Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Wednesday, 14 April 2021 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
PBB Guidelines 2016
Click to Open
PIA Snapshot

PIA Online
One Mindanao eNewsmagazine
One Visayas eNewsletter
One Luzon eNewsmagazine
ST@R eNewsmagazine
PIA Members Only:
PMIS | PANP Phone Directory
PIAEA Corner:
Application | View PIAEA Site
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
PIA News Archive:
Information to Empower Filipinos
English NewsFoto ArchivesRegional WatchOFW Watch
FrontpageHeadlines by RegionNews ArchivePIA SpecialsICT News

PIA Press Release
Monday, January 09, 2012


LGU boosts livelihood project of senior citizens

by Larry Lopez

TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 9(PIA) —- Inspired by their high capacity to produce despite their age, the provincial government provided P100,000 additional livelihood assistance to 21 members of the senior citizen’s federation of the province.

Eusebia Haddac of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) said Governor Jocel C. Baac was excited to release the additional aid upon learning that the sector has managed well its income generating projects financed by the province.

For 2012, the 21 beneficiaries would venture into house slipper business after undergoing training by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office.

The training is designed as “sheltered workshop” where trainees earn while they learn.

Participants were asked to buy their own materials at minimal prices, through the assistance of DTI, because outputs from the workshop are returned back to them as initial products to start a small business.

The three-day training will teach the beneficiaries to produce washable cloth house slippers which have been eyed as easy marketable item here, according to Haddac.

As support to the sector, the province allotted one percent of its internal revenue allotment (IRA) share as regular support fund to the senior citizen as contained in the sector’s Magna Carta.

Haddac said the assistance granted is a form of soft loan payable in two years without interest, which upon payment could be rolled to other beneficiaries.

The federation is planning to expand to livestock production project using their income from the slipper business this year. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR,Kalinga)

Latest Stories
  • DOST project beneficiary produces biggest 'ulang' (R02)
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 500 poor families get 'bags of blessing' (R06)
  • Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion (R06)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • Police Information Officers receives commendation medals (R06)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Aklan detainees trained on proper waste management (R06)
  • Hiligaynon news: DOLE 6 may bag-o nga direktor (R06)
  • Mangrove tree planting to highlight World Wetlands Day (R06)
  • Balikbayan finds ulang production profitable (R02)
  • Hiligaynon news: Impormasyon sa populasyon sa Iloilo nagapakita pagkinahanglan sa pagmanehar sing maayo (R06)
  • Various activities to mark World Wetlands Day in Iloilo (R06)
  • Tagalog News: Tapul Reef, ipinapadeklarang fish sanctuary (MIM)
  • Hiligaynon news: Alert Level sa Yemen napanubo sa level 2 – DFA (R06)
  • P118-M worth of Infra projects implemented by Dipolog in 2011 (R09)
    GOOD NEWS Series
    PIA Special Sites:

    ASEAN Philippines

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines