Distribution of Shallow Tube Well – Agricultural Water Pumps

Another 2016 BUB Project under the Department of Agriculture and through the implementation of local Government of Angat, Bulacan and in cooperation with Angat’s Civil Society Organization/Local Poverty Reduction Action Team, was implemented today, June 30, 2017. Twenty (20) Units of Shallow Tube Well – Agricultural Water Pumps (Golden Bow 8HP Diesel Engine with 4 x 4 Centrifugal Pump complete with accessories and fittings) were given to farmer beneficiaries in the ten (10) barangays of Angat. Sixty (60) local farmers are expected to benefit from this project.

The project costs One Million Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (1,400,000.00) from the budget of the national government (DA). It aims to help our local farmers who have no access to agricultural irrigation system. Agriculture is the the town’s economic backbone. Aside from this BUB project, there are also various programs being implemented like continuous education to modern farming, seeds and seedlings distribution among others. According to Ms Amelia D. San Pedro of Angat Municipal DA Office, the local government in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture is bent on giving full support to our local farmers.

The Twenty (20) farmer recipients are the following :

Banaban – Renan dela Torre
Baybay – Rolando Sanchez and Epifanio Valenzuela
Binagbag – Joel de Guzman, Celestino Placido and Rodrigo Valencia
Donacion – Jessie Calderon and Dennis Mercado
Encanto – Danny dela Torre
Marungko – Rodolfo Mendoza and Arthur Torres
Niugan – Rogelio Bolicio
Pulong Yantok – Teresita Catahan and Digna Gratela
Sta. Cruz – Dionisio Salvador
Sta. Lucia – Honorata del Rosario and Dalisay Placido
Sulucan – Eric Cruz and Melito Cruz
Taboc – Dominador Agustin

Long live the Farmers, long live Angat!

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“NEGOSYO sa KARITON” – People’s Taxes finding their way Back to the People

Last 27 February 2017, sixty (60) units of Nego Carts were distributed to the local recipients at the Municipal Gym of Angat, Bulacan. This is under the 2016 Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) program of the national government in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the municipal government of Angat.

The smile on the faces of these recipients is so overwhelming. These recipients came from the groups of solo parents, persons with disability, youths, and women’s group. Most of them were the same persons who participated in the 2015 Livelihood Training project also under the BUB program of the national government. Together with these Nego Carts, a start-up capital will also be given. They will be continuously monitored and assisted to ensure that their businesses will prosper and help uplift their lives.

The Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) which consist of representatives from different sectors of society together with the town Mayor and municipal department heads of Angat, worked hand in hand to identify and implement projects that will benefit the grassroots.

Other projects under the 2016 BUB program are as follows:

1. Two (2) Units Rescue Vehicle 1 Unit Ambulance/DILG – Php 4M – purchased
2. Construction of Drainage Canal with cover in Saudi Street/DILG – Php 1M – completed
3. Concreting of Barangay Road in Niugan/DILG – Php 3.2M
4. Rehabilitation of 5 BHS & Puchase of Medical Equipment in Brgys Laog, Banaban, Binagbag, Taboc, and Encanto.- Php 2.5M
5. Construction of School Fence in Angat National High School & Col. Vicente L. Salvador Elem. School/Deped – Php 700K
6. Ten (10) Units Hand Tractors for 10 Farmers organizations/DA – Php 1.3M
7. Twenty (20) Units Shallow Tube Well (STW) for Farmers/DA – Php 1.4M
8. Purchase of lot for Slaughter House/LGU – Php 1,530,000.
*Note: Some of these projects are still on-going or soon to be implemented

Indeed, the people’s taxes are finding their way back to the people. Let us continue to move forward, Angat!

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Proudly Angat Made – Handmade Bags & Purses using Recycled Materials

Mrs Estelita Dizon, a resident of Brgy. Banaban, Angat, Bulacan, was one of the participants who attended the Bag and Banig Making Livelihood Training Project of Angat LGU-DSWD under the previous administration’s BUB program for the year 2016. The project aimed to help solo parents and the unemployed to acquire skills which they can use as a tool to generate income for their families and pave the way for poverty alleviation and enhance self reliance. Mrs Dizon used the skills she acquired from the said livelihood training project and started to make simple purses and bags made from recycled materials such as used aluminum coffee sachets, glossy papers from used magazines and brochures and drinking straws. It was difficult at first, but because of her strong determination to improve her craft, she persistently practiced and gradually produced quality bags of different styles, checkbook and cellphone pouches and purses. Another difficulty she encountered was finding the market for her products. She started selling to her friends and neighbours, and by word of mouth, she started getting orders. Thankfully, she was approached by one of Angateño’s Pride members, an organization which was also a product of DTI-BUB-Angat LGU project, and she was offered membership. So, at present, she is selling her products every Sundays in front of Angat Municipal Hall, together with other quality food products made by co-members. Her products are also being sold at Angat Development and Credit Cooperative office. Currently, her products are slowly gaining popularity among the locals. She hopes to widen her market and be known not just locally but all throughout the country, and ultimately, globally. She knows it is still a long way to go, but her determination is so strong and she intends to overcome all the challenges she is facing. And with continuous assistance from the local government by way of additional trainings, failure is not an option.

Once again, the saying “teach a man how to fish “… is very true in this story. Strong determination, persistence, hard work and continue dreaming are major keys to success…

As fellow Angateños, let us take part in realizing her dream by patronizing and referring her products to friends and acquaintances. Aside from readymade products, she also accepts orders to suit your needs.

God bless us all!!!

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