Navotas has gained a new set of skilled workers following the graduation of 433 trainees of Navotas Training and Assessment (NAVOTAAS) Institute. Out of the 433, 355 were assessed by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and 353 passed.
In their respective speeches, Rep. Toby Tiangco and Mayor John Rey Tiangco shared with the graduates secrets on how to become successful. “To have an edge in life, you must seek constant learning and self-improvement. Find out how you can be of more value to the organization you will work for or the clients you will serve,” advised the lawmaker…Success is not achieved by just acquiring knowledge. You must also be dedicated and persevering in your work.”
Mayor Tiangco stressed that aside from constant upgrading of skills and knowledge, it is important to have the right attitude towards work and to build good relationships.
“Practice strong work ethics. Be open to learning from your superiors and from others. It will take you places,” the younger Tiangco said.
Happy Eating and Reading Program
The Navotas mayor gave bread as he read a story to some of the 595 pupils of Dagat-dagatan Elementary School who will benefit from the recently launched Happy Eating and Reading Program.
Seoul International Friendship Organization and Catholic Businessmen’s Association of Korea will fund the supplemental feeding for the whole school year.
VM Joy reviews prohibited junk food, drinks
Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte sat down with school officials, parents, and the city health department in a bid to review the list of prohibited junk food and sugary drinks to be sold in schools.
“Dapat magkaroon ng guidelines relative to the implementation and enforcement of the ordinance and implementing rules and regulations,” said Belmonte
She added, “Dapat ma-identify at ma-update ‘yung listahan ng prohibited junk food and sugary drinks at kailangan din pong magkaroon ng ordinance violation notice system o ano ba ‘yung protocols para doon sa pag-implementa ng ordinansa.”
As a presiding officer of the City Council, she noted: “As policy-makers we request a review of the IRR because the problem is the implementation.
“The ordinance is fine, it’s the list of food and the way they raided the schools.”
Last week, two school canteen operators in the city were fined for selling unhealthy food and drinks. Pasong Tamo Elementary School and Lagro High School both failed the inspection conducted by the city health department.
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