By Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – Some P1.5 million in financial aid was released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to five associations in Sagay City, Negros Occidental to help them boost their livelihood.
These associations are the Fabricanians Retailers Association for their rice and agricultural supplies retailing, Lopez Jaena Livelihood Association for their community store, Women’s Into Progressive Life for their office supplies and center, Barangay Paraiso Women Vendors Association for their community store and party supply rentals, and Barangay Puey Small Farmers Association for their rice and agricultural supplies retailing.
Each association received P300,000 cash assistance during the turnover rites led by DSWD-6 and Mayor Narciso Javelosa, Jr., on January 17.
They are part of the Cycle 3 Project of the DSWD’s Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program.
PAMANA is the Philippine government’s framework for peace and development, with DSWD as one of the agencies supporting its implementation by providing socio-economic projects and other interventions to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas and conflict-affected and vulnerable areas.