1,300 residents join livelihood seminar-A A +A
Friday, March 18, 2011
ALMOST 1,300 Baguio residents participated in a free five-course livelihood seminar sponsored by Baguio Representative Bernardo Vergara here last week.
Although supposedly reserved for only 1,000 participants, almost 300 others were allowed to walk-in and join in the activity to enhance their chances of earning additional income for their families.
According to Vergara, although this was reserved for only 1,000 Baguio residents, a total of almost 1,300 participants from almost all 128 city barangays joined the five-day series of seminars, which focused on meat processing, fruit processing, soap-making, perfume-making and candle-making.
“These livelihood seminars, together with the joint educational assistance program of my office and that of Mayor Mauricio Domogan, as well as the Vergara Livelihood with Financial Assistance Program, and our Medical Assistance program, among others, will provide a holistic concept of people and human development in our city,” he said.
Held at the fourth floor of the Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative along Assumption Road from March 9 to 12 and March 14, the series of livelihood seminars was supposedly limited to only seven participants per barangay through the National Livelihood Development Corporation in coordination with the Kapuso’t Kapamilya Foundation, but more and more participants joined in during the activity, and could not be prevented from participating.
According to Greg Aberin, who coordinated the event for Vergara, “This livelihood seminar was more than well-attended. Thanks to you folks. Participants reaction is very positive and attendees even increased little by little everyday above the maximum of 100 participants per session for two sessions a day.”
Aberin pointed out that Vergara’s office started registering 1,000 participants since two weeks ago and registrant’s turnout was overwhelming up to the deadline last March 7.
“New courses and topics for future seminars may be considered in partnership with the Tesda.” (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 19, 2011.