Palawan lawmakers are seeking the help of the Villar Foundation to grant livelihood programs to residents of depressed barangays in the municipality of Taytay.
The Provincial Board on Tuesday approved a measure filed by Board Member Roseller Pineda that endorsed Barangays Dipla, Batas, Maytegued, San Jose and Barang-Pangpang in the said town to receive livelihood help.
“Katulad ng sinasabi ko lagi, there is no harm in trying, and I believe that the province has also a livelihood program kung saan patuloy nating tinutulak para no one will be left behind. Lahat ay aangat,” Pineda said.
The five barangays, according to Pineda, want to avail of the Villar Foundation’s livelihood programs that are aimed at developing and nurturing future and aspiring entrepreneurs, and providing skills and technical education transfers.
Pineda said he tried to inform Sen. Cynthia Villar about the barangays and the organizations where their residents are members, but nothing has come out of his efforts so far.
“I came up with this resolution dahil alam natin na hanggang ngayon mataas pa rin ang poverty index. Isa na d’yan dahil marami tayong IP (indigenous peoples) communities, at kailangan ma-sustain ang pagkakaroon nila ng kabuhayan,” he said.
His request, he added, can also be incorporated in the existing livelihood program of the Palawan provincial government.