Training, development center to rise in Siargao

The P10-million Siargao Manpower Training and Development Center (SMTDC) will soon be constructed in Siargao Island – the paradise island of Surigao del Norte Province.

Surigao del Norte Rep. Francisco T. Matugas said the construction of the SMTDC will start before the end of this year.

"The budget for this building is already in place, and anytime, the project will start," said Matugas.

The Surigao del Norte solon said that the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) from Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile in the amount of P5 million for the building is already in the pipeline.

It was gathered that the construction site of the SMTDC building will be located at the donated land of the Matugas family here.

As this developed, Mayor Peter "Boy" Ruaya, of this town, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Matugas about the project.

"The main purpose to have this SMTDC is to help the poor people in this island avail of and take advantage of the TESDA program," added Matugas.

He also said that the project is likewise being supported by the P4 million development fund of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

Matugas said the construction of SMTDC is a "big help to the youth and unemployed people" in Siargao and Bucas Grande in terms of employment program of the government through TESDA.

It can be recalled that during his term as the governor of the province, Matugas was then the first provincial chief executive who built a Provincial Manpower and Training Center in the Caraga Region that benefited a huge number of Surigaonons.

The Siargao Manpower Training and Development Center funding came from the friends of the Surigao del Norte solon in the Senate, it was learned. (mb.com.ph)

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