LINGAYEN — Checks amounting to P3,610,000 were handed over by Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. to some 23 cooperatives and four micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) groups from various parts of the province on October 27 under the Livelihood Assistance Program of the provincial government.
The financial aid package has now reached P58,657,650 with some 425 groups or approximately 15,171 individual members as beneficiaries.
Gov. Espino Awards P3.6M livelihood assistance. Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. and the beneficiaries of Livelihood Assistance Program of the provincial government flash the number one sign after the distribution of soft loan assistance worth P3.6-million to 23 cooperatives and four micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) groups last October 27 at the Capitol Building in Lingayen. The governor was assisted by Provincial Population Office (PPO)-OIC Ellsworth Gonzales, PPO Consultant Luzviminda Muego and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Emil Samson. /TQuimson
It can be recalled that the Espino administration has conceptualized the project to address unemployment or underemployment and to empower every household especially the housewives.
The latest recipients of the program include the following: Hacienda Women’s Association (Bugallon), KALIPI Garrita Chapter (Bani), Centro Toma-Colayo Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Bani), Dangley Loving Mothers Association (Agno), Sitio Vallarta Women’s Association (Infanta), San Pedro Multi-Purpose Association (Mabini), Sonson Ongkit KALIPI Association (Mangatarem), Malabobo KALIPI Association (Mangatarem), Dorongan Punta KALIPI Association (Mangatarem), Aliaga Farmers Association (SWISA) (Malasiqui), Hillside Farmers Association (Bayambang), “C2” Ambayoan Irrigators Association (San Nicolas), Alitaya, Gueguesangen,Amansabina (AGA) Irrigators Association (Mangaldan), Cablong KALIPI Association (Pozorrubio), Cabulalaan KALIPI Association (Laoac), San Ramon KALIPI Association (Manaoag), Baloling KALIPI Women’s Association (Mapandan), Pangasinan Women Development Inc. (Sta. Barbara), Lelemaan Credit Cooperative (Manaoag), Nagkaisa Multi-purpose Cooperative (Asingan), Solid Brotherhood Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Balungao), Organic Pares-Pares Multi-Purpose Cooperative (San Nicolas), and Mt. Zion Evangelical Mission, Inc. (Balungao).
Meanwhile, four MSMEs also receive assistance from the provincial government. These are as follows: Farmes Delight Products (Bugallon), Almera’s Native Cakes (Binalonan), Marieta’s Prawns and Crabs Dealer (Dasol), and Bartolome’s Souvenir Shop (Alaminos City)./RBernadino