31 July 2017: *** A suspected big-time drug personality who was ranked 6th among high-value targets of Central Visayas police and allegedly also operated in Mindanao was gunned down during an anti-narcotics operation in Sierra Bullones on Saturday evening. ***In the first seven months this year, the Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) already recorded 984 traffic-related incidents where human error comprise 84.86%. ***Bohol crime volume continues to drop in three months from 748 in May to 395 by July 20. In June, the crime volume decreased to 700 or a 6.42% drop. The rate of decrease further improved to 43.57% as of July 20. ***34 ASEAN countires comprising the Asean Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) will confer on energy during Bohol's biggest international event hosting on August 7-10 at the Be Grand Resort in Panglao, which is timely as the province works hard on permanent solution to unreliable power.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015


TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, February 25 (PIA)—Seven Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) training Boholanos to be in the province’s workforce roll out 1,468 fresh graduates in fitting rites at the Bohol Island State University (BISU) in Bilar, March 4. 

And no less than Technical Education Skills Development Authority Secretary Joel Villanueva comes to witness the graduation ceremonies which coincide with the Bohol-led HEAT-IT Caravan in Bilar on that day. 

Of the seven TIV’s, BISU-Bilar contributed 728 fresh graduates for housekeeping and bartending, food and beverage and commercial cooking, front office operations, computer hardware servicing, animal production and horticulture, all of them now holding a national certification 2 rating, according to a document from TESDA Bohol head Dr. Francisca Opog. 

BISU also produced through a TESDA’s Ladderized Educational Program (LEP) scholarship some computer programming graduates with NC 4 ratings. 

On the other hand, the Provincial Training Center (PTC), also in Bilar, through TESDA’s Special Training for Employment Program produced national certified 2 rating motorcycle and small engine repair, carpentry, electrical installation and maintenance. 
The same center also churned out cooking, swine raising, poultry raising and small ruminants raising graduates. PTC Bilar contributes 396 fresh graduate workers. 

The PTC in Pilar, on the other hand contributes 124 graduates into the new workforce with national certification 2 graduates in shielded metal arc welding through STEP and community based massage therapy.

Meanwhile, city based TVI Divine Light College Inc., adds 100 NC 2 graduates in Cookery and Food and beverage services via TESDA’s Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), documents from TESDA states.

Trinidad Municipal College produced 50 new automotive servicing trained workers through TESDA’s TWSP, while Florance Learning Center in Anda, through TESDA’s Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) pitched in NC 2 food and beverage and household services. 

PTC in Inabanga, through TESDA’s STEP, has 20 graduates in plumbing with NC 2 certification. 

Secretary Villanueva, on that same day turns over TESDA’s pledge of commitment for ABOT-ALAM program, while TESDA regional Director Rosanna Urdaneta, Dr. Opog, Bohol Division Superintendent Wilfreda Bongalos and City Schools Div head Dr. Evangel Luminarias witnessing. 

Aside from its commitment, TESDA secretary Villanueva also turns over 273 various toolkits to the STEP scholars for carpentry, wiring installation devices, motorcycle preventive maintenance on mechanical and electrical systems, small ruminant toolkits as well as swine raising toolkits. (RAC/PIABohol)

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