Governor Bong Lacson led the inauguration of the Provincial Government’s Technology and Livelihood Development Center (TLDC), Shared Service Facility, and Organic Market in Bacolod City yesterday, January 31, 2023.
Board Members Rita Gatuslao, Araceli Somosa and Jeffrey Tubola, Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and Capitol department and office heads attended the activity, spearheaded by the Provincial Administrator’s Office TLDC Division led by Liberty Alarcon.
TLDC aims to advocate and promote technology development that can help generate livelihood opportunities, especially for micro, small, and medium enterprises in the province.
It also offers special skills development that can qualify interested Negrenses to acquire national certification to provide them with more job opportunities locally and abroad.
Gov. Lacson said that with farmers’ and MSMEs’ raw materials, the TLDC will be instrumental in extending assistance, from product development to market networking and linkage, to promotion of the products, and up to exposure and participation to trade fairs and other entrepreneurial opportunities.
According to the governor, the organic market will serve as a fixed outlet for the farm produce of Negrense organic farmers.
“It is not enough that we open doors of opportunities for Negrenses, we must usher them to their full potential,” he added.
TLDC works in partnership with its networks and linkages to maximize the skills and talents of Negrense toward sustainable living.