Mayor Celeste launches chicken and egg production program
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ALAMINOS CITY- Mayor Arthur F. Celeste recently launched ” Chicken and Egg Production” as part of his Livelihood Assistance Program in Telbang village here.
The program, in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Region I under its Accelerated and Sustainable Anti-Poverty Program (ASAPP), has a total budget of P1.1 million that covers livelihood training for the beneficiaries.
Launched in 2015, ASAPP ensures poverty reduction among the beneficiaries with programs that are focused , well-defined and targeted and well-coordinated. It also promotes inclusivity where the communities, local government units, private sector and other stakeholders work together towards a common goal to raise the income of the targeted beneficiaries.
In a simple program during the turn over of the livelihood starter kits, Mayor Celeste expressed his thanks to the DSWD for its continuing assistance to the city government even as he challenged the beneficiaries to value the support of the government to them.
” Love the program. Manage your projects properly until they will flourish into a big agri-business that will provide you sources of income,” Celeste said.
Celeste also said that the program will be launched to other villages in the city as part of his continuing advocacy to improve the lives of his city mates through sustainable sources of livelihood
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