Paglutas sa local communist armed conflict suportado ng TESDA

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TESDA

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22 February 2019

Paglutas sa local communist armed conflict suportado ng TESDA

Tiniyak ni Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña ang pakikipagtulungan at suporta ng ahensya sa pagpuksa at pagpigil sa local communist armed conflict sa bansa alinsunod sa ipinalabas na Executive Order #70 ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Sa ilalim ng EO #70 na nilagdaan noong December 4, 2018 ni Pangulong Duterte, para sa pagbuo ng national peace framework at pagtatag ng “whole-of-nation approach” upang makamit ang “inclusive and sustainable peace” sa bansa na naglalayon na lutasin ang mga ugat ng mga nangyayaring kaguluhan.

Inihayag ito ni Lapeña sa kanyang pagsasalita sa idinaos na National Taskforce to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELAC) meeting na ginanap sa Tandang Sora Hall, TESDA Women Center (TWC) sa Taguig City kung saan host ang kalihim.

Ang agenda ng nasabing pulong ng NTF-ELAC ay “Basic Services/Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation/Infrastructure and Resource Management” na may kaugnayan sa mga hakbangin ng gobyerno upang malutas at masawata ang local communist conflict.

Dumalo din sa nasabing pulong sina National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., Alabat, Quezon Mayor Fernando L. Mesa, DSWD Undersecretary Rene Glen Paje, TESDA Deputy Director General Gaspar Gayona, at iba pang mga opisyal ng Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, DILG, DENR, DepED, NICA, at marami pang iba.

Binigyan-diin ni Lapeña, napakahalaga ng magiging papel ng TESDA sa paglutas sa mga problema kahirapan, kapayapaan at kaayusan dahil ang ahensiya umano ang gateway ng skills training, employment at livelihood sa adhikaing ito ni Pangulong Duterte sa layunin nito na puksain ang rebelyon sa local level.

“TESDA’s role for this effort is crucial as we are the gateway of training, employment and the livelihood.  Hindi tayo pwedeng makapagbigay ng employment at livelihood kung hindi sila mag-train for this purpose.  That’s why TESDA is here,” ani Lapeña.

Ang pinakamahalaga umano sa “whole-of-nation approach” ay ang makuha ng gobyerno ang isip, puso at tiwala ng lahat ng mga mamayan sa pamamagitan ng paghahatid ng tunay na serbisyo gaya ng trabaho, social development packages, kabilang ang edukasyon, kasanayan, housing at healthcare, magandang pamumuhay para sa lahat lalo na yaong mga mula sa pinakamahirap na mamamayan ng lipunan.

“Let these basic services delivered by us to them, sa ating mga kababayan who have less in life,” ani Lapeña.

Aniya, ang pagtugon sa nasabing problema ay hindi sa pamamagitan ng pagpuksa sa kanila kundi sa pamamagitan nang pagkuha kanilang tiwala sa gobyerno.

Kailangan din umanong tugunan ang mga ugat ng problema gaya ng kahirapan, kamangmangan, kawalan ng katarungan, korupsiyon, unemployment at iba pa.

Kaya mahalaga ayon kay Lapeña, na kailangan i-prioritize at agarang paghahatid ng mga basic services at social development pacakages, kasama ang edukasyon, kasanayan, housing, at healthcare at iba pa.

Sa panig umano ng TESDA, nagsimula na itong magpatupad ng mga intervention sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng mga skills training sa mga mahihirap, special clients, gaya ng mga rebel returnees, indigenous peoples (IPs), drug surrenderers, mga preso at kanilang pamilya, at marami pang iba.

Sa pagtapos ng 2018, ang TESDA ay nakapagsanay ng may 972 rebel returnees, 26,266 IPs, at drug surrenderers, 20,716. Tinatayang 3,000 sa mga graduates ay nakakuha ng trabaho o nagkaroon ng livelihood.

“Let us work together and collaborate to win the hearts of the people,” pagtatapos nito.

Samantala, si Esperon ay nagbigay naman ng ulat kaugnay sa isinasagawa hakbang at programa ng gobyerno para sa paglutas ng rebelyon sa local level.

Binanggit din nito na na 35% ng populasyon, kasama ang mula sa mga IPs, katutubo ay nagiging warriors ng New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (NPA-NDP) sa pagrerebelyon laban sa nakaupong gobyerno.

Tinukoy din nito na karamihan sa mga rebelde ay nagmumula sa mga labor groups at universities.

Sa panig ni Mayor Mesa, iprinesenta nito ng mga ipinatutupad nitong mga programa at aktibidades sa kanyang mga mamayan kaya na deklara ang Alabat na “communist free”.(END)

TESDA

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22 February 2019

TESDA supports resolution of local communist conflict

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, pledged the full support and cooperation of the agency in preventing and addressing local communist armed conflict in the country, in accordance with Executive Order No. 70 recently issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

The EO signed in December 4, 2018 aims to create a national peace framework and institutionalize the “whole-of-nation approach” to achieve inclusive and sustainable peace, carefully getting to the root causes of conflicts in the country.

The Secretary stated TESDA’s support for the order during the National Taskforce to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELAC) meeting he hosted held at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City.

On the agenda of the NTF-ELAC meeting were Basic Services/Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation/Infrastructure and Resource Management, all of which are related to the government’s actions towards solving local communist conflicts.

Also present during the meeting were National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., Alabat, Quezon Mayor Fernando L. Mesa, DSWD Undersecretary Rene Glen Paje, TESDA Deputy Director General Gaspar Gayona and officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, DILG, DENR, DepED, NICA, among others.

Lapeña highlighted the importance of TESDA in addressing poverty, peace and order concerns in the country by explaining how the Agency is a gateway of skills training, employment, and livelihood opportunities.

“TESDA’s role for these efforts is crucial as we are the gateway of training, employment and the livelihood.  Hindi tayo pwedeng makapagbigay ng employment at livelihood kung hindi sila mag-train for this purpose, that’s why TESDA is here,” said Lapeña.

He also noted that the most important aspect in the “whole-of-nation approach” is to gain the hearts, minds and trust of the people by giving genuine basic services such as jobs, social development packages, education, skills, housing, and healthcare to everyone, but most especially to the poor.

“We, in the government, let us deliver these basic services to them, sa ating mga kababayan who have less in life,” said Lapeña.

According to Lapeña, TESDA had already started implementing several interventions by launching skills training for the poor and other ‘special clients’ like rebel returnees, indigenous peoples (IPs), drug surrenderers, prisoners and their families, and others.

By the end of 2018, TESDA had already trained about 972 rebel returnees, 26,266 IPs, and 20,716 drug surrenderers.  Some 3,000 of these have already landed jobs or started livelihood activities.

“Let us work together and collaborate to win the hearts and minds of the people,” said Lapeña as he ended his speech.

Esperon, on the other hand, reported the projects and activities currently being done by the government towards solving these armed conflicts.

He mentioned that 35% of the population, including the IPs, became part of the New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (NPA-NDF) and are rebelling against the Duterte administration.

Esperon also added that most of these rebels come from labor groups and universities. Alabat Mayor Fernando Mesa also said in the meeting the he intends to implement these activities and projects against armed conflict in his municipality to make it “communist free.”

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