Provincial training centers of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Cordillera continue to provide food assistance to the frontliners in support to the government’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19).
The Tesda-Kalinga training center produced and distributed 2,380 pieces of kabayan bread and other baked goods to frontliners supervising various checkpoints in the province.
PTC-Kalinga Administator Artemio Jose, Jr. said the first batch of goods, consisting of 1,600 pieces of bread was distributed to frontliners at barangays Spring, Rizal, Talaca, Callagdao, and Baligatan, Tabuk City.
The second batch, consisting of 600 pieces of bread, were given to frontliners supervising the checkpoints at San Juan, Dagupan Centro, Dagupan West, Ubbog, Magsaysay, Appas, Basao Isla, San Juan Station B, and Bulanao, Tabuk City.
One hundred eighty pieces of kabayan bread were also recently distributed to another batch of frontliners and health workers.
PTC-Kalinga earlier produced and donated 68 face shields and 68 face masks to frontliners.
The Tesda Provincial Training Center in Sabangan, Mountain has also produced 2,513 baked goods since the implementation of the community quarantine.
Engr. Eduardo Tamayao, Tesda acting provincial director and concurrent center administrator, said they initially intended to produce face masks, but since there is no technical-vocational institution offering dressmaking or tailoring program in Bontoc where the provincial office is located, the PTC instead baked goods with the help of volunteers.
Of the 2,513 baked goods, 1,025 were nutribuns; 1,415 were assorted cookies; 58 were loaves of pineapple bread; and 15 were loaves of cinnamon bread.
These were distributed to the frontliners supervising the checkpoint at barangays Namatec, Busa, Napua, Capinitan, Camatagan, Poblacion, Losad, Data, Supang, Lower and Upper Tambingan, Bao-angan, Lagan, and Pingad.
Baked goods were also distributed to the frontliners and undernourished children in barangays Otucan Norte and Otucan Sur and at the Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital, both in Bauko.
Returning students from Baguio City who are currently being monitored by health workers at the Sabangan National High School campus also benefited from the aid. – TESDA release