Aurora’s Provincial Agriculture Office partnered with the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry Battalion (91IB) in providing livelihood assistance to three people’s organizations (POs) in the province.
According to Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto Jr., commander of 91IB, the groups, composed of former communist rebels and supporters, received 6,000 tilapia fingerlings and assorted vegetable seeds that could help reintegrate into mainstream society.
The beneficiaries were the members of the Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Dicaluyongan (2nd Group of Masaganang Perlas ng Silanganan sa Aurora Province-MAPSAP), Solo Parents Association and Samahan ng Magsasaka sa Camalatan Nonong Sr. Association.
The three groups received 2,000 fingerlings each, and assorted vegetable seeds as part of the livelihood intervention programs.
“The Philippine Army and other concerned agencies will do their best to give our POs more livelihood assistance. We would like them to be transformed and productive. Hopefully, this livelihood assistance will become sustainable,” Recto said in a Philippine News Agency report.
Senior Agriculturist Danilo Enguera thanked the 91IB for its initiative as he expressed the provincial government’s full support to the beneficiaries.
“This activity is what we call gaining the trust of our people. The provincial government is always doing its part to help you. Whatever livelihood interventions and technology training, we should do our part for economic growth,” Enguera said in the PNA report.