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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte October 31 (PIA) - Encouraged with the testimonies of a better economic condition now attained by beneficiaries of community-based skills trainings, the provincial social welfare agency wants to line up more livelihood trainings in 2016.

The Southern Leyte provincial government will be pouring more funds in the livelihood program specifically in capacitating the people,so that more community-based livelihood skills trainings down to the remotest barangay in the province will be undertaken, according to Alfonso Espina III, PSWDO Statistician Aide reported during the Maasin City Action Center Cable TV program last Tuesday.

Community-based trainings, which are mostly conducted down at the barangay halls, were requested by the barangay folks thru their barangay officials, he added.

That sometime in June this year, one of their skills trainings was conducted at hinterland Barangay Hilaan, a remote barangay of Bontoc municipality.

According to Espina, skills trainings on accu-pressure and massage theraphy, motorcycle small engine repair, foot spa, manicure, pedicure, hair dressing, make-up, shielded metal arc welding, among others, are up for the people to pick their choices.

He also shared a positive testimony of one Sogod beneficiary who generated extra income from the accu-pressure and massage theraphy skills acquired in the livelihood skills trainings provided by the provincial government right at their barangay hall.

Espina disclosed that an audit system is needed to be put in place in order to trace the impact on the beneficiaries especially in their employment brought by acquired skills trainings. (ajc/PIA8 SoLeyte)