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DdO People's Org get P19-M sustainable assistance from DSWD-XI

To improve the socio-economic status of formerly conflict-affected communities in Davao de Oro, the Regional Office of the Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD-XI) yesterday (February 8, 2023), turned over P19-million pesos worth of financial assistance to sixty-six people’s organizations (POs) at the Capitol Lobby, Nabunturan.

Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Provincial Coordinator Wilfredo R. Planas said that the assistance is under the PAyapa at MAsaganang PAmayaNAn (PAMANA) of the national government, funded by the Office of the President.
He also added that each PO received PHP300,000 checks as start-up capital for their chosen project or business, such as general merchandise stores among others.

"We conducted constant monthly monitoring sa atong mga identified SLP associations sa probinsya pinaagi sa Project Development Officers ug concerned partner agencies aron masiguro nga adunay development nga mahitabo,” Planas added.

Leonora D. Ambas, SLP Kapatagan-Association President in Laak, expressed gratitude to the government for the assistance provided to their association from various capacity development training, monitoring, and supervising.

“Tungod sa hiniusang kusog sa mga ahensya, sa pagpasabot ug pag-unong kanamo, natagam-taman na namo karon ang tinood nga kalinaw ug nahatagag higayon nga maplastar ang amoang asosasyon diin nakatabang sa matag-usa nga membro og sa kinatibok-ang kumunidad,” Ambas added.

Present during the ceremony were Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga, represented by Acting Provincial Administrator Fatima P. Montejo, 1001st OIC Commanding Officer, COL Febie N Lamerez, 28th Battalion Commander, LTCOL Ronilo G Desingano, PSWDO Head Josephine Frasco, and personnel from DSWD-XI.

The DSWD-SLP is part of the holistic approach of the government that seeks to improve the program beneficiaries through a micro-enterprise development and employment facilitation program that shall ultimately provide a sustainable source of income. (PIO-DDO)

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