DAGUPAN CITY – Another batch of indigents received livelihood assistance from the city government under the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) Project on Monday during the flag raising ceremony at the city plaza in line with the continuing program of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez of helping them earn and have a decent living.
At least 67 young Dagupeños received P2,000 transportation allowance from the city government along with their starting kit from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) worth P6,000 each.
City Social Welfare and Development Officer Leah L. Aquino said that the livelihood and scholarship program are for the sons and daughters of indigent families in the city who were enrolled in commercial cooking, sewing and shielded metal art works.
They will graduate on March 28 at the City Astrodome together with the students of Project B.E.L.E.N.
“The recipients will be monitored by the government on how well they are doing in their livelihood after their training. They will be signing an agreement with the city government that they cannot sell or dispose of their kits given to them solely for them to earn a living,” Aquino said.
Members of the Rural Improvement Clubs in the city also received from the city under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Program (GPBP) cooking kits worth P7,000 each for them to start producing smoked bangus without food coloring that can last for about two months.
The members, mostly housewives, have been training since last year on smoke bangus and on good manufacturing practices and standard sanitary operations.
“All of them went through the process before they can be considered as licensed food handlers kasi dapat safe for human consumption yong kanilang ginagawang smoked bangus,” City Agriculture Officer Emma J. Molina said.
Molina added that the different clubs from barangays Pantal, Bonuan Boquig, Bonuan Binloc, Bonuan Gueset and Mangin can now start with their production. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/March 23, 2015)