Baguio barangays receive livelihood grants-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Friday, October 18, 2013
THREE barangay-based cooperatives will receive grants from the Department of Labor and Employment.
Barangays Brookespoint, Crystal Cave and Holy Ghost Extension received some P854,075 in funding for their various projects awarded October 11.
The projects were referred to DOLE Regional Director Henry John Jalbuena by Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping and will also be extended help by the Department of Trade and Industry for business name registration and other post-processing assistance such as packaging and design of their products.
The first recipient, the Crystal Cave Multi-purpose Cooperative that received P207,795 will start a bakery livelihood project.
Brookespoint Trading Livelihood Association was granted P228,825 to start a meat butchering and processing livelihood project.
The third recipient, the Community Enterprise Development of Baking Livelihood Association of Holy Ghost Extension composed of 100 members received the amount of 417,455.00 for a grocery livelihood project.
Most members of the recipient associations are unemployed and underemployed individuals, Aliping said.
Barangay captain David Pugoon thanked Aliping for his endorsement of their project which he claimed will be able to provide extra income to his constituents.
Aliping, meanwhile, urged the recipients of livelihood funds to adhere closely to the guidelines for the program to be successful.
"For as long as you will make good, you will comply with the guidelines and of course to the purpose of these livelihood checks will be issued is properly implemented, it shows that you deserve to have additional funding, the Director [Jalbuena] will recommend for additional capital," Aliping told the beneficiaries.
Jalbuena said the project was released to give assistance to those who are in need of livelihood in the city as Aliping told him of several cooperatives that are in need of assistance to jumpstart entrepreneurship in Baguio’s villages.
Earlier in August 5, several livelihood associations from barangays Mines View, Gibraltar Pagasa, Sto. Tomas Proper, Dizon-Manzanillo, Upper Dagsian and Lower Dagsian received P1,011,880 for different livelihood projects.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 19, 2013.