More than a thousand women, BHWs in Benguet empowered through Kuya Alan and Ate Pia’s livelihood assistance

For Gloria Daisa, a sari-sari store owner from Baguio City, the livelihood assistance that she received from the offices of Senators Alan Peter and Pia Cayetano is invaluable and timely as she will use it for her child’s tuition.

“Malaki po pasasalamat ko sa tulong na ito dahil wala akong permanenteng pinagkukunan ng income. Malaking tulong ito bilang downpayment ng tuition fee ng anak ko,” Daisa, who is also a solo parent, said.

Daisa was one of the 600 women and Barangay Health Worker (BHW) beneficiaries from Baguio City who received livelihood assistance from the Cayetano team on Monday, May 20.

Initiated by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to help the local residents, this was done in partnership by the Cayetano team with Baguio City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) representative Liza Bulayungan through its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) Program.

Helen Tadyapen, another beneficiary from Baguio City, said she would also use the assistance for her child’s tuition and school expenses.

“Gagamitin ko sa pinapaaral kong anak. Sobrang laking tulong po nito sa [pambayad ng] tuition,” Tadyapen, who works as a BHW, said.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo kina Senator Alan at Pia para sa tulong nila sa BHWs at sa Baguio. Malaking tulong po ang binigay nila sa amin,” she added during the handover of assistance at Baguio’s CDRRMO.

Two days later, on May 22, the Cayetano team visited the Municipality of Kibungan for another day of providing livelihood assistance to 600 more women and BHWs.

Held at the Municipal Ground Open Gym, this was initiated by Kibungan Mayor Cesar Molitas and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) representative Loyda Macario with the Cayetano team.

To help address the pressing needs of our kababayan, the offices of Senators Alan Peter and Pia Cayetano have been going to Northern Luzon since the start of this year to touch base with communities in need of livelihood and other forms of assistance.


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