Legarda provides msme assistance to QC residentsFebruary 8, 2024
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda today provided P30 million to around 1,400 Quezon City residents through the DOLE Kabuhayan program.
“Lubos kaming naniniwala na ang aming iniabot ay makatutulong upang makadagdag sa kabuhayan ng ating mga kababayang nangangailangan nito,” Legarda said.
“With our livelihood assistance, we give them an opportunity to help them dig themselves out of the hole caused by poverty,” she added.
Accompanied by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and councilor Mikey Belmonte at the Amoranto Sports Complex, 1,100 beneficiaries received 13 sacks of rice weighing 25 kilos each in the amount of P20,000.
In addition, 300 beneficiaries were awarded a set of high-speed sewing and edging machines in the amount of P30,000.
Beneficiaries identified by the Quezon City local government unit include displaced workers, housewives, vendors, senior citizens, tricycle drivers, and persons with disabilities.
“Isang karangalan na makatulong sa ating mga kababayan, sapagkat nagagampanan natin ang ating trabaho na itaguyod ang pamumuhay ng bawat Pilipino,” asserted Legarda.
“Maasahan niyo na kami ay patuloy na magsusulong ng mga batas na makatutulong sa pag-angat ng ating bansa sa pagiging maunlad, mapayapa, at demokratikong pamumuhay.”
It is the latest in Legarda’s initiatives to help the urban poor in Quezon City, with the veteran legislator awarding millions of pesos over the past year through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) programs. (End)