DTI’s PPG program provides training, livelihood kits to FRs in RTF8-ELCAC identified areas
TACLOBAN CITY, July 22 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has a program that will support the former rebels (FRs) as they go back to mainstream society.
This was disclosed by DTI-8 Regional Director Celerina Bato in an interview at Suruswerte Ha PIA.
The Department of Trade has a program that caters to former rebels by providing livelihood assistance through trainings and provision of livelihood kits.
This program called Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa Program provides livelihood assistance for fire victims, victims of disasters and FRs.
This has two components. One is training. The second is provision of livelihood kits worth P5,000.
The total funding of this program is P7,164,000. This will cover 140 LGUs, some 30 LGUs of which are ELCAC LGUs.
Director Bato said some 186 former rebels in Leyte, Southern Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar have undergone trainings through the Department of Trade.
Moreover, 360 FRs have been targetted to receive livelihood kits worth P5,000 each.
Of the targetted 360 kits, 200 are for the FRs of San Isidro, Leyte who will be given livelihood kits for food processing, sari-sari store and barber shop.
Some 62 carpentry tools, masonry tools, bakeshop and sari-sari stores will be for 62 FRs from Bontoc, Southern Leyte.
For the province of Samar, 29 FRs from nine LGUs will receive livelihood kits. They are from Calbiga, Matuguinao, Catbalogan, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, Paranas, Basey, Motiong ang Pinabacdao.
For the Province of Eastern Samar, 34 FRs will receive sari-sari store kits. The FRs are from 11 LGUs namely, Balangkayan, Borongan, Can-Avid, Dolores, Giporlos, Guiuan, Oras, Jipapad, Oras, Quinapondan and Arteche.
For Northern Samar, some 35 FRs will receive 20 sari-sari store packages and 15 food processing packages. They are from the municipalities of Catarman, San Isidro, Catubig, Gamay, Laoang, Mapanas, Palapag and Victoria.
Director Bato said, the livelihood kits will hopefully be distributed in the 3rd quarter of 2020 as the process of procurement is now ongoing.
The total funding of this program is P7,164,000. This will cover 140 LGUs, some 30 LGUs of which are ELCAC LGUs. (PIA-8)