Representing Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, Hiraya Foundation pres- ident Raymund Romualdez graces the commencement ceremony of a livelihood training program of the city government’s Community Livelihood and Extension Program (CLEP) last August 11. About 135 Taclobanons availed of the program ranging from food processing, baking, and cosmetology. (TCIO)

TACLOBAN CITY- A total of 135 completed the livelihood training of the Community Livelihood and Extension Program (CLEP) of the city government under Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez last August 11 at the CEO Gym. Around 61 Taclobanons finished the food processing skills training, and 26 beneficiaries completed the 15-day free hair-cutting and cosmetology courses. Bartending and reflexology courses each had 10 and 11 graduates, while baking had 15 and dressmaking, 12. The CLEP graduates which completed the training last January to June received certificates of completion and starter kits from the local government to aid them in their livelihood venture. The successful trainees came from Barangays 84, 110, 66, 42-A, and 49. On behalf of the local Chief Executive, Hiraya president Raymund Romualdez, in a short talk, inspired the recipients to persevere as they provide for the needs of their families. Meantime, acting CLEP Coordinator Ruena Mate encouraged the recipients to fully utilize the skills they learned during the training in their respective livelihood ventures. Another batch of more than 300 CLEP trainees from the northern barangays are set to graduate this August 18.