Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday urged beneficiary groups of his program Presyo-Trabaho-Kita/Kaayusan (PTK) to be one in spirit in helping one another so that their communities can be successful together, build communities, and transform the nation.
“Habang parami nang parami ang natutulungan natin, nakapag-build tayo ng community kasi remember ang community nagtutulungan,” he told members of three beneficiary groups he met with in Davao City on February 8, 2023.
“Sa lahat ng asosasyon at indibidwal na natulungan namin, at sa lahat ng mga leader na nakikiisa kami, ang gusto namin ay makitang successful kayo,” he added.
Cayetano was in the city to learn how the groups’ livelihood projects are doing and seek their partnership in building local communities.
“Nung nag-meeting tayo almost ten or eight years ago, ang lagi nating inaapela ay puhunan. Dati kasi sa 5-6 na lang napupunta ang kita,” Cayetano said as he addressed the groups in their meeting.
“That is why I’d like to thank y’ung mga asosasyon na nandito, na very responsible, talagang dinistribute ang pondo at itinulong,” he added.
Cayetano met the leaders and members of the San Isidro Farmer Consumers Cooperative, Madapo Bankerohan Sidecar Operators and Drivers Association, Inc (MABASCODAI), and Queens Livelihood Association also known as Davao Queens.
Also present in the meeting were Barangay Chairman Wating Usman and representatives from the local government and the private sector.
Honor God, build communities, transform the nation
In the meeting, Cayetano reinforced the reason he and his team are seeking to reactivate the partnership with former beneficiary groups under the PTK program post-pandemic.
“What we want to do is to jumpstart with y’ung mga dati naming partner, whether ‘yan ay pormal na asosasyon o hindi,” he said.
“Ito ang deal natin: huwag kayong mahiyang magsabi kung ano ang kailangan, pero gusto naming magkaroon kayo ng mission-vision.” he added, sharing his personal mission-vision in the Senate which is to honor God, build communities, and to transform the nation.
Cayetano urged the three groups to come up with their own mission and vision statements to inspire their direction and values.
“Iba talaga y’ung may mission-vision. Kahit sigurado tayo sa purpose natin, sa kung anong gusto nating gawin, iba y’ung sa lahat ng gagawin mo ay you try to do your best,” he said.
“Honor God, because that’s a reminder for us to do our best,” he added.
Cayetano also said he is currently looking for new partners not just for livelihood projects but also for building communities.
“We’re looking for partners to build communities in our country. This is open to everyone kahit anuman ang inyong religion,” he said.