The Bacolod City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office has held several skills development trainings and seminars for Bacolod residents since November, in line with the livelihood development program of Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
Brenda Burdeos, officer-in-charge of the CCLDO, said their office trained participants in balloon twisting and token making with 30 participants for each training day, a press release from the city said.
This week’s training focused on gift items, like handbags, backpacks, cartoon character items, and table organizers.
The participants came from barangays Mandalagan, Montevista, Estefania, Villamonte, Singcang, Banago and Tangub, and also from barangays 3, 6, 8, l0, l9, 27, 29, 34, 36, 39 and 40.
Harren Monillo and Christine Mae Piansay, the resource persons, were assisted by in-house trainer Gloria Arcena, the press release said.
Burdeos said that the trainings are in line with the city’s continuing effort to provide livelihood training to community members.
Other specials training modules conducted by the CCLDO are basic massage, soap making, and reflexology which are done three to four times per year for community members, Michael Vincent Mabaquiao said.
CCLDO may also be requested to give trainings on accessories making like jewelry and perfume, choco, siomai, squid ball and fishball making, he said.*