BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III
The Bacolod city government, through its Social Welfare and Development Office, started the distribution of P2,985,000 in livelihood assistance to 382 qualified residents.
CSWD head Pacita Tero said yesterday that 63 residents from barangays 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, Alijis, and Banago received trisikad units, all worth P630,000, on Monday.
Tero said 15 individuals from barangays 3, 6, 17, 19, 26, 32, Alijis, Banago, Estefania, and Granada received rolling stores, worth P225,000, also on Monday.
Forty-nine beneficiaries from barangays Bata, Estefania, Felisa, Handumanan, Mansilingan, Punta Tayatay, Singcang, Sum-ag, Taculing, and Tangub will receive trisikad units, all worth P490,000, today.
The CSWD is also set to distribute 19 rolling stores to residents of barangays Handumanan, Mandalagan, Mansilingan, Singcang, Villamonte, and Vista Alegre, all worth P285,000.
Meanwhile, 197 beneficiaries of other projects also received P1,355,000 in cash. Tero said the recipients chose to receive cash because they have already benefited from livelihood programs in their barangays.*