As part of ‘Yolanda’ assistance
TACLOBAN CITY-Hundreds of dressmakers from this city coming from different barangays who all survived the onslaught of supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ received sewing machines from Mayor Cristina Romualdez for their livelihood.
Some 103 dressmakers received their sewing machines from Mayor Romualdez during a simple turn-over ceremony for livelihood assistance held on Thursday(October 6) at Plaza Rizal.
In her message, Mayor Romualdez told the recipients to take good care of the machines awarded to them as a source of their daily income.
“Gamita hin maupay ini nga mga singer machines kay dako ini nga bulig ha iyo, swerte kamo kay upod pa dinhi electric machine to produce more output,” she said.
She likewise thanked the Department of Labor for always being around in assisting the city for the livelihood of Yolanda survivors.
The city government through it Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will be assisting the recipients to look for their clients.
One of the recipients, Elisa Isonan, 65, lost her four machines when Yolanda lambasted their home near the coastal waters of San Jose Alimasag.
“To me it’s a big grace and blessing to be chosen as one recipient of this facility. Now I can start my once loved dressmaking business,” she said.
Fifty-six years old Nenita Talisay of GMA Village, has shifted her venture from a sari-sari Store owner to dressmaking, where she availed the two-month CLEP training of the city government (a livelihood priority program of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez).
With 10 children, the income of her small business was not enough for their daily needs.
“I’m too happy to have this sewing machine, salamat han mga sponsors”, she said.
The sewing machine livelihood assistance was made possible through the help of the DOLE’S Integrated Livelihood & Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) in partnership with the city government thru the PESO. (GAY GASPAY, TIM CANES, TISAT/Kanhuraw Media Team)