BUB funds Masbate livelihood projects

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the region has released ₱860,000 and ₱1.03 million respectively to fund livelihood projects in Aroroy, Masbate under the Bottoms-up-budgeting (BUB).

According to Nida Bagayusa, the livelihood worker of the Local Social Welfare and Development Office, the ₱860,000 funded various livelihood project benefiting 105 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries or 35 recipients from the three barangays in the town, namely: Matalang talang with torones de mani and banana chips as their project, fish kropek for barangay San Agustin and production of native bags and fan for barangays Malubi.

Bagayusa said that the capital assistance of ₱1.03 million for about 107 women, most of whom are Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries, have funded veggie noodles production venture of the beneficiaries. The veggie noodles is made out of squash and malunggay.

She said that the BUB will also fund “Nutri-bun ni Juan”, a school based bakery at Aroroy, West Elementary, worth ₱157,000.

The Bottoms-up Budgeting is an approach in preparing the budget proposal of agencies taking into consideration the development needs of the poor cities/municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans that shall be formulated with strong participation of basic sector and other civil society organization. – eejerusalem

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