TESDA offers 6,000 scholarships for Bulacan residents

UNTV News   •   October 5, 2017   •   9406

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BULACAN, Philippines – The Technical School and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is in need of 6,000 scholars in Bulacan for the opening of its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) this October.

According to TESDA, the program will provide residents of Bulacan the opportunity to learn technical and vocational skills for free.

“We have completed already more than 50% out of the 13,000 slots that we allocated for our province. We are inviting our constituents, and the general public to avail of this scholarship program,” TESDA Bulacan Provincial Director Grace Corazon Castillo said.

Applicants will have to undergo strict screening and evaluation. They should be high school graduates and aged 18 years old and above.

TESDA will also assist scholars in getting a job when they graduate.

 

Some of the courses offered by TESDA include welding, dressmaking, hotel and tourism program, electrical, machinery, repair of refrigerators and air conditioners and agricultural crops production. – Abi Santa Ines | UNTV News & Rescue

TESDA launches employment platform, 911 TESDA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 31, 2019

911 TESDA website: the new app launched by TESDA

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has launched the employment platform, 911 TESDA on Tuesday (July 30) which aims to provide employment opportunities for TESDA graduates.

According to TESDA, the app which will be first available in a new website can help individuals, households, and businesses avail services including carpentry, housekeeping, and programming.

TESDA graduates and other certified workers would first need to be accredited by the digital online service providers (DOSPs) for them to be included in the 911 TESDA.

“When the app is tapped for service, the DOSP would look for the registered worker nearest the area or vicinity. TESDA graduates have the option to work either full time or part time with the DOSP,” according to TESDA’s Facebook post.

The app will first be available in the National Capital Region (NCR) but TESDA said they have plans to expand it nationwide.—AAC

DOTr targets partial operation of MRT-7 in 2021

Marje Pelayo   •   July 17, 2019

Proposed MRT 7 train

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is targeting the partial operation of MRT-7 in 2021.

DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said the project will definitely ease the burden of commuters as travel time from Quezon City to San Jose del Monte in Bulacan will reduce significantly from four hours to about 35 minutes once the project is completed.

On Wednesday (July 17), Batan and DOTr officials inspected MRT-7’s construction site in Quezon City to check the work in progress.

According to the project’s contractor San Miguel Corporation, the ongoing construction is already 44% complete which includes the train stations, platforms and the line where the railings will be placed.

The DOTr also announced that the procurement of 36 new train sets from South Korea has already been done.

MRT-7 is a 23-kilometer railway system that connects North Avenue in Quezon City to the province of Bulacan.

The train system traverses 14 stations namely North Avenue, Quezon City Memorial Circle, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don Antonio, Batasan, Manggahan, Doña Carmen, Regalado, Mindanao Avenue, Quirino, Sacred Heart, Tala and San Jose Del Monte.

It can load up to 500,000 passengers daily.

To prevent similar glitches as those in MRT Line 3, the DOTr is in close coordination with the agency’s private partners in terms of the regular maintenance of the MRT-7.

Usec. Batan said the completion of the entire project is expected in 2022. – with details from Joan Nano

Three towns in Bulacan still submerged in flood, LGU cautions public against diseases from flood

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 2, 2019

Flooded street in Marilao, Bulacan, Philippines (29 June 2019) | Courtesy: PVI

Bocaue, Balagtas, and Marilao, Bulacan are still submerged in flood due to the plastic waste in rivers.

Several residents are already suffering from skin diseases after wading through flood.

Ferdinand Librenan, one of the residents, said the flood is a huge inconvenience especially for their health.

Sa araw-araw nalang po kaming lahat nahihirapan dahil sa lalim ng tubig lagi mga bara na kanal, basura sobrang baha po, ultimo dumi ng tao tinatapon nalang, nangangati ka ganoon minsan may mga butlig-butlig, (All of us are inconvenienced because of the depth of the water. The waterways are clogged, there are garbage and severe flooding. Even the human waste is thrown here. I get itch and rashes),” he said.

The Bulacan Provincial Health Office reminds residents to always wear rain boots before wading through flood. They also cautioned parents not to let their children wade through flood to avoid diseases.—AAC (with reports from Nestor Torres)

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