DOST gives livelihood aid to fishermen, farmers

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 12 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Provincial Science and Technology Center in Capiz has released P1,048,000.00 worth of projects under its Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology program to President Roxas and Cuartero towns.

The livelihood assistance formed part of the “Biyaya ng Pagbabago” roll out in the province, Sept. 29, here that was organized by the Kilusang Pagbabago (KP), a movement supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign for real change.

DOST ASSISTANCE. Cuartero town Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Ronald Guillermo smiles in appreciation of the livelihood assistance at DOST Provincial Science and Technology Center director Gerbe Dellava (left) during the turnover of the financial aid for the local government unit of Cuartero, Sept. 29, at the Capiz Gym in Roxas City. Also in photo are Kilusan ng Pagbabago officials witnessing the distribution of various government projects and services as among the highlights of the KP provincial mass oath taking of officers and assembly. (PIA Capiz photo/A. Lumaque)  

“We will help fishermen in the coastal barangays of President Roxas with a new technology on oyster production,” said DOST – Provincial Science and Technology Center director Gerbe Dellava who gave a check worth Php518,000.00 to President Roxas mayor Receliste Escolin for the project.

DOST also provided the town a water level sensor and rain gauge, an offline digital library for the students and complimentary food for undernourished children.

Another check worth Php530,000.00 was also released by DOST – Capiz to the local government unit of Cuartero for a smithery project among upland farmers to address their needs for farming as well as harvest tools like scythe and bolo, among others.

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The livelihood assistance was received by Cuartero Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Ronald Guillermo.

Along with the smithery project, the municipality was also provided with an offline digital library and complimentary food for the town’s undernourished children.

Cuartero and eight other towns were also recipients of a Flood Early Warning System that was turned over by DOST Sec. Fortunato Dela Pena during the Regional Science and Technology Week celebration in Roxas City last August.

The other Capiz – based national government agencies which joined the KP’s “Biyaya” roll out were the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Agrarian Reform, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philippine Coconut Authority, National Irrigation Administration and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, among others. (LTP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

Source: PIA Feed