Cordillera Administrative Region- At least 3,380 families in the region were aided with livelihood assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The aid is under the DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Livelihood Assistance Grants (LAG), a financial assistance granted to families whose livelihoods were affected by the implementation of the community quarantine due to COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 1,639 families from the municipalities of Lubuagan, Pinukpuk, Tanudan, and Tabuk City in Kalinga and Bakun, Bokod, Kabayan, Kibungan, and Itogon in Benguet are qualified to receive their financial assistance amounting to Php10,000.00 to Php15,000.00 each.
“Dakel launay iti iyaman me iti daytoy nga tulong karo kadakami nga agkasapulan, daytoy ket mausar para iti sari-sari store nga nu ag income ket isunto pangalaan mi kadagiti kasapulan dagiti anak ken pamilya mi (We are grateful of this livelihood assistance, especially for us who are in need, I will use it to put up a sari-sari store, my income will go to the cost of my children’s education and for our family)”, said Andrea Sad-ang, one of the LAG beneficiaries from Tabuk City, Kalinga.
Before the payout, DSWD staff conducted an orientation on the purpose of the grant, business processing, liquidation of provided funds, and monitoring of each provided projects, as well as clarification of raised concerns.
Another round of simultaneous payout will be conducted until the end of May for the remaining 1,741 beneficiaries of Mountain Province, Ifugao, Abra, Apayao, Baguio City and other municipalities of Kalinga and Benguet. #DSWD-CAR, Sustainable Livelihood Program, Babble Mae Gorio