ILOILO CITY (PIA) -- A total of 600 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from eight towns in Iloilo province availed of the Livelihood
Assistance Grants (LAGs) amounting to P6 million.
These municipalities are Lambunao with P2.4 million, Janiuay (P800,000), Badiangan (P500,000), Bingawan (P500,000), Calinog (P500,000), Mina (P500,000), Pototan (P500,000), and Ajuy (P300,000).
According to the Capitol press report, the livelihood grant was a joint endeavor of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 6, Iloilo Provincial Government and Office of Senator Christopher Lawrence Go.
Moreover, the livelihood assistance was provided to the beneficiaries as identified by the local government units.
“LAG is one of the recovery programs of
the government under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) that provides seed capital for new alternative income generating projects,” the press release said.
It is also a support and additional capital to the existing viable projects of the beneficiaries who were affected by the pandemic or calamities.
Meanwhile, DSWD Undersecretary Alan Tanjusay, Delia Bagolcol of DSWD 6, the SLP Regional Management Team and SLP Iloilo Provincial Coordinator Anthony Laruan spearheaded the pay-out to the 240 beneficiaries of LAG and PAMANA (Payapa at Masaganang Mamamayan) Project from the four barangays of Calinog. (JBG/LMLE/PIA Iloilo/PSWDO)