TESDA Tarlac Launches Agriculture Related Programs for Indigenous Peoples (IPS)
Hataw Balita Provincial UNTV News featured TESDA Tarlac together with the other PRLEC member agencies and Rotary Club of Midtown Tarlac led the launching of PRLEC- Tarlac Project entitled “Agri – Crops Production for Paquillao Aeta Native Abelling (PANA)- Indigenous Peoples of Tarlac” in Sitio Paquillao, Barangay Care, Tarlac City on July 28, 2020.
The launching was opened by different heads of the National Government Agencies and Local Officials led by Hon. Victor A. Yap, Office of 2nd District Representative, Tarlac City, Provincial Executive Assistant Holden N. Sembrano, Board Member Dan C. Asiaten, Board Member Dennis T. Go, Commissioner Rolando M. Rivera, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Regional Director Ruben S. Bastero, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Ms. Jane G. Mallari, President of Rotary Club of Midtown Tarlac, PCOL David N. Poklay, Provincial Director of Philippine National Police, LTC Leopoldo E. Acerden, PAF (GSC), Assistant Chief of United Command for Civil Military Operations, U7, Ms. Norma Tongol, City Agriculturist of Tarlac City and Barangay Captain Rommel R. Tañedo.
Mgen. Jesus A. Fajardo, AFP (Ret), MMOAS, Regional Director of TESDA- Region III, as the Guest Speaker, he said “We are shooting two birds in one stone, providing trainings and learnings to the Indigenous Peoples and paving way of opportunities to these IPs.”
The PRLEC’s mission and intent is aimed at developing self- reliant, resilient and sustainable communities through harmonized and culturally responsive development programs. Creating additional livelihood and other income generating opportunities for the Paquillao Abelling Tribes in the said community through the conduct of agriculture related qualifications such as Agricultural Crops Production NC II and Animal Production (Poultry – Chicken) NC II.
TESDA- Tarlac Provincial Director, John B. Adawey presented the 40 program beneficiaries and all members of the Paquillao Abelling to the guests and PRLEC member agencies. The program ended with full of joys and smiles from different key players, most especially to the beneficiaries of this project. This is only one of the steps of TESDA and other partner agencies in providing conducive environment and securing the general welfare of the marginalized sector.