By Rjhay E. Laurea
MANILA — A livelihood program that was first implemented in Davao City will now be adopted on a national scope as the Office of the Vice President (OVP) gears up for its launch soon.
“Mag Negosyo Ta’ Day” livelihood program was Vice President Sara Z. Duterte’s project during her term as Davao City mayor. It aims to provide inclusive financial empowerment to women and members of the LGBTQ sectors, as per OVP spokesman Atty. Reynold Munsayac.
“Qualified beneficiaries will be entitled to a grant of 20,000 pesos capital and will undergo basic business management training,” Munsayac said.
Beneficiaries can be trained in livestock, sari-sari stores, goat dispersal, native chicken, and mini meat processing industries.
“This program will definitely stimulate economic activity, generate employment and spur economic growth,” Munsayac added.
Meanwhile, additional OVP satellite offices will be opened across the country soon to ensure that OVP’s services and programs will be more accessible to the people.
The OVP’s present satellite offices are located in: Dagupan (Region 1), Cebu (Region VII), Tacloban (Region VIII), Zamboanga (Region IX), Davao (Region XI), and Tandag in Surigao del Sur (Region XIII). Its main headquarters is an office building in Mandaluyong City.
OVP’s satellite offices began to offer medical and burial assistance, among other social services programs, to Filipinos all over the country.
The OVP identified partner hospitals where the public can avail of medical and burial assistance. They can also get it through walk-in applications. (ai/mtvn)