The output of participants in various sustainable livelihood programs (SLPs) in Binalbagan town, Negros Occidental will be displayed 8:30 a.m. on February 14, at the Binalbagan Veterans/Heroes Park, fronting the covered court, Mayor Emmanuel Aranda said yesterday.
He added that there will be a short program, cultural numbers from the town’s indigenous peoples, exhibits of Alayon IP crafts, and food sampling at the event.
Aranda, chairman of the Local Poverty Action Reduction Team, said that various livelihood programs for basic sectors in the municipality have been conducted, through the LPRAT and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.
These programs include workshops for Alayon IP crafts from abaca and pandan fiber, and food and fish processing. Some participants were also taught income-deriving concepts, like organic farming, and fertilizer production and vermiculture.
To introduce these programs to the public, an SLP showcase featuring the participants’ output will be held. The Alayon IP products were handcrafted by members of the Federation of Indigenous Peoples Associations in Binalbagan, composed of the Ituman Magahat Bukidnon Tribe of the mountain barangays in the town.
“We shall also feature output from the workshops on food processing groups from the women, farmers, fisherfolk, PWD, youth and small vendor sectors,” Aranda added.
For more details, those interested may contact the MSWDO livelihood coordinator, Hayde Gelogo, at 0950-3848463 or 742-8115, or event secretary Jo Guanco at 0922-6887103 or 742-8500.*
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