ANGELES CITY - This city’s Public Employment Services Office (PESO) turned over a total of 170 Negosyo Carts to beneficiaries under the Bottom-up-Budgeting (BuB) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The first batch was given on the first week of March which consisted of 110 Nego Carts, while the second and final batch consisting of 60 Nego Carts were distributed last March 29 at the City Hall compound.
The Negosyo Cart or “NegoCart” is one of the priority programs of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan under his 8-point agenda, the Contract with the Angeleños (CWA), which aims to give livelihood opportunities that will eventually uplift the lives of the beneficiaries of the city in the future.
“The city’s progress is an indication that the local government is active when it comes to providing its constituents direct access to employment and livelihood opportunities,” said Mayor Pamintuan.
According to the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of PESO, Maria Rosa Teodora L. Basilio, the less fortunate can now have a chance in improving their lives by having a business of their own.
“Our mandate is focused on bringing more job and livelihood opportunities to the people. The Nego Cart distribution is just one of the projects of the local government which aims to help and give the Angeleños a means to earn and support their family.” Basilio said.
Meanwhile, there is an ongoing training for housekeeping services led by PESO where people can apply and be able to find a job in the city.
On the month of May, PESO will be conducting a training program for the City College of Angeles (CCA) graduates to help them in getting a NC II accreditation, a competitiveness certificate issued by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Mayor Pamintuan, for his part, urged the Angeleños to avail of the skills training programs being offered by PESO for free.
“Our PESO projects are important components of our goal in making Angeleño families independent and self-sufficient when it comes to their respective household needs. This is also of great help in generating enough income for families to support the education of their children” Pamintuan added.