From trash to cash.

A young livelihood organization in Tacurong City proved that there is money to be made in products made of unlikely materials, in this case, palm fronds and recyclable plastic.

That’s why on January 15, 2016, the City Government of Tacurong, through Hon. City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, turned over Php150,000 worth of funding to the SEA-K Palm Arts Association in the conference room of the Tacurong City Hall.

The said amount is a chunk of the Tacurong-LGU’s counterpart in the Bottom-Up Budgeting in 2015.

Present during the turn over were Livelihood Committee Chairman, City Councilor Rodrigo Jamorabon; DILG Operations Officer, Mr. Alberto Sero; City Social Welfare and Development Officer, Ms. Eufemia Robles; and members of the Palm Arts Association.

palm arts association

The Palm Arts Association was organized in 2015 by the CSWD. Comprised of 30 members, they underwent skills training in crafts-making using palm fronds and other recycled materials such as egg shells and plastic materials. Today, the members are able to produce home decors and souvenirs among others, which they market and sell around Tacurong City. (Yen Robles, LGU-Information)