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PIA Press Release
2009/02/09

134 tilanggit processors and softbrooms makers get P2.1 M fund from DOLE

Cabarroguis, Quirino (9 February) -- A total of 134 members of five associations here were recipients of cheque amounting to P2,120,774.00 given recently by Congressman Junie E. Cua and Director Grace Y. Ursua of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at Baro-A-Lubong, Mangandingay, Cabarroguis, Quirino.

Three of the five associations, Diffun Farmers Livelihood Association (DFLA), Palacian Food Processors Associations (PFPA), and Villa Paguduan Multi-Livelihood Association (VPMLA) are engaged in tilanggit processing while Baguio Village Farmers Association (BVFA) and Der-an Rusod Farmers Association (DRFAI) are engaged in tiger grass production and softbroom making.

Livelihood Enhancement Training cum Production of Tilanggit Processing, Tiger Grass Production and Softbroom making are the priority projects of Cong. Junie E. Cua being implemented by the Palacian Economic Development Association (PEDAI) through Program Director Elizabeth S. Nicolas, Department of Agriculture (DA) and DTI.

In his message, Congressman Cua stressed that these livelihood projects must be embraced with love, enthusiasm, commitment, and responsibility to make them successful and will be able to attain growth and sustainability so as to provide more opportunities to people of Quirino.

Provincial Director Julie T. Alonzo of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the awarding of livelihood cheques was aimed at promoting the development thrusts and objectives of rural enhancement and to provide livelihood and gainful employment opportunities in the rural areas.

Ayson Laungan, one of the beneficiaries from Barangay Der-An, Diffun has expressed his sincerest thanks saying the assistance was timely because of the economic crisis that is affecting their association. "This is a big help for low-income people like us to start a business," Laungan said.

Warlito Gervacio of DFLA thanked the provincial leaders headed by Cong. Cua for their concern and strong manifestations to give livelihood and developmental opportunities especially in the rural areas.

The signing of the memorandum of agreement between the beneficiaries, DOLE and PEDAI was witnessed by Mayor Jerry T. Agsalda of Aglipay, CFFQI Director Homer B. Bueno, Juliana Naval, MPDC-Aglipay, Editha Bergado, PESO Office of Cabarroguis, and SB Teresita Tuguinayo of Cabarroguis. (DTI/PIA) [top]

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