North Tacloban Relocatees to benefit from livelihood assistance from City Gov’t., National Gov’t. Agencies
TACLOBAN CITY – Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez is targeting 8000 households in Tacloban North for livelihood projects. In partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – 2.5 Million Pesos will be given to qualified residents of the resettlement areas in the North – for Sari-sari stores, Rice Retailing and Fish Retailing.
The City Cooperatives Development and Livelihood Assistance Office (CCDLAO) is now helping this relocated residents in the Candle-making and Taho-making business.
The Livelihood Cluster of the City Government is currently conducting Business Planning Seminars for these beneficiaries in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU). This activity is held three times weekly at the MASA Office, Tacloban City Public Market.
This cluster has proposed an Agri-Tourism Park in Barangay Sto. Niño which will feature an Aviary – a Mini Zoo – Livestock Production Area and Aqua Culture.
A Non-government organization Samaritan’s Purse is spearheading Urban Gardening at the GMA Kapuso and UN Habitat Housing Villages.
Meanwhile, the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Cristina’s Learn and Earn Program (CLEP) are conducting Skills Training Courses . The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is providing equipment used by the trainees. – HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO