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ANTIQUE GIVES P10K AID TO MIGRANT WORKERS – CADIAO

Twelve sugar migrants have received P10,000 each as livelihood assistance from the Antique provincial government recently.

Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao said in an interview that the livelihood assistance was given to help poor sugar migrants who came home from Negros Occidental during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown.

“Manage well the amount given so that you would have a livelihood to sustain you.”

“I urge you, sugar migrants, to manage well the amount given so that you would have a livelihood to sustain you,” Cadiao said.

The lady governor said she knows how sugar migrants suffer due to poverty that is why the Sacada Desk or Sugar Migrant Desk was created by the provincial government so their concerns will be attended to.

Randy Ardeño, who is in charge of the Sacada Desk, said that the amount of P10,000 is given to each sugar migrant so they would have something to start up for their livelihood.

“They could use the money in whatever livelihood project they would want to engage in.”

“They could use the money in whatever livelihood project they would want to engage in,” Ardeño said.

Sugar migrant Aurelio Berdin, 67, and one of the beneficiaries said he intends to buy a swine to raise.

“I am no longer physically strong in order to work in the sugar fields of Negros Occidental,” Berdin said.

He said that he wants to engage in a piggery project in his hometown in Laua-an.

“The 12 twelve sugar migrants who received the livelihood assistance today belong already to the last batch of beneficiaries for this year,” Ardeño said.

He said that every year the provincial government since 2015 provided livelihood assistance to 120 sugar migrants in the province. 

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