A total of 53 members of the Association of Cawit Butterfly Breeders Village (ACBBV) successfully received primary production materials from DOLE (📸: LMD-PESO)

BOAC, Marinduque — A total of 53 members of the Association of Cawit Butterfly Breeders Village (ACBBV) successfully received primary production materials from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Marinduque for the development of by-products and butterfly farming recently.

The association led by Elizabeth Lumwig Heitzmann partnered with the Province-wide Reinvigoration of Economic Skills in Butterfly Industry and Livelihood Value-Addition Project (Presbi-Lav Convergence Project) under the Memorandum of Agreement signed on November 15 last year with various partner agencies.

The project aims to institutionalize butterfly livelihood skills training, livelihood grants, product improvement and digital literacy training in the province. The association also participated in a two-day product curation on butterfly souvenirs last year, where members were taught to create various products from bila-bila.

Approximately, P1 million was awarded by DOLE who was represented by Provincial Director Philip Alano himself along with Executive Assistant Sonny Paglinawan representing the provincial government and Office of the Congressman, Rowena Arellano from TESDA Marinduque and Mark Dennis Cortez from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Marinduque.

Also present in the event were PENR Officer Imelda Diaz, DICT Provincial Officer Engr. Ma. Frances Pecaña, PD Bernie Caringal of DOST Marinduque, LMD-PESO Provincial Manager Alma Timtiman and OWWA Family and Welfare Officer Venus Narvaez.

The provincial government together with the Office of the Congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco continues to work hand in hand towards providing livelihood opportunities for the people and enhancing the tourism industry in the province. — Marinduquenews.com

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