By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Quezon will conduct on May 2 a seminar on livelihood for beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in San Francisco, a fifth class municipality 226 kilometers southeast of Manila and 114 kilometers from this city.
Project Development Officer Chedita Lerum of DSWD-4A Lucena extension office said the training will be participated in by 273 beneficiaries of the 4Ps program. Of the number, 155 come from Barangay Cawayan 1 and 118 others from Barangay Cawayan II, both of this town.
Lerum said the participants will undergo a one-month livelihood training, after which they will be given some financial assistance to enable them to put up their own livelihood projects under the supervision of DSWD field officers.
She noted that 4Ps beneficiaries in this town have great potentials in producing “buri” products such as hats, bags, slippers, and furniture because buri is widely grown in the locality.
Lerum said residents in the area should tap their buri resources because buri can produce various indigenous items that are very valuable to visitors and tourists.