TESDA offers skills training to drug pushers, users

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2016 05:35 PM | Updated as of Jul 20 2016 05:36 PM

MANILA – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is extending assistance to drug pushers and users by providing them with skills training after their release from prison.

"This is in response to reports of convicts and inmates who resort to their old trades after serving time in jail because they have no other means of livelihood," said newly appointed TESDA Secretary Atty. Guiling Mamondiong.

Mamondiong said the trainings will be offered in all its centers all over the country.

The TESDA Secretary emphasized the need for an alternative means of livelihood for inmates in order to help them have a second chance in life.

“TESDA will take the lead in this endeavor, in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), I will task all Regional and Provincial Directors of TESDA to coordinate with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and DILG to put this activity in motion," Mamondiong added.

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