AT LEAST three women’s groups and seven fisher folks’ organizations in San Carlos City received grants from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office (OPA) thru the San Carlos City Cooperatives Livelihood Development Office (CLDO).
The group presented to San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo the said assistance given to them Friday morning, February 21 at his office.
The women’s group beneficiaries received P100,000 each while the fisher folks’ group were given 15 bundles of fishing nets, ten rolls of nylon threads and fishing hooks. Said groups include Barangay Ermita Whitesand Women’s Association (ERA), Barangay Palampas Women’s Association and Barangay Codcod United Women’s Association for the women’s group and the San Carlos City Arong Fisherfolks Association, Trozo Fisherfolks Association, Sipaway Island Fishermen Association, Ermita Fisherfolks Association, Caimito Marginal Fisherfolks Association, Buluangan Fish Vendors Association, and Tapon Fisherfolks Workers Association for the
Randy Margaha, project in-charge of the Rural Improvement Club of the CLDO said that the financial assistance will be used for the Rice and Corn Marketing Retailing Project, Agricultural Input Marketing and Retailing Project and Agricultural Marketing Project. He added that women’s associations need to have an alternative livelihood in preparation for natural disasters.
Edith Dano, project in-charge of the Coastal and Non-Agricultural Livelihood Association of CLDO said that they made the request through a letter to the OPA last October 2019 and the grant was given February 19 this year. (PR)