Economic Dimension



Empowering Pot Holder Makers at Gawad Kalinga Village in New Lucena

In the vibrant community of Gawad Kalinga Village, located in Barangay Cabugao, New Lucena, a meeting was recently convened to assess the status of the Pot Holder Makers group. The primary objective was to identify interventions necessary to engage the group in barangay governance and foster economic opportunities.

During the meeting, it was observed that the group would benefit from additional value formation activities, given their individualistic tendencies and diverse cultural practices. Although not formally organized, the group was encouraged to participate in future activities facilitated by the SEA in collaboration with the Barangay Council of Cabugao.

Solo Parents in Brgy. Damires Find Livelihood Success Through Pickled Papaya Production

In Barangay Damires, a community of Solo Parents embarked on a journey towards sustainable livelihood. Following a dialogue and community visits, a livelihood training was conceptualized, focusing on Pickled Papaya “Atchara” production.

The training, held on November 18, 2023, saw the enthusiastic participation of Solo Parents who successfully produced 29 packs of Pickled Papaya, priced at P50.00 each. This accomplishment not only brought joy to the members but also ignited anticipation for future livelihood opportunities. To ensure sustainability, the group aims to secure support for the procurement of equipment and kitchen tools, eliminating the need to borrow from neighbors. The spirit of bayanihan was evident during the training, with non-members from the community actively contributing to the group’s success. The supportive Barangay officials further bolstered the initiative by providing logistics for the venue.

APRIL 2023

“From Skills to Thrills: Town Collaborates with DTI for Entrepreneurial Success and Delicious Delights!”

In collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industries, stakeholders in the town received entrepreneurial training. They learned to create simple business plans to monitor their financial progress and enhance their small businesses.

Responding to a request from the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) in Brgy Pasil, a livelihood training on food processing was conducted. The 18 participants learned how to prepare various food items, enabling them to make siopao, lumpia (bangus and pork), embotido (bangus and pork), tocino, longganisa (bangus and pork), empanada, and siomai. As a result, participants expressed their intention to prepare homemade food for their children, eliminating the need to purchase frozen products, as they now possess the skills to make them.


“Solo Parents Scrub Up Success: Dishwashing and Liquid Hand Soap Workshop Unleashes Entrepreneurial Spark!”

A workshop on dishwashing and liquid hand soap making was organized for solo parents, providing them with the skills to create these products for sale in their communities. This initiative offers an income-generating opportunity for solo parents, assisting them with their daily expenses and financial stability.

“PWIDs Sparkle and Shine in Artsy Accessory Workshop, Mayor Seville Seals the Deal with a Touch of Glamor”

An Arts and Craft workshop on Accessories Making involved Persons with Intellectual Disorders (PWIDs) and their guardians as participants. The workshop was filled with excitement and enthusiasm as participants created various accessories such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, anklets, and lanyards using beads and nylon strings. Mayor Liecel Mondejar-Seville attended the event and suggested that these accessories could be sold with proper packaging and labels, highlighting that they were crafted by PWIDs.