By Norma Rae S. Costimiano, DOLE-8
July 29, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – A total of P500,000.00 worth of poultry business had been turned-over by the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII through its North Leyte Field Office to the local government unit of Tanauan last July 22, 2019 at Brgy. Cabuynan, Tanauan, Leyte.
Direct beneficiaries of the project entitled “Layer Poultry Farming” are some thirty-five members of the Cabuynan Small Coconut Farmers Organization of LGU-Tanauan.
Honorable Pelagio R. Tecson, Jr., Mayor of the municipality, graced the turnover ceremony together with Ms. Gemma D. Dela Cruz, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of DOLE-North Leyte Field Office representing Director Yahya A. Centi. He sincerely thanked DOLE for the assistance it extended to the municipality.
“I am so grateful to our labor department here in Region VIII for assisting us in terms of augmenting the income of our constituents here in Tanauan. It is indeed a big help not just for the LGU but most importantly to the beneficiaries and their families”, said Mayor Tecson.
Ms. De la Cruz urged the LGU and the association to really look into the business so that it will become sustainable.
“We hope that through the coordinated efforts of the Cabuynan Small Coconut Farmers Association and the supervision of the LGU, this project will be a successful one. We are happy that you now have this business but we will be much happier if this will become sustainable”, de la Cruz said.
The beneficiaries were so happy that finally they now have their own business. Per approved livelihood proposal, the association was granted ten (10) egg laying units equivalent to 480 chickens.
Considering there is no existing layer farmer in the locality, the association saw it as an opportunity for them to venture in. With the help of the DOLE and LGU, their plan is now a reality.