OVP featured during the first Commencement Exercises in 2018
Ms. Georgina Hernandez-Yang, Former Head of Advocacy and Anti-Poverty Programs and Spokesperson of the Office of the Vice-President Philippines (OVP) represented the Vice President Leni Robredo during the first Commencement Exercises of Dualtech Center held at Dualtech Center in January 2018.
“Kayo ay simbolo ng inspirasyon at pag-asa sa lahat na nagsusumikap para maabot ang kanilang mga pangarap. Kayo ang patunay na walang imposible para sa taong may sipag at tiyaga”, she said realizing that the two-year training would not be easy which was something that graduates could be proud of.
These graduates became the inspiration for the scholars of Agusan Del Sur who were referred to Dualtech through the Angat Kabuhayan project of the Office of the Vice President in partnership with the Municipality of Veruela.
The Angat Kabuhayan is an advocacy program under the Angat Buhay anti-poverty project of the Office of the Vice President which focuses on areas in food security and nutrition, universal health care, public education, housing and resettlement, rural development and people empowerment. This program aims to uplift the lives of the underprivileged Filipinos. In these areas, they found that the common denominator to address the common problems of the Filipinos is for them to have sustainable job and livelihood. “Kung iisipin, ang bawat pamilyang pilipino na may pagkakataong makapaghanap buhay ay may kakayahan na iahon ang sarili sa kahirapan. Makakaya niyang maglagay ng pagkain sa hapag-kainan, magkakaroon siya nang kapasidad na magpagamot kung sakaling may magkasakit.” In this thought, they have been very particular on training and employment where they found Dualtech Center as its partners. “Yung nakita po namin sa Dualtech ay kakaiba sa mga usual na mga training. Kadalasan maraming nagbibigay na training pero hindi natin alam kung saan mapupunta pagkatapos. Ang hinahanap namin ay yung nagbibigay ng training na may siguradong trabaho at higit pa roon ay ang holistic education na huhubog ng mabuting ugali at pag iisip.”
She further said, “Sa tulong ng kurso ng Dualtech, mas mapapayabong pa natin ang potensyal at kapasidad nang ating mga kababayan. Ang ganitong programa ang gusto nating isagawa sa mas marami pang komunidad kasama ang mas marami pang partners para mabigyan ang bawat pilipino nang kapasidad na umasenso sa buhay.”
Addressing the graduates, she advised them to remain grateful for all that they went through for the past two years. The attitude of gratitude would allow them to always see the good in everything. “Lubusin nyo ang oportunidad na ito upang palawakin pa ang inyong kaalaman sa inyong mga larangan. Your stories I may not have heard all but it has touched our heart and inspired us to do work better.”