Seeking to bring more economic opportunities to the residents of Barangay Dulumbayan in Teresa, Rizal, the Republic Cement Teresa Plant launched a number of livelihood projects for the community.
Through its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), the Teresa Plant financed three livelihood projects intended to benefit women, farmers, and tricycle drivers.
The program includes a sewing livelihood project to be managed by the Dulumbayan Ladies Association where members can earn at least P2,000 per week from sewing various garments. A community farm and nursery project was also established for the members of Kalubcob Farmers Association Finally, a low-cost spare parts project was started for the members of Dulumbayan Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (DULTTODA), wherein they can purchase maintenance parts at cheaper prices so they can bring home more income for their families.
“Our goal is to empower people by providing them opportunities that they can soon manage on their own and extend its benefits to more individuals and even families,” said Engr. Rolando Ong, Teresa Plant Manager, during the launch of the projects.
For his part, Teresa Plant Community Relations Manager Nomberto Romero said that he has high hopes that these projects will help better the lives of the residents of Barangay Dulumbayan. “We will continue to create programs that bring real, tangible benefits for the enhancement of the lives of our communities.”
The Teresa Plant also turned over various farming equipment, including a hydro-tiller and farm tractor to the Kalubcob Farmers Association and Prinza Farmers Association. These are expected to help more than 20 members in their farm production.