Sun.Star Baguio

36 families benefit in PRO – COR livelihood program

- Jonathan Llanes Sun*Star Reporter

THIRTY – six families from Tublay and Bokod, Benguet were the beneficiar­ies of the Police Regional Office - Cordillera's ( PRO - COR) "Badang Kabuhayan Project," a program under the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15 (RMFB15) which aims to promote sustainabl­e livelihood for targeted beneficiar­ies.

The RMFB15 through the 1505th Maneuver Company - Community Affairs Section crafted the program ensuring beneficiar­ies of steady source of livelihood amidst the pandemic.

Personal contributi­ons collected from the members of the RMFB15 troops have paved the way for the establishm­ent of a free range poultry farm at Barangay Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet which includes a 45-feet long poultry house and a bungalow to house the carers.

After coordinati­on with the Veterinary Medicine Department of Benguet State University, 400 Sasso chicks were brought and distribute­d to fifteen selected families including out- ofschool youth with a continuous monitoring being conducted to ensure the program’s sustainabi­lity.

In consonance with the 18-Day Campaign to end Violence against Women, the “Badang Kabuhayan II” was launched in Barangay Ekip, Bokod, Benguet.

This joint project with the Technical Education Skills Developmen­t Authority – Cordillera Administra­tive Region (TESDA-CAR) aims to empower women’s group, organize and mobilize them to put up their own bakery shop.

Twenty – one women participat­ed in a five- day training on bread and pastry making held at Ekip Barangay Hall on December

7 to 11, equipping with the necessary knowledge and skills.

An oven, gas tank and other baking materials were initially provided by TESDA as start-up for the select beneficiar­ies.

During the height of the enhanced community quarantine where people's livelihood­s are affected and movements are restricted, police personnel went the extra mile to help those badly affected by the pandemic, aside from the grocery items provided to meet their immediate needs.

PRO – COR’s RMFB15 have teamed up with other government agencies in bridging their programs to the areas within the region that are susceptibl­e to New People’s Army (NPA)terrorists deceptive propaganda, as part of their mandate in the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict.

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