By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – The administration of Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno will have a job’s fair today to give employment to the unemployed here.
According to Rodolfo Corla, Community Affairs officer, this is another social
project of the mayor to help generate jobs to the people here by inviting different government offices and business organizations that could cater jobs here and abroac.
“Tuesday ang job fair sa MYDC (Macario Yudia Development Center). Another program of the mayor. Nagpa bando si mayor sa mga barangays sa 30 barangays nag pa –public announcement si mayor. Ipaabot magkaroon ng job fair”.
He said the event is only for one day.
An officer of the Municipal Public Employment Office here said on radio that the
Department of Labor & Employment would be here to educate the job seekers
how to avoid illegal recruitment.
He cited that various recruiters from local and abroad are here to offer jobs to
“They are Hitachi, Red Dragon, Hanjin of Subic,Zambales, the look for ship builders, and others would be coming here”.
Rodolfo Corla, Mangaldan's Community Affairs officer
Meanwhile, the local government unit (LGU) here became the host last Sunday of the first duathlon contest at the Bona Trail.
Duathlon is an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg in a format bearing some resemblance to
Corla said participants from here and outside of this burgeoning town joined the
race that started at Barangay Nibalew and snaked on the six villages near the Angalacan River.
“Inikutan nila iyong anim na barangays near Angalacan River. Embarcadero,
Fernando Saguisag "Adje" Cabrera, Administrative Officer 4 of the local
government here, on his TV interview, said that the contestants have to negotiate the rough and tumble muddy terrain hampered by trees.
A contestant said that the terrain was hostile that many of the runners’ rubber
shoes sunk at the mud.
“We have to go back and retrieved our sneakers”.
Corla cited that months ago the Philippine National Police under Supt. Jackie Candelario, chief of police here, organized a Bike-the-Dike Challenge participated by
people here and outside of this town at the Bona Trail.
The mayor developed the place here as come-on to bicycle enthusiasts all over
the region if not the country”.
The 15- kiloment bike trail, traversing six barangays, was carved along the Angalacan River where the planned Eco-Park of Mayor Parayno will be developed.