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DOLE, partners, lead distribution of starter kits to Tuguegarao City Tokhang Responders



Tuguegarao City - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 02, along with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 02, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region 02 and the Local Government Unit of Tuguegarao City and its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), led an awarding of starter kits for masonry and carpentry works to 40 Tokhang Responders from this city today, March 29, 2022.


The beneficiaries were identified and reformed through the assistance of the PDEA and LGU Tuguegarao City. TESDA meanwhile provided training on masonry and carpentry to enable the beneficiaries to have skills they can use for livelihood opportunities later on. 


In his speech, Assistant Regional Director Jesus Elpidio B. Atal, Jr., who represented the regional office in behalf of Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales, said that the DOLE provides starter kits in support to skills trainings done by partner agencies, with the end goal of enabling beneficiaries to have sustainable livelihoods. 


Starter kits assistance is a way of helping reformists ease themselves back to mainstream society. Use these kits to change not just your lives but also the lives of your families,” Assistant Regional Director Atal, Jr. said. 


Tuguegarao City Mayor, Atty. Jefferson P. Soriano, PDEA RO2 Regional Director Joel B. Plaza and TESDA RO2 Regional Director Archie A. Grande also attended the awarding.


An awarding of starter kits to 30 additional tokhang responders is also being planned for a later date.


An interview through the Baranggayan sa TC program of the Tuguegarao City Radio and Television was also graced by Assistant Regional Director  Atal, Jr. thereafter, providing information on labor programs and services to city viewers and listeners.  ###



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