For a family with three children, Karen Sace, manager of Bahi Agriculture and Fisheries Association (BAFA), admitted that it is a challenge to make ends meet with the P300 a day wage of her laborer husband.
For his part, Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco, Jr. — who also serves as President of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) — said they are optimistic in attaining food security with the increased IRA and local autonomy.
Members of the Butansapa Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BMPC) are now able to fully utilize the P1.3 million worth coco coir processing center and equipment provided by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).
The island province of Marinduque is being eyed as the next “destination of choice” for those looking for a break from months of quarantines due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tinatayang nasa 3,390 na manggagawa mula sa sektor ng turismo sa Marinduque ang makatatanggap ng cash assistance mula sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sa pakikipagtulungan ng Department of Tourism (DOT).