2020 MCTTagoloan, Misamis Oriental— After issuing a marching order to streamline the operations of PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority, Administrator and CEO Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña cited the initial gains of the Mindanao Container Terminal following the resumption of the port of call of a foreign shipping line.

M/V Teera Bhum, a foreign cargo vessel operated by Regional Container Lines (RCL) is back and will be calling at the port of MCT tentatively on December 7, 2020.

RCL had been paying port calls at the MCT since 2008 but it ceased operations in 2014 due to intense competition with other international shipping lines.

“This new development in transshipment of goods and services   translate to an increase in port traffic, improve business activity and create more job opportunities in the locality placing MCT in a strategic position as a major port of call in the country,” La Viña said.

2020 APIA with TESDATagoloan, Misamis Oriental– PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority Administrator and CEO has cited the role of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region X in providing quality technical education and skills development programs for the labor sector.

La Vina expressed this gratitude during a business call of TESDA region X Regional Director Tarhata Mapandi and her staff Wednesday at the PHIVIDEC-IA office at MCT Complex In Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

La Vina said he will work closely with TESDA - X Director Mapandi to strengthen further the techvoc programs designed for the people of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental.

With the coming of more investments like the integrated steel mill to PHIVIDEC-IA, La Vina underscored the need for more skilled workers duly trained by TESDA-X through its accredited technical training schools spread across the region.