The local government unit under the administration of Mayor Antonio B. Chavez in cooperation with TESDA conducted a culminating activity last August 10, 2016, 4 PM held at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall for the 26 trainees on dressmaking who recently graduated.

The program was attended by the town Mayor, Vice Mayor Virgilio Panuelos and representatives from KALAHI with the 26 graduates. The ceremonial was started by a simple dance presentation by the graduates from barangay Calalahan presenting their sample finish product.


The event was followed by an inspirational message from Mayor Chavez. In his speech, he congratulated them for their successful training and finally be able to graduate. Chavez somehow challenged the 26 graduates about the initiatives they must do after the training. He also hopes that they will pursue what they have had learned during the training. He further stressed that the LGU and the DSWD are willing to help the graduates if they are also willing to help themselves. Somehow, the LGU is also looking for industrial partners who would be willing to employ the graduates.


The town Mayor hopes for a continuing project focusing on other job opportunity ventures in partnership with the DSWD. He also announced that the LGU plans to open a shop where the graduates can be engaged or even invite other investors to buy their products. After his speech, Mayor Chavez and Vice Mayor Panuelos awarded the graduates with individual sewing machine together with their certificate of completion.