Sadsadan ladies club get aid for parlor

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BAUKO, Mountain Province  – The Cordillera office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-CAR) formally turned over to the Sadsadan Ladies Circle more than P200,000 as financial assistance to the organization for the establishment of a parlor that will serve as one of their sustainable sources of livelihood for the improvement of the living condition of their families in the future.

Mayor Abraham B. Akilit disclosed that the financial assistance that was given to the ladies organization came from the agency’s Social Livelihood Program (SLP) through the support that was extended by the local government.

Earlier, the DSWD-CAR issued the required certificate of accreditation to the Sadsadan Ladies Association based in Sadsadan, Bauko, Mountain Province after having satisfactorily met the requirements for a legitimate civil society organization pursuant to Section 71 of the General Appropriations Act on the fund transfer to civil society organizations and DSWD Memorandum Circular No. 08, series of 2018 or the amended guidelines on the accreditation of civil society organizations as beneficiaries of DSWD projects or programs.

The certificate of accreditation signed by DSWD-CAR Regional Director Leo Quintilla covers the Sadsadan parlor shop which will be administered, managed and operated by the Sadsadan Ladies Association.

The certificate of accreditation will be valid for 3 years covering the period October 11, 2019 to October 10, 2022 unless sooner revoked for valid and legal grounds.

The local chief executive said that the local government’s technical personnel extended the needed technical assistance to the civil society organization in the crafting of the project proposal that was submitted to the agency to support the group’s request for financial assistance for the put up of the desired parlor in one of the most populated barangays of the municipality.

According to him, the municipal government will continue to provide the required technical assistance to the different civil society organizations wanting to avail of technical and financial support from concerned government agencies for the establishment of their proposed sustainable sources of livelihood that will contribute in efforts to improve the living condition of their families.

Akilit urged other civil society organizations in the different barangays of the municipality to start working on their proposals with the assistance of the local government’s technical personnel so that the groups will be able to access whatever available financial support from concerned government agencies for the realization of their goals and objectives of establishing sustainable sources of livelihood for their members.

He disclosed that concerned government agencies have various programs and projects related to the provision of financial assistance to interested and deserving civil society groups in the different parts of the country that is why what is needed is for the different groups to be simply be proactive in working on their proposals to access such funding support for the realization of their proposed livelihood projects beneficial in uplifting the prevailing living condition of the families of the members.

By HENT

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