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Medical services, training programs benefit PDLs in Pangasinan Provincial Jail

The province, through the Pangasinan Provincial Jail (PPJ), headed by PPJ Chief Lovell U. Dalisay, conducted three significant projects aimed at improving the welfare of persons deprived of liberty.

In collaboration with the Provincial Health Office (PHO), a medical and dental mission was held on February 13. A total of 179 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) and 12 PPJ personnel benefitted from the medical services, while 48 PDL availed of the dental services.

On February 15, a Community-Based Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) dubbed ‘Organic Agriculture Production’ was likewise conducted with 25 PDLs as beneficiaries. Participants received P160 per day while undergoing the said training.

The 29-day skills development project, in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), led by TESDA Regional Director Joel M. Pilotin, aims to strengthen the agency’s advocacy and commitment.

Anchored on the slogan “Sa TESDA, Lingap ay Maasahan,” the project served as an avenue for producing a skilled and competent Filipino workforce.

As such, the PPJ was mandated to provide similar intervention as part of the PDL’s rehabilitation while inside the PPJ facility.

Meanwhile, another 5-day community-based skills training project on basic electrical installation and maintenance and basic wellness massage training was conducted.

Said undertaking on February 19 was in collaboration with the Provincial Employment and Services Office (PESO), headed by Richelle M. Raguindin, and TESDA.

These are continuing programs that ensure PDLs get equal access to the programs and services of the present administration and are aligned with the province’s vision. (Chona C. Bugayong, PIMRO)

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