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3,000 Yolanda survivors gain entrepreneurial opportunities

Palo, Leyte – Some 3,000 high school students from various parts of Leyte who survived super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013 and completed their high school education can very well become entrepreneurs after completing income-generating courses provided by the Leyte provincial government.

Multiple Income Creating Project (MIC-P) Manager Dr. Aurora Aquino-Villarente said these 3,000 students were scholars of the Leyte province under Governor Leopoldo Dominic L. Petilla’s program of providing vocational courses to students during their four-year high school studies.

Villarente said the high school students graduated from the Palo National High School in Palo, Leyte and Merida National High School in Merida, Leyte as well as in 22 centers of the Division of Leyte of the Department of Education (DepEd).

“They can now very well become enterpreneurs like what their other co-graduates have gone on to become, some of whom are now successful businessmen and have even continued with their college on their own as they now have income to spend for their continuing education,” Villarente said.

She informed that the graduates underwent courses in broiler production, aqua culture, vermiculture and corn production and Information Communication Technology (ICT) phase I and phase II courses, tourism and welding and automotive servicing.