190 Tacloban North residents graduate from CLEP skills, livelihood training
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — At least 190 residents from the five barangays in Tacloban North graduated from the latest batch of skills training given by the Comprehensive Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Program (CLEP), an initiative of the local government under Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez on Thursday, November 28.
Around 72 Taclobanons finished the food processing skills training, 38 trainees from cosmetology, 35 beneficiaries on hair-cutting as well as 28 and 17 completers respectively graduated from baking and dressmaking courses of the said program.
The CLEP graduates who finished the 15 days training came from barangays 108 Tagpuro, 107 Sta. Elena, New Kawayan, 97 Ridgeview, and 102 Old Kawayan.
During the culminating activity, the completers were given certificates and kits which they can use to start their livelihood and earn additional income for their families.
On the other hand, Officer-in-Charge of CLEP Ruena M. Mate lauded the trainees in their efforts just to finish their respective courses and assured them that the City Government remains committed to help them.
“Don’t take this for granted, not only [because] that it’s free-of-charge, [as] it will also provide opportunities both in employment and business,” Mate said.
Aside from the certificates and kits, the beneficiaries also received aprons courtesy of House Majority Floor Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Tingog Partylist Representative Yedda Romualdez.
Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Manager Emilia Cruz graced the graduation rites, as well as Executive Assistant Rainier Dale Ortega who read the message of the City Mayor.
Meantime, Andrew Calupaz, one of the CLEP trainees expressed satisfaction for the inputs that were taught to them during the 15-day training and hoped that through the skills they have acquired, more opportunities will come their way. -C. Merin/CIO
Photo: D. Abarquez/CIO