ANGELES City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the City Government is set to provide free clothing to all housed individuals at soon-to-be-opened Bale Pusu Home for the Aged and the existing Bahay Pag-Asa, the city’s youth reformation center.
This was also confirmed by Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, who recently coordinated with a renowned Angeleña designer Rosette Ramos-Biag to provide the patterns or designs for the clothing such as pajama and duster for the elderly, and shorts and t-shirts for the children in conflict with the law.
These clothing will be made by 10 home-based mananahis hired under the Angeleño First Livelihood program of Lazatin.
The goal of this program, according to Calaguas, is to provide comfort and proper clothing for the housed individuals. While they stay at the centers, their welfare is a priority, including the provision of clothing.
At the same time, the livelihood project will provide sustainable income for the home-based mananahis.
Ramos-Biag said the terno for the youth in Bahay Pag-Asa reformation center will come in three sizes -- from small to large, while the pajamas and duster for the elderly will be available in free sizes.
She also thanked the City Government for tapping her in implementing the project, saying it is an opportunity and inspiration for local designers like her.
“Taos puso akong nagpapasalamat sa ating LGU lalong lalo na kay Ms. IC Calaguas, Reina Manuel at siyempre kay Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. sa tiwala at suporta na ibinibigay nila sa akin,” Ramos-Biag said.
Ramos-Biag is also one of the 17 Angeleño designers in the face mask and Personal Protective Equipment making project of the City Government.
Some 8,000 PPEs and 70,000 facemasks have already been turned over to the Angeles City Economic Development Investment and Promotions Office and Public Employment Services Office by the mananahis.