Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Teamwork makes the dream work' PRRC and TESDA to team up for a vision for ISF's

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), has been resettling informal settler families (ISFs) living along the banks of the Pasig River and its tributaries considered danger zones to safe, decent, and socialized housing units provided by the PRRC, National Housing Authority (NHA) and concerned local government units (LGUs).

Since its creation in 1999 to present, the commission was able to resettle a total of 17,561 ISFs in resettlement sites established and/or managed by PRRC, NHA, and the City Government of Mandaluyong.

The beneficiaries of the resettlement program were provided with livelihood developments that were meant to hone the skills of the relocatees so they could use these for their own economic development. The skills they would have honed through the trainings should have helped them generate income.

Job referrals and placement were vital components of the commission's action plan as it ensured that the relocated households were not economically displaced. 

As of end of December 2008, a total of 2,516 families have participated in skills training provided by PRRC. The training included building wiring, welding, dressmaking, bakeshop operations, food processing, horticulture and others. 

Inasmuch as numerous training programs had already been implemented, it seems that only a few had benefitted from these in terms of improving the economic status of the relocated families. Even with the skills the beneficiaries have learned from the trainings and seminars, some have reported of having difficulties securing start-up capital to put up businesses. Moreover, the beneficiaries needed skills training that would be able to help them realize sufficient income to address their daily needs.

Last October 5, 2017, the PRRC, led by Executive Director Jose Antonio E. Goitia, had exploratory talks with TESDA's Director-General Hon. Guiling "Gene" A. Mamondiong and Deputy Director-General Rebecca Calzado to address the issues on post-resettlement economic conditions of the resettled families due to unemployment and lack of entrepreneurial opportunities in the relocation sites. 

Through the collaboration with TESDA, PRRC will embark on a project titled Pagsasanay Panghanapbuhay Tungo sa Riwasang Danay [Training for Work for Progressive Suburbs] Project to provide the families an access to adequate and appropriate technical education and skills development trainings and seminars.

Executive Director Goitia excitedly said that "PRRD Project aims to empower and build the capacity of the ISF's to improve their lives through technical-vocational training" He also added that this, "[PRRD Project] is also to provide the unskilled, low-skilled, out-of-school youth, and women members of the ISFs with skills that would qualify them for entry-level wage employment, and that they could use to pursue self-employment in the services sector, or even in home-based, income-earning entrepreneurship activities."

Both PRRC and TESDA recognize the urgent need to reduce poverty in the rural areas where most government-established and -managed resettlement sites are situated the project. The team up of PRRC with TESDA would intend to evaluate the skills training needs of the ISFs, recommend the training courses and methodologies as appropriate and providing the training through TESDA's accredited training institutions. 

Executive Director Goitia remarkably said that the collaboration of PRRC with TESDA is indeed a start of something new for all of us. He also added, "There is a Chinese proverb that goes, 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime', I am envisioning a life full of hope and dreams for these families, hence, the project".

Friday, October 6, 2017

Filremit: Going Beyond Service with Regina  Victoria Y. De Ocampo

A trusted and strong relationship is actually what we need right now, not just for our personal needs but also with our choice of remittance in the Philippines. Filremit has been the trusted remittance company of OFWs worldwide since 2008 and already established the name as a dependable and efficient foreign exchange and remittance company. The people in FILREMIT do not just deliver expectations but build relationships and go beyond service.

Filremit has two subsidiary companies operating nationwide in Canada. They own Manila Express, Inc., Manila Cargo Express, Inc.
FILREMIT Services include the following;
-Credit To Account to all PHILIPPINE banks
-Door To Door nationwide
-Cash/Cheque Delivery
-Cash Pick Up  of more than 15,000 locations nationwide
-Bills Payment
-Gift Delivery
-Reverse Remittance
-Foreign Exchange

According to Filremit top management, "We pursue to give the best service to our countrymen no matter where they are and no matter what mode of service Filipinos require   worldwide,
we make sure that we are the trusted remittance partner in the Philippines- Regina Victoria Y. De Ocampo.

For more information about Filremit, please visit http://www.filremit.com.ph

Travel and have an awesome life

Vacation time is just around the corner and yeah loooong vacation. For this October 13-15, 2017, Tree Top Adventure will be at World Trade Center in Pasay for the 3rd Travel Mart Fair and I'm telling yeah, the discounts from different hospitality, amusement parks and airfares are huge!. For Tree Top Adventure (Baguio and Subic) all rides -all in is only Php 500 per pax at Travel Mart Fair. That's more than 50% discount. Awesome!

As what they say, travel makes us richer from our current situation which I believe. Some of us plan the vacation and saves money just to travel. Well, life is short, travel. This year gave us so much option too, lots of promo and lot's of Piso fares. So what are you waiting for?

Tree Top Adventure features six activities: two slow pacedand four fast paced activities. One slow paced activity is the Trekking adventure in which you’ll be toured within the area. The tourguide will be introducing local plants and trees and share interesting facts about them.  If one wants to see the forest and appreciate nature from the top of the trees, they could try the Canopy ride. The entire ride has a hanging bridge and five stations which can carry three persons at a time in which you’ll be transferring from one tree to another.

For heart pounding activities, one might want to try the Superman Ride, a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be soaring back and forth in less than a minute. Another activity you could try is the parachute fall in which you’ll be going upwards, slowly, and when you’re 75 feet above the ground, you’ll suddenly fall.

If you literally want to surf in the air, you could try the Silver Surfer, an inclined zipline that swings you back and forth between two trees. If you want to experience the extreme, we recommend you the Tree Drop in which you’ll be suspended 60 feet above the ground, mission impossible style and you’ll be dropped in a matter of seconds only.

Tree Top Adventure also offers the only motorized Team Building facilities in the Philippines in which participants would be challenged physically, mentally and even emotionally.

For more information, you could contact 09166299381. You could also visit our website www.treetopadventureph.com. To be more updated, you could like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/treetopadventurecamp and follow us on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPH.