngs

By: Rey Anthony Chiu

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol Aug 28 (PIA) – Bohol recently received a pat on the shoulder when it won the national Kabalikat Award for Local Government Units in recognition to its support for the country’s manpower development.

The award was for Bohol being an outstanding partner of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in manpower development as proven by the support in TESDA skills trainings, abilities, attitudes and values of trained blue collar workers in Bohol.

Governor Edgar Chatto broke the news Friday at the Kita ug ang Gobernador Friday adding that Bohol has been persistent with its support for the technical and vocational training.

He said the province knows that there is a great percentage of Boholanos students who could not finish high school, or who do not have the capacity to get to college, here the training equips them with work skills.

Speaking before the media and all Boholanos who were tuned in to their radios and internet facilities for the weekly program, Chatto said there is even a growing statistic of college students taking TESDA trainings because they could not land jobs.

Because of this, Bohol partnered with TESDA in funding training programs and more appropriate skills to match the workers with the job opportunities.

According to Dr. Francisca Opog, the Kabalikat Award is the highest that TESDA gives for best practices in partnership with TESDA. 

Dr. Francisca Opog, Bohol TESDA chief said they didn’t expect the award, that the regional award which Bohol earlier capped was good enough.

Bohol earlier won the regional award as TESDA celebrated in August the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Month.

Chatto aso clarified that the Provincial Government of Bohol partnership with TESDA goes a long way and even beyond his administration.

One big TESDA job skills training which Bohol initiated was the Skills Training Advocating Reliance and Self-employment (STARS).

It offers free skills training for jobs that that will ultimately provide self-employment opportunities to capable and qualified individuals who are currently unemployed.

Project STARS specifically targets Boholanos in rural areas affected by insurgency.

Though the province has five provincial training centers, these are not enough to serve the skills training requirements and provide livelihood opportunities to 1.3 million Boholanos, thus STARS has to be cascaded to rural communities.

The end goal is to provide livelihood training and alleviate poverty by giving the people skills, TESDA sources said. (30)

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