TACLOBAN CITY– Around 35 individual beneficiaries and two associations of northern Tacloban residents were recipients of the Pangkabuhayan Livelihood Kits distribution by the City Government through the City Cooperatives Development and Livelihood Assistance (CCDLAO) Office on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

Representing Mayor Alfred Romualdez during the turnover ceremony at the CCDLAO Function Hall were City Councilor Brian Granados and CCDLAO Head Ruena Mate.

Received by the 35 individual beneficiaries who came from Brgy. 5, Brgy. 45 (Grandstand), Brgy. 83 Cogon, St. Francis Village (105 Suhi), and New Hope Village in Brgy. Sta. Elena were sari-sari store packages worth P5,200 while the Greendale and Guadalupe Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (GGTODA) and Villa Sofia Homeowners Association, Inc. each received P52,000 worth of goods for their retail store businesses.

A combined 300 members from the two organizations will stand to benefit from the livelihood package.

During the turnover ceremony, Mate said that the assistance package distributed to the Villa Sofia HOA was a fulfillment of the latter’s request when Mayor Romualdez visited them recently.

The CCDLAO head likewise reported that the first batch of beneficiaries of the Pangkabuhayan Livelihood Assistance last year were successful in their business endeavors and were able to sustain the livelihood assistance given to them.

Meanwhile, Councilor Granados encouraged the beneficiaries to persevere and sustain the assistance given to them to improve their lives and benefit their families.

He also assured his continued support for the livelihood programs and initiatives of the local government at the legislative level.

The beneficiaries underwent an orientation on financial management and business proposal-making before the livelihood distribution. And will also be monitored by the office to ensure that they use the assistance given to them well.