Catanauan LGU steps up fight against child labor

The local government of Catanauan represented by Mayor Ramon Orfanel, and the Department, represented by Field Office IV-A Dir. Marcelo Nicomedes Castillo, signed the MOA which formalizes the LGU’s spearheading of the implementation of the SHIELD Against Child Labor program as a means to address child labor issues in the locality.

10 CALABARZON LGUs partner with DSWD for Yakap Bayan implementation

After a series of Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremonies, a total of 10 local government units (LGUs) in the provinces of Laguna, Batangas and Quezon are now partners of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in responding to recovering persons who used drugs (RPWUDs). under the Yakap Bayan program.

A hundred pesos goes a long way

When the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Brgy. Tulay Silangan in Maragondon, Cavite Province received cash assistance as among those affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the NCR+ bubble, they contributed a hundred pesos to start a community pantry.

‘Ayuda’ at their doorsteps

“Dahil lahat naman ay apektado, lahat ay gusto naming bigyan. Kahit ‘yung hindi botante dito, basta dito inabot ng ECQ. Kaya kinailangan naming mag-abandon ng ilang projects para magkaroon ng pondo,” Biñan City Mayor Arman Dimaguila Jr shared.

Simeon’s welding shop

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

Hope in a basket

“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.