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7 Lanao Norte Maranao women-associations benefit P500K DOLE-X livelihood aid

DOLE- X LDN PFO Chief Remegio D. Cabañog said the livelihood financial assistance was funded thru the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) with the assistance of the Paglingkawas Women Federation (PAWFED) as the Accredited Co-Partner (ACP).

 

The recipients were: (1) ISLAHIYYAH Association received traditional blanket weaving loom and a sewing machine with threads; (2) Lampakanay Handicraft Association accepted one unit of welding machine, electric driller, and grinder. Meanwhile, the other four associations were given four desktops, one laptop computers with printers, namely: (3) BUKAPA (Bulawanong Kababaihan sa Pacita); (4) UNIFAFA (United Fisherfolks and Farmers Association); (5) Balo-i Peanut Processors; (6) LANPROF (Lanao Norte Processors Federation); and (7) PAWFED (Paglingkawas Women Federation).

 

Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo expressed her gratitude to DOLE- X, represented by Assistant Regional Director Estrella U. Pahalla and Chief Cabañog for the timely response on the requests of the provincial government through PAWFED by providing the necessary equipment for the improvement and sustainability of the beneficiaries’ livelihood projects.

 

Governor Angging was happy to see that the Maranao traditional method of weaving is continuously practiced by the ISLAHIYYAH Association from the Municipality of Poona Piagapo and being handed down to the younger generation. Maranao weaving is always in the heart of the Governor and wanting to preserve this unique cultural heritage in the Province of Lanao del Norte.

 

The livelihood project is a dream come true not only to the beneficiaries but also to Governor Angging, especially the blanket weaving and dressmaking projects. She said that she has been fascinated by the colorful and intricate way of making a blanket or a dress, and expressed her appreciation in the difficulty and strenuous work that comes with it just to create one blanket or a dress. “I give my 101% support for the sustainability of this livelihood project, and it is essential to hand this unique cultural heritage to the younger generation to carry on,” the Governor said.

 

Further, she hoped to collaborate with famous fashion designers in the country one day to develop and enhance the techniques to ISLAHIYYAH members in designing products that can compete in the open market, and help grow their business.

 

Moreover, the Provincial Chief Executive reminded, as well as encouraged the beneficiaries to give importance to the assistance extended by DOLE, “The National Government is always ready to extend assistance to you. Like this livelihood project with the help of PAWFED, DOLE shows their commitment to help improve your lives. Just show them that you are worthy of its assistance and continue to gain their trust.”

 

Assistant Regional Director Pahalla, on behalf of Regional Director lawyer Joffrey M. Suyao, was happy to meet Governor Angging and heard it straight from her the importance of this livelihood project to the Province of Lanao del Norte, and particularly to the beneficiaries, and encouraged the members to work together for the betterment of the organization and sustainability of the livelihood project.

 

Governor Angging, as her continued support, also donated her personal sewing machine to ISLAHIYYAH Association.

 

PAWFED Chairperson Blenda Desierdo said, “We are so thankful for the undying support of DOLE given unto us, it has touched and uplift the lives of our constituents, hoping our partnership would last long”.

 

The DILEEP assistance to these women-beneficiaries has an impact to their lives especially in providing a stable and regular income that can afford them their family’s daily needs and the school expenses of their children. Prior to the DOLE assistance, these vulnerable women-beneficiaries were unemployed and relied mostly from the income of the seasonal work of their husbands who are fishermen and carpenters.

 

Aside from alleviating them from poverty, the community will also benefit of economic boost, as well as preservation of their culture on weaving.

 

End/Criste O. Perfecto with additional reports from Joseph Nathan Fabrega and PIO-PG LDN/DOLE-X LDN PFO

 

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(From left) DOLE-X Assistant Regional Director Estrella U. Pahalla), Gov. Imelda Q. Dimaporo, and DOLE- X LDN PFO Chief Remegio D. Cabañog hold the sample finished products of the beneficiaries during the PhP500k turnover of DOLE-X livelihood financial assistance to aid the projects of seven Lanao del Norte beneficiaries on 14 August 2020 at the Pasalubong Center, Sagadan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.  (Photo credits: PIO- PGLDN AND PAWFED)

 

PAWFED members wear their traditional Maranao Clothing (Landap) during the PhP500k turnover of DOLE-X livelihood financial assistance to aid the projects of seven Lanao del Norte beneficiaries on 14 August 2020 at the Pasalubong Center, Sagadan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. (Photo credits: PIO- PGLDN AND PAWFED)

 

DOLE-X Assistant Regional Director Estrella U. Pahalla (left) and Gov. Imelda Q. Dimaporo (right) check on the sample weave products of the Marano women-beneficiaries during the PhP500k turnover of DOLE-X livelihood financial assistance to aid the projects of seven Lanao del Norte beneficiaries on 14 August 2020 at the Pasalubong Center, Sagadan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. (Photo credits: PIO- PGLDN AND PAWFED)

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