April 5, 2018, Filed under Banner News

governor amado espino jr. leads the distribution of livelihood cheque



LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Governor Amado I. Espino, III on March 26 led the distribution of Php2.1 million livelihood assistance to 16 groups with 459 beneficiaries, and one Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME).


Governor Espino was assisted by Provincial Population Officer Ellsworth Gonzales, and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Emilio Samson in the distribution of loan grants to the second batch of Livelihood Assistance Program (LAP) beneficiaries this year.


As of date, the provincial government has already doled out Php102.937million from the province’s coffer, which was released to 54 batches of the LAP.


Launched in October 13, 2008 during the administration of former governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr., LAP has already released Php92.32 million to 711 groups (associations and cooperatives) with 24,805 members; Php7.46 million to 78 MSMEs; and Php3.15 million to 21 groups under the goat production project with 293 members.


Expressing his concern to the LAP beneficiareies, Governor Espino urged them, which include women’s organization like Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI), to maximize the loan amount which was released to them wisely to prosper their livelihood ventures.


In this manner, we could help you uplift your economic status, Governor Espino said.


Of the second batch of LAP beneficiaries this year, eight groups/associations are new loan grantees. These include: Palakipak 555 Farmers Irrigators’ Association Inc. (Rosales), San Pablo United Farmers’ Cooperative (Binalonan), Camaley Fisherfolks Association (Binmaley), Bogtong Bolo KALIPI Association (Mangatarem), Calomboyan Sur KALIPI Association (Mangatarem), Maravilla St. KALIPI Association (Mangatarem), Centro Toma KALIPI (Bani), and Hundred Islands Souvenir Vendors Association (Alaminos City).


Five are on their, 3rd cycle of renewal: Luyan Mapandan Farmers’ Association, Inc. (Mapandan), D’ Enforcers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Urdaneta City), Farmers of Buenlag Bugallon Association, Inc. (Bugallon), and Gueset Golden Harvest Farmers’ Association, Inc. (Bugallon).


Dalongue IA Credit Cooperative (Sta. Barbara), Capitan Tomas Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Rosales), and Ataynan Farmers Association (Bayambang) are on their 5th cycle of renewal.


Lone MSME beneficiary in the second batch was Naynay’s Pigar Pigar and Tapsilogan (Calasiao), also a new beneficiary.


/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca

[in photo]

P2.1-M LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE DISTRIBUTION Governor Amado I. Espino, III flashes the Pangasinan Number One sign along with the 2nd batch of beneficiaries of the Livelihood Assistance Program for this year right after he led the distribution program held on March 26 at the Urduja House in Lingayen. A total of Php2.1 million loan grant was distributed to the beneficiaries. Provincial Population Officer Ellsworth Gonzales and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Emilio Samson assisted Governor Espino during the distribution. /Photo by MVSadim/Trisha Lyn Borja





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