The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Cordillera stepped up by providing simultaneous relief operations to the affected areas in Cordillera Administrative Region caused by Typhoon Ulysses on November 12-14, 2020.
In Abra, there are 120 evacuees from the flooded Barangay of Siblong, Bucay caused by heavy rains that resulted in the overflowing of the Abra River. TESDA-Abra reached them with relief packages with basic necessities and commodities. The relief distribution was conducted in the municipal evacuation site where the victims are currently staying.
Meanwhile, 65 families were provided with relief packages in Barangays; Ampucao, Poblacion, Ucab, and Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet by TESDA-Benguet. In addition, the BCSAT staff provided baked cakes and bread to the BENECO linemen who braved the typhoon and assured that the electric lines in Baguio City and Benguet are working and safe. They also shared the goods to the security guards of Baguio City Hall and staff of the Bureau of Fire Protection -Baguio who tirelessly helped in cleaning the roads from the damages caused by the Typhoon.
TESDA Ifugao and TESDA Mt. Province shared resources in providing food assistance to the Search, Rescue, and Retrieval Operations Team including the linemen of MOPRECO, maintenance crew of DPWH-Mt. Province and other volunteers in the massive landslide in Sitio Nabito, Viewpoint, Banaue, Ifugao (Ground Zero) that buried 12 individuals.
TESDA- Cordillera Regional Director Manuel B. Wong said that he hopes that this initial help can ease the pain of those affected by Typhoon Ulysses.
The TESDA Central Office is also collecting voluntary financial assistance from the employees to be given to the victims and affected families from the dreaded typhoons that hit the nation.