The first day of the month of June in Baguio City was gloomy as heavy rains with thunder "welcomed" the city. For the Visually Impaired Group Offering Reflexology (VIGOR) Massage Livelihood Center though, the day was bright and breezy. This was the day when Atty. Ana C. Dione, the DOLE-CAR regional director officially turned over the livelihood enhancement assistance requested by the said group.
Mr. Valentine Manginga, the manager of the Visually Impaired Group Offering Reflexology (VIGOR) said the livelihood assistance provided consisting of 2 rolls Clopman cloth to be sewed into bed sheets and pillow cases, 50 Ilocano blankets, and a washing machine with spinner will certainly enhance their work at the massage center. It could be recalled that these requests were approved because DOLEs validation result confirmed the groups need for bed sheets, blankets, pillow cases and washing machine with spinner and that the said items were found essential in the operation and sustainability of their livelihood project.
Observation of the clinic location by Atty. Dione was remarkable. "Clinic was bright, well ventilated and with continuous clinic cleaning, advertising, and provision of parking space, VIGOR massage will go a long way", Atty. Dione further said.
The turned over was followed by MOA signing between the group represented by its president, Mr. ROLANDO BITAGA and Atty. Dione for DOLE. The turned over was witnessed by some of the VIGORs masseurs and Mr. Samuel T. Lasdacan, the head of DOLEs Benguet Field Office and at the same time Chairman of the DOLEs Regional livelihood program committee.
(By:George G. Lubin Jr. )