February 28, 2024

TINOC, Ifugao – Residents of six priority barangays of this town were trained on taro processing at the Mugao Training Center in Barangay Impugong last week.
Trainers from the Ifugao State University Main Campus located at Nayon, Lamut were tapped to impart their knowledge and skills to the participants from barangays Ahin, Tuccucan, Wangwang, Luhong, Danggo, and Eheb.
The activity spearheaded by the local government unit in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Ifugao aims to help the families in the communities to have an alternative livelihood and additional income aside from their vegetable industry to lift their economic situation from the threshold of poverty,  especially with the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis.
Taro or galyang is abundant in this town and the processed foods and various products from this root crop can be sold to add income for the families.  
The project is under the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster of the Provincial Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in line with the efforts of the government to help support and improve the lives of the people and develop the community that have been affected or under the influence of communist terrorist groups for a long time.
Tinoc and Asipulo are the identified priority ELCAC areas in Ifugao. – Daniel B. Codamon