Impasug-ong, Bukidnon - 175 beneficiaries finally marched their way up to the stage and received their SMAW NCII certificates.
One day before the event, some of the beneficiaries who lived all the way from Calabugao, Impasug-ong, decided to travel earlier and be at the venue a night before the program. Traveling from Calabugao to the municipal proper would take them at least 5 hours and the beneficiaries are afraid that they might be late since they need to be at the venue before 9am for their graduation rehearsal and releasing of toga. Aside from the financial support that SMI has provided to the beneficiaries for their meals, the Honorable Mayor of Impasug-ong, Mayor Anthony A. Uy, also provided sleeping mats and electric fans that the beneficiaries can use while sleeping in the gym.
The commencement exercise was well-attended by Community Facilitators, Municipal Social Welfare Development Officers, PESO Managers, Municipal Admin Officers, DSWD Action Team Leaders, Mr. Ben Gabriel Uy, Impasug-ong LGU Representative; Sumilao Vice Mayor, Hon. Emily Okit; RSW/SWO III of Impasug-ong, Jessette D. Lusoc (Keynote Speaker); Senior TESDA Specialist, Abdulwahid Madum; and SMI President & CEO, Dr. Irene L. Floro.