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Thursday, June 04, 2009


A series of free livelihood trainings in Barangay Gordon Heights is being conducted through the cooperation of the Livelihood Cooperative Development Office (LCDO) as part of Mayor James Gordon, Jr.’s effort in providing Olongapo residents opportunities to augment their income.

The first set of training in May 27-29 was on fruit processing where residents learned how to make mango puree’ and dried mango. The participants consisted mostly of women ages eighteen (18) years old and above. More trainings like meat processing, dimsum making, fish processing, iodized salt making, baking, sweet pastries, recyclable processing and rug making have been scheduled on June 4-5, June 10-11, June 17-18, June 19, June 25, June 26, July 6-10 and July 15-17, 2009, respectively.

“Women usually excel in business since they are diligent and have the skills in budgeting. New businesses, especially in the fields of cooking and food processing, usually needs the skills of women,” said Aileen Sanchez, LCDO head.

The LCDO will continuously conduct different trainings among the different barangays of the city as Mayor Gordon’s aim in the implementation of the city’s livelihood programs.

LCDO is the main implementor of Mayor Gordon’s livelihood program with the guidance and support of Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice Governor Ann Marie C. Gordon.


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