“Kaya ko ang pagbabago!”

With fists up in the air, this was the battle cry of the 399 beneficiaries of the 2016 Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) program by the City Government of Tacurong and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) during its opening program on June 9, 2016 at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center.

With a working budget of Php1.2 million, the lucky beneficiaries, most of whom are from the 4Ps program, have been granted the opportunity to undergo skills training on Management of Chicken Layers, Management of Laying Ducks, Accelerated Vinegar Production and Technology Demonstration on Accelerator Kit, Backyard Swine Breeding Program, and TESDA-certified Beauty Care NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) NC II, Carpentry NC II, and Dressmaking NC II. Six hundred thousand pesos of the budget is counterpart of LGU-Tacurong.

Councilor Rodrigo Jamorabon representing the city mayor, CILGOO Alberto Sero, Jr., Meflie Ampoloquio of DSWD Region XII, Ramon Magana of UBAS, and the different barangay officials were in attendance to support the BUB opening program.

According to Ms. Josephine Ubaldo, project evaluator of BUB projects from the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) office, the skills training are slated to begin by the second week of July and targeted to be finished by August 31, 2016. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong Information)