BONTOC, Mountain Province – Twenty Persons with Disability (PWDs) and self-employed individuals underwent free massage training on March 20-24, 2023 at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol.
The training involved lectures and hands-on demonstrations from Physical Therapist Irish Farnican-Astudillo. Also, the participants underwent practical demonstrations and applied what they have learned.
Aside from the free training, the participants were provided with necessary supplies including alcohol, massage oil, facemasks, and towels from Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA)-Mountain Province.
Engr. Glenn Murphy, the Provincial Director of TESDA-Mountain Province in his message remarked that the training aimed to capacitate the participants with the necessary skills that would qualify them for work.
Executive Assistant Jocelyn Culalling who represented Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr., mentioned that the training is part of the government’s commitment to bringing its services to the community. Also, this is an avenue for the participants to acquire skills for employment.
Municipal Administrator Arthur Leonard Odsey represented Mayor Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., who had to attend an equally important appointment. He thanked the partner agencies for the provision of essential skills to the vulnerable sector of the community and self-employed individuals. He added that the training will open self-employment opportunities to the participants.
The five-day training was realized with the collaborative efforts of the TESDA-Mountain Province, the Provincial Local Government Unit of Mountain Province, and the Bontoc Local Government Unit through the Municipal Disability Affairs Office and the Office of the Community Employment Training Coordinator.