PANTUKAN, Compostela Valley (DWDD) – A total of 129 former members of the Communist Terrorist – Militia ng Bayan (MB) completed their skills training program under the Technology Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) held at Sitio Diat Palo, Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley.
According to Capt. Jerry Lamosao, spokesperson, 10th Infantry Agila Division, the 129 returnees are beneficiaries of the skills training caravan program of the municipal community training and employment coordinator in partnership with the LGU-Pantukan, the provincial government of Compostela Valley, Office of the Congressman District II and the 46th Infantry “Peacemaker” Battalion., where they received their Pangkabuhayan starter tool kits during the closing and awarding ceremony of Skills Training Caravan.
The beneficiaries were former members of Militia ng Bayan (MB), Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad of NPAs came from Sitio Boringot and Diat Palo of Barangay Napnapan and Sitio Panganason, Barangay Kingking, both of Pantukan, Compostela Valley, who surrendered to the 46IB based in Pantukan, ComVal.
The participants successfully completed the training requirements of MTEC-Pantukan with National Certificate II (NCII) from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. Out of the total beneficiaries, 51 completed courses on shielded metal and arc welding, 31 on motorcycle small engine repair, 28 on massage therapy, and 19 on nail care.
Present during the event were Ferdinand A Sanchez, Municipal-CTEC of Pantukan; Catherine Uy-Pangay, Executive Assistant II- Office of the Governor; Nick Bryan Patalinghug, PIO of LGU-Pantukan; Violeta D. Balani. Also present were Jovito M Rodriguez, barangay captain of Napnapan, 1Lt. Eric P Hernandez, commanding officer of Bravo Company, 46th Infantry (Peacemakers) Battalion.
The said beneficiaries were very grateful for the assistance provided by Peacemakers Battalion and the program accorded to them by the local government. This program is of great help for them in improving their standard of living. 46IB / MCAG