CITY OF MALOLOS- Five hundred families from the first district of Bulacan received P5,000 cash grants from the Livelihood Assistance for Neighborhood in Need through Cash Grant held at Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city yesterday.
A joint project of the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Philippine Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) of Senator Allan Peter Cayetano, the said grant aims to rehabilitate the businesses of the victims of typhoons Pedring and Quiel in the first district.
“Ang livelihood assistance cash grant na ito ay hindi dapat pabayaan sapagkat ito ay biyaya na kinakailangang pagyamanin at palaguin,” Alvarado said.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Department Head Rowena Joson-Tiongson added, “after two-three months, kukumustahin ang nabigyan ng nasabing grant at kapag lumago ang kanilang business ay makakatanggap sila ng additional incentives.”
Aside from the awarding of cash donation, Provincial Cooperative and Economic Development Office head Jovito Saguinsin and Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office head Elizabeth Alonzo also conducted an orientation on Simple Accounting and Basic Management.
The said orientation aims to educate the beneficiaries of the livelihood assistance in responsible management of their businesses.
Saguinsin added that the orientation was focused on small scale businesses.
Aside from Dr. Willie Buenaventura, Sen. Cayetano’s representative, also present on the said event were Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Director Adelina Apostol, Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando, First District Board Members Felix Ople, Michael Fermin, and Therese Cheryll Ople.