(Metro News) Mayor vows more livelihood programs for Malabon folks

January 8, 2012 12:32 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 8 – In a bid to further reduce poverty incidence in his locality, Malabon Mayor Canuto Oreta has pledged to provide more livelihood programs and financial assistance to the city's marginalized sector.

He said that the local government’s social and welfare unit is already busy collecting the names and addresses of families living below the poverty threshold to make this initiative a reality.

Livelihood programs will include “patis” making, milkfish de-boning and preparing, tocino cooking, and the setting up of mini tailor shops, electrical repair stands, and garages.

Oreta also vowed to provide Malabon’s out-of-school youths with more technical skills training to enable them to seek decent work and thus help support their families adequately.

The Malabon mayor stressed that expanding and improving the city’s educational system is number one in his 10-point improvement agenda which also include increasing health coverage for his constituents, creation of mass housing projects for the city’s marginalized sector, livelihood projects, delivery of basic services, construction of anti-flooding structures, infrastructure development and construction of new public markets, hospitals and city jail.

He also promised to widen and improve the city's major roads to attract more investors to the city, thus providing employment to local residents. (PNA)

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