The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Police Regional Office Region 12 (PRO-12) will soon create a program aimed to increase the capabilities of both agencies in serving the communities.

“TESDA and PRO-12 can very well be excellent partners in building peace and development in the region.  We are more than glad and willing to train our uniformed personnel with various skills,”

– Isidro Lapeña, TESDA Secretary to officers of PRO-12 from Barangay Tambler, General Santos City 

If implemented, this program will be a game changer as police officers will now be able to share their learning, be instructors and trainers themselves on various technical-vocational courses in their communities.

An increase in the number of skilled workers in the remote communities means an increase in livelihood opportunities. 

It will also help Indigenous People (IP) to learn agri-related courses and give them more opportunities for maximizing the rich land resources in their areas.

“We can train our police officers, who are also members of Indigenous Communities, as they can be more adaptive in their respective communities,” – Lapeña 

This major step for TESDA and PRO-12 will help attain inclusive and sustainable peace in the region.

 “When we are able to deliver this program, we can make people further understand the Whole-of-Nation-Approach of the government in building sustainable peace and order.”

– Lapeña

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