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Guimaras groups get P2.25M aid

February 3, 2008

Visayan Daily Star
Jan. 11, 2008

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development turned over P2.25 million to 15 Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran associations in Guimaras as part of the ongoing oil spill rehabilitation program.

DSWD Regional Director Teresita Rosales said the money will serve as seed capital for livelihood programs to be implemented in five municipalities of the province.

Rosales led the recent turnover ceremony attended Regional Director Angel Gaviola of the Office of the Civil Defense-6, Gov. Felipe Nava, Mayor Samuel Gumarin of Buenavista, Mayor Cresente Chavez of Jordan, Mayor Alejandro Araneta of Nueva Valencia and Mayor Jimmy Gajo of San Lorenzo held at the GTIC Function Room in Jordan, Guimaras.

The towns of Buenavista and Sibunag, which have four SEA-K associations each, will receive P600,000, respectively.

Nueva Valencia will get P450,000 for its three SEA-K associations while Jordan and San Lorenzo will receive P300,000 each.

Rosales said the SEA-K associations have undergone social preparation and capability building activities such as business management skills training to ensure that they will be properly guided on how to sustain their projects.

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