The LGU of Ligao City in  the province of Albay thru the City Mayor Linda Gonzales received 20 units of sewing machines from DSWD Director Arnel Garcia. The simple turn –over ceremony was held at DSWD Complex, Ligao City last February 4, this year. From the 20 units, 13 are electric high-speed sewing machines while seven are foot operated.

Director Garcia said that the DSWD aims to improve the disadvantaged sector the women in particular through the provision of practical skills in sewing and other productive activities thereby making them capable in engaging in livelihood endeavor and eventually augment the family income.

Meanwhile, Mayor Linda Gonzales bared that the LGU will assume the full responsibility of sustaining the project by ensuring that funds for the training, supplies and other logistic support will be made available. It will also include the maintenance of the equipments to ensure that it will always be functional and in good condition.

Mayor Gonzales added that her office have already coordinated with TESDA for the conduct of the training/skills enhancement. # # # # #eejerusalem