Sipalay distributes cash assistance


A total of 19 locally stranded individuals and returning overseas Filipinos,  and 41 trisikad drivers who were previously identified as beneficiaries of the Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) finally received their cash assistance worth P10,000 from the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region VI at the Brgy. 3 Covered Court, recently.

The cash will be utilized to jumpstart or revamp the livelihood of the 60 beneficiaries.

LAG is supported by the Ginapangabuhi-an Project of the City Government of Sipalay through sustaining and expanding the given livelihood.

According the the local government, a monitoring will be conducted to check the status of their livelihood through the Ginapangabuhi-an Project.

The distribution of cash assistance was led by Sipalay Mayor Gina Lizares.

Mayor Maria Gina Lizares said it is the agenda of the city government to uplift the livelihood of trisikad drivers who are among the beneficiaries of LAG and Ginapangabuhi-an Project.

For the trike owners, the assistance will be for the upgrade of trisikad and tricycle in the to boost the image of Sipalay as part of its goal to market its tourist destination. Lizares said the new and better trisikads and tricycles upgraded through the grant will not only boost the image of Sipalay but it will as well help drivers in their daily income.  She also proposed to drivers the incoming project collaboration between the Office of the City Mayor and the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines.

Executive Assistant Praem Mediodia also urged the beneficiaries to use their new sources of livelihood as a means to move forward in life.

Present during the ceremonial turnover were Provincial Coordinator on Sustainable Livelihood Program Ms. Emily Apostol together with representatives of Provincial Department of Social Welfare and Development, barangay officials, and staff from the City Social Welfare and Development Office and Community Affairs Section.