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500K DOLE livelihood assistance for farmers, fishermen in Tacloban City

Tacloban City – A total of P572,656.50 worth of livelihood assistance under DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) were received by Nazareth Farm Association in a turnover held last May 25, 2019 in Brgy.102 Old Kawayan, this city.

The association, composed of some fifty-one (51) farmers and fishermen, received assorted farm equipment and inputs for their approved project entitled “Sustainable Livelihood Organic Vegetables and Milkfish Alternative Production”.

The project aims to enhance the income of the members by adopting modern plant-growing organic method for new kinds of high-yield crops such as ampalaya (bittermelon), sweet pepper, cucumber, taro, string beans, sugar peas, etc.

Present to grace the turnover ceremony was DOLE North Leyte Field Office Head, Ms. Bernardita M. Navarra representing Director Yahya A. Centi and Engr. Gary Soriano from the Tacloban City Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

In her remarks, Ms. Navarra encouraged the beneficiaries to utilize the assistance to for the improvement of their lives which is the very essence of the livelihood program.

“Let this help from the government be a source of not just a living but of hope and inspiration. We believe this will go a long way if you will just work hard and support one another for the benefit of your association and your respective families”, said Ms. Navarra.

Sister Helen Reyes, who assisted the association in accessing livelihood assistance from DOLE and LGU Tacloban, spoke in behalf of the members who were thankful for the livelihood grants received.

“Nazareth Farm Association is so grateful to DOLE and LGU Tacloban for this opportunity to improve their livelihood which is farming and fishing. With these equipment, we hope for an increase in farm production and sales and eventually improve their standard of living”, Sis. Reyes said.

The beneficiaries were all-smiles as the turnover was happening. As survivors of the super typhoon Yolanda in 2013, they are now beaming with hope that with the help of the government they can indeed stand and live better lives. End/Norma Rae S. Costimiano

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