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‘Tokhang’ surrenderees now TESDA grads

ATIMONAN, Quezon – To those having doubts about the ‘Oplan Tokhang’ anti-illegal drugs drive of the government, read this.

Four of the 104 drug users who surrendered under the program are now holders of Technical Education Service Development Authority (TESDA) diplomas after undergoing a skills training extended by municipal government.

Mayor Rustico Joven U. Mendoza said that the graduates were among the drugs personalities who gave up in the campaign against illegal drugs which became successful also because of the local government’s intervention.

The graduates focused on Skills Training in Electrical Installations & Maintenance and Shield Metal Arc Welding given by TESDA-Quezon as well as the Computer Science and Technological College (CSTC).

They all went 120 hours of lecture and practical training in Electrical Installation & Maintenance apart from another 80 hours of training for Shield Metal Arc Welding in 15 days.

Atimonan police chief Margarito Umali then challenged these graduates to begin a new life and use their newly-found skills to totally stay away from drugs. (Danny Estacio)