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PIA Press Release
2009/06/24

TESDA awards 150 PGSP scholarships

by RB Manlangit

Daet, Camarines Norte (24 June) -- A total of 150 student-beneficiaries were awarded with the Pangulong Gloria Scholarship Program (PGSP) during the 111th Independence Day, (June 12) here.

Technical Education Skills Development and Authority (TESDA) awarded the certificates to 100 scholars at the provincial capitol compound, while the 50 others were distributed in a similar ceremony in Labo town.

Elizabeth L. Bornas, TESDA Camarines Norte provincial director, said the 100 scholars are now enrolled in different TESDA accredited schools across the province and the 50 others signed up at TESDA Training Center in Labo.

She noted the scholarship program is being distributed to all barangays in the province.

She said the PGSP has since started in 2006, and for this year's programs or courses included those in demand not only for employment locally but also for job overseas.

She added after finishing the technical-vocational courses, scholars will go through skills assessment. If they passed, the will be given the National Certificate Level II making them eligible to work in the Asia Pacific region.

The Provincial Government meanwhile lead several activities marking the celebration of the Freedom Day more productive and meaningful, commencing with a Holy Mass, flag raising ceremony, civic parade, and poster-making contest, among others.

The PIA provincial office here, led by ICM Rose Manlangit, also spearheaded a series of radio guestings and radio program dubbed "Ugnayang Camarines Norte" expounding on the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in the wake of the present global economic meltdown.

DTI Provincial Director Ernesto Pardo, Engr. Rodrigo Z. Jalimao and Engr. Efren Regondola of DPWH District Office and Eliseo O. Gabalfin of TESDA also joined the media promotion activities. (PIA CamNorte) [top]

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