Vice President Leni Robredo has visited poor residents of Lambunao in Iloilo City (Photo courtesy: Office of the Vice President).
Vice President Leni Robredo was in Lambunao , Iloilo City to launch pro-poor projects under her Angat Buhay Program.
One of which is the Champion Farmers Program wherein farmers will be placed under six-month training on mentoring and skills application to improve their skills.
The project aims to accommodate around 200 farmers.
“So, ‘yung gusto sana natin alisin yung middle men. Ikabit na ‘yung mga farmers sa mga malalaking korporasyon na bumibili,” the vice president said.
( So, what we want to remove are the middle men and hook up farmers directly with big corporations that will buy their products.)
Also launched in Lambunao was a feeding program for about 700 malnourished and stunted children in the area to improve their health condition within two months.
The project is in cooperation with the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation.
A play garden is also provided which will serve as recreational and learning area for children in the community.
The town of Lambunao is among the 50 pilot municipalities chosen by the anti-poverty program of the Office of the Vice President.
The second batch of beneficiaries will be revealed in October.
“Naging malaking bahagi ng pagpili ‘yung pagka-progressive ng local chief executive. Kasi inisip namin na since ito ‘yung pilot, mahalaga na mag-succeed ‘yung partnerships ng LGUs saka private sectors,” VP Robredo said.
(The selection of a progressive local chief executive played a big part. Because we were thinking that since this is the pilot, it is imperative that the partnership between LGU’s and private sectors should succeed.) — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue