September 26, 2023

BANGUED, Abra – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) supports  the initiative of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Abra to conduct free driving course in all the towns.

This will help Abrenians who cannot afford to enroll in private driving schools to get a comprehensive driver’s education, which is one of the primary requirements for driver’s license application.

Tesda-Abra Director John Adaoey expressed his support for the projects as it is the mandate of Tesda to equip locals with various skills.

 “May binabayaran usually na P1,000 para sa assessment fee for the course pero pwede nating gawing libre since marami naman sila,” Adaoey said.

La Paz Mayor and LMP National President Joseph Sto. Niño Bernos initiated the move after finding out with the Land Transportation Office that a lot of motor vehicle operators in Abra are driving without license. One reason cited is the costly process of acquiring such which amounts from P6,000 to P8,000.

 “I just learned the last time I talked with the LTO that more or less P8,000 ang magagastos sa driver’s license application ngayon,  so I thought of coordinating with Tesda for a free driving school,” Bernos said.

 It was agreed the project will be pilot tested in La Paz with at least 25 trainees.

Those who are interested to apply for the training must submit the following requirements at BBM Building as early as possible: Accomplished Learners Profile Form (available at BBM Building), photocopy of birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, and three pieces 1×1 ID picture and five pieces passport size photograph (no nametag, white background, shirt with collar). – Christian Allister Tubadeza