Human rights victims sasanayin ng TESDA
Human rights victims sasanayin ng TESDA
Sasanayin ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) ang ay 6,000 mga biktima ng human rights sa ilalim ng Marcos regime na kinilala ng Human Rights Victims Board (HRVCB) na mga eligible claimants ng Non-Monetary Reparation (NMR).
Nilinaw ni TESDA Director General Guiling ‘Gene’ A. Mamondiong na ang kanyang tanggapan, isa sa mga implementing partner ng HRVCB, ay hindi magbibigay ng tulong pinansyal sa mga human rights victims.
Sa halip, ang TESDA ay magkakaloob ng mga libreng pagsasanay na makakatulong sa mga miyembro at kanilang mga pamilya para mabigyan sila ng tsansa na makapagtrabaho upang kumita o self-employment.
“The eligible beneficiary may avail of the skills training or competency assessment and certification or entrepreneurship training. They may avail of multiple scholarship programs but not simultaneously”, ani Mamondiong.
Aniya ang mga beneficiaries ay maaring pumunta sa malapit na TESDA Office upang mag-avail sa nasabing training programs. Sila ay lalagda sa isang kasunduan para sa kanilang kahandaan na sumailalim sa programa at pumayag na bayaran ang halaga ng skills training sakaling hindi nito tatapusin.
Kung hindi na puwede ang isang nabubuhay na human rights victim, ang benepisyo ay maaring makuha ng isa sa mga kuwalipikado nitong dependent.
Sakaling makumpleto na ang pagsasanay, iindosro naman ng TESDA ang eligible graduate sa Public Service Employment Office (PSEO) ng Local Government Units para mabigyan sila ng trabaho.
Sinabi ni Mamondiong na kinikilala ng gobyerno ang mga kabayanihan at sakripisyo ng mga human rights victims noong panahon ng MartialLaw mula September 21, 1972 hanggang Pebrero 25, 1986.###
Human Rights Victims Avail of TESDA Free Skills Training
Some 6,000 victims of human rights violations under the Marcos regime have been identified in an initial list from the Human Rights Victims Claimants Board (HRVCB) as eligible claimants of the Non-Monetary Reparation (NMR) being implemented in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Director-General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong has stressed that TESDA, one of the implementing partners of HRVCB, will not be giving out financial assistance to the human rights victims.
Instead, TESDA will provide training interventions that would help the members and their families improve their chances of getting jobs either through wage or self employment.
“The eligible beneficiary may avail of the free skills training and other TESDA services such as training needs assessment, career counselling, competency assessment and certification, entrepreneurship training and job referrals. They may avail of multiple scholarship programs but not simultaneously,” Mamondiong said.
He further stressed that the beneficiaries may go directly to the nearest TESDA Office to inquire about available scholarship program such the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA), Special Training for Employment Program (STEP), Language Skills Training to avail of the training programs.
In the absence of a surviving human rights victim, the benefit can be availed of by one of the human rights victim’s qualified dependents.
After the human rights victim has completed the training, the TESDA will endorse the eligible graduate to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Local Government Units for job referral.
The government recognizes the heroism and sacrifices of human rights victims during the Martial Law Regime from Sept. 21, 1972 to Feb. 25, 1986.
“It also acknowledges its moral and legal obligation to provide reparation to the victims, as part of their right to access to justice, with the objective of ending human rights violations committed within its territory by state agents,” said Mamondiong.
Aside from TESDA, the HRVCB met various government agencies to discuss and clarify obligations to provide non-monetary reparations for victims of human rights violations during Martial Law.
These government agencies include the Commission on Human Rights, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Department of Interior and Local Government and PhilHealth.