Provincial livelihood program supports more individuals

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Sept. 15 (PIA) -- Twenty two individuals are the latest beneficiaries of the livelihood program of the provincial government being implemented by the Provincial Cooperative Office.


Based on the data of the Provincial Cooperative Office, for the period January to September 2017, a total amount of P1,310,000 was released to 22 individuals.

This livelihood program which was initiated by the late Governor Leonard G. Mayaen in 2011, aims to help organizations, associations, cooperatives and jobless individuals in the province who want to start potential livelihood projects through the provision of financial assistance in the form of loan with a very minimal interest.

To date, there are already 157 individuals, three organizations and one cooperative that benefited from the program. Of these beneficiaries, the three organizations, the coop and 60 of the individual beneficiaries have already paid their loans.

The borrowers invested the money they loaned in piggery, coffee shop, computer shop, snack house, weaving, sari-sari store, poultry, farm gardening, furniture making, buy and sell, tailoring shop, water delivery, massage, vegetable dealer, handicrafts, goat raising, cycle parts and accessories.

The loan is payable for a period of 16 months from the date of release. The borrower is given four months to roll the money loaned and payment of loan starts on the fifth month. Annual interest of five percent and an additional administrative cost of two percent shall be deducted immediately from the loaned amount. Collections from loan payments shall be lent out to other interested applicants.

To ensure the effective implementation of the program, applicants are required to have two co-makers who are permanent employees of the provincial government. (JDP/Juliet B. Saley-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.