GATE distributes P2.4-M livelihood assistance to 19 MSMEs

CAPITOL NEWS

3rd Batch in 2016

GATE distributes

Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. flashes the number one sign along with the latest recipients of the provincial government’s Livelihood Assistance Program held at the Reception Hall of the Urduja House. (Photo by Meinard V. Sadim/rrb)

Lingayen- – -A total of P2,420,000 worth of livelihood assistance checks were distributed by Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. to some 19 groups/micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) comprising 932 members on March 8 at the Reception Hall of the Urduja House.

The distribution, which is the third batch of awarding for 2016, has included seven new groups as latest beneficiaries of the Livelihood Assistance Program launched by the Espino administration in 2008 as an effective tool in addressing unemployment or underemployment and to empower every household especially the housewives to become productive members of society.

To date, the total release since it was launched eight years ago is now amounting to P66.4 million which has already benefitted some 473 groups or approximately 16,927 individual members.

Ellsworth G. Gonzales, Officer-in-Charge of the Provincial Population Office, said that the 19 groups are made up of 12 groups of previous beneficiaries and seven new recipients. Most of the recipients, he added, are now on their 2nd, 3rd and 5th cycles.

Stating this, Gonzales disclosed that the distribution will resume after the election period.

The third batch of livelihood beneficiaries for this year are as follows: Ketegan Ladies Club (Bautista), Nibaliw Sur KALIPI Women’s Association (Bautista), Pozorrubio Furniture and Handicraft Association, Inc. (Pozorrubio), St. Marians Farmers Saranay (Binalonan), Landas Rural Improvement Club (Mangaldan), Bisbisocol KALIPI Association (San Fabian), Lobong Credit Cooperative (San Jacinto), Rural Improvement Club of Gueguesangen (Sta. Barbara), Sta. Maria Mango Growers and Handlers Association (Sta. Maria), Malinta Farmers Irrigators Association (Natividad), Bantog Samahang Nayon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Asingan), Baquioen Mangalap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Sual), Poblacion Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Sual), Caoayan Farmers Irrigators Association (Sual), Barlo Agrarian Reform Cooperative (Mabini), Anda KLAP SEA-K Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Burgos), San Pascual Multi-Purpose cooperative (Burgos), Amangbangan Rural Improvement Club (Alaminos City), and Kabaleyan Food Product (Mangaldan).

All recipients received a check ranging from P100,000 to P170,000 except for the Kabaleyan Food Product, a micro, small and medium enterprise, which was awarded with P50,000 worth of check. /(Ruby R. Bernardino)