|Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil (right) poses for posterity with former President Fidel Ramos at the birthday of former Jose de Venecia|
LINGAYEN – Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil is not only known as workaholics in giving service to his constituents. He is also known as an unswerving believer of empowering the youth by infusing them skills for them to become a viable and successful members of the society.
Cong. Bataoil, who represented the 2nd congressional district of Pangasinan, bares the two kinds of scholarships he just given to the youths who come from marginalized sector of our society.
These are the Private Education Studies for Financial Assistance and the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).
“I took this in opening the various TESDA scholarship programs that I have instituted in coordination with the seven accredited schools,” he stressed.
He said that 169 slots have been opened under TWSP where the students are trained for Bar Tending, Food & Beverages Services, Shield Metal Wielding, House Keeping, and Massage Therapy.
The training sites for these courses, Bataoil noted, are in Villa Jireh in Labrador, Mystical Rose College in Mangatarem, Senor Tesoro, and Shepherds Convent Training Center.
He said that his scholars who are under the tutelage of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here are taking automotive services at Lingayen Training Institute, Bartending at Villa Jireh in Labrador town, Computer Hardware & Other Services at Aguilar town, Food & Beverages at Mystical Rose College in Mangatarem town, and Health & Services at Villa Jireh in Labrador.
“Under this program the appropriation I gave is P1.9 million for a total of 215 recipients or slots scholars,” the soft spoken solon said.
Bataoil encourages the scholars to hone more their skills so they can be successful in their two-year vocational studies (MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA).