Acting Bulacan Gov Fernando wants constituents to ‘learn how to fish’
For acting Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, it’s teaching his constituents how to fish, rather than simply giving them fish, that matters.
Fernando gave this message during the “Awarding of DOLE Livelihood Project, and Barangay Training and Employment Coordinators Mass Oath Taking and General Assembly” last Friday at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos City.
During the said event, 720 Bulakenyos received business starter kits from the Department of Labor and Employment and the Provincial Government of Bulacan, through the Provincial Youth Sports and Public Employment Services Office.
According to the provincial government, the assistance packages include 400 grocery kits, 100 Negokarts, 100 ovens for bread and pastry passers, 70 candle and soap kits, and 50 food-processing kits.
“Katulad nga ng kasabihan, ‘Bigyan mo ang isang tao ng isda at makakakain siya ng isang araw; Subalit, turuan mo siyang mangisda at hindi siya magugutom habambuhay’. Kaya’t pinahahalagahan ng ating pamahalaang panglalawigan ang inyong pagpupunyagi’t paghahangad na magkaroon ng sapat na kita upang tustusan ang inyong mga pangangailangan, sa halip na umasa lamang sa tulong ng ibang tao,” Fernando said.
He said that follow-ups will be conducted with the beneficiaries through interviews and actual visitation to see if the kits, used as capitals, have been maintained and made to grow.
The politiko, who is seeking the gubernatorial post next year, noted that the livelihood assistance project will be good, not only for the beneficiaries’ families, but also for their immediate communities and the country, especially if the businesses flourish.(END)
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