Press Release
March 29, 2020

Villar: Workers continue to earn from community-based livelihood projects

Workers of community-based livelihood projects continue to have a source of income while complying with the restrictions of the enhanced community quarantine, Sen. Cynthia Villar said.

Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food and Environment and Natural Resources, said community-based livelihood projects help workers have a steady source of income amid the implementation of quarantine measures.

In Las Pinas, livelihood projects continue its operation including handicraft and blanket weaving, coconet weaving, plastic chairs production, organic fertilizer production, engineered bamboo production, citronella massage oil making, handmade waterlily paper making, urban vegetable gardening, urban aquaculture, and organic livestock raising.

These projects are some of the livelihood projects Villar helped establish in over 7,000 locations nationwide.

"Our workers need not worry about losing their income during the COVID 19 crisis because these community-based livelihood projects can continue while complying with the quarantine measures," Villar said.

Villar added that workers live within walking distance from livelihood centers and observe social distancing.

The lady senator also cited home-based livelihood programs such as the face mask making project launched by the Pampanga government where sewer beneficiaries were paid P3,000 to make 600 masks. These masks were distributed to frontliners in the province for free.

Villar also asked the help of a group of women headed by Kristine Joy Ferrer in Dasmarinas City, Cavite, to sew face masks which the senator will buy and donate to barangay workers in Las Pinas & Cavite.

"In this extraordinary time, we need to provide the people with these opportunities so that they will continue to be productive and contribute to the needs of the family and the society," she said.

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