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By: Cesar S. Bucsit, Provincial Information and Tourism office –La Union

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region I continues to implement its Financial Assistance Program for the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) especially those who were repatriated and were not able to finish their contracts abroad.

In La Union, Regional Director, Ma. Luisa S. Reyes said that more than 60 OFWs were given P10,000.00 each. They will use the fund to put up their own business and start anew.

Meanwhile, an OFW Family Day will be conducted at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Southern La Union Campus, Agoo, La Union on Dec.14, 2014. More than 1,000 OFW from the four provinces of Region I together with their families are expected to attend.

Director Reyes, during a Press Conference conducted by the OWWA on Dec. 11, said that the purpose of the activity is to bring the Family of the OFW closer to each other especially that the Christmas Season is fast approaching; to serve as a means for the OFWs in region I to develop camaraderie; and a way for them to know each other in a single occasion.

The highlights of the event include “Street Dancing Competition,” and the “That’s My Pogay and That’s My Tomboy.” Participants will also have the chance to win prizes in a raffle draw.

Considering that some of the OFWs have already started their livelihood project, the OWWA gave them the privilege to show and sell their products in the venue. Part of the activity is a Trade Fair and Exhibit. Dir. Reyes emphasized that although this kind of event is such a very simple one, OWWA firmly believes that it will be of great help in providing the daily needs of the OFWs in the Region.
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By: Cesar S. Bucsit, Provincial Information and Tourism Office-La Union

The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPVet) distributed more than 100 Does and Bucks (Female and Male goats) to Farmers Livestock Organization in La Union recently. The program was funded through the assistance given by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region I.

According to Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Nida N. Gapuz, the implementation of the program is based on the priority thrusts of Gov. Manuel C. Ortega - providing additional source of income for the farmers of La Union.

The livestock dispersal project benefited populace living in Sudipen, Santol, Balaoan, Bacnotan, San Juan, Bauang, Bagulin, Agoo, Pugo and the City of San Fernando.

Dr. Gapuz stated that the affordable and minimal financial expenses that may be incurred by the farmers served as their inspiration in the pursuit of the project. The only counterpart of the farmer beneficiaries are wide pasture area and goat shed.

As the program continues, more recipients are also expected. Dr. Gapuz emphasized that it is the desire of the OPVet to serve every member of livestock farmer’s organization in the province.

In order for the beneficiaries to know how to effectively take good care and manage live stocks, the OPvet and the DA provided them with farmers’ classes and a series of training. The seminar was conducted by the Livestock Inspec
tors of each municipality.
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By: Abigail A. Cabilin, PITO-LU

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU), through its annual Christmas event dubbed “Paskua ti Probinsia ti La Union 2014,” had its 1st “I Love La Union” Christmas lantern-making contest and parade on December 3, 2014. More than a hundred delegates from PGLU, municipal and local officials and residents of the province including barangay officials of the City of San Fernando joined the parade as part of the opening of the Christmas Village at Mabanag Hall Complex, City of San Fernando, La Union.
There were four entries who participated from the city/municipal category. This included entries from Sudipen, Bauang, Luna, Rosario and San Fernando City while four others joined the City (barangays) category: Sagayad, Abut, Tanqui and Pagudpud.
The Municipality of Rosario emerged as the winner for the municipal category and Brgy. Pagudpud, City of San Fernando for the Barangay level. Winners were screened and selected according to originality, lighting effect, craftsmanship, and over-all impact.
The Christmas Lantern Parade commenced at 5:30pm at Provincial Capitol Grounds upon the arrival of the Kapamilya Star Ms. Julia Barretto who excitedly joined the motorcade heading to the Christmas Village. The Christmas lantern-making activity was organized to give opportunities to residents to explore the impact of participatory arts on community health and individual well-being.
Gov. Manuel C. Ortega ensured that the activity will become an annual celebration to generate narratives and traditions, leading to wider programs of work that connect arts, health and education for community and province development.
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