Kalinga women center opens

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga – Women in the province have now their own center where they can converge, display their products and engage in entrepreneurial activities.
Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Administrative Director Leo Quintilla and Gov. Ferdinand Tubban recently led other officials in the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremonies of the Women’s Center here in time for the Women’s Month celebration.
The building houses the Productivity Skills and Productivity Center, Kalipi product display center, and the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipino (Kalipi) cooperative.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Digna Dalutag informed that the provincial government allocated P500,000 for the continuation of the second floor of the building to accommodate a separate office for the Kalipi cooperative which has more than 2,000 members.
Meanwhile, Judith Puday, focal person on women, said they are targeting to train 30 individuals including interested men on sewing. Enrolment is on-going for the three month-training that will start on April 1. Graduates will undergo TESDA assessment to qualify them for NC II.
In a related development, winners of the search for 2019 best performing Kalipi chapters and Federation of Senior Citizens (SC) were recently awarded.
Balbalasang Kalipi in Balbalan won the first prize of P30,000.00; 2nd was Dangtalan, Pasil – P25,000 while 3rd was Poblacion, Mangali, Tanudan – P15,000. Three other chapters were given P5,000 each as consolation prizes. The chapters are free to decide on what project or activity to spend their rewards.
For best performing SC Day Centers, winners were Rizal as first, Pasil, second and Balbalan as third.
For best performing municipal federations, top winner was Rizal followed by Balbalan then Pinukpuk.
Winners in the two categories received cash prizes of P35,000, P25,000 and P20,000, for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively. ;
“The awards system of the provincial LGU will further encourage elderlies to maintain their visits to their sick members, continue mortuary aid, participate in community activities and maintain their membership in mandated councils,” Rosemaritez Oyawon, focal person of senior citizens, said.** JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga

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