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Women volunteers help complete foothpath project in Bontoc

BONTOC, Mountain Province(PIA)- - Residents of Barangay Tocucan in the municipality of  Bontoc   can now transport  easier and safer  their  agricultural products and basic commodities with the completion of a government project under the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The 1.2 million project titled “Improvement of footpath at Sitio Upper Chenglis and Libchan, Tocucan” was funded through the DSWD’s Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Indigenous Peoples Community-Drive Development(IP-CDD) Community Sub-Project Cycle I.

This was finally completed and turned over on January 30,2024.

According to Punong Barangay Mariano Wayyas, the project is very beneficial because this is the path towards the rice fields and the main barangay.

The path  used to be unsafe and difficult to traverse.

With the government’s aim to empower communities especially the indigenous groups to be involved in nation building, project was accomplished through strong collaboration among the residents.

Wayyas shared that women volunteers helped to finish the path.

“Adda ti bulontaryo nga nagtrabaho, babaket da pay, ket inan anusan da nga nagtrabaho enggana nalpas ket napintas met ti trabaho da. Adda met ladta jay labor da. Dagiyay da met snacks, nu maibatog ti maysa nga balay, agpasnack da met,” he said. 

(We have women volunteers who patiently helped until the project was completed, and they did a good job. Residents along the project site also provided snacks for the laborers.)

Wayyas expressed gratitude for the project, and assured that the community will be responsible for its maintenance.

“Agpasalamat kami ti gobyerno ta adda proyekto nga naited kanyami nga pasyaatan ti umili. Ket  dakami nga umili bilang beneficiaries, alwadan mi ken mentinaren mi, anya man nga dadael na, irepair mi ladta ken kanayaon mi nga dalusan tapno mayat ti mausaran na,” (We are thankful to the government for the project,  and as beneficiaries, we will take care, provide necessary maintenance and repairs, and continuously clean to make it conducive for use) he said. (JDP/CVBT-PIA CAR)

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