May 23, 2018: *** Bohol currently produces 1,000 litres of milk daily and the target is to increase this production by 10% each year. Gov. Edgar Chatto said "Moving Towards Milk Self-Sufficiency is akin to the province's dream citing that Bohol has accepted this challenge as its program have been geared towards that direction. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto welcomed guests and participants of the 21st Dairy Congress and Expo in Bohol and shared Bohol's dream of becoming a major dairy producer and even the dairy capital of the country, a goal supported by the National Government through the Department of Agriculture. ***Hundreds of animal milk industry stakeholders gather at Bohol Cultural Center today as Bohol, the prepositioned dairy capital of the country, hosts the 21st Dairy Congress and Expo (DairyConEx) until May 25, 2018. ***The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be investigating the allegations made by public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers that the Driver'a Academy in Bohol is charding them an exorbitant amount when the program is supposed to be free.

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Monday, June 09, 2014


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, June 8, (PIA) – Still wanting to work abroad? If you are into working for the technical and vocational fields, then you need to pass a competency test to be truly work-skill-certified. 

And the government’s Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in its Competency Assessment and Certification Program is giving out free National Technical Vocational Education Technology Competency Assessment and Certification (NATCAC) this July 14-18, 2014 in five locations all over Bohol, according to Jaminel Damolo for Tesda Bohol. 

In fact, he added that the NATCAC also happens for free on August 11-15 and October 13-17.

Eligible to take the assessments are technical and vocational graduates, trainers, teachers, industry workers and returning overseas Filipino Workers needing the assessment and government certification for possible employment and promotion, Damolo revealed. 
Eleven sectors with their different qualification titles are accordingly opened for the assessment. 

These include sectors in agriculture, automotive, construction, heat, ventilation and air-conditioning, garments, tourism, health social and community development services, information communication technology, processed food and beverage, electronics and metals and engineering. 

For the agricultural sector, qualification titles opened are animal production NC II and horticulture NC. 

In the automotive sector, qualification titles include automotive servicing NC II, Driving NC II and Motorcycle, small engine Repair NC II. 

Damolo also said, construction sector has electrical installation and maintenance NC II and NC III, carpentry NC II, plumbing NC II, reinforced steel bar installation NC II and tile setting NC II. 

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning NC II is there for the heat ventilation and air-con sector, he added.

For the garments sector, skills certifications are for dressmaking NC II and Tailoring NC II. 

For tourism, skills assessments are for bartending NC II, bread and pastry production NC II, Food and beverages services NC II and housekeeping NC II.

Also up for assessments are beauty care NC II, Computer hardware servicing NC II, Food Processing NC II, consumer electronics servicing NC II and shielded metal arc welding NC II and NC III. 

Interested skilled graduates, workers or teachers needing the free assessment need to fill up application form available at the Provincial TESDA office, along B. Inting Street near the new City Hall, so the assessments can be set, quipped Damolo. 

Applicants also need to bring 3 pass port sized ID pictures with applicant wearing collared shirt and taken in white background. 

TESDA, through their information officer urges interested applicants for the assessments and certifications to call the TESDA provincial training centers in Poblacion Bilar (535-9080), Cagayan Inabanga (512-9012), Poblacion Jagna (531-8409), Poblacion Pilar (510-8237) and Potohan Tubigon (508-8216). (PIABohol/RAC)

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