MOLAVE, Zamboanga del Sur, Oct. 28 (PIA)- The 'Paglingap sa Buhay ng Bawat Mamamayan' (PBBM) cares program was launched by the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA-9) at the gymnasium in the municipality of Molave recently.
Regional Director Dan Navarro said that PBBM cares is an initiative of the regional office of TESDA-9 and in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-9) which aligns the programs on skills development, livelihood and employment of the agency in similar programs of the counterpart agencies and government instrumentalities to produce appropriately skilled workers demanded by the industry.
He added that this effort seeks to create profound new ways to mitigate if not address the issues of skills mismatch that resulted in the rising numbers of unemployment in region 9.
"In our 'PBBM cares' program, everyone can live because a father can help feed his children, live and enjoy them. In this program, we have seen the real convergence of the national government agencies that are intended for employment and our people will have a sustainable income," said Navarro.
Meanwhile, Mayor Cyril Rheo Glepa was grateful that the program was launched in Molave through the TESDA regional office.
"I am very proud and grateful that PBBM Cares was launched here in Molave through our TESDA-9 Regional Director Dan Navarro. For me, this program will help a lot of our people here in our town. It is our dream as town officials to improve the quality of life of our residents by providing a sustainable livelihood program."
Glepa is also happy that various agencies of the national government including the owners of technical vocational institutions (TVIs) attended to provide a solution to the problem of unemployment.
"I am also happy that our partner-agencies from the national government are present here so that we can find a way for our graduates to work and there is no need for them to go to another place and so that we can also take advantage of the skills they learned from our agency," explained Navarro.
The program was concluded by the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between TESDA as the first party and the LGU-Molave as the second party to strengthen and sustain the program in that town where the signing of the agreement was witnessed by all partner agencies. (PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)