BUB, TESDA graduates 145

City officials and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) trainors honored 145 beneficiaries of the Bottom-Up Budgetting program during their graduation at the city hall multi-purpose hall last Wednesday.

Certificates were awarded to 30 trainees in Tailoring; 24 in dressmaking; 50 in Hilot Wellness; and 41 in engine tune-up and service engine mechanical components automotive classes, by City Poverty Reduction and Alleviation Team (CPRAT) head Judith Maranes and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) City Director Evelyn Trinidad. Confirmation was given by Rafael Tallocoy, secretary to Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) head Evelyn Cayat clarified that the BUB program is from the grassroots level, with Civil Society Organizations and other concerned agencies. “The needs assessment, livelihood and entrepreneurship components contribute to the upliftment of status of our needy fellowmen,” Cayat said. The scholars, in their chosen line of learning “would push further Filipino talent and ingenuity, across Asia and the globe,” she further said.

Chair of the Social Service committee Councilor Lilia Farinas urged the graduates to utilize their newly-learned skills for livelihood; and to encourage others to do the same. “Never cease learning, acquire more experience and test these to succeed in life,” the councilor said.

Councilor Arthur Allad-iw, chair of the livelihood committee commended the agencies responsible for the training. He added that support, assistance, trainings for livelihood and entrepreneurship are accessible to all, employment, nation-building, and for eradication of poverty.”

Trainors for the 3rd BUB batch include; Hector Laguardia for automotive; Dressmaking and Tailoring, Elena Dagdag; and Michael Imbat for Wellness massage.

Interested individuals for livelihood trainings may get in touch with Roger Dancel of the TESDA office. - juliegfianza