For years, Simeon Mercado of Brgy. Paciano Rizal, Bay, Laguna, has been relying on the income of his welding shop in providing for the needs of his family despite his disability in terms of mobility as he is polio survivor. He earns an average of Php 500.00 a day from doing welding jobs, mostly on continue reading : Simeon’s welding shop
“Malaking tulong po ang paggawa ng basket sa aming pang-araw-araw na gastusin, pero walang kasiguruhan na tuluy-tuloy ang kita dahil kulang kami sa puhunan,” shared Rowena Resaba, 49, a solo parent with five children.
One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it made business operation very difficult to continue especially among small ones. The lockdowns implemented not only drastically reduce the income of almost every household, but also made procurement of needed supplies and generating needed sales by these businesses hard. Despite these difficulties, there are continue reading : Hindi susuko
A life-changing opportunity He never thought he would become a teacher. Rolando Nueva, a resident of Brgy. San Juan in Kalayaan, Laguna Province used to work as a barangay tanod and manage a small carinderia with his wife to sustain the needs of their family. Though he wanted a stable job, especially that he is continue reading : A life-changing opportunity
While the cash subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program ensured food on the table for most families, Erlinda Dela Peña’s family has a different story to tell. For Erlinda’s family, receiving the PhP 6,500 subsidy from the national government means saving one of their family members’ life. Erlinda, a resident of Brgy. Muzon in Taytay, continue reading : Saving a son’s life
Just when her business was taking off, Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Rosemarie Gesmundo, a resident of Brgy. San Isidro in Rodriguez, Rizal, was just exploring her online business selling clothes and beauty products as a means to earn more for her family of four. She used continue reading : Handa sa kinabukasan