Rebel returnees completed TESDA course

50 former rebels, mass base supporters, and their dependents proudly marched during the closing ceremony of the Electrical Installation and Maintenance NCII, a TESDA course, held at the Headquarters of the 10th Infantry “Steady On” Battalion on Monday (October 15).

The ceremony anchored with the theme “Malasakit sa PAgbabago, TESDA susi sa kinabukasan”, was made possible with the collaboration of 10IB, Provincial Governor of Misamis Occidental Herminia D. Ramiro, Miraluna Baje-Lopez of the TESDA Misamis Occidental, and Engr Noel Econ of TESDA Provincial Training Center-Plaridel.

In his message Governor Ramiro said that endings are not always painful because and the ceremony was one of the best endings in terms of peace and order and conflict resolution in the province is concerned.

“The 10IB with the help of other stakeholders will continuously facilitate former rebels and their families as they are geared to go back to mainstream society,” said 10th Infantry Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Severo.

Joint Task Force Zampelan commander Major General Roseller Murillo commended the efforts of the 10IB and the stakeholders who contributed to the success of the activity.

“The JTF ZamPeLan will continuously collaborate with the different stakeholders and encourage more rebels to surrender and take advantage of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government,” MGen Murillo added.

“Congratulations to the newly graduates! This is just the beginning of a better and brighter future for all of you,” said Lieutenant General Arnel B. Dela Vega.

“May they set as good examples to those who still hesitate to surrender and live a peaceful and progressive life,” he added. (CPIO/WMC)