Monday, November 2, 2020

TESDA accredits Army's Integrated Farm School in North Cotabato

MAGPET, Cotabato
- Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) Region 12 granted a Certificate of Program Registration to the newly opened "Gabay-Bayawanon Integrated Farm School", an Army's Learning Site for Agriculture initiated by the 72nd Infantry "Gabay" Battalion situated in Barangay Pangao-an, Municipality of Magpet on October 13, 2020.

It can be recalled that the learning site was launched last August 28, 2020, which was previously accredited by the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) Region XII. The said school is currently managed by Ms. Donabelle Cabaya, farm manager, and administrator in partnership with 72IB.

Moreover, Gabay Farm was constructed through the efforts of Gabay troopers and CAAs, a pet project of 72IB that aims to cater to former Underground Mass Organizations (UGMO) members, Former Rebels that were organized as People's Organization and Cafgu Active Auxiliary (CAA) for their livelihood program.

The said learning facility will be utilized as a venue in conducting various training and seminars sanctioned by TESDA and DA to enhance the said individuals' skills in Agriculture Technology.

It is one of the sustainment efforts of 72IB as a continuing effort after the Community Support Program (CSP) immersion to the established People's Organizations in different barangays in North Cotabato.

With the support of TESDA and DA and different LGUs in partnership with 72IB under the leadership of LTC Rey T Alvarado, Battalion Commander, the people of North Cotabato will have more opportunities to enhance their skills in livelihood training in agriculture.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 72nd Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Agila, PA

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