(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 22 October 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 525 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.5°N, 130.5°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao. Caraga Region will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).



Friday, October 01, 2021

TESDA showcases services during Duterte Legacy: Barangayanihan Caravan launching in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY – Services of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) were showcased during the launching of “The Duterte Legacy: Barangayanihan Caravan National Recovery” held on Thursday in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.

TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi said to expand the agency’s reach to put an end to local communist armed conflict and attain peace and development in the country, TESDA Caraga has offered services through the trainings served, employment, and livelihood provisions most especially in the Priority Barangays Development Program (PBDP) of the region.

Through the Provincial Training Center of Agusan del Norte, the provision of skills trainings is offered to the target beneficiaries during the conduct of the Caravan as well as free face masks and baked buttered cookies. 

Further, TESDA has provided scholarship applications, skills demonstration, community-based and enterprise-based trainings, as well as distribution of toolkits and Training Support Fund (TSF) to the TESDA scholars.

“This is just one among the many sustainable government actions and solutions towards stamping poverty and solving local communist conflict and strengthen its reach through skills training provisions to indigent and the vulnerable members of society in close collaboration with our partner LGUs together with other national line member agencies,” Dir. Tarhata said.

Moreover, Dir. Mapandi assured that in as far as skills training is concerned, TESDA will continue to provide quality TVET through the delivery of relevant TESD programs and services not just in the mainstream but also to far-flung communities.

The caravan hopes to highlight the projects under the Duterte administration through the “whole-of-nation approach” where government agencies as well as volunteers from the private sectors collaborate and cooperate in showcasing the Duterte Legacy projects at the community or barangay.

It also aims to cascade to the barangays and citizens the projects, programs, and accomplishments of the present Administration and showcase how these services directly benefited the citizens. (Robert E. Roperos, TESDA Caraga/PIA Agusan del Norte)