Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Ten former rebels, along with 20 Civilian Active Auxiliary, showcased the products they created during the AGRO FAIR 2023 at barangay (village) Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental last 12 July 2023.
The 30 underwent a six-day training on pandan weaving last 5 July 2023.
The event organized by the Department of Agriculture and part of the celebration of the 16th Guihulngan City Charter Day Celebration , with the theme: “Padayun sa Pag-uswag ug Paglambo, Dayun kamo sa Siyudad sa Guihulngan’’.
It was participated in by 33 barangays of the city, all of which showcased their native and agricultural products.
Two former rebels were also given Certificates of Recognition from TESDA Region VII as a community-based trainer in Pandan Bags, Decor, and Mats Weaving throughout the duration of the training.
This program aims to capacitate the participants to enhance their skills through production and marketing of high-quality pandan leaf products and help our former rebels and force multipliers to have an additional source of livelihood.
The event is in collaboration with the Guihulngan City Task Force-ELCAC, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Province of Negros Oriental, and the 62nd Infantry Battalion.