With the goal of extending projects province-wide, including hard-to-reach areas, Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale took part in the anniversary celebration of a women’s organization in Toledo City, a beneficiary of the Capitol’s livelihood program.
Davide and Magpale celebrated with the members of the Pangamihan Women Worker’s Association (PWWA) in Brgy. Pangamihan, Toledo City last Friday.
The far-flung barangay is tagged by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau–Central Visayas (MGB-7) as one of the areas in Toledo City susceptible to landslides.
Through the Provincial Women’s Commission (PWC), the Capitol conducted trainings on making banana crackers, siomai, and binangkal. Finished products are now sold in strategic areas across the city, including schools and retail stores.
“Daghan kaayo ta og mahimo kitang mga kababayen-an alang sa pag-abag sa atong mga kalalakihan. Wa ko mag-ingon nga mulabaw ta nila, pinaagi sa atong opisina daghan ta og mahimo,” Magpale said.
According to PWWA president Rachell Hortel, the women’s association has grown to 147 members since its establishment in February last year.
Aside from the trainings, the Capitol also plans to establish a nursery in the area, in-line with its pledge to plant and grow three million trees by 2020 under the Cebu Tree Growing Initiative, signed by various stakeholders in July last year.
Also seeing the condition of Pangamihan Elementary School, Gov. Davide also committed to build two classrooms and resolve the potable water issue in the area. Education and technical vocational trainings are given priority under the six-key development agenda of Governor Davide.
“Magpadala kita og inhinyero diri ug water task force aron inspectionon ang inyong lugar ug pangitaon kon asa jod ang source sa tubig, para di na kaayo mo maglisod sa potable water. Amo kanang commitment ni Vice Gov. sa inyo,” Davide said.