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LANTAPAN, Bukidnon – To bridge the gap between skills and employment opportunities, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-10 has launched the Paglingap sa Buhay ng Bawat Mamamayan (PBBM Cares) program, June 9, in Lantapan town
Undersecretary Vidal Villanueva III, TESDA’s Deputy Director-General for Special Concerns, dealt with the audience and emphasized the agency’s commitment to the program.
“PBBM Cares seeks to gather all government agencies to assist the underemployed and unemployed, particularly the underprivileged residents here in Bukidnon,” he said.
The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement, which solidifies the commitment of all stakeholders involved to work together toward a common goal, highlighted the official program launch.
Villanueva explained that the program, jointly carried out by local government units (LGUs) and various government agencies, aims to uplift individuals by addressing their specific needs and equipping them with resources for long-term employment.
Similarly, TESDA-10 Regional Director Dan Navarro affirmed that PBBM Cares is a concept developed by TESDA-10 with the noble mission of fostering collaboration to empower disadvantaged individuals by addressing their unique challenges and providing accessible skills training and employment opportunities for those in need.
He attributed the program’s roots to the Duterte Administration’s ‘convergence’ approach to dealing with issues and setbacks.
As a concrete step forward, the Lantapan Training Center, a crucial program component, received a prestigious Certificate of Accreditation. The recognition showcased the center’s dedication to delivering high-quality training that would directly impact the lives of its residents.
Filled with gratitude, Lantapan Vice Mayor Ricky James Balansag thanked TESDA-10 for its unwavering support in constructing the Skills Training Center in town.
Demonstrating its firm commitment to improving the community’s well-being, the Lantapan Technical Education and Skills Development Council pledged to continue its tireless efforts in serving the needy and empowering them to reach their full potential.
With the launch of TESDA’s PBBM Cares in Bukidnon, the vice mayor emphasized the program’s transformative potential, saying it is poised to bring about positive change in the lives of the underprivileged. (JMC/PIA-10/Bukidnon)