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DSWD turns over E-Sikad to SLP Association in Argao

Investment scams have been spreading like wildfire in the news and media nowadays. But there’s one investment that truly benefits the people. The DSWD’s investment in empowering people through Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

SLP Regional Program Coordinator Mrs. Rizalina L. Patindol and Mayor Stanley S. Caminero of Argao, led the turn over ceremony of the 24 units of ESikad to the Cabecera de Argao ESikad SLP Association on June 12, 2019.

The first in Cebu, according to Mrs. Rizalina L. Patindol, regional coordinator of SLP, the Electric Sikad Project or ESIKAD was given to the Cabecera de Argao ESikad SLP Association during the turn-over ceremony on June 12, 2019. A fitting celebration for the Independence day as this could help them alleviate their poor economic conditions and eventually be free from their situations.

The 24 delighted SLP participants received the eye-catching, green-colored ESikad. This battery-charged vehicle makes the driver more relaxed and more hygienic since there is less pedaling, and thus, less sweat for the drivers. Plus, it comes with mini bin for little garbage.

As part of the package, the SLP participants were given t-shirts and headgears for their uniform to create identity for the association. Lectures about personal hygiene and orientation on traffic rules and regulations were also discussed to the participants by the Argao officials before the turn over ceremony.

“I am extremely happy that the association already received the 24 units of ESikad,” said Mrs. Patindol.

Mayor Stanley S. Caminero reminded the beneficiaries to take care of the units, to be respectful to passengers and to maintain proper hygiene. He also thanked the DSWD for this opportunity being given to his fellow Argaoanons.

With ESikad and a better outlook in life, these beneficiaries could not only help boost the tourism industry in Argao but most importantly, improve their economic conditions and have a better life. ###

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