misamis oriental

New livelihood project for IP women in MisOr underway 

January 29, 2020

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental  -- A new livelihood project for tribal women in Claveria town, this province, is now jumpstarted with the granting of a brandnew bakeshop building to the group.  The construction of a 'Bakeshop for Peace' here is seen to give IP women a boost in terms of their livelihood while helping shape more peaceful communities. The said bakeshop building worth Php168,387 was granted to the Minalwang Indigenous People Bakers Association (MIPBA) of Barangay Minalwang, this municipality, on January 21, 2020  to sustain their financial needs and help them become resilient. The construction was facilitated by the Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) of Minalwang and the tribal community in coordination with the 58th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army. The bakeshop project was the result of the Community Support Program (CSP) of the Philippine Army where they immersed in the barangay and help the government bridge the gap in the delivery of services to the community.  Eddieliza Cagat-cagat, president of the cooperative said, ‘’ I am forever grateful for this opportunity because I will able to help my husband in meeting our family’s financial needs. I am also willing to share what I have learned as it would be my greatest honor to contribute something in the development of our society.” On the other hand, Lt. Col. Roy Anthony O. Derilo, commanding officer of 58IB said, “I am happy that the IP community of Brgy Minalwang seeks to develop their lives by taking this livelihood and entrepreneurship. They want to show that New Peoples Army was just full of empty promises and lies to organize their community but it is our government that will help the community and bring them peace and development which they have long sought to enjoy." The bakeshop project, which is set to be completed on the second week of February, was also made possible through the cooperation of various stakeholders from Ulticon Builders Incorporated (UBI), Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Global Mindanao Polytechnic Institute (GMPI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR), Local Government Unit (LGU) - Claveria, and Minalwang Hindangon Tribal Cooperative (MIHITRICO). (58thIB, PA/PIA10)

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Former Combatants starts Special Skills Training Program from TESDA

November 2, 2019

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – 20 Former Combatants takes development skills training in tile setting and cake making here on October 24, 2019. The Tile Setting training and Cake Making was conducted in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) together with St Gregory Technical School and Mana Millenium School. The participants were Former Rebels who were E-CLIP beneficiaries and are temporarily housed in the Former Rebel Processing Center at Headquarters 58 Infantry Battalion. Apart from the tool kits, the participants were also given allowance for the duration of the training and their National Certificate II for their skill. Further, with the skill they acquired through this livelihood training will open a new window for several job opportunities that will help them uplift their economic living within a poverty stricken community. ‘’Gisagubang namu ang kalisod panahon sa galihok pami sa bukid, kakapuy ug kagutom among giantos ug karun nahayagan na among panghunahuna ug nakita na namo ang kaayuhan sa pagbalik namu sa sabakan sa gobyerno pinaagi sa tabang sa 58IB, daku kayo akong pagpasalamat nga naka apil kami daani nga training para makadugang sa among kahibalo ug mkatuon pa.” said @Cording, former NPA and a skills training participant. Lt. Col. Roy Anthony Derilo, Commanding Officer of 58IB, said, I am happy that the Former Rebels seeks to development on their lives by taking this livelihood training. They want to show that our government are really wanted to help the community and bring them peace and development which they have long seek to enjoy’’. 

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