(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 14 November, 2019) Today, the center of Tropical Storm "RAMON" was estimated at 365 km East of Legazpi City,Albay (13.4N,127.1E), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 10 km/h. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from Northwest to Southwest with slight to moderate seas. PAGASA/jpf

Monday, June 17, 2019

TESDA awards scholarship commitments to E-CLIP enrolled FRs 

By Lee Escobal

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, June 17 (PIA) -- A total of 75 former rebels (FRs) were awarded with TESDA Scholarship Commitments on Friday, June 14, 2019, during the Task Force Balik- Loob (TFBL) Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) Awarding of Assistance at the Villa Maria Luisa Hotel, this city.

The scholarship commitments awarded were Skills Training and Livelihood Program on Heavy Equipment Operation: Rigid On Highway Dump Truck NC II, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II, Organic Agriculture Production NC II, Animal Production (Swine) NC II and Driving NC II. The identified programs awarded were the result of the recently conducted Profiling and Training-Needs-Analysis (TNA) during the Pre E-CLIP Assistance Program participated by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Surigao del Sur to the FRs on June 12- 13, 2019.

In his message, TFBL Chairperson Usec. Reynaldo Mapagu of the Department of National Defense said the province of Surigao del Sur has been aggressive in implementing the E-CLIP and has embarked the commitment to obtain a just and lasting peace through this multi-faceted development scheme, which is also the flagship government program of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Supervising TESD Specialist Nancy de Guzman (left) of TESDA-Surigao del Sur awards the Certificate of Scholarship Commitment to a former rebel during the E-CLIP Awarding of Assistance held in Tandag City on June 14, 2019.

Of the 75 FRs, 45 of them surrendered at the 401st Brigade, 25 at the 402nd Brigade and five at the Police Provincial Office in Surigao del Sur. A total of 53 of the 75 FRs were also members of the indigenous people.  (TESDA/PIA-Surigao del Sur)