355 benefit from DSWD P5-M livelihood projects
CITY OF BAGUIO: A total of 355 beneficiaries benefited from the Welfare and Development Department’s regional office livelihood assistance grant amounting to P 5,055,000, according to the Social Welfare and Development Office. city (CSWDO) edited by Betty Fangasan. During Monday’s flag-raising rites at City Hall led by Representative Mark Go, Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Deputy Mayor Faustino Olowan, CSWDO deputy leader Liza Bulayungan said the grant was distributed to beneficiaries on June 14 at the Baguio Convention Center. “The amount granted is of great help to our clients by increasing their livelihoods, which would improve their quality of life,” she added. The CSWDO was also able to collect P 418,540 under the cancellation of the city’s Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) recipients as of June 15 of this year, which represents a huge decrease in fund collections. cancellation compared to previous years, Bulayungan said. She added that the shortfall can be blamed on the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, as SEA beneficiaries have been unable to work due to lockdowns and other restrictions. Meanwhile, the city government, through the CSWDO and the Office of Public Employment Services (PESO), has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the region’s Ministry of Labor and Employment. administration of the Cordillera (DoLE-CAR) for the implementation of the DoLE Kabuhayan project. . A total of 173 suppliers profiled at Burnham Park have been identified as beneficiaries of the project with a total funding of P5 145,590 which has already been uploaded by the DoLE to the city government.