Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III recently launched the Abig Pangasinan livelihood project to provide residents with sources of income amid the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic.
The projects has been launched in Mangatarem, Laoac, and San Fabian.
The project is composed of two components: Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban and the Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan (Cash for Work).
“Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban is an all-year activity to uplift the income of Pangasinense farmers, fisherfolks, and animal farm growers. The provincial government will buy products offered by small vendors, such as vegetables, meat, and others. All sold commodities from this program will be brought to the 14 provincial government-run hospitals to be served as meals for patients,” Espino explained.
Meanwhile, the Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan program will allow residents to work on community projects.
“Aside from PWDs, the Abig Pangasinan Project will also target different sectors such as women, solo-parents, child development workers, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) communities, and out-of-school youths,” he said.