By Helen Castaño | 11:16 PM September 15, 2022
Carmen Mayor Che Toribio- Delos Reyes on Thursday expressed her gratitude and hope that the government will continue to care for the needs of the vulnerable sector.
She said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-funded programs help more households regain livelihood.
“The local government will continue the endeavor to find ways and means for the livelihood of the low-income families. Mangayo ug muaasa ta nga naay ihatag nga tabang ang atong national government,” said Delos Reyes during the payout for the livelihood assistance grant in Carmen town on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2022.
It was graced by Sec. Erwin Tulfo and other officials of DSWD.
A total of 144 beneficiaries received 15,000 cash each for families to recover their losses during the onslaught of typhoon Odette that severely hit the province last December.
Narcisa Aquino, 71, a resident of Barangay Alegria in Carmen, has been an ambulant vendor for 40 years.
She said selling bibingka in the neighborhood is her way of helping her husband Graciano, 76. Making bibingka is her way of feeding her family, but it was put on hold when Typhoon Odette hit. The capital for making bibingka was used up for their family’s needs.
“Dakog tabang na nako ang akong nadawat nga cash,” said Aquino.
The livelihood settlement grant is for the beneficiaries affected by typhoon Odette.
The beneficiaries were identified first by the Local Government Unit and were endorsed to the DSWD-7 for name-matching based on the Listahanan database. The Project Development Officers will validate the listed beneficiaries and assess if they qualify as a grantee for the Livelihood Settlement Grant.