BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City School of Arts and Trade (h) , a TESDA, run training institute in this mountain resort produces more than thousand graduates every year.
Twenty lady inmate scholars of the Baguio City Jail Management Office received their respective certificates of completion to the Bread and Pastry Production NC II last Aug. 18 at the BCJM office. The program is in partnership with city government here and the BCJM in order to help inmates in economic progress and subsequently help the country.
J/CInsp. May Ann Tresmanio emphasized that being in the four walls of the Baguio City jail is not an hindrance for the inmates to be productive in their own little ways. “We are very grateful that we were given the opportunity to learn and love baking. I have learned to love what I am doing and learn to have an open mind that I must not give up but instead believe in myself that I can also contribute something to the community and country as a whole,” said one of the lady inmates.
Apart from the 20 lady inmates, there were also five BCJM personnel who underwent the same course in order to lead the lady inmates in the near future. The inmates have their own bakeshop named BCJ FDIA Bakeshop.
Interested individuals who would like to taste their products can contact Michelle Mangonan at 422-2851. Orders should be placed a day ahead. They have pandesal (P2); spanish bread (P4); pandecoco (P5); ensaymada (P6); ham and cheese, pineapple bread and chicken/pork asado (10 each); dinner roll (P30); cinnamon (45); cake (P30/slice or P280 for the whole cake); upside down cake (P25./ slice or P600 for the whole cake)./Jho Arranz