SENATOR TO TESDA: SEND TRAINER-VOLUNTEERS TO TYPHOON-HIT AREAS
SENATOR Richard Gordon on Wednesday called on the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to send more trainers who can help rebuild damaged houses and buildings in areas hit by Typhoon Odette.
Gordon, who also heads the Philippine Red Cross, said these communities are in dire need of technical assistance, especially in the areas of electrical installation, masonry and carpentry, among others.
“We cannot wallow in despair because our houses were damaged or destroyed. We want to be able to extend a helping hand by providing necessary materials, tools, and knowledge to be able to rise from the rubble,” he said.
“Sa paggawad ng mga yero, kahoy, at pako, ay makakatulong tayo sa pagbangon ng ating mga kababayang nasalanta ng bagyo. Ang kaalamang makukuha nila mula sa TESDA ay magagamit pa sa mga susunod na pagkakataon,” he added.
The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development said that “Odette” damaged around 598,000 houses.